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Saudi Aramco to host annual supply chain forum for domestic energy sector and SMEs


Saudi Aramco will host an invitation-only forum for key suppliers on December 12-13, 2017 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The 2017 iktva SME Forum & Exhibition is Saudi Aramco’s principal engagement event with valued suppliers who form our energy sector ecosystem. Through iktva, Saudi Aramco is developing a world-class supply chain that’s locally accessible, reliable and innovative to meet its needs as the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company.

The forum, which will be attended by investors from 35 countries, will highlight Saudi Aramco vision for the future and outline business opportunities, focused on developing an accessible, reliable, and efficient supply chain. The objective is to bridge gaps in the energy sector supply chain that fosters the development of competitive industrial clusters. New investment opportunities will be shared for local value creation that broaden the base of goods and services, especially for Saudi small and medium size enterprises, who will be participating in the iktva forum for the first time.

This year’s forum will provide a platform for all companies interested in establishing operations in Saudi Arabia to engage with the kingdom’s energy sector stakeholders and their key suppliers. The forum will cover topics such as integration of supply chains, knowledge economy, human capital development, access to finance, market access, the legal and regulatory environment, SMEs, and infrastructure benefits.

The iktva program was developed by Saudi Aramco through consultation and collaboration with its national and international supplier partners.

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