Organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM), Saudi Agriculture Seminar Series will be held concurrently with Saudi Agriculture 2014 show between 8 and 9 September, at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Agriculture Seminar Series will present a number of highly unique sessions spread across two days, for all those involved in the agriculture industry in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Agriculture Seminar Series will take place as part of the renowned Saudi Agriculture exhibition for the agriculture industry, now in its 33rd year of running, which is co-located with Saudi Agrofood for the food product and technology industry and Saudi Food Pack for the food processing and packaging industry.
Since the 1970s, Saudi Arabia has pursued an aggressive program of investment in the agriculture industry with the aim of being self-sufficient and less reliant on importing food. This has been extremely successful in terms of the quantities of food that Saudi Arabia has been able to produce; however, it has been damaging in terms of country-wide resource depletion and in particular, the depletion of water resources. Saudi Arabia is now looking to invest heavily in new technologies to improve the efficient use of resources and in the agriculture business internationally to meet the country’s food demands and increase food security.
These highly focused seminars will cover a number of specific areas of interest including, agribusiness and food security, irrigation technologies and efficient use of water resources, organic farming and poultry farming. These seminars will provide the ideal platform to discuss the current and future overseas agriculture investment business strategies for Saudi Arabia, how to improve the efficient use of available resources and addressing the current trends in technology and the worldwide agriculture industry.
9.75% was the increase of food consumption in 2013, which is now estimated to grow to a staggering 55.3% by 2016
26% is the share of food of the total consumer expenditure in Saudi Arabia.
70% of Saudi Arabia’s food needs are currently imported.
In 2013, the Saudi government invested approximately $12.3 billion in domestic agriculture projects, with further funds channeled into agricultural investment giving a total estimated allocation of $15.2 billion. This figure is expected to continue to rise in the coming years.
Saudi Arabia is now looking to invest in 35 countries across the world, with international agriculture organizations as joint venture projects.
Some of the key topics which will be discussed during the seminars include:
• Agribusiness in Saudi Arabia and exploring future investment strategies
• Exploring the future of greenhouse management and organic farming in Saudi Arabia
• The growing industries of poultry farming and aquaculture in Saudi Arabia
• Saudi Arabia irrigation challenges and future water resource solutions
Organizations confirmed to deliver presentations during the seminars include:
• Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
• Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC)
• Saudi Greenhouse Management & Agriculture
• Agriculture Economics Research Institute (LEI)
• Golden Grass
• Public Investment Fund (PIF)
• Arabian Shrimp Company
• Agriculture Development Fund (Fisheries Sector Development)
• GIZ International Services (Organic Farming Project)
• National Aquaculture Company (NAQUA)
• International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
• United Nations FAO (Food & Agriculture Organisation)
• Embassy of Brazil
• Saudi Fisheries Company
Reserve your seat now at the Saudi Agriculture Seminar Series! Please note that places are strictly limited so pre-registration is required. You can also contact us at, or tel +971 4 361 4001, or visit http://www.saudi-agriculture.com/ for more details.
There are a limited number of opportunities for technology providers, manufacturers and agriculture companies to sponsor these seminars, which will provide the ideal platform for you to demonstrate the advantages of your products to the assembled audience.
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Firaz Khalid on firstname.lastname@example.org or +971 4 361 4001