2001 News Story

Islamic trade fair planned in Jeddah

Thirty-two countries have confirmed their participation in the first international Islamic trade fair to be held at the Jeddah international exhibition and convention center in March 2001. The aim of the event, sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and by the Jeddah Marketing Board, an affiliate of Jeddah's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is to stimulate trade and investment by bringing together businessmen from 50 Islamic countries. It is hoped that the fair will promote trade among Muslim countries.