The Australia Gulf Council continues its engagement in the Gulf this year with the 2012 Business Mission to the Gulf States which is jointly led by Hon Bob Hawke AC (Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991), Hon Mark Vaile (Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 2005-2007, Minister for Trade 1999-2006) and Senator Hon Nicholas Sherry (Assistant Treasurer 2009-2010, Minister for Small Business 2010-2011).
The Business Mission visits Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates with 18 delegates from leading companies with a direct interest in the trade and investment relationship between Australia and the Gulf States.
Servcorp, the world's leading serviced office and business solutions provider, which was founded in Sydney in 1978, joins this mission represented by their delegate Ms. Laudy Lahdo, General Manager for Servcorp in the Middle East and Turkey. Servcorp has been actively involved with the AGC since its establishment in 2010. Having realized the potential and importance of this region, Servcorp's global expansion has led to a strong presence in the Middle East adding a number of new locations to their existing network in the Middle East to become 11 locations in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Servcorp has strived to provide flexible office solutions allowing businesses to expand their reach into this region. With their range of office and business solutions, they provide many small and growing businesses in Australia and around the world the opportunity to enter these markets which are full of potential for expansion.
Laudy Lahdo commented “We are very proud to be a part of the Australian Business Mission. We are committed to the Middle East region and to providing the highest standards of customer service and benchmark IT and communications solutions.”