I am delighted to be able to invite you to join the Pathfinder High Level Trade Mission to Jordan this October, led by Alastair Watson who knows Jordan well and was formerly Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of York when the Duke was acting as the UK’s Special Envoy for Trade with UKTI. The Mission will be in Amman 1-4 October. Early bird discounts are available.
Jordan has become a hugely important market for the UK with its strategic position at the heart of the Levant where the region attracts more than a billion pounds worth of UK exports. Shell has now signed sizeable contracts in the energy sector which is greatly boosting bi-lateral trade. Jordan’s GDP is growing by 3.1% and inflation is under control. The priority sectors for British exports to Jordan include:
- Energy industries
- Information and Communications technology (ICT)
- Defence and Security
- Aid industries
- Medical and Pharmaceutical products
- Road vehicles
- Industrial machinery
- Luxury goods
- Foodstuffs and consumer products
- Electrical machinery Business Services
Transit trade to Iraq – Very importantly Jordan with its strategic Port of Aqaba has become the gateway to Iraq, both Bagdad and Northern Iraq. The delegation will be meeting with the Iraqi Business Council in Amman whose members are leading businessmen associated with Iraq and represent most of the largest Iraqi companies who have their bases in Amman, as do many foreign companies operating in Iraq.
In the healthcare industries sector there is tremendous scope for co-operation between UK and Jordanian hospitals, ICT in healthcare, renovation and expansion of existing hospitals, latest technologies in equipment, software and tools. In the ICT sector which is the largest contributor to Jordan’s economy there are many opportunities for UK businesses. Jordan’s energy sector is rapidly developing. There are plans to develop the refined products sector and to make the Kingdom an important location for regional energy integration and there are also plans for a nuclear power facility by 2020. Other opportunities include renewable energy projects particularly solar and wind.
On the education and training front more of 70% of Jordan’s population are under the age of 30. Opportunities include educational software, accreditation, teacher training, skills and personal development.
A comprehensive tailored programme of meetings and introductions for delegates is being arranged and this Trade Mission has the full support of DIT and our Embassy in Amman
For further details please contact Lyndsay Snowden, Pathfinder Mission Manager here Pathfinder Multi-Sector Jordan Trade Mission
I very much hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to hearing from you.
With best wishes
Executive Chairman and CEO