UKTI Saudi market visit


South west businesses looking to develop and grow their business in Saudi Arabia or Qatar have until November 30 to sign up for a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) market visit taking place early next year.

The Gulf States continue to experience substantial growth. There are more investment opportunities for UK businesses in the region than at any previous time, as the countries seek to use the oil price boom to diversify, secure their infrastructure development and provide jobs for the next generation.

In order to help local businesses seize these opportunities, UKTI is organising a three-day visit to Qatar (February 1-3) and a five-day visit to Saudi Arabia, taking in Al Khobar (Eastern Province February 5-7) and Riyadh (February 7-9). Each of these visits is designed to help companies that are either new to these potential export markets or businesses with an existing foothold that they wish to develop further. Local companies can visit one or both of these markets as required.

The Gulf Region’s fast-growing economy is creating opportunities for both exporters and importers across multiple sectors, including Aerospace & Aviation, Construction (including mass transport infrastructure), Consumer Goods, Defence and Security, Education, Environmental Technology and Services, Financial Services, Healthcare, ICT, Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Power and Water and Training and Manpower.

UKTI South West International Trade Advisor Nick Field will be leading the mission. He said: “This visit should interest anyone wishing to research the market, make new contacts or appoint a representative or partner. Both markets offer excellent prospects.”

If you would like to receive further information or book onto this mission, please contact Nick Field on 01929 425373 or