Opa! Greek Industry and Saudi Arabia

A key imperative at Wisaal is to constantly engage the outside world, immersing ourselves in global best practices and expanding our network of likeminded business developers, with the intention of establishing long-term friendships with a spectrum of people with different backgrounds, backstories, and businesses. A recent trip to Riyadh to meet with a delegation of Greek businessmen took an unexpected and delightful turn beyond business and towards a warm cultural exchange.

Members of the Wisaal team attended a networking event hosted by SAGIA for the purposes of bringing Saudi and Greek businesses together. At the event, our team members had the pleasure of meeting numerous businessmen and women from various sectors and from over 20 companies. An unanticipated development came via an invitation to the Greek embassy later that night, to meet with the Greek president!

​An extension of the day’s earlier activities, the team met with a diverse group of Greek business leaders and diplomats. Many products and services were showcased including olive oil, a staple whenever Greece comes to mind, in this case represented by the Noema brand, and other such as honey, real estate, medical tools, industrial adhesives, and more.

The team were also fortunate enough to meet with the Greek ambassador, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and Saudi dignitaries such as H.E. Prince Saud Bin Khalid Bin Faisal – Deputy Governor of SAGIA. A fantastic trip beyond what the team expected, and an incredible opportunity to see first hand what Greece is bringing to the fore in terms of international quality.

Stay tuned for further developments from the team, more insights, and developments between Wisaal and the Greek world. In the meantime, here are some lesser-known facts about Greece you might not be familiar with:

1. Greece has more than 2,000 islands. Approximately 170 are populated.

2. Approximately 7% of the world’s marble originates from Greece.

3. Greece is the world’s leading producer of sea sponges.

4. Greece produces 300,000 tons of olive oil annually.

5. Greece’s tourism industry comprises roughly 20% of its GDP

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