Atlantic Service Company has joined forces with the Welsh Government to participate in a virtual trade visit to Doha, Qatar - one of the world's richest countries.
The Welsh Government organised virtual visit will see businesses build contacts with potential partners and customers in Doha. The multi-sector trade visit would have ordinarily been held in person with businesses travelling from Wales to Doha, but is being held virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This virtual export market visit started on Monday and will take place over the next four weeks, with the Welsh Government working with its Doha office to organise a series of meetings for the Welsh businesses and providing tailored support.
It is hoped businesses taking part in the virtual market visit will gain valuable contacts from their respective industries and boost their exports in this important market, where the value of goods exports from Wales to Qatar has increased by over 85% since 2015.
The visit will include virtual market briefings, one-to-one support from the Welsh Government, and inclusion in digital marketing.
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan said:
"This virtual visit will hopefully provide a significant boost in our exports to Doha. We are determined to support Welsh businesses in every way we can and helping them overcome the challenges they face in these difficult times.
After leaving the European Union it is more important than ever that Welsh businesses explore new markets."
Huw James, the Managing Director of Atlantic Service Company, said:
"The ongoing support from the Welsh Government has been important in Atlantic Service’s growth over the last six years and it helps our mission to be a successful Welsh manufacturer long into the future.
Virtual trade missions such as this help remove barriers and allow us to continue to grow."
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