Selected from over 60 companies throughout Scotland, MDT International has won the chance to take part in a Market Entry Trade Mission to Dubai in June 2015, fully funded by Dubai Tourism , UK and Ireland and supported by Scottish Development International, the international arm of Scottish Enterprise. MDT International has built a strong presence in Dubai since its conception, delivering high level oil and gas industry specific competence and training programmes to a wide variety of operator level clients. Leveraging this strong position, Team MDT are looking to build on their client base by researching new potential markets. The agenda will include a range of high level pre-arranged meetings and networking events.
Drew Leitch, MDT’s Managing Director said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured one of the sought after places on this trade mission. Dubai is a key growth market for MDT and we welcome and appreciate the excellent level of support provided to date by Colin and his team at Scottish Development International.”
Fayha Sultan , Dubai Tourism’s Marketing Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome MDT International on this important Middle East trade mission. The agenda includes various high profile meetings as well as visits to Dubai’s Cultural Centre and the British Embassy.
Scottish Development International’s High Growth Markets Unit aims to assist Scottish companies with big international aspirations and growth potential to access the difficult to enter but potentially more rewarding markets of India, China and the Middle East.
Colin Crabbe, senior international manager at Scottish Development International added: “International markets offer significant opportunities for Scotland to capitalise on. That said, we recognise the challenges companies face trying to grow or enter into new markets overseas. We aim to support this process, and through helping promote competitions like this, companies get the opportunity to benefit from first hand experience.
“MDT fought against strong competition for one of only four places and we look forward to helping the company build its business in this fast growing and exciting region during the years ahead.”
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Picture: From left - Gary Boyd Business Development Manager MDT International, Colin Crabbe Senior International Manager SDI
About Scottish Development International (SDI)
SDI is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which works to attract inward investment to Scotland and helps Scottish based companies to trade overseas.
About Scottish Development International’s High Growth Markets Unit
The High Growth Markets Unit offers support to companies to access high growth markets such as India, China and the Middle East. It can help SME’s with market intelligence, international connections, help to assess a company’s international capacity, support with international expansion and planning the route to market.
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