This is the seventh year the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, based in Washington, D.C. with an office in Salt Lake City, has organized a tour promoting trade and investment opportunities.
"The High Tech Road Show has become a showcase and a preeminent vehicle for promoting the transfer of technology and knowledge between the United States and the Arab World," said David Hamod, president and CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
This year's delegation has a sizable Libyan presence, with representatives from banks, oil companies, airlines and aerospace firms, communications and IT companies and government ministries, said GOED spokesman Michael Sullivan.
Saudi Arabian interests include a food and entertainment company, one of the leading transportation companies in the Persian Gulf region and an architecture and design company.
Other delegates are from of Servicom, a Tunisian-based telecom and technology company, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.
World Trade Center Utah and the Utah Export Assistance Center are helping with this stop on the tour, which goes on to Las Vegas and the Silicon Valley in California.