King Abdullah Economic City showcased its latest achievements and developments and the Industrial Valley’s promising investment opportunities and perks at its second annual meeting with members of Asharqia Chamber.

Following an opening speech by Asharqia Chamber board member Najeeb Al-Saihati, Rayan Qutub, Chief Executive Officer of the Industrial Valley, started his presentation with an audiovisual introduction to the city, its achievements, and how it attracts quality investments. He then moved on to a detailed presentation about the Industrial Valley and its advantages, from its state-of-the-art infrastructure to its global freight and shipping connections.

Qutub highlighted the five advantages that helped the Industrial Valley make sense to investors:

  1. A strategic location from which to reach local, regional and international markets.
  2. The Economic Cities Authority – a single regulator that handles all official government services and facilities, streamlining business by removing extraneous bureaucracy and making it easy to deal with officialdom.
  3. A comprehensive, fully integrated, eminently usable transport network.
  4. Wide-ranging industrial land solutions tailored to the exact needs of investors, with complete infrastructure and a choice of leasing or buying.
  5. With the Industrial Valley being an integral part of a comprehensively self-sufficient city, investors can enjoy fully fledged facilities in a well-integrated environment that seamlessly blends residential, commercial, industrial, and entertainment aspects.

The workshop also included a discussion about the crucial role of the ECA as a regulator of KAEC and other economic cities. Participants were briefed on the latest developments at King Abdullah Port, its direct connection to the Industrial Valley, and its strategic location that facilitates reach to regional and global markets.