Trade mission to the Gulf (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1628
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you list, with evidence, any actual investment gains which have materialised as a direct result of your recent trade mission to the Gulf, and which would not have otherwise been achieved?

Answer

Answer for Trade mission to the Gulf (3)

Answer for Trade mission to the Gulf (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am confident that this trip resulted in a number of investment opportunities for London. Some members of the business delegation that accompanied me have been able to develop new leads directly due to being on the trip and fully expect significant contracts to be signed. These leads may take some time to come to fruition. I will of course be happy to let you have this information when it becomes available.

In addition, it was important in terms of developing good relations with key people and organisations so they look favourably on London when investment decisions are being made in the coming years. That, I believe, was achieved and we will see the benefits as investments continue to come to London in the future.