SMEs: Exploring Promising Industrial Manufacturing Opportunity and Revealing Encountered Obstacles and Challenging Situations

Designed to help audience to detect prosperous and successful business opportunities, and identify the available means to integrate major industrial projects, while avoiding the most common difficulties and face the various challenges throughout the creation and the operation of an SME, and learn more about:

•    Showcase of Natpet-Schulman (business, operation, logistics needs and administrative supports)
•    Developing clustering downstream industries
•    Local and regional support granted to SME entrepreneurs and take benefit from financial supports


Dr. Dirk Haensch, Member of the Board, Natpet-Schulman Specialty Plastic Compounds (L.L.C)


Matouq Jannah, Chairman of Board of Directors, Natpet-Schulman
Michael Blakemore, Senior Vice President, Advisian
Nawaf Al Sahhaf, CEO, Badir for Technology Incubators
Eng. Fuad M. Mosa, General Manager – Local Content & Business Development Unit, SABIC

16:30 – 16:45 Fund of Funds Initiatives to Support Industrial Investment
16:45 – 17:00 Showcase: Saudi China Investment Fund, Joint Efforts for Common Success
17:00 – 17:15 Simplified Process and Attractive Incentive for Local and Foreign Investors


15:20 – 15:35 Enhance Cooperation and Promote Investment Opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
15:35 – 15:50 Entrepreneurship: Global TOP SMEs, Best Practices and Success Secrets
15:50 – 16:05 Showcase: Success Factors in SMEs Internationalisation Strategy


13:50 – 14:05 Bolstering Local Content Development to Support the Kingdom’s Growth
14:05 – 14:20 Military Industries’ Development and how it Supports Saudi Downstream
14:20 – 14:35

Integrated Oil-To-Chemicals Industrial Complex to Strengthen Competitiveness and Industrial Efficiency

Eng. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SABIC

14:35 – 14:50 Leveraging Energy Resources for Expanding Local Content Value
14:50 – 15:05 Empowering Localization with Downstream Support industries
15:05 – 15:20 Emerging Saudi Advanced Manufacturing to Consolidate Industries’ Synergy


11:50 – 12:05 Strategic Partnership Challenges Resulting from International Changes
12:05 – 12:20 Saudi Silk Road Industrial Services Joint Venture
12:20 – 12:35

West Coast Initiative

H.E. Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO, Royal Commission at Yanbu and Jazan

12:35 – 12:50 Industrial Logistic Solutions


10:50 – 11:05 Industrial Integration, Products Diversification and Technology Transfer
11:05 – 11:20

Mechanism of Cooperation and the Private Sector’s Key Role in the Business Environment

Eng. Khalid Mohammed Al Salem, President, National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP)

11:20 – 11:35

Tasnee’s Downstream Complex for Plastic Industries

Dr. Christian Günther, Executive Vice President SBU Titanium & Executive Vice President SBU Downstream (Acting), National Industrialization Company (TASNEE)

11:35 – 11:50 Human Resources Development and Industrial Skills Systems