CWC & Partners are Pleased to Announce Confirmed Key Speaker for SIDI 2012

CWC, Naya World & DNM Con­nect are pleased to announce the fol­low­ing key speak­ers
for SIDI 2012: H.E. Sheikh Abdul­lah Zainal Alireza, Min­is­ter of Com­merce & Indus­try KSA;
Saheh Alnazha, Pres­i­dent & COO, Tas­nee; Fahad. Al-Semari, Direc­tor, Sau­di Aram­co
Entre­pre­neur­ship Cen­tre; Ahmed M Abdulka­rim, Deputy Gov­er­nor – Strate­gic Devel­op­ment,
SAGIACEO, Cadre; Ibrahim A Al Asseri, Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Zahran Hold­ing.

Sau­di Inno­va­tion, Diver­si­fi­ca­tion & Invest­ment (SIDI) Forum & Exhi­bi­tion 2012 is tak­ing
place at the Al Faisali­ah Hotel, Riyadh, Sau­di Ara­bia on 25–27 March 2012. The event will
focus on ‘indus­try led job cre­ation’, the role of the pri­vate sec­tor and the incen­tives and
oppor­tu­ni­ties being imple­ment­ed by the Gov­ern­ment and stake­hold­ers.

The Forum and Exhi­bi­tion is ful­ly sup­port­ed by HH Dr Tur­ki Al Saud, Vice Pres­i­dent for Research
Insti­tutes at KACST, as well as Ahmed Abdulka­rim, CEO of the Cadre Eco­nom­ic City who is
respon­si­ble for the man­pow­er devel­op­ment that will form the back­bone of the multi­bil­lion dol­lar
Eco­nom­ic City devel­op­ments at the heart of the Kingdom’s eco­nom­ic strat­e­gy. Sau­di Aram­co is also
play­ing a key role both in the ‘Entre­pre­neur­ship 101’ Work­shop and with­in the forum main agen­da
which will direct­ly pro­mote part­ner­ships and clus­ter devel­op­ment.

SIDI will focus on indus­tri­al devel­op­ment and local con­tent strate­gies that will add real com­mer­cial
val­ue to the pri­vate sec­tor and that will diver­si­fy the eco­nom­ic out­look of the King­dom. SIDI looks at
how local­i­sa­tion strate­gies direct­ly impact tech­nol­o­gy trans­fer and the devel­op­ment of tal­ent and

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion con­tact:

Esha Sofat
Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er
The CWC Group
+44 20 7978 0020

NOTES TO EDITORS: about the organ­is­ers

The CWC Group is an award-win­ning com­pa­ny which spe­cialis­es in ener­gy and infra­struc­ture, devel­op­ing

knowl­edge, cre­at­ing com­mer­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties and strate­gic solu­tions for gov­ern­ment and indus­try by offer­ing

pro­fes­sion­al train­ing, con­fer­ences and exhi­bi­tions.

For the sec­ond time, The CWC Group has been award­ed the Queens Award for Enter­prise: Inter­na­tion­al Trade;

the first time in 2007 and the sec­ond in 2011. This is made on the advice of the Prime Min­is­ter and award­ed

by HM The Queen.

Naya World is a lead­ing busi­ness devel­op­ment com­pa­ny work­ing close­ly with­in the tele­coms and indus­tri­al

sec­tors of Sau­di Ara­bia. Naya World is a major sup­port­er of edu­ca­tion­al reforms in the King­dom for both men

and women and active­ly pro­motes the engage­ment of entre­pre­neurs across its net­works.

Con­tact infor­ma­tion:

Esha Sofat

Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er

CWC Group Ltd, Regent House, 16–18 Lom­bard Road, Lon­don, SW11 3RB, Unit­ed King­dom

Tel: +44 20 7978 0020



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