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.


Forum to spotlight growth of railway sector in Saudi Arabia

Updated 26 January 2020

Forum to spotlight growth of railway sector in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Railway Company (SAR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, is racing to prepare for the 2020 Railway Forum, to be held under the patronage of King Salman. The event has garnered the interest of ministers, leaders and influential figures in the transport industry from around the world. It is being considered as yet another achievement to be added to the Kingdom’s economic renaissance in various fields, the most important of which is the transport sector, which is one of the pillars of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The forum, which will be held on Jan. 28 and 29 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, seeks to showcase the latest findings of the railways and transportation industry, while expanding the horizons of cooperation between concerned international companies, and employing the capabilities required for the development and growth of the transport sector. It also aims to elaborate modern national programs to develop this industry.

The forum aims to shed light on the development and growth of the railway sector in the Kingdom, and to attract investments via local and global partnerships. It seeks to highlight the Kingdom’s role as a major center for transport services in the region. The event hopes to place the railways sector in the Kingdom on the global map, by creating a platform to exchange successful experiences, put forward distinctive ideas, learn about modern technologies in the railway sector, and meet with influential people.

Ammar bin Ahmed Al-Nahdi, director general of corporate communications and marketing at SAR, said: “The forum will witness on the first day a discussion session titled ‘Towards 2030,’ in which Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser will take part with a group of transport ministers from around the world. It will be followed by the participation of CEOs from the most prominent international companies in another similar session.”