Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & Qatar

04 - 08 February 2018


Join our trade mission to Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The mission will visit Jeddah and Doha where there is a range of opportunities for Northern Ireland companies across various sectors.

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

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.

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

Please note

It is not a requirement to visit both mission centres. If you would like to visit one centre plus another GCC market please speak with the mission manager.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access two flourishing markets in the Middle East
  • Tailored market visit programme using the Invest NI TAS service *
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • Networking receptions in both markets to promote your visit
  • Up to 50% contribution towards economy airfares (up to a maximum) **
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights **

* Set charge of £500 +VAT for one mission centre and £750 +VAT for two mission centres

** 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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