National Events Center

National Events Center
المركز الوطني للفعاليات
Saudi NEC logo.svg
Agency overview
FormedMarch 10, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-03-10)
JurisdictionGovernment of Saudi Arabia
HeadquartersMakkah Al-Mukarramah Road, as-Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh 12233, Saudi Arabia
Parent departmentCouncil of Economic and Development Affairs
Websitenec.gov.sa

National Events Center (NEC) (Arabic: المركز الوطني للفعاليات) is a government department in Saudi Arabia that is responsible for overseeing state-sponsored events and festivals (like Saudi Seasons) across the country in cooperation with relevant agencies. Established through a royal decree by King Salman against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020,[1] it is affiliated with the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, one of the two subcabinets of Saudi Arabia.

History

The National Events Center was established through a royal decree issued by King Salman on March 10, 2020 against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. In October 2021, the department launched the "Matloob" platform during the Riyadh Season[2] which aimed to facilitate and organize the participation of individuals and companies in the events and seasons of Saudi Arabia.[3]

Partner agencies

The National Events Center manages and oversees state-sponsored events in Saudi Arabia through relevant agencies, which include

References

  1. ^ "إنشاء هيئة للسياحة وبرنامج وطني لتنمية قطاع تقنية المعلومات". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  2. ^ "مطلوب.. ذراع سعودي لإنماء الاقتصادات المحلية وزيادة الموارد المستدامة | صحيفة المواطن الإلكترونية" (in Arabic). 2021-10-23. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  3. ^ ""مطلوب".. منصة جديدة من المركز الوطني للفعاليات". العربية (in Arabic). 2021-06-21. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
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