SBJBC PAST EVENTS
A delegation of 17 innovative UK technology and smart city companies visited Riyadh and Jeddah on 14-16 October for meetings with governmental and private sector stakeholders.
The British Business Group in Dubai, alongside SBJBC and the UAE -UK Business Council hosted a ‘Doing Business in Saudi Arabia’ breakfast workshop on 19 September at Voco Hotel, Dubai. The workshop included SBJBC panellists with experience of working in Saudi Arabia, and was attended by Simon Penney, HM Trade Commissioner for the Middle East. The event was hugely successful with over 100 companies attending.
The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2019 was held in Riyadh between 18 - 19 September. The conference looked 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 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.
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.
SBJBC hosted its biannual meeting in London on 1 May at DLA Piper’s offices; this event was well attended by 40 UK and Saudi SBJBC members as well as a number of guests.
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.
SBJBC in partnership with the Department for International Trade organised a renewable energy trade mission to Riyadh 18-20 March.
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.