Fast Tracked all the way to Dubai!
360fusion have won a place with the UKTI on a market visit trip
Back in August 2012, 360fusion entered a competition jointly run by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Emirates Airline and Rotana Hotels. The competition celebrates the launch of the new Emirates Boeing 777-330ER service from Newcastle to Dubai, which started on September 1st.
We were one of the six lucky North East businesses to have won a place on the 'Fast Track to Dubai 2012'. The prize offers a Market Visit to Dubai to be held at the end of this month.
360fusion are thrilled to have got a place on the trip and were later told that more than 40 companies from across the region applied. We were astounded to hear the Dubai trip includes... return flights with Emirates, hotel accommodation in a Rotana Hotel, up to £1000 towards market research, the help of a UKTI International Trade Advisor, the chance to take part in a reception at the British Embassy in Dubai and a series of arranged meetings with potential clients during the visit!!!
In addition, for the past 8 weeks 360fusion have been doing our own market research on the lucrative Dubai market.
Dubai its self, once a small emirate has grown onwards and upwards at breaking speed into a top end, luxury destination. 360fusion realise this type of market is hugely opportunistic to expand our virtual tours service. Everything is bigger and better in Dubai and we will look to seek opportunities in areas such as the leisure, retail, education, healthcare and hospitality sectors including tours showcasing locations such as schools, golf courses, hotels, restaurants and hospitals. All of which we have experience in working in.
For example, The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world by total area (spreading out over 12.1 million sq ft) and would be amazing for a virtual tour.. but we would say that!
360fusion hope the trip to Dubai will be our first steps into the market and enable us to take up the export for growth challenge. We are constantly seeking business development and Dubai seems an international opportunity we wish to grab with both hands. 360fusion will report back in a few weeks, post visit, and let you know how we got on. Please view the press release by UKTI about the competition.