Trade Mission to Explore CleanTech Opportunities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, State Senator Sharon Brown and Brian Bonlender, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce, are taking a select group of Washington State companies and legislators interested in exploring business opportunities to the United Arab Emirates October 8-13.

The UAE is the largest market for American product exports in the Middle East. In 2015, U.S. exports to the UAE totaled $22.9 billion. The region is aggressively seeking to diversify its economy and develop new industrial and commercial sectors, particularly for clean energy.

Benefits of joining the mission include:

  • Business networking opportunities and client hospitality at hosted gala receptions
  • Business-to-business meetings in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • In-country briefings providing market information and advice on how to do business in the UAE
  • Your company profile in the trade mission brochure, circulated to companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Competitive cost through group travel
  • The team of experts at the Washington State Department of Commerce will provide a range of technical and consulting services that can get your business ready to connect you to potential business partners
  • Export vouchers available for qualified small businesses to help offset some of the costs of the trade mission.

Mission details:

  • October 8-13, 2016
  • Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • FEE: $2,500 for first company representative
  • $2,000 for each additional attendee

Cost is per individual traveler:

  • Travel package includes internal transfers and reception meals (Fee does not include hotel, flights or meals except where noted above)

To register, visit:

For questions, please contact:

Brent Pendleton

Economic Development and International Relations Coordinator

The Office of Lieutenant Governor

Tel: +360 786 7719

Registration deadline: September 7