King Abdullah Port welcomes National Industrial Committee delegation

The delegation was welcomed by Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, along with other officials of the port.
Updated 05 February 2018

King Abdullah Port welcomes National Industrial Committee delegation

King Abdullah Port, the first fully privately owned, developed and operated port in the Kingdom and the Middle East, welcomed a delegation from the National Industrial Committee (NIC) at the Council of Saudi Chambers. The delegation included NIC Chairperson Osama A. Al-Zamil and its members.
The visit comes within the port’s framework of promoting a strategy of cooperation with participants in the country’s industrial system.
The delegation was welcomed by Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, along with other officials of the port. At the end of the visit, each side announced the appointment of a communications officer for activating cooperation between both parties, with the goal to achieve a partnership that can contribute to supporting national industry within King Abdullah Economic City, represented by King Abdullah Port.
Qutub said: “We are honored to welcome the chairperson of the NIC and his accompanying delegation. This visit has been a good opportunity to introduce the delegation to King Abdullah Port and review the prospects of partnership and cooperation between both sides, which provides us with the support to enhance our contribution to local and international logistics industries and better contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
He added: “King Abdullah Port is the latest mega infrastructure project in the Middle East. Built to state-of-the-art specifications, it was designed and implemented to cater for the Kingdom’s economic and commercial growth for decades to come.”
Qutub also noted that King Abdullah Port “seeks to play a complementary role with all relevant entities, including the industrial sector, represented by the NIC, allowing for the support of the Kingdom’s growth and development journey.”
Al-Zamil said: “We are delighted with our visit to King Abdullah Port and the hospitality given to us. We have seen the massive efforts of the port’s team and we believe there are great cooperation opportunities between us that can positively contribute to the growth of the Kingdom’s industrial sector.”
Vision 2030 has dedicated one of its programs to advancing national industries and logistics services with the goal to develop domestic production and exports in the fields of mining, energy, technology, robotics and others. This includes improving the infrastructure and developing the logistics services necessary for making the Kingdom an industrial and logistics platform between Asia, Africa and Europe.
Earlier this month, King Abdullah Port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput in 2017, becoming the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling.

Events company sees KSA as market leader

Updated 20 May 2018

Events company sees KSA as market leader

  • My Events International is based in Malaysia and operates on three continents worldwide.
  • ‘Saudi Arabia is being renewed,’ says My Events International founder.

JEDDAH: A global events company has begun operations in Saudi Arabia with a plan to make the Kingdom and Vision 2030 the focus of a growing world market in event management. 

My Events International provides event management, marketing, and sponsor and sales management in sectors including banking, technology, health care and construction.

The Malaysia-based firm operates in India, Kuwait, the UK, Singapore, Nigeria — and now Saudi Arabia. 

The company’s Jeddah opening was attended by Khaled Almaeena, Al-Abeer director; My Events International Saudi Arabia manager Shahul Dawood; founder and president of My Events International, Mohammed Abudawood; and Malaysia’s consul general in Jeddah, Dato Mohamad Ali bin Selamat.

The opening also included the launch of Expo Malaysia, which will showcase the country overseas.

“Our partnership with My Events International will help create a new trademark in Saudi Arabia that compatible with Vision 2030 and the new changes that is bringing,” Almaeena said.

“We are proud to announce that we are organizing the Malaysia Expo, which promotes trade and investment between the two countries and will provide job opportunities for Saudi youth,” he said.

Dawood said: “Saudi Arabia is our fifth country to have a partnership. We have entered Saudi Arabia at the best time — most of the doors are opened for us, and people are encouraging and supportive. 

“We are also aiming to do a special program for women. We are not only an event managing company, but also a specialist in content creation and public private partnership.”

Abudawood said: “We are witnessing a country that is being renewed. Youth represents 70 percent of the Saudi community, and they are full of energy and new ideas, so talking about events and entertainment will help make this change happen.”

Selamat said: “Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are two countries with great potential in sectors such as tourism, as well as developing small and medium enterprises.

“My Events International has great significance in events development, and this partnership will help strengthen ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and promote economic relations as well.”