Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 1 April 2014:
A delegation of directors and senior executives . . .[restrict]from leading Northern Ireland companies is in Tripoli this week (5 to 8 April) to explore opportunities for trade, joint ventures and technology agreements.
The nine-strong group represents most sectors of industry in Northern Ireland, a region of the United Kingdom. It is being assisted by commercial staff at the British Embassy in Tripoli.
Among the companies are specialists in waste water treatment, filtration systems, oil and gas consultancy services, employee training, healthcare diagnostic products, engineering, security and risk management and cattle breeding and genetics.
The mission has been organised by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI), the region’s trade development body, which has developed a programme of business exchanges with Libya as well as the Middle East. The agency has organised a series of business visits to Libya with assistance from UK Trade and Industry and commercial staff in Tripoli.
Noel Johnston, Invest NI, commenting on the mission, said: “Libya is becoming an important marketplace for our companies because of the expertise that Northern Ireland offers in key areas such as water treatment, oil and gas, education and training and security services.
“The companies on this mission are keen to explore opportunities to work with businesses in Libya across a range of activities and to build mutually beneficial relationships. Six companies in the group are already represented in Libya and are doing business here. The other three companies are seeking suitable representatives to help in developing business across the country”.
“Virtually all the companies have experience of doing business successfully with the Arab world and are strongly focused on building worthwhile relationships throughout the region.”
Companies wishing to contact these companies should phone 021-3351084 extension 2232 and 2434 at the British Embassy.
Northern Ireland companies visiting Libya from 31 March to 5 April 2014:
Aertech Filtration – water and other liquid filtration units and technology
Almadina/Hawthorne – security and risk management consultancy services
Cunningham Covers – design and manufacture of large scale textile covers for transport vehicles and other applications
Effective Training International – employee training services for sectors such as oil and gas
Foyle International – education and training consultancy specialising in English and other languages
Mallaghan Engineering – passenger and materials handling machinery for airports
Randox Laboratories – diagnostic systems including bioarray technology
Stranagone Farms – cattle rearing, genetics, breeding consultancy and animal supply services
TES (NI) – waste water treatment technology and equipment [/restrict]