Saudi Arabia Trade Mission

Cityscape Reflection of Riyadh

Date: April (TBC)
Sector: Multi-Sector
Mission Sponsor: Pathfinder Trade and Invest
In Conjunction with: AEI Saudi

Following on from our successful mission in November, Pathfinder Trade and Invest will once again be organising a trade mission to the Kingdom offering you the opportunity to explore and consider the Saudi market. The Saudi market continues to grow from strength to strength and opportunities await for businesses in all sectors who are keen to trade in a post-Brexit market.

The Mission will once again be led by David Lloyd who has led over twenty Trade Missions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As a former member of HM Diplomatic Service, David spent five years living and working in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and maintains a wide range of business and political contacts across the Kingdom.

About the Mission:

  • This Mission will be led by David Lloyd OBE, a renowned Saudi Arabia expert. As a former member of HM Diplomatic Service, David spent 5 years living and working in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and maintains a wide range of business and political contacts across the Kingdom. He last visited the Kingdom in November 2018

Who is this Mission for?

  • This Mission is multi-sector and open to all
  • New and experienced exporters are encouraged to join

Benefits of the Mission:

  • The Programme (to be confirmed) will include:
    • A welcome event
    • A market report based on your sector
    • A 'Business Fundamentals' briefing
    • Two 1 to 1 Meetings
    • A Networking Dinner
    • A warmed contact list of 6 contacts for you to make your own approaches and arrange meetings at an additional cost.
  • Pathfinder Trade and Invest will also arrange meetings with the British Embassy, Council of Saudi Chambers, the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, SAGIA and other organisations where you will have the opportunity to meet with people of influence.
  • You can also take advantage of an optional negotiated travel package, or make your own arrangements and meet the main delegation in Riyadh.

Key Dates:

  • Final Application Deadline: TBC
  • Early Bird Discount Available Until: TBC

Market Information

Under the leadership of Saudi’s new crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia is undergoing structural reforms politically, economically and socially, which if successful, will transform the Kingdom away from its reliance from oil.

These changes along with significant amounts of investment - estimated to soon be over US$1 trillion - will create vast amounts of opportunities for the most innovative and cutting-edge businesses in all sectors.

Vision 2030, a government plan to diversify the economy from its reliance on oil, has only just begun and with a young and increasingly well-educated population, together with its own sovereign wealth fund, the Kingdom has many favourable factors to become a leader in diverse range of sectors in the region.