Vision 2030 – Never a dull day in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!

Mohammed bin Salman - Vision 2030

It has certainly been an extraordinary week or two in Saudi on the back of what had already been an exceptional year for the Kingdom so far. It is hardly surprising that we have produced over 100 market insight reports on the current state of play in the Kingdom in just the last 10 days!…
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Sir Richard Branson Visits Saudi

Sir Richard Branson - Virgin

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin was recently in Saudi Arabia on a trip that saw him visit the Red Sea coast, where a huge project is underway to transform the area into a tourism destination, and Mada’in Saleh, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that rivals the famous Petra in Jordan. Click here to read more…
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PIF Launches Future Investment Initiative

Mohammed bin Salman - Future Investment Initiative

In Riyadh last week the Public Investment Fund (PIF) launched the Future Investment Initiative (FII), with the goal of providing ‘a platform for objective, expert-led debate on both current and long-term global investment trends’. The inaugural session of the four-day event was chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who announced the creation of Neom,…
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AEI Saudi – 5 Today!

Kingdom Tower Fireworks

On the 1st of November this year AEI Saudi will be five years old! In this time AEI has grown from a startup based in Riyadh and using borrowed office space, to nearly 70 full time staff working from multiple facilities and locations throughout the Kingdom. We would like to say thank you to all…
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AEI – Coming to America! (Again)

Following on from a successful earlier visit in August of this year, both AEI co-founders Adam Hosier and Stuart D’Souza will be touring the USA, Saudi Arabia’s largest bilateral trading partner, in late November 2017. They will be continuing discussions with existing American clients such as CSRA and partners old and new, such as Catalyst…
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AEI introduces new online visa system

Saudi Visa

AEI is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online visa system to speed up and simplify the Saudi visa application process. As of today, if you would like to get the necessary Letter of Invitation through AEI then simply go to our ‘Visit Visas’ page in the Support Services section of our website…
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Footprints on the sands of time – change in Saudi Arabia

In a time of momentous change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is now King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who are leaving their footprints on the ‘sands of time’. Those unfamiliar with Saudi will no doubt be unaware of the pace of change – the…
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Tender going out for huge ‘Land Bridge’ railway project in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Railways Company CEO Bashar Al Malik has announced this week that the country is planning to issue tenders for its long-delayed Land Bridge railway project linking the Red Sea port of Jeddah with the Arabian Gulf and the capital Riyadh by early 2018. He said the firm had seen an encouraging response to an…
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200,000 Saudi Women now working in the retail sector

Times are changing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a recent report released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development revealed last week that the number of Saudi female workers in the retail sector reached about 200,000, despite the difficulties facing the Saudization of the female workforce in this sector since 2011. It…
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VIDEO: September 2017 Saudi Market Update Webinar

AEI’s CEO delivers a full round up and market overview of Saudi Arabia in September 2017, after what has been over a year of whole scale change in the Kingdom.