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Webinar 21.9.2022

Saudi Arabia — A land of opportunities

Teams at 10:00-11:00

The event is free of charge, however, requires registration via the link below.


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Ms. Victoria Ivanova
Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Mr. Nabil Mohamed
Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Ms. Tiina Luoma
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland

Saudi Arabia has the largest economy in the Middle East and the 19th largest in the world, with a reported $804.9 billion gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021.

Saudi Arabia's real GDP is expected to rise by an average of 3% between 2022 and 2023, according to the IMF. Recent gigantic public investments aimed at accelerating the realization of Vision 2030 , the ambitious national economic reform plan as well as legislative and societal changes, created massive opportunities across various sectors.

In 2020, Saudi Arabia was the best improver in Ease of Doing Business index, moving up impressive 30 places.

Business Finland teamed up with one of the architects behind the changes – the Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment (MISA) - to organize this webinar series to provide Finnish Companies with a possibility to discover the Saudi market and its numerous opportunities in various sectors, relevant to the Finnish offering; get first-hand information about the changes in the country, as well as answer the questions companies might have about the Saudi market.

In this First session you will learn about the latest macroeconomic trends in Saudi, the latest reforms implemented to ease doing business in the kingdom and support services provided by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment (MISA) available for the Finnish companies.

This event is aimed to the Finnish companies and other Finnish stakeholders in different sectors that are looking for the new markets, interested in the Gulf region and its opportunities as well as for those, who need a deeper understanding of the support in the Saudi market.

Upcoming sessions will provide insights into a selected number of industries and demonstrate success factors and opportunities in each sector. Stay Tuned!


Opening remarks – H.E. Fahad Alnaeem Deputy of Sector Investment Development, The Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia (MISA)

Opening remarks - H.E. Ambassador of Finland to Saudi Arabia

Overview of the changes and opportunities in Saudi Arabia– Tahani A. Alkhayyal,
Associate International Office Director – UK (MISA)
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment (MISA) services - Naif Almonofi, Investor Advisory and Relations (MISA)