The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2019 will be held in Riyadh between 18 - 19 September. The conference will take a look at the changes that are happening in the world of finance and how these fit in with the changes that are happening in Saudi Arabia.
SBJBC and the UAE UK Business Council are hosting a ‘Doing Business in Saudi Arabia’ breakfast workshop on 19 September at Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. The breakfast workshop will include panellists with experience of working in Saudi Arabia, often from a regional office in the UAE. It will explore similarities and difference in the business environment.
The Department for International Trade, in partnership with the Saudi British Joint Business Council (SBJBC) will be leading a UK technology trade mission to Saudi Arabia from 14-16 October 2019, immediately following the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai (6-10 October).
BCC’s International Trade Summit gives delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business and begin the next step of their export journey.
The third edition of the Future Investment Initiative organised by the Public Investment Fund, will take place in Riyadh from 29-31 October under the theme ‘What Is Next for Global Business’. This is a high-level platform to engage with Saudi decision-makers and global business representatives.
SBJBC hosted its ‘Doing Business in Saudi Arabia’ Workshop on 17 July 2019 at 23 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EY.
An introductory presentation was given by SAGIA’s new UK lead: Abdulaziz H. Alghifaili, that looked at the long term strategy of the Kingdom and how UK plc could be a part of it.
SBJBC UK’s AGM was kindly hosted by Trowers & Hamlin at 1600 on 10 July 2019. It was an opportunity to discuss SBJBC’s recent events and future activities.
The 2019 Summit organised by SBJBC member PPP Experts explored the best ways of structuring the financing of Public-Private Partnership projects, focusing on legal frameworks, working with foreign capital, benchmarking against international PPP models and international experiences.
The City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community, of which SBJBC was a supporting partner.
British Expertise International – Middle East Access Group & Saudi British Joint Business Council hosted a Business Briefing on Tuesday 14 May that discussed the potential opportunities for British business in the renewables sector in Saudi Arabia. It followed DIT & SBJBC’s Renewable Energy Trade Mission to Riyadh in March.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gearing up to deliver Vision 2030 and invest significant sums in developing new world class destinations and cultural attractions. Ambitious developments for future living like Qiddiya ‘Entertainment City’ near Riyadh, the Red Sea Island development and Al-Ula near Madinah, are huge in scale and a positive indication of KSA’s aspirations.
A delegation from the Saudi National Centre for Privatisation & PPP (NCP) visited London in the week beginning 25 February to update interested companies on the progress of Saudi Arabia’s privatisation programme and discuss opportunities for cooperation and investment.
The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) led a roundtable discussion exploring the new and exciting opportunities in the education sector in Saudi Arabia.
With the recent budget announcement and the government’s commitment to education, and with 50% of the population under 25 years old, the education sector has seen large developments with demand for further foreign investment, particularly in private education.
SBJBC’s Biannual Meeting took place at the Council of Saudi Chambers following a review meeting with SAGIA on the progress of business environment reform. It was attended by UK and Saudi members as well as members of the Technology & Smart Cities Delegation. Discussion focused on issue of work visas and entrepreneur licenses.
SBJBC organised a 4-day visit to Jeddah and Riyadh from 18-21 November for 16 UK technology and smart city companies. The mission was a first by SBJBC UK and a direct follow-up to SBJBC’s SME Partnership Forum at Level39, London in April 2018.
Some 70 Saudi and UK delegates participated in SBJBC’s roundtable with a high level GACA delegation in London on 6 September.