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The Ritz-Carlton




Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,May Allah Protect him

The Dates International Conference
Is going to be held in 25-26 Rajab 1439H / 11th-12th Apr 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh .
The conference and accompanying exhibition aim to demonstrate major investment opportunities
of this sector in presence of decision makers and businesspersons . It confirms the
importance of Saudi Arabia as one of the most important countries in producing dates . as Palm
tree represents a pillar in the immortal slogan of Saudi Arabia .

Dates in Saudi Arabia

Agricultural area of Palms in Saudi Arabia covers about 1073 square kilometers.

Te total production of dates in Saudi Arabia reaches up to 1.1 million tones.

In 2016, Saudi Arabia exported about 129,186 tons of dates.



The total number of palm trees inside the Kingdom is 28,570,704. Saudi Palm trees produce a variety of 400 types of dates.

  • Establishing a global platform for developing dates sector.
  • Supporting the commercial and cognitive exchange.
  • Te regional and international integration to achieve development of opportunities.
  • Supporting small and medium enterprises.
  • Diversifcation of the economy and maximization of investment capabilities.

Te conference will gather their Excellencies ministers of agriculture and Environment.Besides, it will gather elites of specialists and academics from all sides of the world such as Harvard University and FAO. Moreover, it will gather elites from governmental sectors and leading national and international companies.

In line with the conference, there will be an accompanying exhibition. It will include the leading national and international companies and related government centres Te latest agricultural technologies, date-derived food industries, packaging technologies and supporting services will come into surface during the exhibition.

Professor of Leadership Development and Honorary Professor at Harvard School of Business and Co-Developer to Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC).


Dates in the world

Global production of dates exceeded 8 million tons .

Arab World production of dates reaches more than 92% out of total global production.

Asia leads the list as the world’s largest importer of dates, followed by Europe, Africa, North America, Australia and South America .

variety of dates in the world

World production of dates annually

Number of countries producing dates in large quantities

Conference Program


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