Midlands Engine: Trade Delegation to Arab Health 2017
The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the region through enhanced trade and investment. This is your chance to meet thousands of key contacts at Arab Health, the largest healthcare event in the Middle East.
Arab Health is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. Taking place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, it offers an excellent platform on which to build relationships within the healthcare industry, to showcase progress and achievement in the sector, and to explore new opportunities with stakeholders in the healthcare field.
Why you should join the Midlands Engine Group
Over 4,000 exhibitors attended Arab Health in 2016, with more than 75,000 healthcare professionals visiting from 70 countries around the world. Visitor numbers are expected to reach 101,000+ in 2017, with over 160 UK exhibitors expected at the UK Pavilion alone - 2,500sqm dedicated to the UK, providing unparalleled visibility for UK companies.
By joining the Midlands Engine Group led by experienced Midlands based trade advisers, you will be able to visit the show and participate in pre-arranged 1 to 1 meetings with overseas commercial advisers and buyers. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the additional activity arranged by DIT, including a networking reception and several optional site visits.
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Register your interest
This is an ideal opportunity both to develop your business and to see what your competitors are doing in the Middle East. So why not register your interest today and we will contact you with more information in due course. For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) East Midlands on 0345 052 4001.
Cost, Eligibility and Grants
A commitment fee of £170+VAT for all delegates will cover some in-market event costs, but delegates need to meet their own flight and accommodation costs. This fee will pay for a number of aspects of the in-market programme. Any extra delegates wishing to participate from the same organisation will be charged an additional £100 + VAT per delegate.
The market visit is open to all Midlands exporters, and if you are an SME you may be eligible for a travel grant of £450. Those wishing to receive the financial support must attend the market briefing meeting taking place in Dubai on Sunday 29th January.
Saturday 28 January
Arrival and Check in followed by informal meet and greet (flight times permitted)
Sunday 29 January - Day 1
08:15 Meet at Crowne Plaza Hotel
08:30 Group transfer to Abu Dhabi
10:00 Meeting with healthcare regulatory authorities SEHA and HAAD
12:00 Visit to NMC Hospital, Abu Dhabi and working lunch
13:30 Group transfer to Dubai
15:00 Visit to Dubai Healthcare City to meet Dubai Health Authority
17:30 In market briefing: Doing business in UAE, Legal and regulatory requirements, Routes to market
19:00 Optional opportunity to meet advisers to overview day and discuss objectives
Monday 30 January – Day 2
10:00 Exhibition opening ceremony
10:30 Exhibition opens to visitors
Free time at exhibition to pursue your business objectives as well as use of the exclusive room with refreshments.
16:00 Meet the buyer - Venue to be confirmed (Optional)
Additional cost of £40 + VAT per organisation
Delegates who sign up to this event will meet key UAE buyers, distributors and decision makers. There will be the opportunity to deliver a 2 minute elevator pitch to the audience along with a chance to network, exchange business cards and possibly arrange further meetings.
17:45 Meet the buyer concludes
18:00 Networking event with UK exhibitors, experts and buyers
20:30 Networking event concludes
Tuesday 31 January – Day 3
10:00 Free time at show for meeting buyers, experts and attend meetings at the exhibition or meeting
Follow up meeting from the Meet the buyer event (Time TBC)
Midlands Engine delegates to meet Turkish buyers
14:00 Exhibition closes
20:00 Midlands Engine delegates informal evening meal
Wednesday 01 February – Day 4
10:00 Delegates free to meet buyers, experts and attend meetings
14:00 Visit to a Dubai Hospital TBC
18:00 Exhibition closes
Thursday 02 February – Day 5
10:00 Delegates free time at the show for meetings and/or pursue own business objectives as well as use of meeting room.
13:00 – 16:00 Opportunity to have 1 to 1 de-briefing with Midlands Engine advisers
17:00 Exhibition closes
Friday 03 February – Day 6
Continue with visit or return to UK
* Itinerary subject to confirmation