The annual European Networking Event was held this year at the Italian Cultural Centre in Jeddah. The event assembled many business groups and commercial sections of all European consulates. Aside from the British, French, German, Greek, and Italian consulates with permanent presence in Jeddah, the embassies of Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Spain, and Sweden had sent representatives from Riyadh to participate in the event.
H.E. Ambassador Adam Kulach, head of the delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom, had the opening speech, followed by the Italian Consul, Dr. Simone Petroni, who reinterated the guidelines inspiring the actual semester of Italian EU presidency.
Many stands were set up displaying informative materials of businesses operating in the Kingdom and commercial news about each represented country. The event’s success was observed by the increased participation of foreign delegates and Saudi executives.
IBG’s stand was no exception, as visitors enjoyed our vast map display of the main Italian industrial districts, covering the entire Italian peninsula and divided by industry, from fashion to furniture to biotechnology and pharmaceutical.