RIYADH, Saudi Arabica – Exhibitors, investors and importers from more than 30 countries visited the recently concluded fourth edition of International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Held at Riyadh International Conventions and Exhibition Center, the event saw visitors participate in unique activities, showcase their brands and services to find new investment opportunities.
They also participated in the competitions such as Latte Art Competition and joined workshops given by experts in coffee and chocolate industry.
Also, the exhibition featured a B2B section for the businessmen, investors, importers and representatives of international companies aiming to raise investment in the Saudi market.
The exhibition aimed to enrich the Saudi market and to achieve self-sufficiency of coffee and chocolate products through attracting new experiences from all over the world such as the US, Italy, Brazil, India, Indonesia, etc. and to help the Saudi youth to find the latest updates in the fields of coffee and chocolate and its equipment, techniques, devices, etc.
The total sales of coffee and chocolate in Saudi Arabia exceeded SR700 million ($186 million) in 2016 with 12 per cent increase comparing with the last year.
The number of factories working in this field reached 30 factories A total of 30 factories produce 28,000 tons of related products yearly but the Saudi market consumes 45,000 tons yearly.