The Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC) will expand its floor space as part of plans to meet expected business growth. The exhibition space will increase by 10,000sqm, giving the venue a total of 25,000sqm of indoor space and 5,000 of outdoor space. Development also includes a four-star hotel, a business club and more storage facilities.
“Our large-scale events are already demanding more space and the hotel will be highly convenient for exhibitors as well as visitors,” said RICEC CEO Abdullah Al Omran. “We are also planning to offer more value to our show organisers and participants. In this regard, we are in talks with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events to introduce professional education in the field of event management.”
According to Al Omran, RICEC will host one third of all exhibitions approved to take place in the country. This year, the Ministry of Commerce issued 187 licences for Riyadh exhibitions against 125 last year.