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December 5, 2013

United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia - Qatar | March 8-14, 2014

Exciting Opportunity to Expand Your Business in the Middle East

Secretary Penny Pritzker Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a senior-executive Business Development Mission to the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This mission will highlight export opportunities for U.S. businesses in three leading industry sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering (including construction, architecture and design), renewable energy (solar, wind, waste-to-energy), smart grid and energy efficiency, and environmental technologies (including water/wastewater; air pollution control; and waste management).

“Connecting U.S. businesses with opportunities in new markets is a fundamental to the mission of the Department of Commerce and our ‘Open for Business Agenda,’” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “This is a particularly exciting time to be looking toward the Middle East and countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar as a destination for U.S. exports, especially in the infrastructure sector. Exports now support nearly 10 million U.S. jobs, up 1.3 million since 2009. Trade missions like these are critical to building on that success, and to furthering the Obama Administration’s efforts to help U.S. businesses compete and succeed in the global economy.”

If you’re interested in participating in the upcoming business development mission, please visit the mission website to apply:

Why participate in the Infrastructure Mission to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

Business Development Missions organized by the Department of Commerce provide a unique opportunity for businesses interested in exploring export opportunities overseas. Participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened potential partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees.  The agenda will also include meetings with high-level national and local government officials, networking opportunities, and country and industry briefings.

A past trade mission participant from the architectural design firm, EHDD Architecture, highlighted her experience with the following statement:

“The overview of the economic and political situations was invaluable and reinforced our understanding of doing business in India. The dozens of meetings we had over the course of four days created direct and tangible results- direct project leads and relationships with potential new clients evolved overnight; something that would have taken years for us to establish on our own…”

Additional Information?

Please see attached flyer or visit the mission’s website at or by contacting the Office of Business Liaison at BusinessLiaison@doc.govor 202-482-1360.

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