European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman

Press release: 4th EU-GCC Business Forum

Riyadh, 05/12/2019 - 15:51, UNIQUE ID: 191205_26
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The 4th EU-GCC Business Forum, which will convene on 11 December, in Muscat, Oman, is held in cooperation with the GCC Secretariat, Omani Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Technology and Communications, Oman Supreme Council, Ithraa and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and all GCC Chambers of Commerce, is the major platform for EU-GCC B2B engagement. 

The Forum will focus on “Technology: An Enabler for Future Growth and Prosperity” and tackle subjects such as the role of education, the legal framework for technology, the role of technology in the logistics, manufacturing and industrial sectors, e-commerce and Women in Tech entrepreneurs. 

The forum will be attended by over 200 delegates from both the EU and GCC and feature expert speakers discussing the ongoing initiatives and planned investments in their respective countries. The forum will have a series of panel discussions, covering topics such as the importance of education in preparing future workforces to be better equipped in dealing with the changing market dynamics, the importance of establishing a legal framework to regulate the continuously evolving technological advancements; as well the role that technology plays in the logistic, industrial and manufacturing and e-commerce sectors. The forum will conclude by addressing the challenges that women tech entrepreneurs face while entering and working in the technology field.

H.E. Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso, Head of European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Oman: “The forum will offer an immense opportunity for cross-cutting networking and identification of trade and investment opportunities between EU and the GCC countries”. He added “that the business linkages established will contribute to supporting the ongoing diversification strategies in key economic sectors as technology is concerned.” 

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