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Governor McAuliffe on trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said he will lead an 11-day trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India from November 13-24.

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The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore and representatives of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Port of Virginia.

The delegation will visit the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), Dubai, India, Oman, and Kuwait.

The Governor and his delegation will attend more than 103 meetings over the course of the mission.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has arranged another 90 meetings with prospective customers and partners during the mission for six Virginia companies participating in the VEDP trade mission, including Alliance Solutions Group; ACI Solutions; American Orthotic and Prosthetic Center, Inc., Pureous, SYSUSA and Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP).

The Governor will meet with senior business executives and government representatives to bolster the export of Virginia goods and services, and promote Virginia’s desirable business location advantages.

In addition to one-on-one business meetings, the Governor will host five receptions to showcase Virginia’s economic development strengths, its agriculture, forestry, and food and beverage assets, and great quality of life to prospective corporate investors.

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