MADISON – As part
of a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Trade Venture,
Wisconsin businesses will have the opportunity to gain direct
market access to two of the world’s wealthiest economies.
Businesses in January will be able to meet leading customers,
importers and other market intermediaries in the United Arab
Emirates and Qatar, according to a WEDC statement.
The UAE rose to No. 11 for Wisconsin exports in 2013, according
to the statement, and Qatar has the highest per capita gross
domestic product in the world.
WEDC is seeking Wisconsin businesses to travel to the UAE and
Qatar form Jan. 24 to Jan. 31 to meet businesses and potential
Middle East customers. The program is ideal for businesses that
specialize in health care, aviation, transportation and energy,
but is open to all industries, the statement said.
The weeklong trip will include customized one-on-one meetings
with companies in the two countries, market channel analysis,
business culture briefing, networking opportunities and access
to the Arab Health 2014 trade show, which is the largest health
care exhibition in the Middle East and Asia.
Only eight businesses will be selected for the Global Trade
Venture. The cost for each person is $1,850 and includes hotel,
ground transportation, one-one-one meetings and attendance at
Arab Health 2014.
The deadline to apply for the trip is Friday, Dec. 20.
Reservations can be made online at inwisconsin.com/exporting/programs/middle-east-trade-venture.
For more information on the Global Trade Venture, visit the
website or call Stanley Pfrang at 608.210.6777.