Chamber Explores Business Opportunities in Dubai


26th November 2019

Representatives from Dundee & Angus Chamber visited Dubai earlier this month to explore opportunities for Scottish Companies in the UAE.  

During the trip, meetings were held with a selection of senior business leaders from the UAE, as part of plans for a multi-sector trade mission in 2020.

Alongside discussions with H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce, industry sector leaders and Global Scots, plans were made to help Scottish Businesses take advantage of current supply contracts into Dubai Expo 2020.

Feedback from the sessions has been very positive with many areas to explore further such as technology, gaming, healthcare and food & drink.

Dubai is ideally situated to take advantage of not only business in the immediate vicinity but as a gateway to the wider region and the many opportunities across various sectors.

Alison Henderson, CEO of Dundee & Angus Chamber said; “We are very proud to be leading this work for the Scottish Chamber Network to help all Scottish Businesses uncover the opportunities that exist to do business in the UAE. We look forward to working with SDI and our newly established connections including Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Global markets offer rewards for many different sectors -  if anyone is interested, please connect with our International Trade team”. 

After it was announced that new Scottish Government funding would allow the Chamber Network to explore various new markets through carrying out inward and outward Trade Missions, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce chose Dubai as it’s area of focus in an effort to strengthen the Sister City Connection between Dundee and Dubai.

Chamber President, Ian Collins and International Trade & Events Assistant, Lauren McGurk led the business element of the visit to Dubai along with a delegation from Al-Maktoum College, Abertay University and the University of Dundee from 9th to 13th November.

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