Makkah forum targets investment surge in Saudi Arabia

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday.
Updated 06 May 2018
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Makkah forum targets investment surge in Saudi Arabia

  • Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday.
  • Forums will run throughout the year with workshops, seminars and panel sessions involving local, regional and international experts.

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday.

The two-day event, under the theme “From Vision to Prosperity: Invest in Makkah,” will be held at the Jeddah Ritz-Carlton. The forum is organized by the province in cooperation with the Jeddah, Makkah and Taif chambers of commerce.

Nine sessions at the forum will focus on the most important themes of Vision 2030. More than 60 leading local, regional, and international speakers and experts will take part. 

The sessions will explore investment opportunities in the Makkah province as part of Vision 2030’s aim to increase private sector contribution to the GDP from 40 percent to 65 percent.

The forum aims to increase private sector participation and attract more foreign direct investments to drive economic growth.

Investment options will be discussed in breakout sessions between investors and public and private sector representatives.

The forum will also feature the launch of an electronic platform to showcase investment opportunities in the region. 

Two sessions offering a “Dialogue with the Minister,” will give investors a chance to discuss investment and economic issues with ministers.

Forums will run throughout the year with workshops, seminars and panel sessions involving local, regional and international experts.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.