GESALO News - December 2016

From the Editor-in-Chief




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


Dear readers,

Looking back to our December activities, several events directly come to mind.

We hosted the CEO-workshop, for instance, at the very beginning of December, where representatives of the German industry in Saudi Arabia met to discuss strategies to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. In this context we are happy to announce the initiation of the German Vision 2030 Realization Committee. Its first meeting was only the beginning of a more extensive project to find mutual grounds and create synergies. In this regard we look forward very much to 2017.

Another early highlight of the month was the completion and the festive presentation of our new billboard wall – depicting our closest partners in the region. Naturally, we hope to increase the number of these partnerships.

Towards the middle of the month business activities have slowed down and many of our colleagues and friends in Saudi Arabia have left for winter and new-year’s holidays. I sincerely hope you are having pleasant and restful hibernal days!
In the coming January we will be looking at a number of events in which we will be involved. For instance, the EU-GCC Business Forum will be held in Riyadh on the 9th of January. Furthermore, we will be co-hosting a business delegation of the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association. Target sectors for B2Bs are logistics, transport and infrastructure as well as the energy and petrochemical industries. The delegation, led by the former German President, H.E. Christian Wulff, will be visiting Jeddah and Dammam towards the end of the month.

As usual - 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.

Last but not least: The Munich Ifo-Institute has just published a favorable business index development for the beginning of 2017 and I am certain that we will be experiencing positive spill-over effects here in KSA. 

The GESALO team and I personally wish you a Happy New Year!

With best regards from Riyadh,

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




The Saudi Arabian Ambassador visits the V-LINE headquarter in Sehnde, Germany

Our friends and partners from V- LINE recently hosted the  to the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Awwad  Al Awwad during a s visit that showcased the success story of the German SME in the Saudi business context.  



GESALO co-hosted Luxury Travel event “Ladies Lounge 2016” at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh

The German National Tourist Board and Lufthansa German Airlines along with participating partners Munich Airport, Munich Tourist Board, Outlet City Metzingen and South West Germany Tourist Board invited hand-picked guests to an exclusive evening dedicated to luxury travel in Germany.

Germany is known for innovation and high quality standards. It is a country that is keen on having the best of everything from top-rated luxury properties, world-class cuisine and of course the unique and personalized luxury shopping experiences that meet the needs of every guest.

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.



The toy fair is globally one of the most important event for the toy industry.


ISPO  - The world's leading sports business platform


FRUIT LOGISTICA - International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing


BIOFACH + VIVANESS - World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food / International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care


INHORGENTA MUNICH - The world of Jewlry and timepices


FeuerTRUTZ - Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection


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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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



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DEinternational Consultant and Mediation Officer

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