Saudi and Japanese businessmen gathered recently at the 18th Saudi-Japanese Business Council event in Tokyo that was supported by Aramco Japan.
The Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center Company Ltd. (Wa’ed), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, delivered a presentation to the more than 200 businessmen present at the event. Einas Al Ashgar, Energy SME Development Group Leader of Wa’ed, delivered an overview presentation about the organization and its programs for supporting entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia — an area valued as a key contributing engine for job creation within Saudi Arabia.
Aramco Japan also organized the Saudi Aramco booth at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) exhibition that was held in Tokyo and Osaka recently. The theme of the exhibition was “Invest Saudi,” where Aramco Japan detailed the commodities currently available for localization and presented the incentives that investors would enjoy if they operate as local manufacturers.
Wa’ed also joined Aramco Japan at the SAGIA exhibition in distributing brochures and responding to questions from visitors that numbered more than 700.
Other noteworthy participating organizations and companies included the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu’, SABIC, Maaden, Petro Rabigh, SWCC, SIDF, National Clusters Program and the Saudi National Water Co.