Riyadh, SPA: Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser inaugurated the 5th edition of the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference today in Riyadh. The conference, held under the theme "Towards a sustainable supply chain to boost the circular economy," featured the presence of several ministers, senior officials, and heads of companies operating in the supply chain and logistics sector.
With 64 speakers from different countries and over 100 entities from the public and private sectors, the conference aims to promote discussions on various topics related to supply chain and logistics. In his opening remarks, Al-Jasser emphasized the significant advancements made in the transport and logistics sector since the launch of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince. He highlighted the Kingdom's progress in becoming a global logistics center and the development of the Saudi logistics sector.
To further enhance the efficiency of the sector, Al-Jasser mentioned that HRH the Crown Prince launched the master plan for logistics centers, which includes 59 strategic centers spread across key regions in Saudi Arabia. The goal of these centers is to improve supply chain efficiency and increase sector competitiveness.
During the opening session of the conference, 52 agreements were signed to strengthen supply chains and logistics operations. The conference will include lectures, an accompanying exhibition, specialized workshops, and various other events and activities.
Over the course of the two-day conference, participants will discuss important topics such as the flexibility and sustainability of supply chains for the transition towards a circular economy, the development of specialized supply chains within the Kingdom, and the role of global supply chains in enhancing distribution operations.