SBJBC UK was pleased to welcome some 50 UK companies to its Doing Business in Saudi Arabia Workshop on 18 July, kindly supported by British Offset and Strategy International.

The event opened with updates on Saudi Vision 2030 by William Scott Jackson, Chairman of Oxford Strategic Consulting (click here for presentation) and Hashim Alawadi, CEO of Tech Invest Com and SBJBC Deputy Co-Chair.  This was followed by two lively panel discussions on opportunity sectors for UK companies, and practicalities of doing business in the Kingdom.  Speakers included SBJBC members Roger Cruickshank (Atkins Acuity), Martyn Best (Cultural Innovations), Frank Edwards (Pearson), Ben Cunnington (TPP) and Glenn Lovell (Clyde & Co).

The workshop coincided with the visit of a number of Saudi SBJBC board members to London who also attended SBJBC’s summer networking reception on 19 July kindly hosted by SBJBC member Trowers & Hamlins.