The Ministry of Agriculture, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, with the support of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, has opened registration for Brazilian companies interested in participating in the Saudi Agro-Food fair, to take place from 4-7 October, in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
The Brazilian pavilion, to cover 135 square meters, is organised by Conceito Brazil, the company representing the event.
This is the second time that Conceito Brazil organises a Brazilian pavilion at the fair. Last year, 16 companies participated in the event. "This is a fair for equipment for production of food, like packages, mixes and ingredients. It is a good opportunity for Brazilian companies," said the secretary general at the Arab Brazilian Chamber, Michel Alaby.
According to him, the focus of the fair is not so much on processed foods, but more on agricultural inputs and machinery. However, some Brazilian companies in the chicken, beef and dairy sectors have already registered for participation. Mr Alaby believes that it would be interesting to promote an event in the sidelines of the fair, where the phases of the Brazilian productive chain could be explained.
According to figures disclosed by the Ministry of Agriculture, among the Arab nations, Saudi Arabia is the main market for Brazil. Exports to the Arab country in the first six months of the year totalled US$ 1.6 billion, expansion of 41 per cent over the same period last year. Agricultural sales to Saudi Arabia alone grew 17 per cent. The main agricultural products shipped were chicken, beef, sugar, soy and maize.