Events

Doing Business in the Middle East - International Business Expo

Key note speakers from the Middle East are flying in for the Northwest’s leading event designed to help the regions robust manufacturing and service sector companies identify business opportunities in the Gulf and Iraq. This high-profile event already has confirmed speakers flying in from the Middle East. It is aimed at providing a boost for our thriving business community by having in market specialists discuss business opportunities and provide key contacts.

Sponsored by Emirates, The Cardboard Board Box Company, Progrex It Solutions and Forbes Solicitors the Expo will focus not just on the traditional oil and gas sectors but highlighting the significant construction projects surrounding the Qatar World Cup, UAE 2020 and Kuwait’s Vision 2030. Delegate companies will be able to engage directly with the specialist in market experts to help them access the most suitable business partners and take a share in the 20,000 projects in development worth over £2.6 trillion. The distinguished line up of market specialists for the latest of these regular events include: Emirates, AEI (Saudi Arabia), Link Group (UAE and Qatar), Aeon Gulf (Kuwait), Iraq Britain Business Council, Arab British Chamber of Commerce, Intertek, Moneycorp, UK Export Finance, and the University of Central Lancashire’s School of Language and Global Studies.

Organised by the International Business Department of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and held in the Chamber’s conference suite, these highly popular International Business Expos are recognised by leading businesses engaging in International trade many of whom are Export Champions or Queens Award for Export winners as must attend events. The high of level information acquired and influential contacts made enable them to keep ahead of the competition.

One such organization is What More UK Ltd whose International Sales Manager, Javier Soria De Vicente who commenting on the last Expo on Latin America said: -

“Very helpful event. It helped me in seeing new routes to investigate to do business in Latin America, other routes and markets more suitable for my organisation than just the obvious ones”

Businesses are urged to attend this free event as never again will there be such an opportunity to meet with all the organisations who can help them trade with tenacity in this region.

Highlights include:

• The Middle East - a market overview
• Doing business in the Middle East - case study
• Setting up a business in the Middle East
• Etiquette and culture
• Plane sailing logistics
• Compliance, Chris Gunning, Intertek
• Effectively exploiting the Middle Eastern market place
• Export currency matters
• Grants for export travel and exhibitions
• Exhibition area for networking
• Lunch and an opportunity to have individual meetings with the speakers

For further information, please contact Stephanie Warrington on 01254 356473 or

s.warrington@chamberelancs.co.uk