15 September 2011

Come and hear expert advice on a wealth of business opportunities in the Gulf countries of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. Learn about the opportunities in these Gulf markets from the UK Trade & Investment specialists of these regions.

Against background of rising oil prices, the Gulf continues to experience high economic growth. Many countries in the region have demonstrated long awaited progress on reforms to improve the overall environment for economic growth and almost all have taken significant steps to reduce barriers to trade.

The Gulf continues to be one of the most dynamic and potentially rewarding regions in which to do business as Governments across the Arab world diversify their economies away from hydrocarbons, and invest oil and gas wealth in both ambitious new infrastructure and the education and training of fast growing populations. British companies have the technology, skills, experience and know-how to support these developments and have traditionally performed strongly in the Gulf helped by the political and trading links with the UK.

Your Gateway to the high growth markets in the Gulf region involving one-day events in Aberdeen, Leeds, Birmingham and London.

We will be targeting an audience of 50-60 innovative and high growth companies in each location and aiming to provide them with a one-stop-shop of expert advice, information and contacts covering United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait

The primary focus will be on sectors identified as presenting the best opportunities to UK firms over future years: Transport, Infrastructure (including energy and utilities), Education, Healthcare & Creative Industries.

The event comprises a full morning programme in each centre, with sessions on market overviews, opportunities and doing business.

Proposed format

 09:00 – Registration/coffee
 09:30 – Welcome and introductions by Dave Wells
 09:45 – Presentation on Opportunities and Challenges in UAE, KSA, Qatar and Kuwait
 10:00 – Panel Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges in UAE, KSA, Qatar and Kuwait
 11:00 – Coffee Break
 11:15 – Panel Discussion on Doing Business and Setting up in the UAE, KSA, Qatar and Kuwait
 12:15 – Presentation by British Airways
 12:30 – Lunch
Further networking opportunities

   Pinsent Masons,
   30 Crown Place,
   EC2A 4ES
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