Next MiSK Global Forum to focus on focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation

Updated 15 November 2017

Next MiSK Global Forum to focus on focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation

RIYADH: The MiSK Global Forum, the flagship platform of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s foundation, has announced details of its main annual gathering titled “Meeting the Challenge of Change.”
Taking place in Riyadh on Nov. 15-16, the event marks a major evolution of the international platform focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation.
Assembling some of the world’s sharpest thinkers and innovators, it will give participants the opportunity to explore, experience and experiment with ideas and trends emerging in the knowledge economy, and the impacts they will have on the next generation.
Last year, the MiSK Global Forum saw addresses by the CEOs of global tech giants Siemens and Cisco, the co-founder of Pixar Studios, leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, inspirational figures from sports and culture, and senior international policymakers.
This year’s gathering will unveil important new initiatives and reports, including the first annual Global Youth Index, and host interactive workshops, seminars and master classes.
Prepared in association with Populus, the index will reveal young people’s confidence and preparedness for the fourth industrial revolution from 21 of the world’s most significant economies, including all G-20 nations.
Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager and project leader for the MiSK Global Forum, said: “We are expanding the ambition and scope of the MiSK Global Forum. We are set on becoming the pre-eminent global platform to discuss vital issues relating to young people, their future and the knowledge economy.
“Young people are coming of age in a world that is more connected and more fundamentally changing than at any time in human history. The fourth industrial revolution, of transformative technologies, is disrupting economies and will affect the way we live, learn, work and contribute to our communities.
“The MiSK Global Forum’s annual gathering brings together some of the world’s sharpest minds in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to meet the challenge of change. It will be practical, focusing on helping each young person to develop their own plan to meet this pressing goal.”
Established in 2016, the forum is a flagship platform of the non-profit MiSK Foundation, established by the crown prince to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.
MiSK pursues these goals by both establishing its own programs, and via partnerships with local and global organizations that help develop intellectual capital and unlock Saudi Arabia’s vast potential.


AlUla CEO joins global hospitality leaders to discuss industry’s future

Updated 07 April 2020

AlUla CEO joins global hospitality leaders to discuss industry’s future

DUBAI: The Kingdom’s experiences in developing AlUla into the world’s largest living museum and a major heritage, cultural, arts and adventure tourism destination, will be shared by Amr AlMadani, chief executive of the Royal Commission of AlUla, at a virtual conference Hospitality Tomorrow being streamed online.

The conference will discuss the global challenges facing the hospitality industry among business owners, investors, financiers and operators, and hopes to forge a call to action amid global travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The discussion will also tackle how signs of recovery in the sector can be anticipated and the role tourism will play in accelerating the recovery of the global economy.

Established by royal decree, the Royal Commission for has three 2035 strategic targets: 2 million annual visits, contributing over $30 billion to Saudi GDP and creating 38,000 jobs.

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