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MENA Middle East North Africa

The Wales business Network connects companies and organisations in Wales with relevant business contacts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

What we do

With Welsh Government representatives based in Dubai, covering the MENA region, we assist companies, academia and other organisations to develop and create business there. We also nurture opportunities for inward investment from MENA and the creation of jobs in Wales.

What is the MENA region?

MENA is the region of the Middle East and North Africa. This includes the dynamic markets covered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Why is it important?

With some of the highest levels of GDP in the World, growing aspirational populations and vast levels of investment in almost every sector of industry, the MENA region provides a broad range of trade and investment opportunities. Active sectors include: Energy, Water & Environment, Healthcare, Education & Training, Food & Drink, Tourism, Transport, Infrastructure & Construction, IT & Telecoms.
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