The first major event in Saudi Arabia for the FECs business was hosted by the country’s largest operator, the Al Hokair Group for Tourism and Development in Riyadh. The two-day conference – that will become an annual event – was run by the Middle East and North Africa Leisure and Attractions Council (MENALAC).
The conference – in accordance with the composition of MENALAC also took in amusement parks, tourist attractions and water parks – was designed to address all aspects of the entertainment and attractions sector. As a major market, Saudi featured strongly with reviews of its development, its current status and future challenges.
Those include both opportunities and trends plus of course the huge opening market for cinemas in the kingdom. The sessions also addressed the major area of safety, particularly with rides. There was an accent on safety standards in other entertainment facilities too.