\ Chairman's Message

Shiekh Saleh Kamel
Chairman
JCCI, KSA

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, and peace and blessings upon His Messenger….

The Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), inaugurated in 2000 AD, has become a leading hub for economists and businessmen from around the globe. Titled as the "Davos of the Middle East", and one of the most important global events.

The Forum, proudly organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is an international platform for discussions and the exchange of ideas among leading decision makers which include, heads of states, politicians, businessmen, and public figures. Annually, the delegates, representing over 60 countries across six continents, convene to address key issues facing our world today.

The Forum takes place in the commercial city of Jeddah - the gateway for trade and industry in the Arab world. Its strategic venue continues to serve the purpose of fostering strong and productive partnerships as well as to contribute directly and indirectly to the addressing regional and global issues.

The Forum is a recipient of the Makkah Award for Excellence, 2013. This prestigious award was the collaborative effort and culmination of the leadership of HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the Governor of Makkah, the astute guidance of HRH Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the Mayor of Jeddah, and the diligent teamwork at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Jeddah Economic Forum is a realization of our nation's aspirations and drive to excel and succeed, God willing.