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Santander – Trade Mission to UAE

Date & Time: 03/10/2015 - 09/10/2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This Trade Mission will help you to tap into to the UAE one of the countries with the highest GDP’s per capita. Official meetings at the British Embassy, 1-2-1 meetings with importers and distributors throughout the UAE, and unlimited networking opportunities means you can explore your international potential.

If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form via the link at the end by 31 July 2015.

Pre-Trade Mission Delegate Briefing

All successful applicants will be required to attend a pre-Trade Mission briefing  this will take place via webinar and will provide each delegate with invaluable information to the economic, political and cultural backdrop to doing business in the UAE.

Eligibility criteria

There are eligibility criteria in place for our Trade Missions and all applications will be judged on

merit according to this criteria as detailed below.

We are looking for highly ambitious businesses who have been trading for a minimum of two years, are turning over between £500,000 and £50million, and have plans to increase customer base, employ more people and expand to new markets (including the designated market) in the next 12 months

Your business will need to have/provide:

A written business case (International Entry Plan) explaining why your product and brand has the propensity to establish a long-term presence in the chosen market.

Readiness of your business for export, including availability of export-specific skills 

Some market knowledge and a clear rationale for addressing the chosen market

In addition, each delegate must be:

UK resident for tax purposes and selling or marketing a British product or service the business owner or a senior decision-maker/influencer within the business and available to attend the whole of the Trade Mission

Please be advised that

You do not need to be customers of Santander UK plc to qualify for a delegate place

There is only one delegate place per company offered with no opportunity for another member of the business to accompany you on the mission

Santander UK plc reserves the right to determine whether or not your business is able to utilise fully our support in the chosen market, and this will have a bearing on the eligibility of each application

How to apply

To apply for a place on our Trade Mission to the UAE,

please submit your application via this online form

You will need the following information to hand to complete your application:

Full Company details including:

o Company’s House Registration Number & year established;

Number of employees in the UK;

Turnover per annum (2014/15);

% growth in turnover (2014/15);

% growth in profit (2014/15);

% growth in employment (2014/15)

Description of your company (200 words max) 

Short biography of the person who will represent your company on the mission

You will also be required to submit a business case (International Entry Plan) for the UAE explaining why your product and brand has the propensity to establish a long-term presence in this country.