SIDI 2012 Key Topics Include Talent Training & Retention & Supporting SME’s

Saudi Innovation, Diversification & Investment (SIDI) 2012 is taking place in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia on 25-27 March 2012, held under the esteemed support & officially opened by: H.E. Dr Tawfig F Al-Rabiah, Minister of Commerce & Industry . The event will focus on ‘industry led job creation‘ and ‘Saudization‘ , the role of the private sector and the incentives and opportunities being implemented by the Government and stakeholders.

The Forum agenda will focus on the Talent Training & Retention; Supporting SME’s; Company Success Stories; and Government-Business Win:Win. These topics will be discussed and looked at in detail. A pre event interactive workshop ‘Entrepreneurship 101′ will also take place on 25 March 2012, led by Fahad A. Al-Semari, Director, Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Centre . Saudi Aramco is playing a key role both in the workshop and within the forum main agenda which will directly promote partnerships and cluster development.

Sabic’s former EVP for Technology and Innovation, Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid will add his formidable knowledge and experience to the agenda as the CEO Managing Director of SADIG (Saudi Arabian Development and Innovation Group) – his experience nurturing technology and innovation for the commercial sector will directly benefit young Saudi’s.

"Diversification is essential for an economy’s stability. Innovation is necessary for it to prosper. SIDI serves as a catalyst for idea exchange the planning the future of generations to come"
Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, MD, SADIG

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 leadership.

For further information contact:

Esha Sofat

Marketing Manager
The CWC Group
+44 20 7978 0020