King Abdullah Economic City to host third Time Forum

King Abdullah Economic City to host third Time Forum
The forum will promote current and future investment opportunities in KAEC and review the city’s achievements. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2017

King Abdullah Economic City to host third Time Forum

King Abdullah Economic City to host third Time Forum

JEDDAH: King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) will host the third edition of the Time Forum on Wednesday. The investment forum will take place under the patronage of the Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Ibrahim Al-Omar. The one-day event will be held at Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina in KAEC.
The forum will promote current and future investment opportunities in KAEC and review the city’s achievements. Encouraging investment in Saudi Arabia is an important part of Vision 2030, which aims to boost the non-oil sectors of the Kingdom’s economy and encourage the involvement of the private sector.
The value of the construction and development contracts awarded by KAEC since its inception has exceeded SR20 billion, most of which went to national companies. These investment contracts have played a major role in enabling the private sector to participate in social and economic development through the completion of advanced infrastructure, utilities and public services.
KAEC has also been responsible for logistical and industrial developments including King Abdullah Port, which has a capacity of 3 million containers per year, and the Industrial Valley, which has attracted more than 120 international and national companies.
KAEC is currently working on several projects in the tourism and leisure sector, in addition to the quality programs it offers to young people and entrepreneurs.
Through the Time Forum, KAEC intends to showcase a range of investment opportunities in a number of sectors including logistics, industry, tourism and leisure, real estate and housing development, health, and education.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KAEC Fahd Al-Rasheed stressed that KAEC enjoys great support from the Saudi leadership.
“We see the results of this tangible care every day on the ground. And in order to keep up with the aspirations of Vision 2030, we are offering today, through this important platform, a range of investment opportunities of more than $7 billion in several promising sectors,” said Al-Rasheed. “We look forward to strengthening the city’s economic status as an attractive environment for major national and international companies.”
Al-Rasheed added that the forum would be “a great opportunity to meet with the elite of our partners, to exchange views and ideas, and to review the achievements of the city in all areas and what it aspires to in the foreseeable future.”