Doing Business in the Middle East

15 June 2016

Venue: Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Time: 10:00 to 14:00

The Middle East High Growth Markets Unit (HGMU) in collaboration with Highlands and Islands Enterprise is leading a market visit to the UAE and Kuwait in November 2016. Join Colin Crabbe, manager of the HGMU, for a unique event to learn more about the support available to help fast-track your business in the Middle East.

Learn how to set up in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone with help from Nadia Rinawi, the Regional Manager Europe. Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offering and attractive environment for foreign investment as well as many financial incentives.

Learn from the experience, expertise and advice of GlobalScot John R McCallum and gain valuable insights into the Middle East from Pinnacle Business Solutions (TBC).

Sector opportunities

  • IT, software and hardware trading
  • Energy
  • Healthcare ( medical appliances not pharmaceuticals )
  • Building and constructions material
  • Food and beverages
  • High technology

Why attend?

  • Understand the actual opportunities in the Middle East
  • Find out about the support available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Middle East High Growth Market Unit to visit and enter the market
  • Learn the advantages of setting up in the Free Zone.

This event is part of a programme of activities to equip you with the skills and knowledge of the market before you consider joining our visit to the Middle East.


  • 10:00-10:30 - Coffee/Tea and Registration
  • 10:30-10:40 - Welcome by Grant Eckersley, International Senior Programme Manager
  • 10:40-11:10 - Opportunities for doing business in Middle East - Update on our cross-sector market visit in November 2016, Colin Crabbe, Senior Manager, High Growth Markets Unit
  • 11:10-11:30 - A GlobalScot insight to Qatar, John R McCallum, GlobalScot
  • 11:30-11:40 - Comfort break
  • 11:40-12:00 - How to set up in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone - Nadia Rinawi, Regional Manager Europe
  • 12:00-12:15 - Company Insights - Eric Cordiner, Pinnacle Business Solutions 
  • 12:15-13:00 - Networking lunch followed by One-to-ones meetings on request

To register for this FREE event please book HERE

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