Les Banks, Partner and UAE Director, was delighted to participate in the ‘Middle East Market Visit Essentials’ event in Glasgow earlier this week. Hosted by the very able team at Scottish Development International (SDI), this full day event was attended by representatives from over 50 companies. These included those already well established in the region (Etihad Airways), Scottish based businesses with representation in the region (Adeo Group), as well as a plethora of companies from a range of sectors who are considering the Middle East as a potential new market for their particular goods or services.

Les was discussing the ‘Benefits of Building & Developing Networks’ which flowed into the panel discussion/Q&A session with a number of fellow GlobalScots, and focussed on various aspects of conducting business in the GCC countries.

Whilst Colin Crabbe, International Senior Manager, High Growth Markets at SDI, is coordinating visits to both the UAE and Kuwait later this year (25-30 November 2017), a further pre-briefing is to take place in Glasgow on 24 October 2017. We would encourage anyone interested in attending to contact Colin directly, as these events are an invaluable means of gaining insight to doing business in the Middle East.

Pictured from left to right are:
Craig McLaren, James MacQueen, Stewart Hay, John R. McCallum, Les Banks, Richard Draycott, Colin Crabbe