Saudi Arabia will host the International Exhibition and Forum on Afforestation Technologies in Riyadh from May 29-31, under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The Forum is organized by the National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification (NCVC) in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Environment. It will be held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Forum seeks to develop, protect, and sustain the vegetation cover according to Vision 2030.
Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCVC Abdulrahman al-Fadhli extended his appreciation to the Crown Prince for patronizing the event.
The Minister stressed that organizing this event is important to Saudi Arabia for its intensified efforts and increasing attention to the vegetation cover.
He noted that it is also the central pillar of the National Environment Strategy that represents a roadmap to realize the goals of Vision 2030 in protecting and developing the environment.
The forum confirms the Kingdom’s international pioneering role in the environmental field and its announcements of global ecological initiatives that seek to establish vegetation cover.
NCVC CEO Khaled Al-Abdulkader explained that the exhibition and Forum include several comprehensive and integral aspects of forestry and technologies for combating desertification.
These include afforestation, combating desertification, irrigation techniques, water sources and technologies, nurseries, environmental waste recycling, soils, environmental monitoring and protection, development and investment of forests and parks, and plant pest control.
He added that the exhibition seeks to provide a platform to encourage government and semi-government institutions, non-profit commissions, companies, and organizations to become targeted stakeholders to combat desertification and increase vegetation cover area.
It will welcome local and international companies to display the latest technology and innovation in combating desertification, mitigating its effects, and developing and protecting vegetation.
It will also build bridges of communication between experts, significant investors, company heads, decision-makers, technical solution providers and academics, researchers specializing in the environment sector, and climate experts.
The expo welcomes experts in climate and participants getting acquainted with models for success worldwide to benefit from them and attract international expertise suitable for the environment.
The International Exhibition and Forum on Afforestation Technologies aims to achieve a set of investment objectives, including highlighting investment opportunities in the environmental sector.
It also seeks to conclude several agreements and memoranda of understanding and launch local and research partnerships with local, regional, and international universities with research centers.