Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Businesswomen take expo-planning market by storm  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 25/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi women have swept into the ever-expanding conference and expo-planning domain now owning around 35 percent of these organizational companies.

'we expect to witness significant growth in this market which is already expanding at a rate of more than 15 percent" said lamia al-ajaji owner of intilaq. 'such exhibitions are a marketing magnet for foreign companies wishing to promote their products in the area."

'i think women are overtaking men in this domain because they have better organizational skills" said al-ajaji.

'women have invested more than sr60 billion the saudi market which accounts for more than 20 percent of investments in the private sector. female participation is vital for enhancing the national economy. we have a lot of frozen wealth that must be activated and this is the perfect venue."

'we often face objections in holding our exhibitions from the commerce ministry" said al-anood al-fayez the owner of another such establishment.

'we have certain restrictions imposed on us such as being barred from engaging in buying or selling activity at the exhibition or face a sr10000 penalty."

'we are also forced to rent wedding halls or five-star hotels because there is no place for us to hold our exhibitions."

'another major problem we face is the lack of qualified saudi personnel" she said. 'the majority of companies in this sector are managed by foreign staff."

al-fayez suggests holding exhibitions every two months to attract female investors and motivate girls to take on this line of work. 'we must find an entity to unify conference and exhibition organizers in the kingdom and give it the attention it deserves" she said.

fadel abu al-einien an economist said the exhibition and conferences market in saudi arabia provides varied outcomes.

'the strength of the saudi market which accounts for more than 65 percent of the volume of the gulf market is a magnet for production and marketing.

'as such the gulf cooperation council (gcc) is expected to play a prominent role in this industry in coming years because of the current expansion of these markets. in fact this industry can serve as economic gateway to prosperity."


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 1 2014 - China to become GCC's biggest oil importerMENAFN
(MENAFN) China is set to depend heavily on the capacity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to provide a stable flow of oil for the next ten years, Saudi Gazette reported.The deal earlier announced ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Kazakhstan to boost bilateral ties with OmanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kazakhstan expressed its aims to boost bilateral relations with Oman with increased diplomatic visits and trade relations, Oman Observer reported.The Sultanate has contributed to ...

 Sep 1 2014 - 'City of Light' could recapture an intellectual leadership roleArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The holy city of Madinah has found a special place in World Economic Forum's report of the global agenda council on competitiveness.The report titled 'The Competitiveness of ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Final agreement for USD2b Omagine project near signingMENAFN
(MENAFN) A final agreement regarding the establishment of the Omagine real estate, tourism and entertainment project, which would cost USD2 billion and planned to be near Muscat International ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Global PTFE Market to Reach USD 6,440.0 Million by 2020MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Global PTFE sales were estimated at USD 3,465.0 million in 2012, and are expected to reach USD 6,440.0 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2013 to 2020, according to new ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Dubai set to stage Gary Barlow show in OctoberKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Why the news of one pop concert in Dubai has wider (and happier) implications according to Adam Zacharias And so it begins.Earlier this week on my drive to work I heard on ...

 Sep 1 2014 - UAE- I always turned up with a couple of tapes: DJ NazKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) DJ Naz resident spinner at Toro Toro in Grosvenor House Dubai tells us about his musical beginnings and why hed like to follow in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta DJ style: ...

 Sep 1 2014 - UAE- Western Sydney Wanderers to feature in Al Jaziras IPIC CupKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Western Sydney Wanderers who saw the back of last years champions Guangzhou Evergrande are set to touchdown in Dubai on Sunday.Ammar Bashir and Ali Al Nuaimi addressing the ...

 Sep 1 2014 - Emirati dies as car turns turtle on Malaiha road in SharjahKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The victim was driving at the maximum speed while he lost control over the vehicle and hit a pole causing the car to flip over several times.A 23-year-old Emirati died and ...

 Sep 1 2014 - UAE- More patrols to be deployed near Fujairah schoolsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Traffic and Patrols Department of the Fujairah Police has chalked out a plan to control traffic at the start of the new academic year.It will deploy 22 more patrols ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help