JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Monday 11 November 2013
Last update 10 November 2013 11:47 pm
A Saudi trade mission comprising 80 businessmen has headed for the United States to visit power and renewable firms. The 4-day mission, sponsored by the US Embassy, Riyadh, is aimed at building stronger commercial ties between the Kingdom and the United States.
US Embassy Minister Counselor Amer Kayani is leading the Saudi delegation. The mission is designed to share practical experiences, knowledge and ideas on the latest power industry trends and challenges facing Saudi Arabia and the United States. As part of this visit, Saudi delegates will attend the POWER-GEN International Conference that will address a wide range of topics of interest to individuals who work in - or have roles related to - power generation industry.
The trade show and conference will feature insightful discussions and networking exchanges with the power sector’s leading companies. Saudi delegates will have the opportunity to network and exchange views with American experts about the technologies and trends on the forefront of the power industry’s future including environmental issues, fossil technologies, gas turbine technologies, renewable energy, plant performance, etc.
The US Department of Commerce staff will organize meetings between Saudi participants and their American counterparts as well as networking sessions with US companies during the visit.
Kayani said: “Power-Gen North America is recognized in the industry as the leading platform for information exchange, networking opportunities and new business development covering all sectors in power generation and renewable energy. One of our top priorities is to bolster trade and investment relations, and this 80-member Saudi trade mission in a critical industry is part of this effort.
We have a proven track record in our partnerships with Saudi companies and we seek to expand our trade relations with Saudi Arabia to include diverse sectors in the economy.”