Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors with a number of mega infrastructural land and sea projects planned and currently in progress, totalling US$ 30 billion within the government’s current five-year plan.
To promote internal and foreign direct investment still further and to support job creation initiatives for Saudi nationals, the first Saudi Maritime Congress, was been launched under the patronage of the Saudi Arabian Minister of Transport and Chairman of Saudi Ports Authority.
The two day conference-led event took place at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers from the 25 - 26 November 2014 offering participants first hand business intelligence from some of the Kingdom's foremost stakeholders, decision makers, investors, trade specialists and economists.
The 2014 figures:
- 508 delegates attended the conference and exhibition
- 17 countries were represented including all of the GCC member states
- 84% of attendees met with exhibitors they intend to do business with in the future
- 98% of attendees would recommend attending future events to their colleagues
There are plans for a future edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress and details will follow.