Saudi Public Investment Fund announces 2nd Future Investment Initiative

The FII 2018 will bring together renowned visionaries with the power to shape the future of global investment under three themes: Investing in transformation, technology as opportunity, and advancing human potential.
Updated 09 May 2018
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Saudi Public Investment Fund announces 2nd Future Investment Initiative

  • The FII 2018 will bring together renowned visionaries with the power to shape the future of global investment
  • The FII was launched as an international platform for debate between investors, innovators, governments and economic leaders

JEDDAH: The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced the second Future Investment Initiative (FII), which will take place on Oct. 23-25 in Riyadh.
The FII 2018 will bring together renowned visionaries with the power to shape the future of global investment under three themes: Investing in transformation, technology as opportunity, and advancing human potential.
The FII was launched as an international platform for debate between investors, innovators, governments and economic leaders. 
The inaugural event in 2017 saw more than 3,800 participants from more than 90 countries discuss topics such as energy, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, robotics and new growth areas.
The second edition aims to continue building active, international networks of influential actors to further explore emerging industries that will shape the global economy and investment environment over the coming decades.
The PIF “is developing into one of the world’s leading and most impactful sovereign wealth funds, and we look forward to continuing to build strong strategic partnerships while also showcasing the opportunity for private sector participation as… Saudi Arabia’s economy continues to expand and diversify,” said PIF Managing Director Yasir Al-Rumayyan.
The FII is being organized in the context of the Vision 2030 reform program, which is charting the path for the Kingdom to harness its investment capabilities and strategic location to become a global investment hub.
Further updates on the 2018 program, partners and speakers will be announced over the coming months.


Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

The Housing Ministry has deals with two real-estate companies. (Reuters/File)
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Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

  • The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units
  • The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units, while the second, Jeddah airport housing, is on land owned by the Ministry and will includes 2,203 units.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hugail, National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati, and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. They follow previous agreements signed by the Ministry of Housing with a number of developers to build housing in various regions of the Kingdom. Sixty projects providing more than 90,000 diverse homes, with prices ranging from SR250,000 to SR750,000 have already been launched.
The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock and support supply in the sector, to encourage competition between companies to meet the needs of citizens in a way that suits local markets and ensures the provision of continued maintenance services for the residential units.
“The real-estate developers with whom we signed contribute along with the Ministry to the service of citizens in order to provide a suitable residential environment on the levels of prices and specifications, while presenting the beneficiaries with the guarantees needed,” the Ministry said.
“These projects will be completed and handed over to the beneficiaries within a period not exceeding three years. These housing projects are integrated in terms of services and public facilities. They include mosques, public parks and green areas as well as government buildings.”