GESALO News - August 2016



Dear readers,


August has been an eventful month. We started off with a well-received and successful event featuring German-Saudi Arabian business cooperation in the health care sector. We were fortunate to have both HE Mr. Dieter Haller, German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dr. Rashed Kawan, Acting General Supervisor of the Transformation Center, Ministry of Health, among our group of distinguished speakers who kindly gave us their support. It was an effective demonstration of the continuing and prosperous partnership between Germany and Saudi Arabia.

Due to this positive context, I am especially looking forward to my meeting with and presentation at the German Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers’ Association in early September. Being in Germany, I will also attend the 9th North Rhine-Westphalian Day of International Trade on 26th September. It certainly will be an interesting and productive high-key affair hosted by our partners in the largest of the German States.

Furthermore, I have been visiting Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province, where I hosted our German Business Circle meeting. I was happy to welcome new members to our round of lively discussions about Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030”. Bahrain was also on my itinerary, and I engaged in several business talks and partner consultations. As the summer months fade and the torridity lessens, business activities are increasing.

Of course, we are already intensively preparing and planning our events for the immediate future. The Riyadh and Eastern Provinces offices are conjointly organizing the workshop “Solutions to Environmental Problems in the Saudi Arabian Water Sector”. We have invited leading German and Saudi Arabian experts and officials to take part and are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of expertise and perspectives.

In other words: We are expecting busy and eventful weeks to come! As such we are very happy to welcome Dr. Kim J. Zietlow and Mr. Solomon Georg Caskie as reinforcements to our GESALO team.

Please view the events section on our webpage in case you wish to take part in any of these gatherings, either in Germany or here in the Gulf region.

Have a good start into the new month!

With best regards from Riyadh,

Oliver Oehms

Delegate of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen



New GESALO Team members

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Kim J. Zietlow and Mr. Solomon Georg Caskie among our GESALO ranks!

Dr. Kim J. Zietlow is a trained agricultural economist from the Humboldt-University in Berlin. He earned previous work experience as a management consultant with McKinsey & KPMG and worked as Head of Operations in an internet startup. At GESALO he supports the DEinternational team and is responsible for media & communication activities.


Mr. Solomon Georg Caskie has since June advanced from trainee to consultant. He holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Economics of the MENA region from the Philipps-University Marburg and has accumulated great practical experience in the region. At GESALO he joins the DEinternational team and strengthens our legal department as mediation officer. He is furthermore responsible for the development and release of this monthly newsletter.


Upcoming events in Germany with GESALO participation

The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Wetzlar (9th September) and Hannover(13th and 14th September) are hosting events on Saudi-Arabia’s economic developments, market potentials and the “Vision 2030”. The GESALO Delegate Oliver Oehms will present at both events presenting facts and figures on the matter and answering individual questions and inquiries. Both events will be primarily held in German.

Please click here for more information on the event in Wetzlar

Please click here for more information on the event in Hannover


GESALO Trade Fairs  

Our Trade Fairs team is working hard to assure a large Saudi Arabian company representation at various trade fairs in Germany in September. Visitors and fair participants are provided with customized programs and services to maximize their success. If you are interested in attending one of the listed fairs, please don’t hesitate to contact our department for trade fairs.


13.09. - 17.9. Frankfurt

The Automechanika is the world's leading trade fair for the Automotive Service Industry

20.09. - 23.09. Berlin

The InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology.

22.09. - 29.09. Hannover

The IAA: Commercial Vehicles is the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.

27.09. - 29.09. Munich

The FachPack is an international specialist trade fair for packaging, technology, processing and logistics.

GESALO Medical Assistance

We are also providing services to facilitate medical treatment of Saudi Arabian citizens in Germany - We can help to ensure the optimal, customized treatment for your requirements and needs. If you have any question regarding our medical assistance package, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information please click here


2. The GESALO business news recommendation:

"High rate of international approval of Saudi Arabia’s 'Vision 2030'"
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"The IMF approves the first round of the “Vision 2030” reforms and encourages Saudi-Arabia to increase the pace"
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"The Ministry of Commerce and Investment establishes a new fund to encourage investment in smaller firms"
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"Non-oil sector revenues are increasing and private sector expand"
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"Careful consumer behavior: Slow but steady growth"
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"Riyadh stock market lowers investment restrictions to attract more FDI"
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3. The GESALO legal news recommendation:

"Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approves new visa regime for expatriates: A substantial increase of Visa fees"
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"Traffic laws tightened"
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4. The GESALO Media Kit 2016

The GESALO proudly presents its new Media Kit set up including interesting promotion packages!

Please click here to view your new advertisement options!


GESALO Publications

Please click here for more information.


5. The GESALO Calendar of Events

We are organizing or taking part in a great variety of events in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Please view the events section on our webpage for more information.





Solomon Georg Caskie

DEinternational Consultant and Mediation Officer

Tel +966 (0) 11 4050201 Ext. 113


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