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BABC Supports UKTI Trade Mission to Azerbaijan

LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The Britain Azerbaijan Business Council (BABC) is pleased to support the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) multi-sector Market Visit to Azerbaijan from 30 September to 2 October. This new initiative will bring together interested delegates from the United Kingdom for further investment opportunities in Azerbaijan's rapidly growing infrastructure, high tech/ICT and education sectors.

The UK is the largest foreign investor in Azerbaijan and with British businesses already well-established in the country's oil and gas sectors, the upcoming Market Visit will enable interested delegates to explore business opportunities in these other key sectors. Participants will attend an in-market briefing and business networking reception, as well as pursuing their own business interests during the three day visit. The UKTI's Overseas Market Introduction Service will help delegates to source potential business partners or customers and arrange meetings.

Lyndsay Howard, Director at the BABC, said: "We are proud to support the UKTI multi-sector Market Visit to Azerbaijan. The UKTI delegation will further Azerbaijan's drive toward economic diversification of the non-oil economy with UK technology, training and know-how. The BABC continues its mission to deepen and diversify business dialogue and trade opportunities between the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan as well as recent efforts to bolster UK-Azerbaijan education exchange and capacity-building."

Notes to Editors 

About BABC 

Since its formal launch in 2009 the Britain Azerbaijan Business Council (BABC) has worked to advance trade and investment between Azerbaijan and Britain through the successful promotion of both countries' business activities. The BABC focuses within the business sphere to deepen and diversify these trade relations and to foster high-level relationships between the private and public sectors across the two countries. The BABC is a source of dialogue and information, as well as coordinating corporate and cultural events.

For more information visit: http://www.britainazerbaijan.org and http://www.twitter.com/BABC_News

About UKTI 

UK Trade & Investment is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

For more information visit: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment/about

More information on the Market Visit to Azerbaijan can be found here.

About UKTI Overseas Market Introduction Service 

The UKTI Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) helps businesses at any stage of exporting through the UKTI overseas network. OMIS puts exporters directly in touch with UKTI staff in over 100 overseas markets, helping businesses to access the right international contacts or partners, to find the best way to do business in a market, to achieve a successful market entry strategy, and to increase profits by using effective overseas promotion.

More information can be found here.

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