Saudi International Motor Show 2017 set to showcase automotive innovation

The 2017 Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) will run from Sunday until Thursday at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
Updated 16 December 2017
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Saudi International Motor Show 2017 set to showcase automotive innovation

Saudi Arabia’s 39th international event for motor vehicles, SUVs, motorcycles and car accessories show will offer automotive enthusiasts and visitors exclusive regional and local reveals from 40 global brands.
The 2017 Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) will run from Sunday until Thursday at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The exhibition space is spread over 40,000 square meters.
Automakers from the US, Europe, China, France, UK, Japan and Korea will showcase new models of vehicles ranging from sedans, coupes, SUVs, and hatchbacks to convertibles and mini-vans.
Car enthusiasts can get a first-hand look at the latest models from Toyota, Renault, Nissan, Al-Jomaih Auto, Hyundai, Changan, KIA, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and MG.
Leading lubricant companies such Eni (diamond sponsor), Shell and TOTAL will showcase their products.
Those seeking public transport and commercial vehicles will also have a wide range to choose from. Car enthusiasts will be treated to the latest gadgetry from accessories and upgrades displayed by Saudi and international companies.
Following Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive from June 2018, along with other recent economic initiatives, car sales are expected to increase in the Saudi automarket, according to the organizers.
Hadi Al-Harith, CEO of Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), said: “SIMS is the oldest and biggest auto show in the region, and the 2017 edition will ensure that it maintains that position. There is a huge demand in the Saudi market for an international motor show and we look forward to delivering a unique experience.”
He added that the event's themed zones offer professionals, businessmen, enthusiasts and consumers a relaxed and enjoyable experience, enabling them to find exactly what they are looking for. “The outdoor areas are customarily transformed into a huge mart for commercial vehicles providing a singular platform for the Kingdom’s transport and logistics industry,” he said.
The outdoor area located on 30,000 square meter space will display commercial vehicles and activities in the north parking by Nissan and Kia.
The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) seeks through its participation in this year’s exhibition to introduce manufacturers and visitors to its services in the field of standards issuance, measurements, accreditation, conformity of goods and products with standard specifications through workshops.
The show timings are daily from 4 p.m.to 10 p.m.


King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018
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King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.