"The time has come for private and public sectors alike to help the Kingdom address its challenges through investment, diversification and innovation."
The Forum and Exhibition is fully supported by HH Dr Turki Al Saud, Vice President for Research Institutes at KACST, as well as Ahmed Abdulkarim, CEO of the Cadre Economic City who is responsible for the manpower development that will form the backbone of the multibillion dollar Economic City developments at the heart of the Kingdom’s economic strategy.
Saudi Aramco is also playing a key role both in the ‘Entrepreneurship 101’ Workshop and within the forum main agenda which will directly promote partnerships and cluster development.
Sabic’s former EVP for Technology and Innovation, Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid will add his formidable knowledge and experience to the agenda as the CEO Managing Director of SADIG (Saudi Arabian Development and Innovation Group) - his experience nurturing technology and innovation for the commercial sector will directly benefit young Saudi’s.
"Diversification is essential for an economy's stability. Innovation is necessary for it to prosper. SIDI serves as a catalyst for idea exchange the planning the future of generations to come"
Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, MD, SADIG
SIDI will focus on industrial development and local content strategies that will add real commercial value to the private sector and that will diversify the economic outlook of the Kingdom. SIDI looks at how localisation strategies directly impact technology transfer and the development of talent and leadership.
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