THE secretary-general and chief executive of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (A-BCC) will be in Aberdeen tomorrow.
Afnan al Shuaiby is to meet with representatives of north-east companies trading in the Middle East and to discuss future trading opportunities with firms who would like to move into the market.
She was invited to the north-east by Geoff Runcie, chief executive of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, after a meeting to discuss the continuing work between the A-BCC and the British Chamber network.
He said: “Dr al Shuaiby is interested in developing the trade links between UK companies and the Arab world and in networking directly with the business community.”
Mr Runcie added that she has been invited to Aberdeen as the energy sector in particular has a “clear interest in the Middle East”.
Dr al Shuaiby said: “A lot is still happening in the Arab region, specifically in the Gulf, and there are many British companies that are enthusiastic about investing there.”