Prospects in Libya for firms
economy: Former UK Ambassador to Libya, Richard Northern, will visit East Yorkshire later this month to speak about business opportunities available in the North African country.
Mr Northern, who will present a talk entitled Rebuilding Libya: Prospects For Business, will be joined by Alan Fraser, Africa and Middle East Specialist at risk management company AKE Group Ltd, for the World Trade and One event at Two Humber Quays, Hull.
The event is open to businesses from across Yorkshire and Humber and has been organised by the International Trade Centre of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and corporate travel company Good Travel Management.
Kevin Harrison, managing director of Good Travel Management, will also speak at the event about a trade mission the company will be sending to Libya early next year.
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Mr Harrison said Libya was very much "open for business" and was in need of the skills UK companies could offer as it undergoes reconstruction following last year's bloody civil war.
He said: "There are many areas of the economy in which British firms can have an impact.
"Opportunities exist in a range of other sectors.
"It is through events like World Trade @ 1 and the trade mission we are organising that we can help Yorkshire businesses unlock the potential there and benefit from the opportunities available."
Pauline Wade, director of the International Trade Centre of Hull and Humber Chamber Of Commerce, said with a post-conflict programme estimated to be worth about US$200bn, now was the time for UK businesses to get involved.
The seminar costs £20, including lunch, and is being supported by Barclays Bank. It will take place at the offices at noon today.