The Middle East Association will be leading a high-profile Trade Mission to Libya from 2nd to 6th December, visiting Tripoli.
Following the postponement of the MEA Trade Mission to Libya in September for security reasons following the sad deaths of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya, the MEA is delighted to inform you that we now have formal confirmation of the re-scheduled September date, which will now take place on 2nd to 6th December, and also for an additional second Mission in March 2013 on 3rd to 7th March 2013.
The MEA believes it is the perfect time to engage with the Libyan market, as Libyans lay out the future plans for their economy and the rebuilding of their country. We anticipate that there will be excellent opportunities for both immediate business agreements and the commencement of long-term relationships.
The mission will be multi-sector, with an emphasis on:
- Oil, Gas & Power
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Education, Training & Skills
- Business & Financial Services
- Civil Security
- Technology & ICT
The Libyan economy is expected to recover rapidly from 2010-2011 levels, with annual GDP growth projected to be 13.7% during 2012-2016. GDP contracted by 27.9% in 2011 but there is an expected growth rebound of 28.8% in 2012. There is strong UK government support for developing long-term relationships with Libya, both at the ministerial level and through an increased range of products from UK Export Finance.
The MEA is currently working closely with UKTI in Libya to put together a group mission programme, and will also be arranging a networking reception for mission delegates. There will also be opportunities to sponsor the mission.
A mission process is in the process of being confirmed and will be available very soon. To register your interest in the trade mission, please contact our Mission Managers, CT Group Travel, ([email protected]). Leading the mission will be Mélusine de Chazal, Head of Projects and Government Relations, at the MEA (melusi[email protected]).
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