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NMMA Focus Groups Kick-off

2021 December 07

34 participants from 6 countries gathered to shape the services of the NMMA

The NMM Association has been launched in 2021 to promote and advocate the transformation and diversification of the NM ecosystem in SA and the GCC, and to encourage a collaborative business environment. The association will promote NM technologies as sustainable alternatives for conventional materials.

In the process of establishing Saudi Arabia Non Metallic Materials Association and in order to define the services to be provided to its members, French, SA and international players have been consulted and gathered for a get together event.

December 1st the online Focus Groups Kick-off gathered 34 participants from 6 countries (Saudi Arabia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK and France). Companies, Universities, Research centers were represented.

The initiative received a warm welcome among the international ecosystem and has been a great opportunity to bring them together for a presentation of the NMMA and to invite them to join the Focus Groups of their interest. During the Focus Groups, the participants will work together on shaping the services to be offered by the Association. 5 Focus Groups will take place by mid-January, 1 per service line.

–        Training & certification will

–        Innovation & Technology

–        Advocacy & Thought Leadership Program

–        Business Intelligence program

–        Networking & Events 

Innovation & Technology clearly stands out with 22 attendees willing to work together on this Topic. Business Intelligence and Networking & Events come second ex aequo with 11 votes followed by Training &Certification 9 and Advocacy & Thought Leadership Program 7.

This first meeting bringing together key players of SA and the international ecosystem was a great success. The participants showed great interest and a strong will to work together. A very promising start for an Association on the making.