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Governor-led Trade Mission to Israel and the UAE
September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm
We are excited to invite Utah businesses to apply to join Governor Spencer Cox’s trade mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates on September 8-17, 2022. The 2020 Abraham Accords that normalized diplomatic and trade relations between Israel, the UAE, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa has unlocked tremendous economic opportunities in the region.
September’s governor-led trade mission will help Utah businesses capitalize on these emerging opportunities and build bridges between our economies. Both Israel and the UAE share important similarities with Utah — from their dynamic innovation ecosystems to their expertise in navigating familiar challenges, such as water management — making them excellent partners for Utah companies looking to grow in the Middle East.
The agenda will include meetings and luncheons with key government officials and business organizations, networking receptions, and a few cultural activities. The participation fee is $3,500, which includes local transportation, networking receptions, and many meals. Participants will separately cover their own airfare and lodging. Eligible business participants can apply for STEP Grant funding to help cover travel costs — learn more and apply by clicking here. Applications are due no later than Friday, July 1.