GESALO News - March 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief




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



Dear readers,

A comparably wet March lies behind us and I hope you enjoy the last fresh days before we head towards the warmer months of the year.  This past March was filled with exciting encounters, worthwhile conferences and meetings.

On March 16 I participated at the bi-annual Global Economics Conference by the Association of German Chambers and Industry (DIHK) in Berlin. The event was held under the topic of “regional-globalization”. For a strongly export-driven economy like Germany a lot of challenges lie ahead, in the European Union and beyond.  

Furthermore, our Dr. Kim J. Zietlow attended the ‘Food Forum’ at Hanover Chamber of Commerce on March 27. In addition to his presentation, GESALO took along local food industry experts such as Mr. Bhagwan Asarpota and Mr. Hazem Hafez to give a more detailed overview of the Saudi and Bahraini industry.

The upcoming month will be a very special one for us, as it marks the beginning of our annual German Breakfast and Catalogue Shows. The kick-off show will take place in Riyadh, followed by events in several major Saudi cities and Bahrain throughout the next weeks.

I am also looking forward to accompany a delegation of our Saudi-German Business Council to the HANNOVER MESSE in mid-April. Of course, our colleagues and friends from the Council of Saudi Chambers are part of this journey.

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 to the new month!

With best regards from Riyadh,

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



CeBIT 2017

From the 20th to the 24th of March, the world’s leading computer and IT trade fair CeBIT took place in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT is the only event in the world to present the digital transformation in its entirety. Showcasing real examples and best practice, it outlines all the opportunities for enterprise ‒ from SMEs to large companies. This year the fair was held under the motto “d!conomy – no limits”. More than 3.000 exhibitors presented their latest innovations and technologies to more than 200.000 visitors. It was the third time the Saudi Arab Sea Information Systems was amongst the showcasing companies. The company's first participation in 2015 marked a premiere, as it was the first time a Saudi IT company exhibited at an international trade fair. GESALO supported the company by assisting the organization of the event in Hanover. During the trade fair, Arab Sea Information Systems signed agreements and MoU’s with several European and American.



Upcoming Events in Germany with GESALO Participation

The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology will next be staged from 24th to 28th of April 2017 in Hanover, Germany. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry,” HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading showcase for the digitalization of production and energy systems. Under the motto “Logistics 4.0 Meets Industry 4.0” the fair will be offering talks, presentations and panel discussions highlighting the role of intralogistics in the industrial supply chain. This year GESALO Delegate Oliver Oehms will accompany a delegation of the Asharqia Chamber of Commerce to the trade fair. The group consists of 20 young entrepreneurs visiting several German companies. In Hanover, the delegation is then going to use the advantages of the excellent opportunities of getting in contact with businessmen from all around the world and find out about the latest technologies and innovations. Furthermore, GESALO assists approximately 100 business-visitors from major Saudi companies such as Maaden, Saudi Aramco and SEC in visa and administrative matters, ensuring a successful stay at the trade fair. 


German Catalogue Show in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain 2017

Riyadh 20.04., Manama 17.05., Dammam 02.05., Tabuk 15.05. & Jeddah 16.05.2017

After the great successes of recent years, GESALO is looking forward to organize the catalog show exhibition in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for the thirteenth time in a row. Since 2004 GESALO hosts the event exclusively meant for business guests covering various industries and the public sector. The German Catalogue Show and Breakfast has an excellent reputation and enjoyed comprehensive coverage in Saudi Arabian News. Prominent German companies will present their products and services to a selected Saudi Arabian and Bahraini audience. The show is an outstanding networking opportunity and a unique platform for German as well as Saudi Arabian and Bahraini business people, CEOs and VIPs to get together, share experiences and deepen existing relations. Furthermore, this year’s kick-off show in Riyadh will be a very special one, as it marks the 30th anniversary of Lufthansa in KSA, one of our closets partners in the country.

For further information, please contact Ms. Shaden Altoukhi, +966-920005863 ext. 140

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 world's leading trade fair for industrial technology 


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