GESALO News - October 2016


Dear readers,

this month saw a substantial series of GESALO events. We started off by hosting a workshop in Dammam featuring “Solutions to Environmental Problems in the Saudi Arabian Water Sector” at the beginning of October. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the Federal German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and the Asharqia Chamber. We were delighted to welcome high profile speakers and participants to various panel discussions and expert presentations. In direct succession we held a very successful German Saudi-Arabian Business Circle in Jeddah. This was followed by yet another event: The visit of a German economic delegation from 10th  - 12th October which engaged in B-2-B negotiations with carefully selected Saudi Arabian companies within the renewable energy sector. Those were rather busy days indeed.

However, not all our events are purely business-related: In the near future, we have the pleasure of giving a German Business Reception in Bahrain. We are very much looking forward to an enjoyable evening among friends and partners on 16th November.  

In addition GESALO is organizing a large German petrochemical delegation with an expected number of 11 participating companies. This event will include talks, presentations and visits to the Eastern Province’s major companies.

I would also like to announce that the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. Matthias Machnig, will be visiting Saudi Arabia on 4th December. As well as political dialogue, a meeting with local German firms is scheduled – interested parties are asked to contact the Head of our Trade Fairs and Export Promotion Mr. Al-Ameen Al-Dalali.

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



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.

14.11.2016 German Saudi Arabian Business Circle, German Embassy, Riyadh

24.11.2016 IHK München und Oberbayern: Exporttag Bayern

28.11.2016 IHK Aschaffenburg: In-House Beratung  

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.


08.11.-10.11.2016                              Nuremberg


A capital goods exhibition for the whole process chain of beverage production: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing



International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications



The world's leading trade fair for animal production


Bazaar Berlin:

Retail show for handicrafts, design and natural products from around the world


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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Save the Date

"Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and the Labour Market"
Monday, October 31st,
10:00 AM
Council of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh


Luxury Travel In Germany "Ladies Lounge 2016"
Thursday, November 10th
19:00 to 22:30 PM
Ritz Carlton, Riyadh


BAU 2017
The World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems



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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