UAE Opportunities in Infrastructure

About This Event


Is your UK business looking for new opportunities in the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the UK's largest export market in the Middle East, with US$9.98 billion in UK exports during 2019.  With substantial plans for UAE infrastructure development and demand for UK expertise, this market present rich exporting opportunities for British businesses. 


Why should you join this virtual webinar?

If you are looking to reposition your business in the changing COVID-19 landscape, this free webinar is designed to help you overcome market barriers and export with success.

This interactive webinar will provide an overview of the latest UAE construction and infrastructure opportunities. Discover emerging trends, upcoming projects, the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, legal considerations and more from our market experts.

What will you learn?

  • How to approach the UAE market
  • Market intelligence and updates on current and future business opportunities
  • An overview of the specific UKEF projects
  • What you can get out of exporting and how to overcome obstacles
  • How to access support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and British Centres for Business (BCB)
  • Ask our expert speakers questions live during the virtual event


Featured speakers

Joe Hepworth
CEO, British Centre for Business

  • Joe is the BCB’s founder and first CEO.
  • He has been in the UAE since 2008 and in that time has managed a burgeoning SME retail brand, overseen more than 50 entries to market and company formations as Commercial Manager of The Links Group and recently managed the setup and subsequent growth of UK SME Event Marketing Solutions in the region.
  • Before that, he enjoyed a successful career in the global
    shipping industry with P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk Line, which
    encompassed roles in Holland, China, Russia, Sweden and India.

Colin Foreman
Deputy Editor, MEED (Middle East Business Intelligence)

  • Colin Foreman is MEED Deputy Editor, Specialist Construction Journalist and is responsible for news and analysis on and MEED magazine.
  • Colin has been reporting on the Middle East region since 2003, specialising in the construction sector and its impact on the broader economy.
  • He has reported exclusively on a wide range of projects across the region including schemes such as Dubai Metro, the Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Airport, Doha Metro, Hamad International Airport, and Yas Island.

Nick Carell
Partner, Taylor Wessing

  • Nick is head of Construction and Disputes teams in Dubai for Legal Firm Taylor Wessing. He helps national and international clients navigate the dynamic construction sector in the Middle East.
  • Nick is one of the region's experts in the field of disputes relating to delay analysis.
  • Nick has been advising clients on construction, engineering law, arbitration and insurance law for over 30 years.
  • Since 2006, he has lived and worked in Dubai, and in that time has acted for clients from across the construction industry including developers, funders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors, professionals and insurers. 


When will this virtual event take place?

This virtual event will take place on Wednesday 04 November 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00 GMT


Who is this event for?

This event is designed for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the Construction and Infrastructure sector looking to start or expand their UAE exports.

What's next?

To secure your place for this free virtual event, simply click the Register here button on the top of this page.


Contact us

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   Excellent workshop that was motivating, informative and comprehensive."

- Webinar Attendee | Winning and Delivering Business Overseas, June 2020



UAE Opportunities in Infrastructure Programme

Delivered by Newable and supported by The Department for International Trade

This five phase webinar series is designed to support UK SMEs in adapting their business and UAE exports through the changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) landscape. 

Join us to hear the latest advice from expert speakers covering infrastructure opportunities within the UAE.

Future virtual webinar details and dates announced soon.


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