GACA participates in Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo

Through its participation the GACA showcased the authority’s role in the privatization of the civil aviation sector, in addition to its investments and projects.
Updated 18 March 2017

GACA participates in Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and a number of the Kingdom’s international airports participated in the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo. The event, which took place in Amsterdam last week, is considered an advanced sales and marketing platform for the airport industry. It offers a unique environment that enables goers to hit a variety of sales and marketing targets, as well as showcase the latest advancements in the airport and terminal industry.
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Abohaimed, the Saudi ambassador to the Netherlands, visited the authority’s display at the expo and was impressed with the young participants. He noted that the Kingdom’s participation in such expos helps the world better know and understand the country’s civilizations and cities.
“What I saw in the GACA section brought about feelings of pride and honor. It reflects the great work done by the authority in many of the Kingdom’s airports. Their participation in the expo has enabled others to see one of the elements of the Kingdom’s development,” he said.
Abohaimed highlighted the importance of airports as being the main determinant behind a visitor’s first impression. He said the Kingdom’s airports are currently undergoing vast and quick developments, and also pointed to the distinct role of the GACA over the past two years.
Bassem bin Abdullah Al-Salloum, assistant to the president of corporate communications and marketing at the GACA, said: “Participating in this global gathering is an opportunity to strengthen the Kingdom’s position and enhance relationships with our partners around the world. More importantly, the authority’s presence in this expo will enable us to directly network with different entities related to civil aviation so we can effectively build customer relationships.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to meet with the administrators of airports and airlines and other specialized entities in this sector. The expo will also offer the latest communication technologies and wireless applications, as well as elements related to airport security and engineering developments in terminal constructions, baggage handling, lighting, services and so on,” he added.
Through its participation the GACA showcased the authority’s role in the privatization of the civil aviation sector, in addition to its investments and projects, which include the construction and development of airports and airport cities.
Participating airports included King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam and Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.


Saudi Arabia attracts global trade in HVAC R sector

Updated 29 January 2020

Saudi Arabia attracts global trade in HVAC R sector

Saudi Arabia’s largest event dedicated to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC R) industry, HVAC R Expo Saudi will run from Feb. 11 through 13th at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. The event is expected to host more than 80 local and international exhibiting brands.

Countries represented at the event will include Turkey, China, Bahrain, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Netherlands, and more.

Recent reforms in visa, foreign investment and business ownership options are helping international companies to pinpoint Saudi Arabia as an exciting new trade frontier for their products and services, according to dmg events, organizers of the expo. 

Event Director for HVAC R Expo Saudi Roni El-Haddad said: “By updating a number of integral business incentives, Saudi Arabia has made clear its wish to welcome international suppliers into the Kingdom. This has not gone unnoticed by big players abroad, and we are delighted to report that over 30 new international companies have joined the pool of current exhibitors at this years’ event.”

El-Haddad added: “The fact that more than 50 percent of HVAC R systems required in the GCC over the next decade are expected to be installed in Saudi Arabia, makes this the perfect time for the Kingdom to open its doors and to capitalize on new business partnerships.”