The markets and exhibitions in our programme have been selected to reflect current international developments that present real opportunities for businesses based in Wales. In this section you'll find details of the trade missions we've been on recently - or are about to go on.

Our Trade Mission Destinations

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Basque Country

Welsh virtual trade delegation seek closer ties with companies in the Basque Country.

Ten Welsh companies from the life sciences and healthcare sectors are on a virtual trade mission to the Basque Country between 1-12 March.


Welsh Virtual Trade Mission To China To Boost Trade Links.

Welsh Government is supporting nine Welsh businesses across manufacturing, tech and education sectors in a virtual trade mission between January 25 and April 2, aimed at exchanging knowledge and strengthening trade relations between the two nations.

Dublin waterfront

Wales and Ireland

Ireland is one of Wales’ most important international trading partners. Thanks to its booming economy, proximity to the UK, similar legal system and familiar business culture, it’s at the top of the list for many businesses seeking new international opportunities.

Dubai cityscape at night

Arab Health 2020

Now established for 45 years, Arab Health is the largest trade show for the medical sector in the Middle East. With the support of the Welsh Government, a delegation of 11 businesses from Wales (see below) will be attending the event at Dubai World Trade Centre – all taking advantage of an unrivalled opportunity to promote the latest innovations in healthcare technology, products and services from Wales.

Dusseldorf buildings


Germany is a vitally important market for companies from Wales, including those in the buoyant life-sciences industry. In November 2019, a delegation of 31 Welsh firms will travel to Düsseldorf for MEDICA, the world’s largest trade event for the medical sector.

Abu Dhabi cityscape


The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is one of the world’s biggest trade shows for the oil and gas sector. As in previous years, a strong delegation of 21 Welsh companies will be attending the 2019 event, showcasing their innovation and expertise to the world.

Malaysia cityscape

Malaysia and Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore are key markets for Welsh exports. The October 2019 trade mission builds on the success of last year’s visit, which featured businesses from a wide range of sectors including food and drink, information and communications technology, advanced engineering and fintech.

Kuwait cityscape

Oman and Kuwait

Oman and Kuwait are long-standing trade partners with Wales, and further developing these relationships is a priority of the Welsh Government. As a testament to this, nine innovative Welsh companies elected to take part in the October 2019 trade mission to the two Gulf states.

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It’s perhaps no surprise that Wales and Japan should be such close business partners.


Andrew Gwatkin

Andrew Gwatkin

Director International Relations and Trade

Welsh Government Offices
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

+44 (0) 3000 6 03000

International Offices

Welsh Government has staff and offices in locations around the world and they're ready to talk to you about setting up operations in Wales. You'll find our worldwide office locations, along with contact details, on our contact page.


Arab Health Dubai

Arab Health is your one-stop shop for all your healthcare sourcing and procurement needs.

24th - 27th January 2022

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