GTR Saudi Arabia 2021 Virtual

Oxford Analytica is delighted to support the Global Trade Review (GTR), Saudi Arabia 2021 event online on October, 5. The event will discuss critical market insights through a series of interactive and informative sessions, as well as 3D exhibition, chatrooms, breakouts and the chance to network via GTR‘s dedicated virtual event platform. The event will welcome some of the country's leading practitioners to address the full range of issues impacting Saudi trade and exports, from the key role that trade has in diversifying the Saudi economy – particularly in light of the lofty ambitions of Vision 2030 – to the financing provisions available for trading companies, regional collaboration initiatives, digitisation drives and the increasing role for ECA-backed finance in meeting financing needs and accessing global markets.

Laura James, our Senior Middle East Analyst will join a round table session entitled Diversification, recovery and reform. Joining Laura will be:

  • Moderator: Felix Thompson, Reporter, Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • Khaled Almedbel, Director, Business Development, ACWA Power
  • Professor William Scott-Jackson, Entrepreneurship Expert, Saïd Business School

Diversifying its economy away from oil dependence has been a perennial objective for Saudi policymakers over the past few years, with much pinned on Saudi Vision 2030 as a means of achieving this lofty goal. With the events of 2020, from ‘price wars’ to the disruptive nature of Covid-19 on global consumption, showing just how much of the country’s economic and regulatory progress remains dependent on the oil sector, this special roundtable discussion will assess the redoubling of efforts to grow the economy through trade and exports, whilst also developing a diversified and effective financial sector aligned with the government’s National Transformation Programme (NTP). The session will also consider how the Kingdom is progressing with its various ‘mega-projects’, from the futuristic city of Neom to the Red Sea Project, whilst also considering the role geopolitical tensions can play in export strategies and in maintaining often complex supply chains.

The official agenda for GTR Saudi Arabia 2021 Virtual is now available; offering a comprehensive profile of the latest developments and the tremendous opportunities to be found in the Kingdom.