The South Wales Chamber of Commerce is calling on businesses across Wales to take part in a competition to win a place on a fact-finding trade mission to Dubai.

The competition, which was launched last week (27 June) as part of the Wales’s Largest Networking Breakfast at Cardiff City Stadium, aims to give businesses the chance to make new connections and explore opportunities in Dubai’s vibrant market place.

There are three places available on the trip, which is being run in conjunction with the Government of Dubai and the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and as well as complimentary flights and accommodation, businesses will take part in a programme of events designed to maxmise exposure to relevant organisations.

It is open to all members and customers of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce, Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and West Wales Exporters, that are based in Wales.

“Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with an economy that is continuing to diversify into the trade, services and financial sectors,” said Graham Morgan, director of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce.

“This trade mission represents a real opportunity for Welsh businesses to tap into that thriving economy, and Dubai’s central location also means that it has the potential to be a useful stepping stone into the Asian markets.

“Increasing export opportunities for Wales is vital, and the fact that the Government of Dubai is sponsoring this event shows that they are open and receptive to what we have to offer.

“I would urge all businesses who want to explore the Dubai market to put themselves forward for this rare opportunity and get in touch to find out more.”

Entries close on Monday 22nd July, with travel dates between 5th – 10th October 2013. Businesses that are shortlisted will be asked to give a presentation to the South Wales Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Panel.

The competition was launched as part of the South Wales Chamber’s Wales’ Largest Networking Breakfast, which saw more than 260 members of the Welsh Business community take part in a facilitated networking event at Cardiff City Stadium.

For more information about the competition visit www.southwaleschamber.co.uk or call 02920 481532.