Alberta is the economic and job creation engine of Canada, and Alberta’s government is committed to working with international partners to achieve prosperity for people across Alberta, Canada and the world. 

The trade mission to the UAE will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7. During the mission, Minister Jones will meet with energy businesses, potential investors, venture capitalists and government officials to discuss investment and trade opportunities for Alberta’s energy sector. Minister Jones will also participate in and speak at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

“We have an incredible story to tell on the world stage. Our province boasts the most investment-friendly environment in all of Canada and an energy sector that is helping to fuel innovative, responsible solutions for tomorrow’s global energy economy. I look forward to strengthening Alberta’s ties with the UAE while showcasing all this province has to offer.” 

Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade

Minister Jones will be joined by three government staff. Mission expenses will be posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • In 2022, Alberta exported almost $175.4 million to the UAE.
  • The UAE is Canada’s primary export market in the Middle East. 
  • Alberta’s primary exports to the UAE are machinery, cereals, oil seeds, vegetables, electronics and precision instruments.
  • Missions are one way Alberta's government is helping small and medium-sized businesses get their products to international markets.

Itinerary for Minister Jones*

Sept. 29-30

  • Travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE

Oct. 2

  • Meetings and briefings in Abu Dhabi

Oct. 3

  • Participate in ADIPEC Ministerial Panel
  • Meetings and briefings in Abu Dhabi

Oct. 4

  • Meetings and briefings in Abu Dhabi
  • Travel to Dubai

Oct. 5

  • Meetings and briefings in Dubai

Oct. 6

  • Meetings and briefings in Dubai

Oct. 7

  • Return to Alberta

*Subject to change.