The Ireland Saudi Arabia Business Council was formed to promote business relations and commercial activity between the Irish and Saudi business communities. We achieve this primarily through the provision of trade development initiatives, networking opportunities and business and market intelligence to our Members. Our members include some of Ireland's leading corporations and represent every major industrial sector.
The counterpart of the ISABC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), which sponsors and represents the interests of the Saudi business sector both internally and externally. The Joint Business Council is comprised of key business leaders from both countries and on the Irish side coordinates its work with the respective Embassies and with Enterprise Ireland.
The ISABC works with the Irish and Saudi authorities and has strong working ties with a number of public and private sector organisations which help us to facilitate bilateral trade and investment activity. In particular we seek to promote direct contacts between relevant Saudi and Irish firms and will assist companies striving to establish a market presence in either country.
Our Board members, which include two former Irish Ambassadors who served in Saudi Arabia, and company directors with unrivalled knowledge of specific market sectors within the Saudi business scene, work to foster high-level links between decision-makers and business leaders in both countries and to deliver exclusive market intelligence to our members.
The Council will also assist in the establishment of partnerships and joint ventures and in raising the profile of businesses in each other's countries. We also promote commercial opportunities and introductions to political and industry decision-makers, potential partners, clients, investors and in-country agents through participation in our programme of networking events.
Meeting of ISABC Member Companies and Saudi Delegation, November 2016