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.


350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

Updated 14 November 2019

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

JEDDAH: Hundreds of authors from around the world are preparing to take part in a prestigious Saudi book festival.

The Jeddah International Book Fair, to be staged in South Obhur from Dec. 11 to 21, will feature more than 350,000 volumes to cater to all reading tastes.

Now in its fifth edition, the cultural event, run under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will see the participation of 400 Saudi, Arab and international publishing houses from 40 different countries.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, who is head of the fair’s supreme committee, has been coordinating the organization of the event which will include book-signing sessions by 200 authors.

The exhibition, occupying 30,000 square meters, is one of the biggest specialized expos in the Kingdom, and aims to promote reading and the cultural environment.

The fair will also include a program of seminars, lectures and indoor and outdoor theater productions, along with documentary films for families and children, and workshops in visual arts, photography and Arabic calligraphy.

The Jeddah fair is supported by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, who believes it reflects the city’s culture and traditions, along with backing from Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah. SPA Jeddah