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Expanding into the Middle East


If expanding into the Middle East feels like the natural next step for your growing business, this roundtable will combine practical advice from members who’ve done it, others who are also setting out on that path.

Join us at the next in our international expansion series, where we’ll set our sights on the Middle East as a land of opportunity. As one of the world’s newest hot-spots for business growth, the Middle East promises a vast geographical and cultural landscape to choose from – but no international move is easy. This roundtable is here to help you on your way to setting up successfully in the Middle East, and avoid any pitfalls that may await. 

We'll be joined by expert commercial and franchising lawyer Gordon Drakes, a Brand Development specialist at Fieldfisher. Previously, Gordon developed his wealth of experience working in an international commercial team at MTV Networks, managing channel and content distribution across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and will share his practical advise at this event.

This roundtable will look to explore, but will not be limited to: 

  • Setting up successfully – where to go and how to do it 
  • Navigating local customs, language barriers and managing across time zones
  • Recruitment strategies  
  • What to know before you go: realistic approaches to finance and bureaucracy 
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Monday 28 January, 2019 6.30pm