The "Official Support Agreement" protocol, which SGB Forum and USSABC
will sign the on October 13-15, aims to improve business opportunities between both the countries by leveraging a two-way flow of know-how and technology in the field of green buildings.
has built a membership base of approximately 400 leading companies in the US and Saudi Arabia and serves as the central source of information and assistance for companies that want to pursue specific business activities in Saudi Arabia.
Key speakers expected to address the forum on behalf of the Kingdom include Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Abdullatif Al-Othman, governor and chairman, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, governor of SWCC, Abdulrahman Al-Mofadhi, secretary-general, Public Investment Fund, Alaa Nassif, CEO, Royal Commission for Yanbu, Abdallah Jum'ah, Saudi Arabian Co-Chairman, USSABC
and Chairman, Saudi Investment Bank, Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, president of the Council of Saudi Chambers, Yousef Al-Benyan, acting CEO, SABIC, Saleh Alamr, CEO, Colleges of Excellence, and Abdulrahman Al-Wohaib, senior vice president, downstream operations, Saudi Aramco.
Earlier, speaking at the meet, USSABC
President and CEO Edward Burton said: "Yanbu's competitive package of land, utility and infrastructure services coupled with its access to Middle Eastern, European, Asian and African markets make it a must for consideration for any international firm looking to expand its footprint in the Gulf region.
The symposium comes within a series of programs organized jointly by the USSABC
and the Royal Commission.
Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Arab News, and Basheer Al-Ghuraydh, USSABC
secretary-general, also attended the reception.
Confirmed speakers for the event include Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Industry; Mohamed Al-Mady, Saudi Arabian co-chairman of the USSABC
and vice chairman and CEO of SABIC; Peter Robertson, US co-chairman of the USSABC
and former vice chairman of Chevron Corporation; and Azzam Shalabi, president, National Industrial Clusters Development Program.
This will be the fourth mission that the USSABC
has joined with Representative Ellison and Minnesota firms to explore the Saudi market.