Saudi Innovation, Diversification & Investment (SIDI) Forum & Exhibition 2012 is taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 25–28 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 time has come for private and public sectors alike to help the Kingdom address its challenges through investment, diversification and innovation.”
HRH Princess Nouf Bint Miteb Bin Abdullah Al Saud
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.
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:
The CWC Group
+44 20 7978 0020
NOTES TO EDITORS: about the organisers
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.
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