IMEX 2017 is an annual event that witnesses the participation of more than 3500 exhibitors from 150 countries representing tourist boards, convention bureaus, international hotel chains, airlines and destination management companies, offering global business opportunities and a unique networking platform to discuss the latest trends in the MICE industry.
The tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was mostly dependent on religious tourism, however the objectives of the vision 2030 redirected the focus on diversifying tourism to include more business, conference and exhibition travelers. Thus, comes the participation of the Kingdom at this important global exhibition to achieve its objective of positioning itself as a strategic destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions in the region.
Through its national pavilion at IMEX 2017, the Kingdom seeks to attract international exhibitions and conferences that will contribute to the development of the various economic sectors in the Kingdom and to facilitate the communication channels between the Saudi private sector and the major international companies specialized in exhibitions and conferences.
In this context, Riyadh Exhibition company Ltd. is participating at IMEX
to showcase its 36 years of experience in the exhibitions and conferences industry and to examine the best international practices and trends on this industry. REC will benefit from the knowledge and expertise exchange with international peers, which will reflect positively on the level of services provided and thus contributing to leveraging the local MICE industry as a whole in the Kingdom to help achieve the sector’s broad goals as the preferred destination for creation of exhibitions and conferences in the region.
Mr. Khalid Alamdar, Director of Sales and Marketing at Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said, “this participation comes in line with our strategic vision of attracting global events and forums to be hosted in the Kingdom; In addition to discussing the upcoming investment opportunities, benefiting from the international expertise and strengthening our presence globally.”
It is worth mentioning that Riyadh Exhibitions Co. Ltd. (REC), is a Saudi company specialized in organizing local & international exhibitions, conferences and other trade events. The company caters to several activities for various economic sectors. Throughout its 36 years, REC has organized more than 440 unique and successful shows and conferences renowned for their innovation, professionalism and attention to details. REC boasts an international presence, supported by over 120 commercial & industrial bodies from more than 50 countries. Regionally, REC dominates with its wide range of events programs, serving 20 economic and financial sectors in the Middle East. REC’s leading events are certified by UFI.