Riyadh Chamber of Commerce pledges support to FM sector
Development took place at MEFMA’s workshop in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) recently pledged its support to grow the FM sector in the region at a workshop held in Riyadh.
The one-day event titled ‘Entrepreneurship in Facilities Management’ was held at the Al Mugairen Hall, Riyadh Chamber in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Close to 200 officials and senior executives from different entities attended the workshop, which was inaugurated by the vice-chairman, Facilities and Property Management Community, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and MEFMA Board Member, Arch. Mohammad K. Al Duraibi.
In his keynote message, Al Duraibi stressed on the commitment of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, particularly its Real Estate Committee, in sharing important insights, feedbacks and recommendations that can help in the efforts to further develop the real estate industry.
Al Duraibi said, "The workshop’s success resulted of the strategic partnership and positive cooperation between MEFMA and Riyadh Chamber. The event served as a strategic platform to discuss and exchange views about timely issues revolving around the real estate industry. The event proves to be timely as participants were able to share insights and experiences with some of the industry's leading thought leaders and personalities while also looking into potential FM opportunities that can help in the growth and development of the sector."
"The overwhelming response that we have received from the participants has given us the confidence and security of the continued adoption of set international standards in FM, the continuous identification of the market's requirements, the strive to control the operations of FM companies, the further development of infrastructure and the unified efforts to improve the quality of services. Lastly, we remain fully committed in facing the challenges of the industry and ensure its further growth and development," he concluded.
Meanwhile MEFMA vice president Ali Alsuwaidi said that the turnout of the workshop was impressive. “It falls in line with our efforts to organise regular training sessions, forums, workshops, and similar activities throughout the Middle East to facilitate the exchange of experiences and knowledge among key stakeholders as well as help enable fruitful discussions to come up with effective solutions to pressing challenges."
A panel discussion and a workshop covering industry topics such as ‘how to enhance the competitiveness of FM companies?’ and ‘how to build a strong presence within the target markets’ drew in interest from the participants.