WELCOME TO SAUDI MARITIME CONGRESS
Connecting Saudi's shipping and logistic sectors
Dates and venue announced: 11-12 March 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Maritime Congress 2019 is a unique opportunity to gain exceptional insights into how the ambitious Vision 2030 programme will transform the Saudi economy and what this may mean for the shipping and logistics sectors. Following on from the first, highly-rated, Congress held in Dammam in 2014, this new event will bring together leaders from the shipping, ports, ship construction and offshore marine companies in the Kingdom, as well as their international partners, for two days of deep discussion, guidance and interaction.
We look forward to announcing more details soon.
Expertly curated by industry maestros, our conference agenda is led by some of Maritime’s most prominent personalities and covers the biggest factors affecting the future of Saudi’s regional industry – with a nod to Vision 2030.
Build business, strengthen relationships and create new opportunities within the event’s showcase exhibition. With a remarkable cluster of Maritime’s most powerful personalities in attendance, space will sell fast.
Saudi Maritime Congress attracts the region’s most affluent maritime leaders – making the opportunity for brand exposure all the stronger. Whatever your budget or brand objectives, we have a solution for you.
"Following on from the first Congress in Dammam in 2014, this event will bring together leaders from the shipping, ports, ship construction and offshore marine companies in the Kingdom, as well as their international partners, for two days of deep discussion, guidance and interaction."
KEYNOTE CONFERENCE SESSION ANNOUNCED
Saudi's maritime market takes the spotlight
At the Heart: The Powerhouse, The Hub
Vision 2030 is a plan to deliver a complete transformation of the Saudi economy, reducing its dependence on oil exports. The growth and diversification will be achieved through a range of measures, including maximising the value capture from its massive energy sector through refining and chemicals manufacture, unlocking the potential of the non‑oil sector in areas such as mining, manufacturing and retail, and positioning the Kingdom as a global logistics hub.
This keynote session will discuss the principal features of the plan and their implications:
• A growing contribution from the private sector to the national economy
• Foreign direct investment opportunities in the Kingdom
• Increasing employment opportunities for Saudi Arabia’s growing young demographic and the goal of
nationalization through Nitaqat
• Further integration of the KSM into the regional and global economies as a hub connecting three continents