MENALAC discusses future of leisure & entertainment in KSA

Published On : 19 December 2018

The Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attractions Council (MENALAC), a not-for-profit trade council representing the MENA leisure and attractions industry – hosted a two-day seminar and networking event titled “Focus on Saudi Arabia” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from December 5-6, 2018. The purpose of the event was to understand the new opportunities for leisure & attractions business in the Kingdom.

Over 110 delegates comprising leading industry professionals from the MENA leisure and entertainment sector as well as leading amusement suppliers from Europe and the US attended the event. It was sponsored by the Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair Group and Al Othaim Group for Leisure and Tourism, two prominent players in the Saudi Arabia’s leisure industry.

A keynote presentation was made by Mohannad Abanomy, infrastructure development director of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) – the regulatory authority spearheading the change initiatives as part of the Vision 2030 programme of the Kingdom. Commenting on the event, he said, “We are indeed pleased to be a part of this MENALAC event. We do believe in the long-term benefit such events will have in paving the road for expanding the leisure industry in the Kingdom. We foresee a very bright future for the industry and its players from developers, suppliers, designers, operators etc., all of who are pillars of that industry’s value chain. We wanted the delegates to better understand the role of the GEA. The seminar was a platform for us to invite and build fruitful connections with many regional and international experts to support our future growth.” Read More.

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