The panel will discuss a number of issues to be considered in evaluating the prospects of operating and investing in the Kingdom. These include the regulatory framework of entities, tax aspects, audit and accountancy, and the trade and banking system. The benefits of doing business in the Kingdom will also be discussed, such as no minimum capital requirement, 100 percent foreign ownership of companies, no restriction on repatriation of capital and the ability for foreign investors to sponsor foreign employees, just to name a few. Further, in recent years the population of the Kingdom has grown considerably, so demands on its infrastructure are greater and property opportunities for investment in the engineering sector and project finance are growing.
The panel will also discuss in detail the Sukuk market and how it has gained substantial popularity over the last ten years. The Sukuk market in