In a region where British products are well regarded for quality, and English is widely accepted as the language of business, no wonder more and more companies are looking at the Arabian Gulf as potential new export markets.
Why should you consider the Arabian Gulf, and how do you get in on the action?
Our expert speakers will give you an insight into the six markets in the Arabian Gulf – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Lee Jennings - Jennings International Ltd, is a former British Diplomat and trade attaché who was based in the UAE between 2000 - 2015. With an extensive network of contacts and a knowledge of the cultures of the region, Lee has the essential tools to guide and inform business here in the UK to win business in the Arabian Gulf and wider Middle East.
Abdelsalam El-Drissi, Director of Trade Services at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, has 35 years of experince serving with the ABCC and is one of the UK's leading experts on UK Arab trade relations.
Christopher Gunning of Intertek will talk about Conformity and Compliance in the Middle East which is vital for a smooth export to take place.
By the end of the event you will have knowledge on:
Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018, 9.30am – 12.00pm (refreshments included)
Lee is a highly knowledgeable executive with over 30 years of international business development experience. He has successfully assisted UK businesses around the world and has particular expertise across the Middle East & North Africa, Sri Lanka, China and South East Asia.
With wide-ranging experience of working across the private & public sector, including a diplomatic environment, Lee’s understanding of the trade & investment climate and its challenges has enabled him to successfully assist British companies to set up and conduct business across many regions.
Lee’s wide network of business associates and contacts at Board and senior management level are an enormous asset and enhance the services that JIBDA can offer.
Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi is proud to have served the best part of 35 years with the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, where he has cultivated strong relationships with British Chambers, Government bodies, Educational Institutions, NGOs across both the Arab world and the UK regions, as well as the UK Arab Business Communities as a whole.
To this end Mr El-Idrissi is much in demand across the regions as a key note speaker and as one of the UK’s leading experts on UK Arab trade relations.
He is also a key member of the Institute of Export where he has held the position of Vice Chair of the Institute of Export, London Branch for 7 years, until last year.
For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.
Intertek is an industry leader with more than 42,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, we can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.
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