GESALO News - November 2016


Dear readers,

We have now entered the cold - and as of a few days ago the rainy - season and the final days before many will return to Germany for winter holidays.

In November we were organizing a large business delegation in the Eastern Province – with 10 German companies taking part. The target market was the petrochemical sector. A well-attended symposium was followed by B2B visits including important international players like Saudi Aramco and SABIC. Thanks to our colleagues from the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) for leading the delegation to the Kingdom!

We have also hosted a business reception for our friends and partners in Bahrain. I think it is safe to say that it indeed was an enjoyable evening.

Furthermore, after many months of writing, detail work and design I am happy to announce the relaunch of our GESALO Magazine – please be sure to view it thoroughly. We are happy with the results and hope it finds your approval.

Also – in an effort to modernize our office- we have ordered the construction of a billboard wall in our entrance area, depicting all our main sponsors and partners. The festive opening will take place on 4th December. We will supply you with pictures and more details in our next newsletter.

Of course, I will also be travelling to Germany in the next month to visit and participate in IHK events in Hannover and Kassel and I am especially looking forward to meetings in Bielefeld, Germany’s industrial heartland on 12th December.

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

Have a good start into the new month!

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


Upcoming Events in Germany with GESALO Participation

Our partners the German Chambers of Commerce (IHKs) are regularly hosting events on Saudi Arabia’s economic developments, market potentials and the “Vision 2030”. The IHKs also offer in-house consultations for businessmen interested in a Saudi Arabian market entry. The GESALO delegate Oliver Oehms usually attends these events in person, presents facts and figures on the matter and answers individual questions and inquiries. These events will be primarily held in German.

IHK Hanover, December 7
Information and inhouse consultations (MENA-Region) 

IHK Kassel-Marburg, December 8 - 9
Foreign trade board meeting and inhouse consultations (Saudi Arabian Markets)

IHK Bielefeld, December 12
Inhouse consultations (Saudi Arabian Markets)

GESALO Trade Fairs  

We are working hard to ensure a large Saudi Arabian company representation at various trade fairs in Germany. Visitors and fair participants are provided with customized programs and services to maximize success. If you are interested in attending one of the listed fairs, please contact our department for trade fairs.


January 20 - 29, 2017

International Green Week - The world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture Berlin

January 28 - 30, 2017

Opti - The international trade show for optics & design


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.


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Saudi government to settle dues with private sector companies before year-end
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The privatisation process proceeds: Riyadh aims to complete power privatisation plans by end of year
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Riyadh public transport system 45% complete
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Vision 2030 - Implications for the German-Saudi Business Relations


  • Results of GESALO Survey 2016

  • Exclusive interview with the German Ambassador H.E. Dieter Haller

  • GESALO expert meetings, trade fairs, and more


BAU 2017

The World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems



DOMOTEX 2017:The World of Flooring

The world’s flagship trade fair for carpets and floor coverings serves once again as the No. 1 meeting place from the 14-17 January 2017.



GESALO Calendar of Events

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

GESALO Media Kit 2016

We proudly presents our new Media Kit including interesting promotion packages!

GESALO Publications



Solomon Georg Caskie

DEinternational Consultant and Mediation Officer

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