CWC are Pleased to Announce the Dates for their New launch Event: SIDI 25–28 March 2012, Riyadh, KSA

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:

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