28th September, 2016
A members’ networking event was held at the Chamber on the afternoon of 28th September 2016. The event was extremely well attended with new and established members joined by executives from non-member companies along with diplomatic staff and others. Delegates were welcomed by Dr Lamya Al-Imara, ABCC Membership Officer, who chaired the proceedings and introduced the speakers.
Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi, Director of Trade Services, began with a briefing on the Arab markets and an introduction to the services provided by the Chamber. He pointed out that there had been a continuous growth in UK-Arab trade over the past 15 years and advised British business to pay more attention to the opportunities in these markets.
Mr El-Idrissi flagged up the new one-year visa now available for business visitors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which the Chamber was pleased to be able to deliver. Finally, he highlighted the Chamber’s forthcoming Opportunities in Tunisia event taking place on 12th October and urged companies to sign up for it.
The member presentations were delivered in the following sequence.