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  • 29 Jan 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Italian delegation at the Forum on Aquaculture in Yanbu, led by a FAO Italian commission, some representatives of Saudi companies operating in the same industry and IBG president, Mr. Bashar Jabban, were graciously hosted by H.E. Elisabetta Martini, Consul General of Italy, at her residence for a business networking dinner.

    Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations - FAO -  is running in Jeddah a program led by an Italian commission to implement new technologies in Saudi aquaculture:  Italian aquaculture companies, having a leading position in the sector thanks to their high technology and know how developed in almost one century of experience, are in pool position in sustaining and realizing the project.

  • 12 Jan 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A lunch at the Italian Cultural Club was held by the Consulates General of Italy, France, Germany and Turkey and with the participation of Italian Business Group to welcome Eurovent delegation in its stop in Jeddah visiting KSA.

    Eurovent is the leading Europe’s industry association for indoor climate, process cooling and food chain technologies: it represents over 1,000 companies in 13 European countries, employing 150,000 people who generate more than €25 to 30 billion of annual output. 

    Over the years Eurovent has become a well-known and respected stakeholder in all industry-related matters and, in particular, in climate change and energy efficiency.


    The delegation hosted in Jeddah was composed of about 15 Eurovent members representing major international manufacturing companies from several different countries.


    H.E. Elisabetta Martini, Italian Consul in Jeddah, warmly welcomed all the guests at the lunch which also included a delegation of Saudi businessmen operating in the same industry sector.

    Mr. Erick Melquiond, President of Eurovent Certification, took the floor to thank the Italian hospitality and the joint effort of Italian Consulate and Italian Business group to organize an interesting and productive networking event. 


    Italian Chefs Raimondo and Gennaro Chiacchera from Rossopomodoro Restaurant in Jeddah prepared an intriguing menu with gastronomic specialties of the Neapolitan and Campania region tradition, much appreciated by all the guests.  


  • 26 Nov 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    IBG celebrated it’s third annual assembly, dinner and reception at an exclusive private beach resort in Jeddah. The IBG Annual Assembly is the most important meeting for the governing body of the non for profit business association.
    Mr. Bashar Jabban, IBG’s President, opened the evening with a welcome note thanking it's corporate members for their continued support and Mrs. Rena Bakhsh, IBG’s Office Manager, followed with a presentation, showcasing the group’s past achievements and introducing its goals and strategy for the next year. Finally, H.E. Elisabetta Martini, Italian Consul General in Jeddah and IBG’s Honorary Chairmen, concluded with a notable speech about Saudi Italian business relations.
    The evening was followed by a reception at the pier under the full moon accompanied with the notes of a solo violinist and a dinner composed of an assortment of gourmet Italian delicacies. The guests admired excerpts from the exhibition titled “Incanto Italiano” previously held at the Italian Cultural Centre for the “Italian Language Week” celebration.
    Two stunning Lamborghini models, Aventador and Huracan, were kindly brought from Al Ghassan Motors, to greet guests with their Italian majestic beauty.
    Among many notable guests of the evening: H.E. Todd C. Holmstrom, American Consul General in Jeddah, Sheik Ghassan Alsulaiman, chairman of Alghassan Motors, Mr. Mohammed Tamer, CEO Tamer Group, Dr. Faysal Alaquil, Director of Business Development and Head of CPC Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • 18 Nov 2015 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    H.E. Elisabetta Martini in collaboration with the Italian Business Group (IBG) organized at the Italian Consul Residence a networking dinner reception in occasion of the visit of the Italian delegation Veneto Promozione and the exhibition Foodex held in Jeddah, which was attended by several Italian exhibitors in food business.

    H.E. Elisabetta Martini and dr Bashar Jabban, IBG president, warmly welcomed all the participants at the event that was a pleasant occasion to meet Italian and Saudi businessmen interested in the same industries.

  • 20 Oct 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah presents 15th edition of the Italian Language Week in the World with a musical performance by Michele Abramo, tenor, and Francesco Impellizzeri, performer, associated with the exhibition “InCanto italiano, l’italiano nella musica, la musica dell’italiano”, a journey in the Italian songs of XX century. The exhibition aims to highlight the Italian language evolution through the popular music in the last century.

  • 24 Jun 2015 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following the traditions of the holy month of Ramadan, IBG organized a suhoor with the theme “Member’s Benefits and Collaborative Marketing”. 
    Debyazah generously hosted the suhoor, which included a variety of traditional Saudi dishes, revisited with a modern and sophisticated touch.

    At the house of Debyazah, guests enjoyed an elegant and refined dinner, where the lovely setup was noticed by all.   The guests included the Italian Consul General, Dr. Elisabetta Martini, various cherished journalists, Friends of Italy and IBG corporate members. Among IBG esteemed members were Sheikh Ghassan alsulaiman, Shaikh Adbullah Binzagr, and Mr. Abdullah Aldarweesh.

    The president of IBG, Mr. Bashar Jabban introduced the discussion by illustrating “Members Benefits” and Collaborative marketing opportunities. Moreover, Mr. Jabban presented IBG’s next big lifestyle event “Architecture & Construction- Green Living and Sustainability” a contemporary topic that will attract the interest of significant Saudi personalities and professionals.

  • 27 May 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A late afternoon gathering at Basateen compound in Jeddah was organized to discuss the outcome from the Fashion and Jewellery Show 2015.
    IBG’s president, Mr. Bashar Jabban, invited to the discussion some of the main team players of the event, such as Mrs. Roula Krimmley from Jade Jewellery, Mr. Alejandro Hahn from Creative Closet, Mr. Johnny Rahal from Rubaiyat and Mr. Loreto Catania from Sharbatly. The president encouraged all constructive comments and suggestions, confident in the “lesson learned” theory as a great way to improve and grow the team’s performance.

    Following the discussion, a screening of the Fashion and Jewellery Show 2015 was displayed for the first time and appreciated by all those present.
    A  special performance of classical fusion Italian repertoire songs, was played by Mr. Azad Iqbal. Mr. Iqbal is an artist and expert of classic Pakistani music and poetry tradition. he has lent his voice  and talent that evening to interpret Italian music, from “Caruso” to “o sole mio” showing great versatility.

    A gourmet buffet with fresh burrata and smoked scamorza cheese  complimented the evening in perfect Italian style.

  • 08 May 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the second consectuive year, IBG organized and hosted the ambitious Fashion and Jewellery Show  2015, titeld “ An Italian Summer by the Red Sea”. The event represented IBG’s philosophy in portraying the luxury Italian lifestyle in Jeddah. While the obstacles of creatinng a full runway fashion show in Jeddah were   challenging, IBG with it’s internal support  network of members,  sponsors, and administrators has risen up to the challenge and created a fashion event unpralled to in the local industry. Needless to say the event proved to be a great success.

    Behind the scenes, an exceptional team has put this event  together; Rubaiyat with its beautiful summer collection of top italian fashion brands, Jade Jewellery offering  an example of fine Italian jewellery to compliment  any outfit, Ghadeer Ashoor with her magical displays and event coordination , Debyazah and its gastronomic interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine and last but definetly not least ... Ferrari supercars,  the undisputed star of the evening!
    The contributions received by generous sponsors like Sharbatly and Creative Closet made the event possible, pleasantly attended by about three hundred fifty guests.
    Highly appreciated the great work done by Cristina Tamer and her team, invaluable in her role as fashion show Art Director.

  • 02 Feb 2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IBG welcomed the new Italian Consul General in Jeddah, Dr. Elisabetta Martini, with a reception by all IBG members, sponsors, and supporters to offer her a warm welcome into her new  community in Jeddah. An “All Italian” buffet was served as the music of a saxophone soloist completed the theme of the evening.

    Born and raised in Rome, Dr. Elisabetta  Martini graduated from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2008, with a Masters in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences. She entered the diplomatic career in 2012 when she spent the last years working at the European Union in Brussels.
    Among other positions, she worked at the Middle East and Arab League Office of the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs, dealing with the Syrian conflict.

    In February 2014, she took service at the Unit for the preparation of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU. In January the 2, 2015, she was designated as Consul General of Italy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and as Italian Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). She is the author of several papers on the Reform of the United Nations’ Security Council.

  • 03 Dec 2014 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

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About ISBG

The Italian Saudi Business Group (ISBG) is an Italian private non-for-profit business association that operates in Saudi Arabia under the patronage of the Italian Consulate General and The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah