The Saudi Government budget for the 2010 fiscal year plans for expenditures to total approximately $144 billion, the Kingdom’s largest budget to date.
Join us for a Breakfast Panel Discussion, featuring T.H. James B. Smith, Ambassador of the US to Saudi Arabia and panelist experts from the private and public sector.
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Part One: Oman, UAE & Qatar: May 27 – June 4, 2010
Part Two: Libya & Algeria: June 5 – June 11, 2010
Unprecedented public sector spending, large-scale industrial expansion and growing consumer demand make the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region one of the most import-intensive markets in the world.
American products and services are highly valued in this region, and in spite of the economic downturn, governments in the countries we’re visiting have all reported budget surpluses.
Investments in these sectors continue to enjoy growth opportunities as MENA countries announce five year plans to upgrade: Infrastructure, Transportation, Power Generation, Water, Healthcare and Oil & Gas Services & Equipment.
Methodist Hospital announces pumps and pipes project uniting the medical and oil industries in unique collaborations to advance the fields. Remarkable similarities exist between the oil and gas industry and the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Both deal in pumps and pipes and the movement of liquid through hollow tubes. Key components include imaging, navigation and steady consistent flow – be it blood or oil.
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The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the U.S. Trade and Development Agency MENA POWER 2010 Technology Forum in Cairo Egypt from May 24-26, 2010. The forum is in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Commercial Service. MENA POWER 2010 will match MENA policy makers and project stakeholders in the electric power sector with U.S. providers of equipment and service solutions. To facilitate these opportunities, more than 30 power projects will be presented at the Forum in areas such as gas-fired combined cycle, solar, wind, hydro, biomass, integrated desalination/power, rural electrification, transmission and distribution upgrades and regional interconnection.
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The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce held their 3rd annual Model Arab League Conference at Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Bilateral Model Arab League simulation is designed to familiarize college student with the geopolitical, cultural, religious and economic pressures Arab diplomats face in dealing with one another and the outside world. This year 10 universities from across the region participated, representing 15 countries including a delegation of students from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Honorable Youssef Al-Khater, Consul General of the State of Qatar was awarded for his Excellence in Commercial Diplomacy and the plenary session featured Former U.S. Ambassador, Eric M. Bost.