The Smart Investor takes part in 20 activities in Global Money Week 2014

Updated 20 May 2014

The Smart Investor takes part in 20 activities in Global Money Week 2014

The Capital Market Authority’s (CMA’s) financial literacy program for children — The Smart Investor — participated in the Global Money Week 2014 activities held between March 10 and 17. The CMA’s participation was in collaboration with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the program’s official sponsor.
The event is organized by Child and Youth Finance International on the second week of March each year and aims at empowering the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. The event is held in over 80 countries worldwide with participating organizations and communities.
During the week, The Smart Investor participated for five days in the Riyadh International Book Fair. Cartoon characters from The Smart Investor toured the book fair floor and educated children and parents visiting the magazine’s stand at the book fair. The book fair also marked the distribution of the new English edition of The Smart Investor magazine.
Over 4,650 visitors thronged the magazine’s stand at the book fair, the majority of which were children and their accompanying parents.
The Smart Investor also visited two international schools in Riyadh where lectures and plays were presented in English language for the first time. Organizers of the program also visited 20 schools in Riyadh and Qunfudah Province.
Also during the week, organizers of The Smart Investor financial program held two courses for 31 female college students at King Saud University to prepare them to become The Smart Investor ambassadors. These students later independently conduct The Smart Investor lectures and courses to a wider segment of youth and children.
In addition, CMA received 18 students from The Hope Institute for the Deaf at the CMA central building in Riyadh. Organizers of The Smart Investor presented the financial lecture with seven steps in sign language to the students.
The Smart Investor also organized a visit by 15 students from Dar Alqalm School to a local bank. Students were briefed with the various functions of the bank and went over the process of opening an account as well as their eligibility for benefits and obligations. Additionally, Global Money Week 2014 witnessed the launching of the second episode of The Smart Investor cartoon, which introduces currency notes and explains the differences between each type.
Throughout the Global Money Week 2014, CMA launched a digital campaign with a leading financial and economic information portal in Saudi Arabia and the region. The campaign aimed at promoting CMA’s activities in Global Money Week and grabs the public attention to this international event and to spread it out widely.


Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

Updated 13 November 2019

Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

The Arab Thought Foundation has announced the agenda of this year’s annual conference, FIKR17, in partnership with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture “Ithra”, held under the theme “Towards a New Arab Thinking.”
The conference will be held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia between 2-5 December 2019.
FIKR17 will bring together high-level officials, politicians, intellectuals, and media personalities led by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation, and Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Over the course of FIKR17, these thought leaders will provide deep understanding and paths to solutions for key questions facing the Arab World and its future, including:

  • What are the challenges of technology, science and modern approaches to knowledge?
  • Where are we currently from renewing our societies and social concepts?
  • Where does the Arab individual stand within the international system, and how does he tackle the subject of globalization while defending an interactive identity that is open to the world?
  • Where are Arab intellectuals in their attempts to renew the Arab thought, and in building a renewed philosophy capable of making contributions to the global effort of contemporary thought?

Conference Program Details
Monday, December 2: FIKR17 will open with a formal ceremony at 7:00 pm, including a speech by Professor Dr. Henry Awit, Director General of the Arab Thought Foundation, followed by a speech from the representative of “Ithra”, the Lead Partner of the conference. It will also include speeches by Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit and HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation.
Tuesday, December 3: FIKR17 will start with an opening session titled “Arab Thought and Innovation Prospects,” followed by the first general session entitled “Today’s world…tomorrow’s world: transformations, challenges, and visions”.
In addition, four specialized sessions will be held under the following headlines:. Delivering new educational policies to help build a new Arab Thought, The role of social and human sciences in renewing Arab Thought, New perspectives on the concepts of state, citizenship and participation, Pluralism and the culture of tolerance and social peace.
Wednesday, December 4: The conference will continue with four specialized morning sessions covering the topics of ” Towards a new understanding of growth, Industry and manufacturing:analysis of pillars for development, Digital Economy, The role of civic society in renewing Arab Thought.
In the afternoon, the second general session will be held on the “4th Industrial Revolution” followed by reports on youth discussion groups.
Thursday, December 5: The conference will conclude with detailed reports on the specialized sessions. At 12:00 pm, the third general session titled “Arab Intellectuals and Their Role in Arab Thought Renewal” will be held, followed by the closing remarks.