The UK’s Middle East Association (MEA) and British Expertise, supported by Montgomery, will lead a multi-sector trade mission to Tripoli with particular focus on energy and infrastructure during both the Infrastructure Libya and Oil & Gas Libya trade fairs.
Delegates will receive a discounted rate to attend and exhibit. This will be an excellent opportunity for British companies to showcase their expertise and products at two of Libya’s most significant international trade fairs.
A programme of meetings for delegates, arranged by the British Embassy in Tripoli, will also take place during the trip.
The mission will be from the 21 to 26 of April 2013, the exhibitions run between the 22 and 25 of April.
Oil & Gas Libya and Infrastructure Libya trade fairs
This mission will be focussed around two co-located exhibitions taking place at the Tripoli International Fairground. Last year the two events attracted around 200 international exhibitors from 24 countries and 4,500 business delegates. Delegates taking part in the mission will receive a specially negotiated rate for stand space (minimum stand space is 9 sqm).
Opportunities in Libya
The Libyan economy is expected to recover rapidly from 2010-2011 levels, with annual GDP growth projected to be 13.7% during 2012-2016. GDP contracted by 27.9% in 2011 but there is a growth rebound of 28.8% expected in 2012. There is strong UK government support for developing long-term relationships with Libya, both at the ministerial level and through an increased range of products from UK Export Finance.