Trade and investment is key to 10X vision, Lyons tells NI investors at Dubai trade show

Date published: 16 November 2021

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today joined Northern Ireland companies as part of an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission to The Mining Show 2021 in Dubai.

Gordon Lyons (Minister) - Kate McCormick (Sensoteq) - Idir Boudaoud (Sensoteq)
Gordon Lyons (Minister) - Kate McCormick (Sensoteq) - Idir Boudaoud (Sensoteq)

The Minister is on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking from the show, the Minister said:

“Northern Ireland is recognised as a centre of excellence in the design and manufacture of engineering and technology-led solutions for the global mining and quarrying industry. Embedded within this is one of the world's most successful clusters of engineering companies, currently working on projects across the globe, from diamond exploration in South Africa to sand washing in the Arabian Gulf and iron ore mining in India, to name but a few.

“As outlined in my Department’s 10X vision, encouraging and supporting trade and investment is key to economic growth. I was proud today to join these Northern Ireland companies at the Dubai Mining Show and support them as they showcase their products and services, take advantage of the many opportunities the UAE has to offer and work to grow their businesses globally.”

Northern Ireland companies manufacture over 40 per cent of the world’s tracked mobile crushing and screening equipment.

Steve Harper, Invest NI’s Executive Director of International Business, said:

“Shows like the Mining Show in Dubai offer an abundance of opportunities for Northern Ireland companies to collaborate with global partners and showcase their innovations across the Middle East, Africa, and worldwide.

“Today, Northern Ireland businesses stood tall amongst the world’s mining companies and showcased their sector leading expertise and advocated how they can benefit projects in this region. Invest NI has had great success in supporting companies win export deals through initiatives like today’s Mining Show. I look forward to seeing the future successes from today’s show and supporting these companies to continue to expand their global footprint.”

Exhibiting companies at Invest Northern Ireland’s stand during The Mining Show 2021 include CDE Global, EDGE Innovate, McCloskey International, Omega Crushing and Screening, Powerscreen, Prostack, Sensoteq Ltd, Smiley Monroe Ltd, Telestack Ltd, Terex Finlay and Terex Washing Systems.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Captions:
    Pic 1 - Left to right -Ruchin Garg (CDE) - Terence Bratton (ProStack) - Steve Harper (InvestNI) - Imran Kazi (Powerscreen) - Gordon Lyons (Minister) - Dogan Ozel (CDE) - Ryan Wright (Smiley Monroe) - Kate McCormick (Sensoteq) - Lee Nesbitt (ProStack) - Steven Conway (Edge Innovate) - Alan Gilmore (Telestack) - Idir Boudaoud (Sensoteq)
    Pic 2 - Gordon Lyons (Minister) - Kate McCormick (Sensoteq) - Idir Boudaoud (Sensoteq)
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