Jeddah to host multi-sectoral trade expo

The event will be held at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from Nov. 20-23.
Updated 15 November 2017

Jeddah to host multi-sectoral trade expo

Over 200 local and international companies will participate in the 29th Jeddah International Trade Fair (JITF), which will be held at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from Nov. 20-23.
The four-day annual event will bring together a wide range of multi-sector products, clothing, fashion wear, textiles, leather goods, home décor accessories, appliances and much more.
This year, the show is dominated by international participation with national pavilions from China, Morocco, Indonesia, Egypt and individual companies from India and the UAE. The event, held in a venue spanning 2,000-square-meters, provides opportunities for Saudi companies to have agencies, distributorships, dealerships and joint venture agreements with their international counterparts.
Zahoor Siddique, vice president of Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), organizers of the event, said the fair offers endless opportunities for both investors and exhibitors to help enhance the ever-growing Saudi franchise market.
He said: “It offers a unique exposition for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and users of a wide range of goods and services as well as opportunities for investment and trade promotions.”
JITF 2017 is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeking to identify all general directions, policies, goals and objectives of the Kingdom and whose aim is to grant the country a leading position in all fields. It aims to ultimately enhance the level and quality of services provided to beneficiaries to achieve a prosperous future and a sustainable development.
The fair is held concurrently with “Textiles Arabia,” the fourth textiles expo and a leading trade fair for all kinds of textiles, fabrics and materials.
JITF serves as an annual meeting point for international and regional franchisers, entrepreneurs, agents, and business owners either seeking face-to-face interaction with investors, or establishing long-term connections with potential franchisees.
The show timings are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Updated 17 August 2019

Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Visitors to the Tunisian pavilion in the Arab Neighborhood at Souk Okaz can take a pleasant journey through its different sections, which creatively depict the daily pulse of life in the streets, landmarks and markets of Tunisia, welcoming people with a taste of its cuisine, its artworks and distinctive products. 

The Tunisian pavilion highlights the country’s architectural style, welcoming accents, fragrances and music. Visitors can look at and buy famous Tunisian carpets, derived from Berber heritage in various styles such as Margoum, Kilim, Zarbia and Bekhnouk. Visitors can also buy traditional footwear, made from a range of animal skins and embroidered with silk thread. 

The amber and perfume corner captures the eye and the nose, with delicate scents of musk, amber and aromatic oils, including radish oil, castor, ginger, black seed and flaxseed. Visitors can also see a range of carvings, including representations of the holy Kaaba, the Grand Mosque of Makkah, and Tunisian monuments and artworks. Visitors can also enjoy Tunisia’s popular cuisine, and experience its varied flavors, with dishes such as harissa, leblebi, fricassée and kafteji. 

The Arab Neighborhood is being hosted in Souk Okaz for the first time this year as part of Taif Season, which is running throughout August.

Taif Season, which started on Aug. 1, seeks to contribute to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy, which aims to improve quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities.

Events throughout the month cover trade markets and tourist and historical monuments to enhance Taif’s historic and tourist status as a summer destination for Arabs and to promote the Kingdom as an international destination.