SAUDI HORECA Riyadh celebrated the end of a successful 12th edition on November 29, 2023 after three memorable days at the International Convention and Exhibition Center. The event was held concurrently with the world-famous Salon du Chocolat et de la Pâtisserie, which took place for the first time in the Saudi capital.
Saudi Arabia’s far-reaching vision to diversify its economy and boost the non-oil sector is delivering extraordinary results, ensuring that the Kingdom remains ﬁrmly in the headlines and on investors’ radars. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, charts the latest developments in KSA’s fascinating growth story, which range from giga-project pipelines and an ever-expanding private sector to record tourism revenues.
In this article, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili takes a closer look at the tourism landscape and forecasts its future.
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As Saudi Arabia continues to develop and diversify its economy, the need for skilled professionals has reached an unprecedented level. Dagmar Symes, CEO of Hill Robinson Estates Saudia LLC, shares her views on the social reforms in KSA and how retired expat talent can be leveraged.