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Jeddah Economic Forum highlights city’s potential

Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2014 issued a booklet that was published on the forum’s website, www.jef.org.sa, in a step that is the first of its kind to show Jeddah at its best.
The booklet will be viewed by more than 2,000 participants in the 14th edition of the forum from different parts of the world. The booklet uncovers Jeddah’s economic and tourist assets, as well as the promising investment activities currently taking place in the commercial capital of the Kingdom.
The booklet starts with an editorial by Chairman of the Board for Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Saleh Kamil. He says that JEF, which was launched in 2000, has turned into an annual celebration for economists in the Kingdom and other world countries.
It has become the second most important international forum after the famous Davos Economic Forum. JCCI takes pride in organizing this forum over the past years, and its subsequent transformation into an international platform to exchange views and thoughts.
The forum has also attracted economic decision-makers from more than 60 countries representing the six continents.
The booklet is focused on the forum’s message, which is summed up in conducting short studies that has a long-term vision for major issues that has a great impact on the Middle East in general and Saudi Arabia in particular.
The booklet gives a description of the forum’s subjects, which are related to economic growth, and which demand social economy and sound civil community by focusing on sustainable development and economic reform.
The booklet mentions JCCI as the first chamber in the Kingdom. It was established when King Abdulaziz, founder of the Kingdom, issued a royal decree on Jan. 18, 1946, to establish a chamber of commerce and industry in Jeddah.
The chamber is a nonprofit organization that looks after the commercial and industrial interests of businessmen. It aims to become the main channel of economic development in the Kingdom, and contribute to making Jeddah the cultural and commercial gate for the Islamic world.