WTC Leeuwarden webinar series - Promising city: Riyadh


Riyadh isthe  capital of Saudi Arabia. Currently there are almost 33 million inhabitants in Saudi Arabia, of which 5 million in the capital Riyadh. The city is divided in 17 districts. The country is the biggest exporter of oil in the world, which comes with a large network of pipelines connecting oil and gas fields, refineries and ports which are a very important for the local economy.

Saudi Arabia strives for a more diversified economy, this goal is linked to the “Vision 2030” project. The vision is built around three primary themes: a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. And this project offers many opportunities for the entertainment sector (such as theme parks and amusement parks, as well as the game industry), luxury and sustainable tourism, and construction sector.

Promising sectors in the country are the water, (renewable) industry and Agri and food industry. Currently 80% of the food is imported, therefor they want to develop the local food production which is combined with the freshwater supplies.

During this webinar you will learn about Riyadh, the leading industries, the way to do business in Saudi Arabia, export and import opportunities, investment possibilities and how to find the right business partner.

Among the presenters are Hasan El Kojok , director of World Trade Center Saudi in Riyadh and Francois-Xavier Depireux , CEO of LD Export.

World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by offering knowledge and opening new markets by connecting.


  • Introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
  • Presenting the region by video
  • Presentation about the region
  • Opportunities for dutch companies
  • Cultural differences
  • Q&A

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