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Riyadh Exhibitions Company announces event calendar

Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), a company which offers event organising services, has announced its ‘Exhibitions and Conference Calendar’ from October 2019 - November 2020.

The calendar will include events in various fields such as agriculture, construction, healthcare, heavy equipment and machinery, packaging, plastic and petrochemical industries, transportation and electricity.

One of the exhibitions that will be organised is Saudi Elenex 2020, which will cover topics relating to electricity, alternative energy, water, technology and lighting.

The Saudi Elenex will showcase products, services and technologies to 15,000 corporate visitors representing multinationals, SMEs and large-scale organisations from Saudi Arabia and the GCC.

It will also provide an opportunity to network with government officials, international buyers, consultants and industry specialists. It aims to foster long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships with local companies to launch joint ventures and projects of common interest.

Mohammed Al Sheikh, head of marketing and PR at Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), said: “Globally, the MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) accounts for as much as 1% of the world’s GDP, more than US $275 billion annually.

“The MICE sector is growing significantly in the Kingdom due to the Saudi government’s facilitations through the Saudi Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB).

“The sector has a tremendous potential to boost economic growth across Saudi Arabia by increasing our share of the international trade show and exhibition marketplace. The MICE industry promotes the economic significance of the country and supports the openness of the Kingdom to international players and attracts thousands of investors who are eager to enter the Saudi market.

Al-Sheikh continues: “For the fourth quarter of this year (2019) until November next year (2020), REC plans to organise and manage a rich portfolio of sustainable programmes covering vital sectors in the Kingdom. These programmes include: Saudi Print & Pack, the Saudi Plastic & Petrochemicals, which is the largest industrial gathering in the region; Saudi HealthCare Exhibition, the Kingdom’s largest healthcare event which will host more than 25,000 professionals and leading healthcare providers and suppliers in the region.”

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