Misk Innovation to take part at GITEX 2018 in Dubai

Misk Innovation is one of the initiatives of the Misk Foundation, which aims to raise the level of training qualifications for young people in the Kingdom. (Misk)
Updated 10 October 2018

Misk Innovation to take part at GITEX 2018 in Dubai

  • Misk Innovation will participate with a special pavilion to introduce its efforts in supporting entrepreneurship and the development of technical projects

Misk Innovation, of the Center for Initiatives at Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), will take part as an exclusive partner for innovation at GITEX Future Stars 2018, one of the world’s largest gatherings of emerging IT companies, to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct. 14 to 17.

Misk Innovation will participate with a special pavilion to introduce its efforts in supporting entrepreneurship and the development of technical projects.

Under the umbrella of Misk Innovation, as many as 20 emerging Saudi companies will participate and benefit from direct contact with international experts and investors at Dubai GITEX 2018, which is the most important and influential event in the region in providing finance and business development for emerging companies in the technical field.

They will also enhance their businesses concerning four key sectors to be discussed at the exhibition: Smart Cities, Enhanced & Virtual Reality, Internet Objects and Intelligent Manufacturing.

Misk Innovation is one of the initiatives of the Misk Foundation, which aims to raise the level of training qualifications for young people in the Kingdom and enable them to achieve the highest international standards for training in the areas of technology and innovation.


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 2 min 10 sec ago

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”