Sipchem sponsored the 5th Al-Ahsa Investment Forum held under the patronage of Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the governor of eastern region, Saudi Arabia, and with the attendance of a number of ministers headed by the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources and the minister of commerce and investment, in addition to the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment (SAGIA) and many decision-makers, academics and Saudi and foreign businessmen.
The forum is considered as a platform for dialogue, interaction and cooperation between the political and economic decision-makers on one hand and the private sector pioneers, experts and academics on the other. The event aims at shedding the light on the comparative features of Al-Ahsa investment environment by highlighting its outstanding success elements with a summary of various investment opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Abdullah Al-Sadoun, president of shared services in Sipchem, commented on the event: “Sipchem’s sponsorship of this forum is reflecting its realisation of its role in encouraging all aspects of investments – industrial, touristic, or cultural.Al-Ahsa is one of the important and featured regions because of its distinguished geographic location, and young, creative and well-trained workforce.”
The forum this year was distinguished by holding seven dialogue sessions and workshops. The first day was dedicated to shed the light on the investment opportunities and privatisation in the field of energy, the future career opportunities in Saudi Arabia and major promising projects in the kingdom.
The second day started with a special session on the evaluation and assessment of innovation followed by other sessions on the industrial revolution, the investment environment and the most encouraging investment elements, in addition to discussing ideas and initiatives in the agricultural field and selecting Al-Ahsa as the capital of the Arabian tourism for the year 2019, and finally the future of the international economy.