2004 News Story

Agricultural exhibition to be held in Riyadh

The Riyadh Exhibitions Company is organizing the Saudi Agricultural Exhibition 2004 at its Center in Riyadh from September 26 to 30, the 23rd such international exhibition for agriculture, irrigation and agro-industries. The number of agricultural companies in the Kingdom has increased to about 3,000 with investments exceeding SR 30 billion [U.S. $8 billion] annually, corresponding to eight percent of non-oil domestic products. Participating in the exhibition will be 150 Saudi companies as well as over 200 from all over the world. There will be particular focus on the poultry sector, as one of the largest investment channels and having a local consumption volume of 750,000 tons annually.