The Middle East Association will take a multi-sector trade mission to Saudi Arabia from 15 – 25 November. The mission will be led by David Lloyd, Senior Consultant at The Association and will visit Riyadh, Eastern Province and Jeddah. Subject to confirmation, the mission will use Saudia Airlines and work around the following itinerary:
15 Nov SV 112 Heathrow/Jeddah 1230/2120
18 Nov SV1122 Jeddah/Dammam 1700/1900
22 Nov SV 1143 Dammam/Riyadh 1430/1545
26 Nov SV 121 Riyadh/Heathrow 1035/1450
Participants, as always, may choose whether they undertake the whole mission or part of it. Our mission managers will be the much tried and trusted CT Group Travel.
Amidst the turmoil and uncertainty of Middle East markets which shows little sign of abating, Saudi Arabia stands out as a paradigm of peace, stability, prosperity and continuity. Oil prices are fluctuating, but remain comfortably above $100 a barrel and the Kingdom has huge budgetary resources to proceed with expanding infrastructure, building new cities and modernising airports and other key installations. Projects that are attracting special attention at the moment are the new metro lines in Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca and the new mineral processing and integrated fertiliser plants at Ras Al Khair in the north east of the country. There are many more.
UK exports in goods to Saudi Arabia in 2012 were worth £3.3 bn; January to May 2013, they showed a spectacular increase of 28% over the same period last year. The potential of the Saudi market for British goods and services and the high regard in which the quality of our products is held, cannot be overstated. The MEA takes two missions a year to the Kingdom and has an extensive knowledge and experience of how to conduct business there.
To register your interest and to receive a mission prospectus, containing full costs and mission programme once published, please email our Mission Managers CT Group Travel (firstname.lastname@example.org).