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Major trade and investment conference planned in Tangier
September 2008 1229

The UK’s Middle East Association (MEA) is organising a sustainable tourism, trade and investment conference in Tangier on October 16. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Moroccan British Business Council, with the support of both the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Tourism.

The MEA is the UK’s premier private sector organisation for promoting investment and trade between the UK and the Middle East and North Africa. The patron of the association is his royal highness, the Duke of York, UK special representative for international trade and investment.

Michael Thomas, director general of MEA said, “This UK Moroccan Conference on Sustainable Trade, Investment & Tourism is a milestone in the building of relationships between the UK and Moroccan joint venture opportunities.  Furthermore, this conference could not have come at a better time with tremendous new opportunities for everyone in trade and investment as well real estate and tourism.  A high level delegation from the UK will also be present.”

Thomas added that Ahmed Reda Chami, Minister of Industry, Mohamed Hassad, Wali of Tangier, and Mr Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Tourism, have all agreed to give keynote addresses. Senior British and Moroccan officials and business leaders will also make presentations on major new projects in Morocco such as the Tangier Med Port and Free Zone, the rise in sustainable tourism and real estate development, including the Plan Azur, as well as focusing on the opportunities for UK/Moroccan investment and partnership opportunities. The conference aims to promote UK/Moroccan co-operation in the development of sustainable tourism and to highlight major trade and investment opportunities in Morocco. The MEA also hopes to promote goodwill and closer links between the UK and Morocco. To contact the MEA  telephone +44(0)2078392137 or visit www.the-mea.co.uk.







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