(MENAFN - Arab News) The capital will be the venue for the first professional scientific and medical societies' meet in the Kingdom in early November in order to strengthen the capacity of the societies for the desired growth in conference sector.
The meet will feature a number of workshops aimed at developing specialists who will take part in the Societies conferences and manage them and offer their expertise in the effective management and marketing of the societies as well as finding ways of developing avenues of the societies in the Kingdom.
The significant meet will be hosted along with the 2nd Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions Forum (SCEF) 2014 in Riyadh from Nov. 9-11 to be held with the support of Prince Turki bin Abdullah governor of Riyadh region and chairman of Riyadh Tourism Development Council (RTDC).
The National Conventions and Exhibitions Program (NCEP) will organize the first meeting of the professional societies under the title Saudi Societies Day.
The meet which is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the SCEF 2014 wil be held on Nov. 9 the inaugural day of the forum and will be attended by Prince Sultan bin Salman president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities a top official at NCEP a SCTA program said on Wednesday.
Commenting on the first such meet of the professional societies in the Kingdom Tariq Abdul Rahman Al-Eisa NCEP executive director said: "The main objective of organizing the Saudi Societies Day is to develop capabilities of business heads chief executives and officials working in the management of professional scientific and medical societies in the Kingdom so as to acquire the ability to organize distinctive meetings and conferences as well as enable them to build partnerships with their counterparts in the international societies. Thus succeed in attracting international conferences to the Kingdom.'
He added that professional societies are the most influential bodies on the conference sector and that many of the conferences forums meetings and seminars held all over the world are organized by the national international and regional societies.