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MENA Connections Seminar

Venue and dates

15 Oct 14 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Investment Centre Victoria
Level 46, 55 Collins St
VIC 3000

Description of the training or event

Connecting you to business opportunities in the Gulf and Morocco

The 2014 program focuses on opportunities across the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman and Morocco.
Austrade is partnering with State Governments to share local insights with Australian
companies interested in doing business with the region. The seminar will also provide
information on the initiatives underway to promote Australian capability across the Middle East
North Africa (MENA) region, and outline the government support available for Australian

Why you should attend?

  •  learn about the economic growth and stability of the GCC countries
  •  hear from experts on the growing focus on energy efficiency (away from hydrocarbons)
  •  understand the realities of exporting to this market
  •  get an update on the current market, competition and trends
  •  gain insight into what local consumers are looking for
  •  network with State Governments, key allies and Australian businesses.
  •  Gerard Seeber, Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul General, Austrade – MENA
  •  Mark Morley, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade - Riyadh
  •  Saïd Metwalli, Trade Commissioner, Austrade - Dhabi and Qatar


  •  2.30pm – 3.00pm: Registration
  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm: Market presentation on “Opportunities for Australian business in the GCC and Morocco”
  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm: Breakout sessions
  • Mining/METS roundtable
  • Food & Beverage/Agribusiness roundtable
  • Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Design roundtable
  • 5.00pm – 5.30pm: Questions & Answers
  • 5.30pm – 7.00pm: Industry Networking

Event Provider Information

Event provider: AusTrade & the State Government of Victoria

Booking Information

Booking Required: Yes
Booking Details: Book Here
Phone: 13 28 78


Cost: This event is free, but registration is required