Riyadh world forum faces up to future challenges

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar. (SPA)
Updated 04 November 2019

Riyadh world forum faces up to future challenges

  • More than 100 speakers, and local and international experts from 15 countries will speak at the three-day forum

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Monday will sponsor the fourth session of Asbar World Forum (AWF), which will be held in the capital under the theme “Inspiring Saudi Arabia.”
The forum aims to introduce the public to the “knowledge economy” as well as contribute to social transformation through empowering knowledge and human capital, taking advantage of new job opportunities, and inspecting new developmental horizons.
Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi, president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications, said that local and international institutions will take part in the forum, helping to promote efforts to face future developmental challenges in fields such as industry, services, media, scientific research, development, innovation, security, energy and water resources, artificial intelligence, cities, economy, human capital and investment.
More than 100 speakers, and local and international experts from 15 countries will speak at the three-day forum.
The forum will include 14 scientific discussion sessions, eight major lectures and six workshops. A session devoted to the “Book of the Year” will focus on future studies in the Arab world and aim to set a common language in Arabic for researchers. 


Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO is named in Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world for a second time.

Rania Nashar, Samba Financial Group CEO, was ranked 97th in the list that also included 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

The list also included the United Arab Emirates’ Raja Easa Al-Gurg ranked at 84. The Emirati, who is a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was also featured in the list in 2017.

The top 10 in the list included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde, who was newly appointed president of the European Central Bank.