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Trading with Dubai

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The next in a series of Webinar Events that the Herts Chamber have organised in these challenging times in order to continue supporting our members and non-members, and to provide vital information that businesses may need.

Following the success of our previous ‘Trading with’ events, Herts Chamber have partnered with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce to bring you this webinar, ‘Trading with Dubai‘.

Topics covered will include:

  • A country overview
  • The business environment in Dubai
  • Business/regulatory reforms
  • Sector opportunities
  • Success stories

Our speakers:

John Martin St.Valery
John is an award-winning foreign investment specialist. With over 23 years in the Middle East region he founded, built and sold the region’s leading company formation and restructuring specialist firm, Links Group. The business is now part of a global professional services firm.
John works with both Government and Private Sector entities to assist in shaping Macro-Economic growth through foreign investment, market entry solutions and job creation.
John is Chairman & CEO of the British Business Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates and also sits/advises the bilateral trade body between UAE and UK from an SME perspective.

Steve Drake
Steve is a recently retired Senior Advisory Partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He worked extensively across the Middle East in his role and so understands the wider regional business environments including most notably KSA and Egypt.
Steve now runs his own Cost Optimisation consultancy (Cost Optimisation Advisors or COA) from his Dubai base together with his business partner as well as an investment business which supports innovative, distinctive and technology enabled growth businesses operationalize their activities in the UAE and wider Middle East region, The British Investor.
Steve is also a Board member of the British Business Group in Dubai & Northern Emirates and is a keen supporter of British business and the UK-UAE trade corridor.


May 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce
01707 502180