Participation in international exhibitions, according to Faisal Al-Baddah, Secretary-General of the Saudi Export Development Authority, is one of the most important activities supervised by the Export Authority to promote national goods and services, deliver them to potential buyers, and thus increase non-oil exports.
All operations, particularly since the beginning of the “Made in Saudi Arabia” initiative under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s patronage, carry this imprint.
He went on to say that the initiative has seen a huge turnout from national firms since its debut, with more than 1,000 organizations
having formally joined the program at this moment.
While Big5 focuses on the construction industry, Faisal Al-Baddah stated that Saudi Arabia’s building materials exports grew by 34% year over year in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020 and 10% compared to the first half of 2019.
He said that the authority supports exporters by strengthening the export environment through the law, establishing and educating exporters, and promoting exports, among other things. It gives specific attention to construction materials by creating an international tender service that allows people to find and participate in them.
Since the introduction of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “Made in Saudi Arabia” campaign on March 28, more than 1250 Saudi firms have registered to join the program, according to the Secretary-General of the Export Development Authority.