Exclusive press conference in Riyadh

28/02/2017

GESALO invited Saudi journalists and businessmen to a press conference to introduce the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking technology, which will take place in September 2017 in Hannover.


Presentation & Press Conference of the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector - EMO

The German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) hosted in cooperation with The VDW-German Machine Tool Builders Association and The Saudi National Subcommittee for Iron and Steel Industry a presentation and press conference introducing the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector - EMO. The event took place on February 27 at the Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel in Riyadh.

The event was opened by the GESALO Delegate Mr. Oliver Oehms who emphasized the importance of the fair and expressed his hope for further German-Saudi Arabian cooperation in the related branch. He stressed that “we are proud to be the representative of EMO in Saudi Arabia. This trade fair offers vast opportunities for Saudi Arabian experts to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the metal working industry. GESALO welcomes Saudi Arabian businessmen to attend EMO and organize an exclusive program.”

He was followed by the head of the economic section of the German embassy, Mr. Philipp Schoenbrunn-Knappmann. The Managing Director of EMO Hannover, Mr. Christoph Miller painted a more detailed picture of the fair. “The EMO Hannover is not only the most important meeting point for all players in the metalworking sector, both manufacturers and users. It’s traditionally also an innovation forum and a trend-setter.” He added: “This is why it addresses the important issues in the world of metalworking, and drives them forward.” A wide and varied supporting programme will in 2017 once again be addressing both technical and commercial issues.

The event culminated with Mr. Mohammad Al-Jabr, vice Chairman of the Saudi National Subcommittee for Iron and Steel Industry, who presented an overview of the Iron and Steel Industry Sector and related Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The next EMO Hannover will be held from 18 to 23 September 2017. As the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, it’s the most important indicator for technical trends and innovations in the field of production technology. And it thus also boosts investments in machine tools, production solutions and production-related services under the motto of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”.

The Saudi Vision 2030 introduced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in April 2016 paves the road for a prosperous development of the Kingdom in the future. In order to have the necessary technology available, Saudi Arabia can benefit greatly from attending EMO in Germany. Both countries share a long trade history and the bilateral trade volume was around 11 billion EUR (44 billion SAR) in 2015. The products and technologies presented at EMO do not only proof a great chance to modernize the industry sector in Saudi Arabia, but also strengthen the Saudi-German trade relations. Therefore, GESALO offers to organize an exclusive program, to make a delegation visit from Saudi Arabia led by GESALO delegate Oliver Oehms a unique experience.