VSD, in collaboration with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC), hosted a luncheon in July focusing on exporting to Saudi Arabia. The luncheon provided an opportunity for Virginia companies to hear best practices used to successfully export products/services to Saudi Arabia. VSD shared its lessons learned and success stories, stating that going on trade missions sponsored by the VEDP and USSABC has directly led to their current success in the Middle East. The next trade mission to be offered by the VEDP/USSABC will be December 4-7, 2010.