Starting from October 2017, the Flemish network of Chambers of Commerce VOKA started the ‘Middle East business club’; a series of six inspiring and interactive sessions that expand till March 2018 with a clear focus on the Middle East. MEYALUX has been invited as one of the expert partners to share its vision and insights on this dazzling part of the world.

Nowadays there are a lot of opportunities for Flemish companies in the Middle East, GCC countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are looking to diversify their economies and try to be less independent from their oil resources, they are considering innovative solutions. Energy, environment, healthcare and electronics are sectors with huge relevance to the Arab investors. Western technology is recognized worldwide as top notch and reliable market, two conditions that are key to nurture business relations between Belgium and the Middle EAST.

Other countries in the Middle EAST like Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Syria are obviously more concentrated on economic rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure, logistics, machinery and industrial capacity.

Under the guidance of Stefan Derluyn, Manager International Business at VOKA- OOST VLANDEREN, participants cast a light on different topics, such as:

  • Distributorship (exclusivity, contracting, representation office)
  • Public contracting & tenders
  • Market approach & market research
  • Business behavior, Do’s and Don’ts
  • Investment support
  • Payment conditions (L/C, prepayments, open account, transfers)
  • Transport & logistics
  • Import documents, customs

MEYALUX mission is to enable and support CEO’s, business development managers, export managers and marketers during their journey to the Middle EAST.