Middle East Poultry Expo is the largest trade show in poultry industry in the region 

The Middle East Poultry Expo is the largest exhibition specialized in the poultry industry organized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is the largest poultry producer in the Middle East and Africa and the third global consumer of meat and poultry products. The Middle East Poultry Expo 2023 was a great success with the participation of 207 exhibitors from 37 countries and the attendance of 10,000 visitors from 54 countries around the world. Riyadh will host the third edition of the Middle East Poultry Expo from 13 to 15 May 2024 on an area of 15,000 SQM at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center


The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture sponsors this event with unparalleled support in order to enhance investment opportunities in the poultry industry and provide an ideal trading platform that brings together local investors with suppliers and global expertise houses to develop the poultry industry in order to achieve the national strategy for food security.

In conjunction with the main event the Middle East Feed & Mills Expo and the Middle East Animal helath & Nutrition Expo will be held in same venu. These two events aim to highlight the latest technologies of grain milling, storage, transportation and production of feed, animal nutrition and animal health for the livestock and poultry sectors.


Riyadh is  the ideal place for businesses to access a thriving and rapidly growing market. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab Gulf country in terms of area and population, and is the growing player in poultry farming in the Middle East, as the Saudi government is investing heavily in finding innovative solutions to regional challenges in poultry production and an innovative response to the ever-increasing demand, and more than what the Kingdom produces alone. About 1.3 billion birds and 5.4 billion eggs annually.

The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Environment,Water and Agriculture 

and the Agricultural Development Fund, provides unparalleled financing and support for the development of the poultry sector and the expansion of local production, as it provides financing of up to 70% of the capital in modern technology projects that include the poultry sector, as well as providing facilities in Granting government lands for projects. In this way, it seeks to achieve the goal of raising the self-sufficiency rate of poultry meat to more than 65% in the coming years.

665  Million Riyals

The total amount of support provided to the poultry sector through the agricultural subsidies program amounted to more than 665 million riyals, according to the last official announcement from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in January 2021. The Ministry seeks, through these subsidies, to strengthen the food security system and support new investments in the Saudi poultry industry.

Saudi Arabia plans $5bn investment to become self-sufficient in poultry meat production

Saudi Arabia plans SR17 billion ($5 billion) investment to boost poultry production as the Kingdom aims to achieve a poultry meat self-sufficiency rate of 80 percent by 2025, Saudi Press Agency reported.

By targeting 1.3 million tons of broiler chickens per year, the ministry will ensure national food security, increase local content, and create employment opportunities, the Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley said.

This move follows a jump in self-sufficiency in poultry meat from 45 percent in 2016 to 68 percent in 2022.

6 Goals

Developed by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. It was represented in increasing the number of licenses and expanding investment operations to increase local production and meet the increasing demand, achieve self-sufficiency, increase the size of the macro economy and attract new investors, create job opportunities for national cadres, empower women cadres in support services in the sector, and achieve rural development.

275 Poultry Projects Licenses in 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced the issuance of new licenses in the poultry production and breeding sector in the Kingdom, amounting to 275 new licenses. 119 licenses for broiler projetcs and 26 new projects to produce eggs with a production capacity of more than two billion eggs per year, and 12 projects to breed and produce broiler mothers and operate hatcheries with a production capacity of 480.5 million chicks per year.
The ministry added that this aims to develop the agricultural services sector and support agricultural production, expecting that these licenses will contribute to encouraging investment in agricultural production projects using modern techniques that guide water consumption, and the best agricultural practices adopted and approved, in line with the ministry’s strategy and Vision 2030 to achieve food security, and in pursuit of Including in securing a distinct local product of high quality.

Unique business platform

The Middle East Poultry Exhibition aims to create a unique business environment for investment in the poultry industry, by linking leading international companies with local investors through programs dedicated to hosting businessmen and major investors, and implementing business meetings.

One Event .. Multiple Sectors

The Middle East Poultry Exhibition, through its various pavilions, covers all sectors of the poultry industry, in order to be the largest event and the ideal destination for investors in the sector and decision-makers in the relevant authorities and bodies. These sectors include;– Poultry farming equipment and production techniques– Fodder and feed factories and their equipment– Equipment for poultry farms – Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety– Breeds, Origins, and Health of Poultry– Nutrition techniques,drinking and feeding systems– Slaughterhouses and packaging and transportation technologies– Egg production, caging, transportation and storage lines– Waste treatment and biosecurity-Feed additives and premixes-Hatcheries and incubators-Poultry vaccinations-Broiler breeding and production systems-Sterilization, hygiene and biosecurity equipment-Meat and egg products production and packaging equipment