John Ackerman, PE, PG, President of Twin Oaks Research Centre, Inc., was invited to attend the U.S.-Saudi Investment Forum - 2015 on September 4th. The Forum was held at the Ritz-Carleton in Washington, DC. Over 700 attendees were present.
The Forum was held in conjunction with the visit to the United States of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The highlight of the Forum was the Ministerial Plenary Discussion on the Fostering an Attractive Investment Climate. The ministers comprising the Plenary Panel included: H.E. Irbrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance; H.E. Tawfig Alrabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry; H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Health; and H.E. Abdullahtif Al-Othman, Governor and Chairman of the Board of SAGIA.
In conjunction with the Forum the "Invest Saudi" Exhibition was held by the Saudi Export Development Authority with leading Saudi companies like Saudi Aramco and the Saline Water Conversion Company present along with numerous Saudi Government organizations. Mr. Ackerman discussed the Research Centre's new desalinization technology with many of the exhibitors.