The Arabian Business KSA Conference will bring together the biggest names from across the kingdom to discuss the diverse and bright future for the nation.
The Arabian Business KSA Conference will be followed by the return of the Arabian Business KSA Awards in the evening of Tuesday 8th November. Companies and individuals will be recognised for their contributions to making the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among the most vibrant and rewarding countries to do business globally.
Categories are open to nominate until Friday 14th October and winners in the 14 varied categories will be announced on the night to an audience of local dignitaries and business leaders.
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8.00 am - 9.00 am - Registration and welcome breakfast
9.00 am - 9.15 am - Opening remarks and keynote presentation
Dr Abdullah Bin Sharaf Al Ghamdi, The President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Auhority (SDAIA)
9.15 am - 10.00 am - On the road to 2030
An analysis of Saudi Arabia’s successes so far on the way to completing the Vision 2030 agenda. What challenges remain and how can they be overcome?
Oweis Zahran, O W S Auto
Ali Al Shihabi, Neom advisor and prominent Saudi commentatorAbdullah Alsuweilmy, Senior strategic advisor, KSA
10.00 am - 10.45 am - Giga-growth: How the Kingdom's giga-projects are supercharging Saudi Arabia's future
Looking into the various giga-projects that are ongoing in Saudi Arabia, their different objectives, and how businesses can leverage the successes of the programme.
Daniel MacGregor, Corporate Development Director, Serco Middle East
Abdullah M Al Alshaikh, SVP / Corporate Finance, Riyadh Bank
11.00 am - 11.45 am - An equitable future
Saudi women are entering the workforce at record levels, helping the Kingdom achieve its economic ambitions and paving the way for an inclusive growth future. Where are the opportunities here and what can businesses do to support this dynamic?
Adwa AlArifi, Deputy Minister of Planning & Development at Minstry of Sports
Ranya Al Houthali, Socio-economic Transformation Expert
11.45 am - 12.30 pm - Startup Saudi
Saudi Arabia’s business environment has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, with new, more business-friendly rules helping the kingdom become a hub for innovation. What are the opportunities for incumbent corporates in the startup sector and how are entrepreneurs set to benefit?
Ziad Banna, CEO, ERP Data Systems
Abdulaziz Saja, KSA General Manager, TABBY
Emir Isik, Head of Business Development , Tarabut Gateway
1.15 pm - Networking lunch