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