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Webinar – Design & Hospitality in the Gulf - Market Spotlight Sessions

UK hospitality and design suppliers are invited to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) for a spotlight session exploring current and future projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. You will hear from industry experts about developments across hospitality in the GCC and set-up and licensing requirements. We will be joined by two leading global hotel chains operating in the Middle East and best practice will be shared by a true British success story in the region. Click here to register your free place onto the webinar. 

Date: Wednesday 25th August 2021

Time: 10am-11.15am


Welcome & Introductions

Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jeremy Stein, Managing Director, BCFA

Country Spotlight Sessions:

United Arab Emirates, Laura Bos

Qatar, Amy Sanchez

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yamish Yakoob

Doing Business in the Gulf: Market Entry

Pro Partners Group, James King and Nazar Musa

Doing Business in the Gulf: Supply Chain Success Story

Burgess Furniture, Baiju Jamaludin

Doing Business in the Gulf: Market Trends

Marriott, David Key

Doing Business in the Gulf: How to Procure with a Leading Hotel Chain

IHG, Matthew Smith


Moderated by Laura Bos, Department for International Trade, UAE