• Tackling the challenges and opportunities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia business landscape

    TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2022 - RIYADH, KSA

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​​ABOUT

The Arabian Business KSA Conference will bring together the biggest names from across the kingdom to discuss the diverse and bright future for the nation.

 

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 agenda will see the Middle East’s biggest economy transformed and prepared for a post-hydrocarbon age. From enormous giga-projects, to reforms unlocking the door for entrepreneurs looking to start their own business, the kingdom’s future represents a new step for an economic giant.

The conference will gather more than 100 senior executives from leading companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and as such is a unique learning and networking opportunity. 

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​AGENDA

Registration
Keynote Address
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four
Lunch
Session Five
Session Six
Registration

8.00 am - 9.00 am - Registration and welcome breakfast

Keynote Address

9.00 am - 9.30 am - Opening remarks and keynote presentation


Including: 

Jerry Inzillo, DGDA

Session One

9.30 am - 10.15 am - On the road to 2030

An analysis of Saudi Arabia’s successes so far on the way to completing the Vision 2030 agenda. What challenges remain and how can they be overcome?

 Including: 

Speakers to be announced soon.

Session Two

10.15 am - 11.00 am - Giga-growth: How the Kingdom's giga-projects are supercharging Saudi Arabia's future

Looking into the various giga-projects that are ongoing in Saudi Arabia, their different objectives, and how businesses can leverage the successes of the programme.

 Including: 

Daniel MacGregor, Corporate Development Director, Serco Middle East

Sultan Batterjee, CEO, IHCC

Spencer Wylie, Compass

Session Three

11.20 am - 12.05 pm - An equitable future

Saudi women are entering the workforce at record levels, helping the Kingdom achieve its economic ambitions and paving the way for an inclusive growth future. Where are the opportunities here and what can businesses do to support this dynamic?

 Including: 

Speakers to be announced soon

Session Four

12.05 pm - 12.50 pm - Startup Saudi

Saudi Arabia’s business environment has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, with new, more business-friendly rules helping the kingdom become a hub for innovation. What are the opportunities for incumbent corporates in the startup sector and how are entrepreneurs set to benefit?

 Including: 

Ziad Banna, CEO, ERP Data Systems

Owais Zahran

Lunch

12.50 pm - 1.50 pm - Networking lunch and refreshments


Session Five

1.50 pm - 2.35 pm - The drive to market

Home to one of the world’s most valuable companies, and with an ongoing slate of IPOs in the future, how has Saudi Arabia’s capital markets changed in recent years and where should investors be looking for the next opportunity?

 Including: 
Speakers to be announced soon

Session Six

2.35 pm - 3.10 pm Digitising a Kingdom 

How will the digital economy expand and benefit Saudi Arabia, and what role will Web3 technologies play in this growth?


 Including: 
Speakers to be announced soon

​ DAY 2 - MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four
Session One

09.30 - 10.00

Fire side chat

Synopsis coming soon.

It's never too late to invest Digital Landscape of the Future – What smart cities mean for businesses.

In order for the regions enterprises to leverage the power of digital transformation, first governments and city administrators must lay the foundations by way of next generation infrastructure, that supports the exponential growth of urban populations in a sustainable and efficient manner, that unlocks the digital economy and empowers enterprises to future proof their business. This panels pulls together the vendors and regulators to discuss what makes a smart city and the pivotal role they will play for the region’s economies.

 Including: 
Chris Haill, Founder & CEO, MindForce

Session Two

Panel: Implementing mental health in the work place

Including: 

Guest Moderator: Bobbi Hartshorne, Founder and Director, WellWise 

Marketa Simkova, Partner, Head of People and Change, KPMG Lower Gulf
Andy Fieldhouse, Founder, The Team Space 
Paul Firth, Founder and Managing Director, ICAS Mena 
Session Three

11.15 - 12.00

Panel: Who foots the bill for mental health?

Synopsis coming soon.

 Including: 
Dr Sara Dallal – Mental health board of DHA & President of Emirates Health Economics Society at Emirates Medical Association 

Nahida Nayaz Ahmed, MD, Chair of Behavioral Health Council at Abu Dhabi health services company- SEHA 
Sara Boueri, Senior Director Human Resources, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority 

Leah Cotterill, Chief Distribution Officer, Cigna MEA

Session Four

12.00 - 12.45

Panel: The ROI of workplace mental health

 Including: 
Dr. Saliha Afridi, Founder and Managing Director, The Lighthouse Arabia

Noof Aljneibi, Director, Emirates Center for happiness Research at United Emirates University

Rebecca McGuane, Corporate Benefits & Wellness Manager, Beneple
Hamish Clark, 
Chief Wellness Officer, PWC

​PRACTICAL INFO

Tuesday 8th November 2022
9am - 2pm

Venue TBC

Riyadh, KSA

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