Many Saudis to participate in Dubai meet to explore ‘power within people’

Updated 08 February 2014
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Many Saudis to participate in Dubai meet to explore ‘power within people’

The 12th International Arabian Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM) Conference and Exhibition is expected to attract participation of several personalities from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulhadi Al-Mansoori, president of ASHRM told Arab News.
To be held under the patronage of Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the event will take place in Dubai from Feb. 10-13, 2014 in Atlantis Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah.
The four-day function will focus on “The Power Within People; the Engine of Transformation” that aims to provide professionals in corporations and educational institutions as well as businessmen, students and academics in the field of human resources development and management the opportunity to connect, exchange experiences and provide an insight into Human Resource (HR) best practices and case studies with leading international figures.
He said that the senior HR figures from SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) and Saudi ARAMCO from Saudi Arabia will participate with other high profile figures which also feature Kenexa CEO Rudy Karsan and Twitter co-creator Dom Sagola, LinkedIn’s Ben Casnocha and Patrick Harverson, Prince Charles’s former PR chief. Former BBC News journalist Gavin Esler will be facilitating the event.
“The organizing committee is pleased of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s patronage of the 12th International ASHRM Conference. We have come a very long way over the past decade and are now recognized as being the Arab world’s only dedicated HR conference,” said Al-Mansoori.
Adel Al-Mulhim, media and relations director of ASHRM, said they have secured a brilliant list of global speakers that he is really looking forward to hosting in Dubai next month and that they are ready to welcome the delegates to host the best HR conference in the region to date.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.