12th Joint Ireland Saudi Arabia Business Council Meeting 

Dublin 15-16 October 2019

The 12th Joint Business Council will take place in Dublin on 15-16 October next.

Healthcare/Medtech was a very successful theme of the Riyadh JBC. As a result of the substantive talks there, it will be a theme of the Dublin JBC.

There will also be a series of presentations from both the Irish and Saudi delegates as part of the JBC.

There is great interest in developing the SME sector in Saudi Arabia under the 2030 Vision plan and we welcome participation by SMEs.

This is an opportunity to meet and network with high level business people from the Kingdom

To register and become a member of ISABC please contact: 

        Samiha Al Shaikh, Consultant to ISABC, at samihaalshaikh@gmail.com or

        Joseph Lynch, Chairman ISABC, at

Tenth Joint Business Council Meeting 

Dublin 20-21 February 2018

The tenth JBC meeting between Irish and Saudi business delegations 
will be held in Dublin on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Business delegations from both countries will have the opportunity to 
spend two days networking, with a plenary meeting on the Tuesday 
morning and many opportunities including site visits for contacts and 
Membership of ISABC is necessary to participate.

If you are an Irish company interested in the Saudi market, you will 
not get a better opportunity than this to engage with Saudi 
businessmen from the Council of Saudi Chambers.

This will be alongside fellow Irish company representatives who know 
the Saudi market and who will help fellow members of ISABC.

Through our network ISABC will help you develop initial contacts you 
may have started at the JBC in February and you can continue at the 
second JBC of the year which should take place in the autumn in the 

In the past five years Irish companies have signed eleven contracts or 
MOUs with Saudi groups or companies through the ISABC network.

The most notable of these has been the winning by DAA International of 
the contract to manage the new domestic Terminal 5 at King Khaled 
International Airport in Riyadh in January 2016.

Many of these have been signed at the JBC in Dublin Castle in the 
presence of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Employment or the 
deputy Minister.

If you are interested in becoming a member of ISABC please email info@isabc.ie for further information

Ninth Joint Business Meeting

Riyadh, 2-4 May 2017

Our Saudi hosts provided an excellent programme for a successful visit 
by a large Irish delegation of over 20 company representatives.

The meeting yielded the signing of one contract and one MOU for two 
Irish companies with Saudi Groups, and there is at least one further 
ongoing discussion taking place which may lead to agreements.

Have a look at the report of the Riyadh JBC. Although the text is in 
Arabic( no translation was provided on this occasion) you will see 
from the pictures the friendly and formal quality of the meetings with 
our Saudi hosts and companies. The programme and agenda for the 
plenary are also attached.

After five years both sides know each other well and have very 
friendly relations, and the way is open to  creating further 

The Saudi businessmen always ask about new Irish companies.

Ninth Joint Business Council, Riyadh, May 2017

If you are interested in becoming a member of ISABC please email info@isabc.ie for further information


A selection of photographs from the Eighth Joint Business Meeting held in Dublin, November 2016

Eighth Joint Business Meeting, November 2016

Our Eighth Joint Business Meeting took place in Dublin on Thursday 10th November.  This was attended by the largest delegation of Saudi business people to visit Ireland and ISABC was honoured to host such a large delegation.  The meeting was addressed by Minister of State for Employment and Small industries Mr Pat Breen TD.  The Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was represented by  Mr Ali Aldosari, Charge d'Affaires and Mr Salem Alshammary, Attache and we were delighted that Mr Abdulaziz Adriss, former Saudi Ambassador to Ireland was also able to attend.

There were a series of presentations by Irish and Saudi companies and two agreements were signed.  A very busy and productive Business-to-Business session was held in the afternoon.

Earlier in the morning the delegation were received by An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD at Government Buildings.