Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

07 - 11 May 2017


Invest NI is planning a Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The five day mission will visit Jeddah and Doha and will also allow for Life Science companies to visit Saudi Health in Riyadh and Construction companies the option to visit Project Qatar in Doha.

If you are interested in exporting to the region, please click on the Apply now link and answer the questions to see if you are eligible.

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Answer a few questions to see if you are eligible to download an application form.

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Please download and complete EITHER the PDF OR the DOC version of the application form.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

Saudi Arabia is the largest export market for Northern Ireland companies in the Middle East region and its oil based economy has the largest GDP of all the countries in the Middle East. Opportunities exist across a range of sectors which include healthcare, infrastructure, water, education, food and drink.

View the Guide to Doing Business in Saudi Arabia

Qatar - Doha

Qatar is the third largest economy in the Middle East behind Saudi Arabia and UAE. It is a popular market for British and Irish businesses and offers many opportunities including the upcoming World Cup in 2022 as well as life sciences, construction, financial services, energy, defence and security.

View the Guide to Doing Business in Qatar

About the Saudi Health Exhibition

Saudi Health is the Kingdom’s largest healthcare exhibition and premier platform for the industry to meet, learn and do business. The exhibition will play host to more than 25,000 healthcare professionals and host 550 of the world’s leading healthcare suppliers, manufacturers and service providers.

About the Project Qatar Construction Fair

Project Qatar is Qatar's leading construction fair. In 2016 over 1,050 companies and brands from 38 countries exhibited at the show. Even more participating companies are expected in 2017. Project Qatar provides a unique platform to explore the latest equipment and services in the construction industry, develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access two flourishing markets in the Middle East
  • Optional visit to Saudi Health for life sciences companies
  • Optional visit to Project Qatar for construction companies
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • Up to 50% contribution towards economy airfares (up to a maximum) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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