Saudi Arabia Trade Mission

 Cityscape Reflection of Riyadh
30th November to 3rd December 2019
Location: Riyadh
Mission Sponsor: Pathfinder Trade and Invest
In Conjunction with: AEI Saudi  

Following on from our successful mission in November 2018, Pathfinder Trade and Invest will once again be organising a trade mission to the Kingdom offering you the opportunity to explore and succeed in 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 increase their exports into new markets.

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.

Who is this Mission for?

  • This is a multi-sector mission.
  • New and experienced exporters are encouraged to join.

Benefits of the Mission:

  • We offer two programmes which are as follows: 
  • Our Tier 1 Programme includes:
    • A 'Business Fundamentals' briefing
    • Group Meetings (see below)
    • Site Visit
    • Networking Dinner
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Letter of Invitation to assist with your visa application
  • Our Tier 2 Programme includes:
    • All Tier 1 benefits
    • Two 1-to-1 Meetings
  • There will be group meetings arranged with organisations such as the Council of Saudi Chambers, the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, SAGIA and other organisations reflecting the sectors covered by mission delegates where you will have the opportunity to meet with people of influence.
  • We also as an additional benefit offer an optional travel package.

Key Dates:

  • The first 5 delegates to join the Mission will obtain a reduction on the delegate management fee. 
  • Final Application Deadline: Thursday 24th October, 2019
  • Special Offer: Delegates who pay their deposit before Friday 30th August will receive a free ticket to 'Opportunity Arabia - Oil and Beyond' conference on 30th October, 2019.

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, is now in its third year and with a young and increasingly well-educated population, together with its own sovereign wealth fund (PIF), the Kingdom has many favourable factors to become a leader in diverse range of sectors in the region.