Strategic Sponsor


American Express Saudi Arabia is a joint venture company, equally owned by Amex (Middle East) BSC (c) and The Saudi Investment Bank. The company owns and operates the American Express Card and Merchant business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Even though American Express products have been available to customers, merchants and corporations in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years, the formation of American Express Saudi Arabia in 1999, represented a major milestone for the development of the American Express Brand in the Kingdom. Combining the resources and expertise of American Express with The Saudi Investment Bank has contributed to developing and expanding the services offered to American Express Cardmembers and Merchants in the Kingdom.

American Express Saudi Arabia is committed to offering unique products and services to its existing and prospective customers. Our objective is to continuously meet and exceed our customers’ expectations by introducing innovative products and providing superior customer service. The core values of American Express are the same in every country: quality, professionalism, integrity, courtesy and efficiency.

At an individual level, the simple message from all employees at American Express Saudi Arabia is: “We’re here to help”.



Strategic Partner



With a total development area of 173 km² (66.8 sq mi), the city is located along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100 km north of Jeddah, the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, the city will also be approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from the city of Mecca and 3 hours from Medina by car and an hour away from all Middle Eastern capital cities by plane. The total cost of the city is around SR 207 billion, with the project being built by Emaar Properties. A Tadawul-listed company created from Emaar Properties, a Dubai-based public joint stock company and one of the world’s largest real estate companies, and SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) which is the main facilitator of the project.

The city, along with another five economic cities, is a part of an ambitious “10×10” program to place Saudi Arabia among the world’s top ten competitive investment destinations by the year 2010, planned by SAGIA. The first stage of the city is planned to be completed in 2010, while the whole city is going to be fully completed by 2020. The city will help diversify the nation’s oil-based economy by bringing direct foreign and domestic investments. The city also will help create up to one million jobs. When it’s completed, KAEC will be larger than Washington DC.

It is being built along with 4 new cities in Saudi Arabia to control sprawl and congestion in existing cities.



Official Car Sponsor


Fast Auto Technic  is the authorized agent of Maserati and Ferrari cars in Saudi Arabia. We provide a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars, we offer a full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team, taking care of all your motoring needs.

We go the extra mile, no compromises. At Fast Auto Technic, you will find a welcome leap in customer attention, a determination not to overlook every possibility of matching our services with the technological and engineering excellence of our splendid range of Italian cars. We are selective about the manufacturers we represent and have only brands that make a statement, trouble-free cars that last longer and cost less for maintenance.

Our new and renovated showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar reflect our commitment to continuous refinement. Highly skilled technicians man our state-of-the-art workshops. We have earmarked installation of telemetry facilities at our service centers for on-camera consultancy with our Italian principals.

Our after-sales service is prompt and marked by easy availability of spares, precise diagnosis and the most acceptable cost. And our friendly, courteous and specialist staff undergo periodic training with manufacturer support to provide forthright service.


Timekeeper Sponsor


Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watchmaking, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.



Private Aviation Partner


Saudia private Aviation ‘SPA’ is tailored to provide private aviation products to our partners and elite guests.

Build up internal capacity and infrastructure to offer dynamic and efficient integrated private aviation services.

SPA Products

Saudi Private Aviation has a fleet of state of the art Falcon 7X, an environmentally friendly, three engine aircrafts with advanced military technology, providing ultimate passenger safety and luxury it is by far the best in its category. Hawker 400XP a moderate and very practical aircraft, fit perfectly for business men & women, the aircraft covers the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, GCC and regional market. Whether your need is a private charter for a short trip or an International flight we have the solution for you at a competitive price.

Your aircraft is the center of our attention. Providing on ground management, technical, and operational services for private aircraft.

Maximize the value of aircraft owner’s asset without the day to day challenges of aircraft management operations. Aircraft owners will benefit from our world-class management and consultation.

Exclusive schedule service provided by “SAUDIA” Affiliated with “Saudia Private Aviation” with flights that run through the privacy and convenience of private aviation terminals.


Silver Sponsor


DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000
employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group.



Bronze Sponsor


Capital Club is Bahrain’s premier private City Club where Members meet, mingle, dine and unwind in exclusive surroundings while enjoying the Kingdom’s finest hospitality and networking opportunities, with a commitment to the exclusivity, Capital Club is a membership-based institution and its premises are for the exclusive use of members and their guests only.

Located on the 51st and 52nd levels of the prominent Bahrain Financial Harbour (East Tower), boasting the Kingdom’s best views. The Club features elegant lounges, premier dining options, private meeting and conference rooms. Members enjoy privileged access to clubs in Dubai and East Africa, plus over 250 leading private business and recreational clubs around the world. Please contact us on +17100100 or email, info@capitalclubbahrain.com, or our website www.capitalclubbahrain.com.



Bronze Sponsor


Deloitte Middle East (DME) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926. DME provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff. As part of a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte has more than 245,000 professionals’ worldwide, bringing world-class capabilities and high-quality insights to address our client’s most complex business challenges.


Bronze Sponsor


Parthenon-EY is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape. As the leading advisor to the education sector globally, Parthenon-EY guides the largest organizations across sectors of education such as K-12, higher education, transnational education, vocational training, ELT, and education technology. The firm completes more than 150 education projects annually and has worked across 95 countries.


Official English Media Partner

Arab news


From the latest on Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform plans, to the market trends seen in the business hub of Dubai, to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq in the fight against Daesh, Arab News has got it covered.

Established in 1975, the newspaper is the Middle East’s leading English-language daily. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is renowned for providing Arab perspectives on international affairs via its network of reporters, opinion writers and analysts.

It is considered the newspaper of record on Arab affairs, and is read across the world by a large number of opinion-makers, governments, academics and, more broadly, those interested in the Middle East.

Arab News is led by editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas and has a raft of high-profile columnists writing for the newspaper’s daily opinion pages.

Columnists include Yasar Yakis, former foreign minister of Turkey; Dr. Amal Mudallali, the American policy and international relations analyst; Frank Kane, the award-winning business journalist based in Dubai; and Chris Doyle, director of the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding. Arab News also publishes articles by CNN anchor John Defterios and previews exclusive reports and interviews from the “Marketplace Middle East” show.

The newspaper also has a network of correspondents in key global cities including Washington and London.

Arab News is part of the Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), the Middle East’s largest integrated publishing company, and counts Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat among its sister publications.

It can be read online at www.arabnews.com.