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Over the past 24 editions, JITF has provided global companies with an annual platform to showcase their products and services to Saudi traders and entrepreneurs. Since its launch, many of the goods now commonly on sale in the marketplace were first seen at JITF.
This long established fair, has developed with the tastes and demands of the Saudi market, and has gained an unrivaled reputation as a must attend event in the Saudi business calendar.
Located in Jeddah, a city renowned as the commercial and leisure centre of the Kingdom, the fair attracts businessmen from across Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf States eager to see the latest products and services on offer from a wide and varied exhibitor profile.
More recently, there has been a growing demand for local manufacture and much of the machinery and equipment needed is being introduced via the show, contributing to the growth in the economy.
The volume of multi-million dollar deals being sourced and signed at the show attracted increasing numbers of high profile visitors including leading
JITF also customarily has the support of a large number of Foreign Trade Missions based in Saudi Arabia who work closely with their counterpart international trade associations, export promotion bureaus and relevant government bodies in realizing country national pavilions that take part annually with a large number of their leading national exporters.
Celebrating JITF’s silver jubilee, we will this year be cooperating with the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) in a joint effort to host an “Islamic Countries Pavilion”, supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) with a “Made in Saudi Arabia” centre-piece, in cooperation with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, featuring the best of Saudi industry.
The Parallel Franchise showcase & Symposia
The rising Saudi franchising industry, estimated at US$1.2 billion and growing at 14% pa, is one of the Kingdom’s most vibrant sectors with highly promising potential. The government has been encouraging foreign direct investment and SMEs through generous subsidies on utilities, reducing operational costs and assisting franchisees in offering interest free loans and tax holidays.
JITF’s franchising showcase will serve as an annual meeting point for international and regional franchisers, entrepreneurs, agents, and business owners either seeking face-to-face interaction with investors, or establishing long-term connections with potential franchisees.
It will offer endless opportunities for both investors and exhibitors to help enhance the ever growing Saudi franchise market.
The concurrent symposia & workshops conducted by experts in the field will address topical subjects including; legal and financial implications, cross-cultural issues, market depth & expansion, business incentives & support schemes, networking & distribution and will feature case studies and success stories.