Trade Mission to Dubai & Abu Dhabi 2018

Doing business in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Join us on fact finding mission to the United Arab Emirates and discover the opportunities & possibilities.

Together with the Gulfood exhibition and the Dubai Food Festival, CGCB International B.V. organizes  a new one from 20 to 25 February 2018;

Fact Finding Mission to Dubai & Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates is well-known for its hubs for international trade and a very rapid adaptation of technology and innovations. Many Dutch companies are already active in different business areas.

The country is actively developing new sectors, in order to be less dependent on their traditional oil-related businesses. Which means more interesting opportunities for Dutch companies.  There are business opportunities in sectors such as transport & logistics, trade, financial services, aviation & port development, marketing & communication, healthcare. entertainment & tourism. The UAE is a country that continues to surprise with rapid economic developments. Join this trade mission to explore the business opportunities in the UAE.

Why participate?

The demand for Western quality products is increasing rapidly, especially luxury products. Importers and distributors in the UAE are looking for partners in the areas of ​​food, fashion, and Dutch design articles. In addition, there are many opportunities for service providers in the financial sector, transport & logistics, tourism, marketing & communication, etc.

We will visit the UAE during the Gulfood exhibition and the Dubai Food Festival. The Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food, beverage and hospitality fair where professionals and buyers from all over the world meet. This exhibition focuses on the gigantic food business which also focuses on innovations, new technology and also the trillion dollar halal industry.

Did you know that the UAE imports more than 80% of its food every year and that about 50% of this is exported to, among other things, the Gulf states, India and Africa.

Shortly after the Gulfood, the Dubai Food Festival will start where specialists and food lovers will travel from all over the world. Every year, the organization organizes a meeting of the best cuisines from around the world, where both consumers and professionals get inspiration for new tastes and concepts. Various meetings are also organized around the festival, for example in the field of fashion, beauty, sport and culture.
CGCB International BV guides you in a practical way:

Dutch companies from all sectors are encouraged to participate. CGCB has a great deal of experience in organizing high-quality business missions in which the wishes of each individual participant are closely examined. For this you will receive an intake form in advance, followed by an intake interview so that we understand your wishes and objectives for the trip.

Did you know that more than 80% of the inhabitants of the UAE are expats? This varies from low-skilled construction workers and port employees to lawyers, bankers, managers, doctors and of course a very wide variety of entrepreneurs in technology, automotive, finance, legal, trade, marketing, tourism and hospitality services.

During the mission you will visit relevant parties and you will receive an explanation on the best approach to bring your products, services or your brand to the market in the UAE. You will also be in contact with Dutch organizations, government and companies that are already active in the country.



Day 1 Tuesday 20 Feb: Dubai
morning Arrival and rest
afternoon Visit Holland4YOU, Dutch Consulateand Dutch company active in Sky Scraper business
evening Dinner with local business owners (based on matchmaking)
Day 2 Wednesday 21 Feb: Dubai
morning Visit Free Zone (t.b.d.) / How to start in UAE
afternoon Visit local companies / matching with participants
evening Transfer to Abu Dhabi
 Day 3 Thursday 22 Feb: Abu Dhabi
morning Visit Embassy
afternoon Introduction to Abu Dhabi (incl. Soccer and Sports)
evening Sports event or Tourism & business event
Day 4 Friday 23 Feb: Abu Dhabi
morning Transfer to Dubai
afternoon Free afternoon
evening Dubai Food Festival business event
 Day 5 Saturday 24 Feb: Abu Dhabi
Morning Follow up meetings or Free Time
afternoon Follow up meetings or Free Time
evening Dubai Food Festival business event
Day 6 Sunday 25 Feb: Abu Dhabi
  Follow up meetings or Free Time


What: Fact finding business mission to the United Arab Emirates
Cities: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
When: February 20-25, 2018
Registration: Register before 6 February 2018 via [email protected]

Participation fee: € 2,650.00
The additional costs for each additional participant of the same company is EUR 500.00
Travel and accommodation costs, visa costs and other personal costs are not included.

The mission is organized by CGCB International B.V.

Mr. Mohammed L. iaallala, 06-42 108 037. E-mail: [email protected]

CGCB reserves the right to select participants.