KSA Strategic Forum

Location: Riyadh, KSA Date: Oct 15, 2019


Oliver Wyman and The Economist Corporate Network will be hosting City Readiness in KSA: Achieving economic competitiveness and improving liveability, a half-day conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The event aims to explore Saudi Arabia's efforts to create a sustainable economic competitiveness framework to attract investment, as well as its plans as to develop culture and tourism in the KSA and their role in improving liveability of cities.

Dr Andrew Staples, the global editorial director of the Economist Corporate Network, will deliver a regional strategic forecast, exploring key macroeconomic and geopolitical themes that are affecting the Middle East and beyond.

Our keynote speaker is Michael Reininger, CEO of Qiddiya, destined to be "Saudi Arabia’s pre-eminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination" and which will provide more than 300 recreational and educational facilities on a site that is more than twice the size ofFlorida's Disney World on the outskirts of Riyadh.



Registration, networking and coffee


Welcome and opening address

Dr Andrew Staples, Global Editorial Director, The Economist Corporate Network


Round-table panel: Developing a sustainable Economic Competitivenes framework in the KSA to attract investors, FDI and Multinationals

Glenn Lovell, Partner, Clyde & Co

Mark Notkin, Managing Director, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (BMW Group) 

Reem Alharbi, Head, Saudi Arabia, LinkedIn


Coffee and prayer break (Dhuhr at 11.46am)


Keynote address

Michael Reininger, Chief Executive Officer, Qiddiya


Round-table panel: “Culture and tourism in the KSA and their role in improving liveability of cities”

Hisham Malaika, Chief Executive Officer, New Jeddah Downtown

Fawaz Alharbi, Director of Urban Projects and Masterplanning, PIF Projects

Abdulrahman Bukhari, General Manager of Strategic Projects and Transformations, Saudia Airlines

Kamel Ajami, Vice President of Operations KSA and Levant, Hilton


Closing Remarks

Anshu Vats, Partner, Middle East, Oliver Wyman



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