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. It coincided with SBJBC’s Biannual Meeting in Riyadh.
Highlights of the programme included a half day visit to King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), a networking dinner reception at the British Embassy supported by SABB, and a high-level presentation at the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT). There were also business roundtables at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and the Saudi SME Authority (Monsha’at). Delegates were able to meet representatives of the Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) at the Embassy reception and the Ministry of Hajj in Jeddah, who briefed on smart technology cooperation opportunities.