Saudia-Online the Net Gate to Saudi Arabia Market
 Business 
Saudi Arabia Business News
Business Opportunities
Business Guide
Companies Directory
Corporate Websites
Currency Exchange
Saudi Arabia Events
Local News
Saudi Stocks
Monthly Economic Reports
Saudi Arabia Travel
Saudi Arabia Weather
Submit Press Release
Read Press Releases
 
 COMMUNITY


Free Websites
 for Saudi companies and Establishment

and

for Foreign companies 
interested in exporting
to Saudi Arabia


Community Sign Up

Email
Chat
Message Boards
Should women be in the army?

Classifieds
Events
 QUICK LINKS
About Saudi Arabia
About us

Advertising
Arabic cuisine
Arabic newspapers

Arabic radio and TV

Free downloads

Saudi Arabia ISP's

Science and Technology

Send us feedback

Travel

Traveling to Saudi Arabia

Phone Free
 
 
 

      
Top Saudi Arabia Business News

      

Preparations for The e-commerce conference
 Riyadh 5th May 2001

 Hectic preparations are under way for the launch of a major e-commerce conference and exhibition here this week.

The e-commerce conference at the King Faisal Hall will be opened by Riyadh Governor Prince Salman tomorrow on behalf of Crown Prince Abdullah, deputy premier and commander of the National Guard. The exhibition will be held at the Riyadh Exhibition Center from Monday.

Khalid Al-Gari, a member of the organizing committee, told Arab News that the event, being organized by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Commerce and the Riyadh Exhibition Company, has attracted international attention.

“This initiative is the first time that KACST and the Ministry of Commerce have combined their technical resources ... to expand the role of e-commerce in the Saudi economy, produce the required regulations and guidelines, and attract the needed private sector investments.” He said admission to the exhibition and lectures would be on payment of a fee and those interested should contact Riyadh Exhibitions Co. on 4541448 or visit their website www.recexpo.com for details.

Al-Gari said the United States was sending Paul Christy, director of Information Systems for the US Commercial Services, to attend the conference while the UK had nominated Andrew Pinder, director of industry in the government’s e-envoy office. Pinder recently took to the stage with Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates to demonstrate Britain’s world-leading government gateway portal to representatives of governments across the world.

Malaysia will be represented by the director-general of Malaysian Administration Modernization and Management Planning Unit. The United Nations is dispatching its regional technology expert on e-commerce in the Arab world. The CEO of Dubai Internet City and other regional experts are also expected to take part.

Al-Gari said representation from the private sector is equally impressive. The industry’s household names, such as Microsoft, Intel, Sun, Nokia, IBM, Cisco, Hewlett Packard and Arthur Anderson are among the companies that have named high-level speakers to the three-day program. Special seminars are also planned by Tejari.com on the new breed of business-to-business services and Meta Group on e-commerce security. Saudi OgerTel, the Internet Service Provider of Saudi Oger, and Petrocommerce, BEA, E-Commerce and IV will also present seminars.

The Kingdom’s speakers are among an impressive list of dignitaries led by Saudi Telecom Company, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi Aramco, the Ministry of Commerce and KACST.

Deputy Minister of Commerce for Technical Affairs Dr. Fawaz Alamy will highlight the Saudi government’s keenness to promote economic diversification and the pivotal role of e-commerce in boosting Saudi exports.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rasheed, vice president for research at KACST, said “the distinguished participants will contribute ideas that will be of great help in shaping the emerging e-commerce and e-government policy guidelines for the Kingdom.”

The Saudi Research and Publishing Company’s publications — Arab News, Asharq Al-Awsat and Eqtesadiah — are bringing out special supplements on Monday to mark the event. SRPC will have a stand at the expo where all its publications will be on display. Visitors can read Arab News and Asharq Al-Awsat on the Internet at the SRPC stand.


Source: Arab News©

Send Page To a Friend  

  
Starting Business with Saudi Arabia Use the Saudi Business Guide
 

Join the Saudia-Online.com mailing list
Your Email Address:

Archives Section

Back to Business News

<Home

Free services in Saudia-Online
Free services

Free Websites for 
Saudi Arabia
 Factories

Free services

Free Websites for Saudi companies and Establishment

Free services

Free Websites for
Saudi Arabia Travel
Agencies and Companies

Free services

Free Domain
Registration

Free services

List your Saudi
Arabia Company in
our Directory

Free services

Subscribe to our
Newsletter

Free services Jobs......
Post a job!

Job Openings

  
Free services

Advertise Free
Classifieds section. 

Free services

Gift Reminder

Free services

eCards

Get Stock Quote: Enter Symbol(s)

Symbol Lookup
My Portfolio
Our Privacy Vow 

 


Make Saudia-Online My Start Page  -  Bookmark Saudia-Online
Contact Us -  Advertising Info -  About Us -  Terms Of Service -  Add My Site -  Privacy Policy 

© 1999-2000 by Horizon for Commercial Development Co., Ltd, All rights reserved.
  Saudia-Online,Malls2Save,JeddahMalls,RiyadhMalls,RiyadhShops,SaudiMade,Travel2Saudi and HDC are  trademarks of Horizon for Commercial Development Co. Ltd.  P.O. Box 14657, Jeddah 21434, Saudi Arabia
 Telephone 00966-2-6693585, Fax 00966-2-6693472
Webmaster@saudia-online.com

05 May 2001 06:11:49 PM

Click Here!