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 Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau: 3000 Licensed Business Events During the First Quarter of This Year with a Rise of 21%
 ( Published On Monday 25 June 2018, 12 Shawwal 1439, Time: 9:19)

Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau: 3000 Licensed Business Events During the First Quarter of This Year with a Rise of 21%


The Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau disclosed the volume of achievements carried out during the first quarter of 2018, where it reviewed, in a detailed report, the rate of achieving the initiatives of implementing strategic aims and elements of the Bureau.


The report has explained that the number of approved initiatives of the Bureau was (90) initiatives branching from (23) strategic goals, and that the actual achievement rate of the initiatives reached (76%) until the end of March, 2018. The report noted that the most important achievements of the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau during the first quarter of  2018, was the preparation of the final report of the Bureau and submitting it to the Council of Ministers, and the supervisory committee of the Bureau approval of the rules and procedures of holding introductory exhibitions, the rules and procedures of holding lectures, training courses, workshops and meetings and their publication in "Umm al-Qura" newspaper along with the approval and organization of the Envoy Program, and opening up nomination to register envoys through the Bureau portal.


The achievements also included coordination with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs concerning municipal fees for business events, signing a minute specific for that, and contracting with a specialized company to analyze data related to attracting international associations meetings.


The report pointed out that among their achievements is the presentation of introductory performances about the Bureau and the meeting industry and discussing aspects of cooperation, with His Royal Highness Prince of the Eastern Province, and His Royal Highness Deputy Governor of Makkah Region, and His Excellency, Minister of Hajj and Umrah.


The Bureau accounts were also launched in the social media outlets, with (204) Twitter entries being published with (811,263) accounts interacting with these tweets, (29) publications being published in the ďLinkedInĒ account of the Bureau,with (14133)accounts interacting with them. In addition, 9 videos about the Bureauwere published at the "YouTube" account of the Bureauwith (120) thousand viewers interacting with them.


The Saudi Forum for Meeting Industry was organized during the period of (18-20/2/2018) at the King Faisal Hall in the Intercontinental Riyadh Hotel, with the participation of (61) speakers and (148) exhibitors. The meeting was attended by (1360) officials, (10%)of them coming from outside the KSA, and (43098) viewers watching the Forum through the direct electronic broadcast. In addition, (29) agreements were signed between the participating parties, and a workshop for the investment map for the establishments of the business events was held with the participation of all investment managers in the regionsímunicipalities.


Among the achievements mentioned in the report of the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau, is the President of King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa approval of a Diploma course for the Department of Event Management, the provision of )121( professional consultations to investors and employees in the meeting industry, the dissemination and transmission of )36( information materials on the Bureau and the meeting industry in the Kingdom, and the distribution of (9) Reports on the international developments in the field of meeting industry.


The Bureau also works on developing and operating the Bureau's electronic portal, as (493) new accounts have been registered during the reportís period, including (126) institutions and companies for  organizing exhibitions and conventionsand (38) exhibition and conference facilities, thus bringing the number of accounts registered in this portal up to (4282), with an increase of (13%) over the total accounts registered at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, including (917) accounts for exhibition and convention organizers, and (363) accounts for exhibition and convention facilities in the KSA.


The report mentioned that in the first quarter of 2018, (3013) business events were licensed, mostly in the sectors of health care, education, technology, telecommunications, economy, trade, consumer goods, retail and professional services, with a rise of (21%) compared to the first quarter of 2017. AL- Reyadh share of such activities was (49%), Mecca (30%), Eastern province(15%), Madinah (3%), Qassim (1%) and Asir (1%), along with the issuance of (31) warning and penalty resolutions according to the system and the suspension of (16)  unlicensedbusiness events. Ė SCTA

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