King Faisal Specialist Hospital hosts 8th International ‘Nurses Transforming Healthcare’ Symposium

Updated 19 March 2017
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King Faisal Specialist Hospital hosts 8th International ‘Nurses Transforming Healthcare’ Symposium

JEDDAH: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) will host the 8th International Nursing Symposium: titled Nurses Transforming Healthcare Monday and Tuesday at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah.
The symposium is co-hosted with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
The symposium reflects the role of nursing in shaping health care practice, policy, research and education. It brings together international, national and regional nursing and health care leaders from across the Middle East. It also provides a learning and networking environment that will assist attendees to enhance their knowledge, skills and clinical practice in providing extraordinary care for all patients, families and the wider community.
The core themes of the symposium include: Transformational leadership, education and professional development, research and evidence-based practice, transforming bedside practice and technology transforming practice.
Nurse leaders, researchers, educators, clinical experts, bedside nurses and nursing students from Saudi Arabia and from neighboring countries across the Middle East are encouraged to participate.
As a Magnet Accredited institution, King Faisal Specialist Hospital is committed to raising the standards of nursing in the region to better serve the needs of the population. Currently at Jeddah’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital, 14 percent (160 nurses) of the workforce are Saudi. Saudi nurses also occupy 25 percent of the senior nursing positions the facility.


High-level investment forum aims to further boost business between Saudi Arabia and Japan

Updated 18 June 2019
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High-level investment forum aims to further boost business between Saudi Arabia and Japan

  • Japan is one of Saudi Arabia’s most important economic partners

TOKYO: More than 300 government, investment and industry leaders on Monday took part in a high-level gathering aimed at further boosting business opportunities between Saudi Arabia and Japan.

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) welcomed key figures from the public and private sectors to the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum, held in Tokyo.

Hosted in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the conference focused on the creation of investment opportunities in strategic sectors of the Kingdom. Delegates also discussed key reforms currently underway to enable easier market access for foreign companies.

Speaking at the event, Saudi Economy and Planning Minister Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, said: “Today’s forum is a testimony to the success of the strategic direction set by the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030 two years ago, which seeks to drive private-sector involvement, both by partnering with public-sector entities.”

SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar said: “At SAGIA, we have been working on creating a more attractive and favorable business environment in Saudi Arabia, which is making it easier for foreign companies to access opportunities in the Kingdom.”

Japan is one of Saudi Arabia’s most important economic partners. It is the Kingdom’s second-largest source of foreign capital and third-biggest trading partner, with total trade exceeding $39 billion.

JETRO president, Yasushi Akahoshi, said: “Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 has made great progress since it was first announced. Under this strategic initiative, the number of cooperative projects between our two countries has nearly doubled, from 31 to 61, and represents a diverse range of sectors and stakeholders.”

Since 2016, the Saudi government has delivered 45 percent of more than 500 planned reforms, including the introduction of 100 percent foreign ownership rights, enhancing legal infrastructure and offering greater protection for shareholders.

As a result, the Kingdom has climbed international competitiveness and ease-of-doing-business rankings, with foreign direct investment inflows increasing by 127 percent in 2018 and the number of new companies entering Saudi Arabia rising by 70 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2019.