Opportunity Arabia – Oil and Beyond Conference

'How change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unlocks new opportunities'

Location: The Grocers' Hall, Princes Street, London EC2R 8AD
Time: 12:00 to 18:00
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Organised By: Pathfinder Trade & Invest

Opportunity Arabia – Oil and Beyond will be returning as the must attend occasion of the annual UK-Saudi Arabia bilateral calendar events this year.

Now in its 15th year, Opportunity Arabia - Oil and Beyond, brings together government and business leaders to help promote trade and raise awareness of business opportunities to the Kingdom through presentations and panel discussions. The conference offers insights into the progress of 'Vision 2030' with the aim of identifying current and future business trends.

Draft Programme (subject to change)

Chairman's Welcome

Keynote Address

Saudi Arabia Economic Update

Panel: The Changing Face of Saudi Arabia
- Mega Projects
- Infrastructure
- Transportation
- Q&A

- Financial Services
- Cyber Security
- Education and Training
- Q&A

Panel: Expert Advice on succeeding in the Kingdom - pitfalls, challenges and triumph
- AEI Saudi
- UK Export Finance (TBC)
- Case Study

Panel: Oil and Beyond
- Future of Oil (beyond fuel including composites/plastics/3D printing)
- Tourism/Leisure/Sport
- Q&A

The Role of Women under Vision 2030


Networking Reception

Confirmed Speakers (more to be confirmed)

Stuart D'Souza, CEO, AEI Saudi
Omar A. Bahlaiwa - President, Optimum Business Consulting Bureau
Hoda Al-Helaissi - Member of the Shoura Council (Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia)
Gavin Ames - Executive Vice President, Zamil Operations and Maintenance Company Ltd
Nadia Bakhurji - Founder and Design Principle, NBA Design
Dr Mark Thompson - Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
International Development Group

Supporting Partners


Sponsorship Opportunities

Raise your profile and create awareness of your brand by sponsoring Opportunity Arabia - Whatever your desired level of investment, we have a range of available options to suit your requirements. Please click here to view the opportunities available to you.

Please click here to view details of Opportunity Arabia 2018