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Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia for Women in Business

January 24, 2023

1 and 2 March 2023 – Riyadh

About CBD

CBD Corporates services is a UAE headquartered corporate service provider offering a full range of market entry and business support services to international organisations and entrepreneurs wishing to capitalise on the many commercial opportunities available throughout the GCC. CBD has a wealth of experience in facilitating foreign direct investment throughout the GCC and understands the complexities involved in entering a new market.

The Kingdom has created several opportunities across multiple industry sectors; its government is actively promoting and investing in various industries to diversify the economy creating exciting opportunities for businesses and investors.  

This 2-day trade mission, which will be led by Helen Barrett, CBD’s Partner and Deputy Chair of the British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG), has been curated exclusively for senior females of British owned and managed businesses within the professional services industry sector. 

The mission will provide a clear insight into the Kingdom’s business landscape, provide an overview of Saudisation requirements and how to navigate them, unlock access to investor support through CBD’s private and government eco-system and connect delegates with other British businesses in the Kingdom to identify business opportunities.

Who should attend this mission?

You should attend this trade mission if you are seeking to expand your business into the Kingdom and would like to:

  • Access to investor support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia (MISA)
  • Foster new relationships with other British businesses in the Kingdom and identify real opportunities for collaboration and partnership

How to book

  • To secure a place on this exclusive female focused trade mission, please email enquiries@cbdcorporateservices.com in order to receive an application form.  Spaces on this exclusive mission are limited so completed applications must be received by no later than 1 February 2023.

The program

This full 2 day female focused trade mission includes:

  • A cultural orientation delivered by experienced females living and working in the Kingdom
  • Market entry facilitation by MISA through access to cross-government ecosystem and investor support
  • Insight into Saudisation requirements in the Kingdom and how to satisfy them
  • Evening reception at the British Embassy, Riyadh with welcome speech by Anna Walters, Deputy Head of Mission, DIT representatives, members of the Riyadh Group for British Businesses (RGBB) and other KSA government officials.
  • High level presentation on the legalities of establishing and operating a business in the Kingdom
  • A trip to a UNESCO World Heritage site, At-Turaif.

Conference cost & inclusions

The price of this 2 day exclusive trade mission is AED 6,000 plus VAT per delegate which includes:

  • Conference Fee
  • Two (2) nights hotel accommodation at JW Marriott, Riyadh (Special delegation rate)
  • Further nights can be booked at your own cost
  • F&B during the mission (breakfast, lunch, supper)
  • Ground transportation 
  • Access to MISA
  • Access to DIT
  • Evening reception at the British Embassy, Riyadh
  • Tour UNESCO site in Riyadh inclusive of dinner


The 2 day mission does not include:

  • Flights to/from Riyadh International Airport RUH
  • Saudi visit visa
  • Airport transfers
  • Room upgrade / Room service
  • F&B outside of the program
  • Travel or other insurances
  • Tips and local taxes
  • Municipal taxes  / tourist taxes
  • Any other ad hoc personal expenses

Our partners

CBD has selected an international law firm as its professional services partner; the BBG as its communications partner and JW Marriott as its hotel partner.  CBD will also work closely with DIT at the British Embassy, Riyadh, AEI Saudi and the RBGG to create a mission full of quality market intelligence, networking opportunities and introductions to existing businesses in the Kingdom.

We look forward to welcoming you on this inaugural trade mission to the Kingdom.

For more information, email: enquiries@cbdcorporateservices.com

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