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How to successfully do business in the Gulf

25th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The UK exports more to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) than to China, with £22.7bn worth of exports to the Gulf in 2016. Given the diverse nature of the member countries, the opportunities for British companies are huge. This essential free workshop will guide you through the process of approaching the GCC markets and potential clients and partners.

The Department for International Trade in the East of England have joined with Jeremy Williams OBE from Handshaikh Ltd, Abdelsalam El-Idrissi from The Arab British Chamber of Commerce and UK Export Finance to discuss how to successfully conduct business within the GCC.

Market Facts:

  • Saudi Arabia – Largest economy and population in the Gulf region.
  • United Arab Emirates – Ranked by the World Bank as the easiest country in the Middle East and North Africa to do business with.
  • Kuwait – With half Kuwait nationals under 25 years old, English is widely spoken, and it is one of the UK’s largest trading partners.
  • Bahrain – One of the most diversified economies in the Gulf, Bahrain has the most liberal tax regime in the region.
  • Oman – English is widely spoken and accepted as a business language.
  • Qatar – Currently investing heavily in improving infrastructure, with a projected spend of more than US$220 billion in the next decade.

Why you should attend

This free seminar will explore the opportunities which the GCC offers and provide you with an understanding of the business culture within GCC countries. You will leave with the confidence to approach new clients and business partners and include the region in your company’s export strategy.

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