Market entry strategy for exports to the Middle East

Our local teams plan & execute

If the Middle East is a relatively unknown market for you, you need a clear market entry strategy. This may be different from the strategies you have used so far, as the market structure and the competition is different.

Alliance experts helps you to develop your market entry strategy on the go. We scan the market, launch your product and grow your sales, constantly monitoring the responses and improving your approach.

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Oppportunities for international business in the Middle East

The Middle East’s population in 2024 is estimated to be approximately almost 500 million, with a growth rate between 1 and 2% per year. This region, extending from Western Asia into Egypt, comprises 17 countries and is known for its religious diversity, including the origins of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

The most important economies in the Middle East include Saudi Arabia, which relies heavily on oil exports, and the United Arab Emirates, known for its robust trade and finance sectors. Iran and Iraq also have significant oil reserves impacting their economic status. Turkey’s diverse economy spans textiles, agriculture, and industry, while Israel is known for its technology and innovation. Egypt’s economy is diverse, with agriculture, media, petroleum imports, and tourism playing key roles. These economies vary widely, from oil-dependent to more diversified economic structures.

Western companies have several business opportunities in the Middle East, including renewable energy projects, especially solar and wind power, due to the region’s climate. The technology sector, including fintech, e-commerce, and cybersecurity, offers growth potential driven by digital transformation. Infrastructure and construction, fueled by urbanization and mega projects, provide substantial investment avenues.

Additionally, healthcare and pharmaceuticals are expanding, with increasing demand for medical services and products. The tourism and hospitality industry also presents opportunities, leveraging the region’s rich cultural heritage and government initiatives to boost tourism.

Why enter the market in the Middle East with us?

We know the market from inside-out

We work with local teams, who already know the market, speak the language and know the business culture.

We are active in over 30 countries

We can compare different markets and as we can help you in all of them, we only favor the market that may work out best for you.

You Reduce your risks

We help you avoid cultural misunderstandings, compliance issues, and other risks associated with entering a new market.

Try our services in the Middle East

Our structured approach for market entry

Alliance experts has a proven methodology to start or increase your sales in a new market.

Our local teams in over 30 countries help you define your pitch and convince the right sales channels or clients.

Month 1

Scan phase

  • We get to know your company and offering
  • We make a first long-list of potential distributors, partners or clients
  • We gather feedback from them on your product
  • We review the competition

Month 2

Launch phase

  • We develop the right pitch for this market
  • We list more targets until we have all relevant ones
  • We approach them with your offering
  • We evaluate and adjust the approach where needed

Month 3 and further

Grow phase

  • We follow up on new leads and previous contacts
  • We list and approach more targets where available
  • We involve you in case of interested prospects
  • Every month we report on all contacts we had

Customer Experiences

” During our cooperation Alliance experts showed an effective approach and tracking, professionalism and provided the services reliably and on time. “
Nouraldine Banaeinejad

Nouraldin Banaeinejad

CAN Home appliances

” Alliance experts has helped us with clear insights in a market which was relatively new to us. Even under difficult circumstances they found good dealer candidates. “
Alliance Expert found distributors for Harley Davidson

Vitello Benevetti

Harley Davidson

” Alliance Experts’ tailored strategies boosted our Europe market presence phenomenally. Exceptional service, highly recommended! “
Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Kamtec

” Alliance Experts strongly supported our growth in African markets. Innovative, effective strategies, and superb communication. “
James Martin

James Martin

Brabantia

” Invaluable local insights led to great distributor matches. Their approach revolutionized our market entry strategy. Highly recommend! “
Francis Huang

Francis Huang

Würth

” Outstanding service! Found the perfect partners in within a few months. Our international sales skyrocketed thanks to their expertise. “

Mehmet Aksoy

RR Engineers

Companies we have helped with market entry strategy

Molarclean
Oklas
Golden Red Trade Solution
HCP – the sweetener company
Apart Group
Hydrologic
Topdesk
EEPC India
Verantis
Brabantia

We are active in over 30 countries