Trade Development Visit


Why Qatar?

  • A highly affluent market, Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world, importing over 90% of its food requirements
  • Qatar is the UK's third largest export market in the Middle East and the UK's food and drink exports to Qatar grew by over 40% in 2017
  • The country is establishing its own food import sources following the political dispute with neighboring Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE
  • English is widely spoken
  • Increasing investment in retail malls, supermarkets, hypermarkets and hotels
  • The tourism and hospitality sector is expected to grow by an annual 10% over the next 3 years, offering significant foodservice opportunities
  • Direct freight option opening up from Cardiff Airport in May 2018


29 September - Fly to Doha

30 September - Market briefing

1 October - Store visit programme, networking event

2 October - Meet the buyer event

3 October - Return to Wales

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