JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Labor and Social Development has inaugurated the opening ceremony of the “Saudi Family Forum 2018” organized by the Family Affairs Council in Riyadh at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Under the theme “Family Economics,” the forum opened on Sunday with the presence of a number of royals, ministers and personalities interested in society and development, and the participation of a number of charities and social initiatives.
Minister Ahmad Al-Rajehi gave a speech at the opening ceremony, during which he welcomed the attendees and praised the Saudi government’s role, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, in its efforts to support families in the Kingdom.
The minister explained that the Family Council was created to follow the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which puts society and the family within its core themes and focuses on a number of priorities, the most important of which is raising the standard of living and improving the quality of life.
The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions to reach an economic balance for Saudi families.
This balance is to be built on a conscious consumption of energy and full awareness of the importance of rationalization and saving , while focusing directly on the family role in the conservation of natural resources.
The forum will be held in partnership with a number of bodies related to comic aspects, and will be attended by economic experts who will enrich the forum to achieve the desired goals. In addition to the establishment of four workshops aimed at all elements of the family, with activities and events that are influential to the social and development scene.
The first session, chaired by Dr. Hala Tuwaijri, was titled "The patterns of consumption in the Saudi family," witnessed a number of specialists who discussed the reality of consumer behavior among the Saudi family, as well as solutions and alternatives to rationalize consumption in Saudi households.