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Newsletter | May 2024
Dear readers of the German-Saudi business community,

The first half of the year is nearly over, and we can look back on exciting events during the last months.  New business sectors are regularly enhancing the bilateral trade. The visit of 15 German companies from the mining and mineral resources sector revealed the tremendous potential the Kingdom is offering. Opportunities in the waste management sectors can be read in our brochure Circular Economy in KSA.

An upcoming highlight is the UEFA EURO 2024 starting 14th of June in Germany where you will find an exciting partnership opportunity in this newsletter!

Best regards,
Dr. Dalia Samra-Rohte

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June 3rd: German-Saudi Symposium: Innovations in the Glass Industry

Join our Networking Symposium “Innovations in the Glass Industry” on June 3rd, 2024 in Riyadh.
The German-Saudi Symposium on the Glass Industry is a unique and collaborative event organized by GESALO and Glasstec Messe Dusseldorf. Bringing together industry leaders to explore opportunities, discuss challenges, and foster partnerships in the glass sector. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and international cooperation, this symposium promises to be a pivotal gathering for advancing the glass industry's growth and development.

Date: June 3, 2024
Location: Radisson Blu Riyadh Qurtuba | Saudi Arabia | Al Thumama Road, Qurtubah, Riyadh 11263
Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Guest Speakers:

  • Al Obaikan Glass, Mr Ahmad Houchaimi, Business GM
  • Schueco MENA, Mr Ammar Alul, CEO
  • Al-Andalus (Tec Fire) , Dr. Amir Abdullatif, Managing Director
  • Guardian Glass Middle East & Africa, Mr Maher Hasson, Director of Sales Operation

May 21, 2024: Live Webinar
Essential Updates and Latest Developments on Taxation in Saudi Arabia

Join us to stay informed and navigate the evolving tax laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our speaker will shed light on the provisions for Qualified Regional Headquarters, present the main takeaways of the draft of the Kingdom’s new income tax law, which envisages broad changes to a variety of key provisions. Also, it will be discussed the potential impact on foreign investors and businesses operating in KSA. Further, our guest speaker will update you on the recent developments regarding Special Economic Zones and the Special Integrated Logistics Zone, along with the opportunities these present for astute investors.

Date: May 21, 2024
Location: via Zoom conference call
Time: 11.00am - 12.00 pm | Riyadh time
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bücheler, LL. M., Head of Tax bei Roedl & Partner 

Register to the webinar | May 21

June 11, 2024
Understanding the KSA Personal Data Protection Law

On 15 September 2024, the Saudi Personal Data Protection Law  (PDPL) will be fully implemented including the hefty penalties of up to several million SAR that apply in case of non-compliance. To better understand the content and structure of the law, Hundt & Partners draws a comparison between the PDPL and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union which has inspired the Saudi legislation to some extent. The audience will also be enlightened about the legally required Data Protection Officers (DPOs), their responsibilities and their liability.

Date: June 11, 2024
Location: via Zoom conference call
Time: 11.00am - 12.00 pm | Riyadh time
Prof. Abu Bakar Munir, Consultant on Cyber Law and Data Protection Law.Jochen Hundt, Managing Partner, Legal Consultant, Hundt Partners

Register to the webinar | Jun 11

May 05, 2024
CEO Roundtable

The quarterly CEO Roundtable took place in May at the GESALO premises. Dr. Dalia Samra-Rohte, Delegate of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen moderated the discussion and welcomed H.E. German Ambassador Michael Kindsgrab and CEOs of German companies at the GESALO office. It was an insightful exchange on the new business trends highlighting business opportunities in SaudiArabia and the region.

May 14, 2024
Female Executive Round Table 

Dr. Dalia Samra-Rohte welcomed Anna Mirow, Managing Partner of andQFIVE as our guests at the GESALO Female Executive Roundtable.
The female business leaders enjoyed an interactive workshop on facilitating female leadership focusing on leadership equation, seeking your sponsor, resilience or building strategic relations. During the “Energy Break” the participants were able to network and discuss factors of long-term progress.

The mining sector is on an impressive upswing with new exploration licenses and opportunities for mining technology. 15 German companies from the Mining and Minerals sector visited Saudi Arabia in April and presented their state-of-the-art technology during the Mining symposium. The successful event raised a strong interest in the Saudi business community. It was organized by GESALO together with their partners Mena Business GmbH and the VDMA on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

As part of the program Gesalo organized meetings with relevant institutions and companies in Riyadh and the Eastern Province.  We received very positive feedback from the German companies, who set up first contacts aiming to come back very soon!

Circular Economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Broschure | in English

Saudi Arabia is setting up Circular Economic. One focus area of it is the waste management sector. The brochure is designed to provide quick and comprehensive insights into the Saudi market.

Download the Brochure

UPCOMING Trade Fairs | Dates for decision makers

DRUPA | Duesseldorf | May 28-Jun 7, 2024

In 2024, the international print industry will meet at drupa, the world's leading trade fair for print technologies. The world's leading trade fair stands for inspiration, innovation, top-class knowledge transfer and intensive networking.

No other trade show attracts more international highly qualified visitors than drupa. 75% of attendees are executives with investment decision-making authority or involvement, and more than half of visitors come with specific investment intentions. drupa offers a valuable knowledge advantage with a top-class lecture program by international top speakers.

Singapore Int. Water Week | June 19-21, 2024

As one of the leading water events in the world, the biennial Singapore International Water Week delivers a range of flagship programmes that gathers stakeholders from governments, utilities, academia, and industry to share best practices and solutions, showcase the latest technologies and harness business opportunities in tackling urban water challenges.

SIWW+ is Singapore International Water Week’s digital technology and innovation resource hub. 

transport logistic China | June 25-27, 2024

transport logistic China will be held during June 25-27, 2024 and back at Shanghai New International Expo Centre! As Asia’s biggest and most exciting fair, visitors can catch up on the latest developments, exchange knowledge, and efficiently network with your target customers and logistics experts from all over the world.
transport logistic China is Asia's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management. It acts as the business platform and driving force for China’s logistics and transport industry and includes comprehensive conference programs.

InnoTrans 2024 | Berlin | Sep 24-27, 2024

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin.
Sub-divided into the five trade fair segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction,

InnoTrans occupies all 42 halls available at Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The InnoTrans Convention, the event’s top-level supporting programme, complements the trade fair and will be streamed live.

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May 28- Jun 7 | DRUPA - no. 1 for printing technologies | Dusseldorf

Jun 19-21 | INTER SOLAR 2024 | Munich

Aug 30 - Sep 08 | Caravan Salon | Dusseldorf

Sep 17-22 |  IAA Transportation | Hanover

Sep 24 - 27 | InnoTrans | Berlin

Oct 8-10  | ALUMINIUM | Dusseldorf

Oct 22-25 | GLASSTEC 2024  | Dusseldorf

Oct 22-25 | EUROBLECH 2024 | Hanover

Nov 12-15 | Energy Decentral | Hanover

Nov 12-15 | EuroTier | Hanover

Nov 12-15 | ELECTRONICA 2024  | Munich

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