Jeddah HR forum opens today

Updated 24 November 2012
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Jeddah HR forum opens today

Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih is scheduled to sponsor the first session of Jeddah Human Resources Forum 2012 at Jeddah Hilton today.
The three-day forum is the fourth and is convened under the theme “Toward a Sustainable Human Development.”
The minister is scheduled to arrive when the opening ceremony begins at 12:45 p.m., after which he will speak during an “application of Saudi human resources” session about his ministry’s strategic programs for the development of human resources in Saudi Arabia. A general discussion will follow.
Samir bin Muhammad Hussien, head of the Human Resources Committee at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and president of the forum, said the forum will concentrate on modern applications in different business sectors.
It will discuss the best human resources practices in terms of employment mechanisms, training, maintaining and developing Saudi talents in business sectors that include manufacturing, construction, retailing and services. The forum is organized by Ehab Abu Rukba’s AME Group in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and the Human Resources Committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and it is considered the biggest gathering of human resource experts.
In previous years, the forum focused on strategic partnership of the government and the private sector.


Italy pledges electronic warfare support to Saudi Arabia

Updated 20 April 2018
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Italy pledges electronic warfare support to Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi-Italian collaboration to develop electronic defense solutions pushed in workshop organized by the Italian Embassy, KACST and Elettronica SpA
  • Italy's Elettronica specializes in the designing and manufacturing electronic warfare equipment

RIYADH: Italy has pledged to support the Kingdom with electronic warfare and defense electronics, offering a range of state-of-the-art solutions to counter threats. 

The call for Saudi-Italian collaboration was made on Thursday at a workshop organized jointly by the Italian Embassy, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Italian-based Elettronica SpA, a world leader in electronic warfare.

Italian Ambassador to the Kingdom Luca Ferrari welcomed the workshop initiative, and said: “We are working to develop a strategic partnership between our two countries, building on decades of excellent political and economic collaboration.

“Such initiatives increase mutual understanding and knowledge between Italian and Saudi counterparts and foster further opportunities for collaboration.” 

Ferrari added that the workshop is a proof of Italian industries’ and institutes’ willingness to strengthen the relationship between the two countries through working with local high-tech university centers and industries in Saudi Arabia.

He added: “The move on the part of the Italian government and our companies comes within the framework of Saudi Vision 2030, which calls for foreign partnerships to diversify the economy, cut reliance on oil and build a robust Saudi defense sector.”

The workshop, entitled “The Digital Revolution: Impacts on defense electronics, security and life,” looked at electronic warfare, cyber intelligence, the future of autonomous vehicles and implications of the digital revolution for the defense industry. 

Enzo Benigni, Elettronica’s chairman and chief executive officer, said: “Italian institutes and companies are keen to embrace the Saudi Vision 2030, and to support the growth of the defense industry and overall defense sector of the Kingdom. 

“We work in Saudi Arabia to create high-value cooperation with the Saudi armed forces and local partners with an aim to build a world-class defense sector of the Kingdom.”

Benigni said Elettronica specializes in the designing and manufacturing electronic warfare, from single stand-alone equipment to complete integrated systems, for naval, airborne and ground applications as well as for space and homeland security.