Saudi cultural events, CEO forum on the sidelines of royal visit


Saudi Gazette report

— On the sidelines of the historic visit to the UK by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, the Saudi General Culture Authority has organized a three-day Saudi Cultural Day under the theme “Whole-istic”.

The cultural activities, which began on Wednesday, aim to show “a rounded image of what makes Saudi Arabia what it is today” by hosting an art exhibition, virtual reality show, Saudi films screening and musical performances.

Organized with the cooperation of MiSK Foundation, the “Whole-istic” cultural event gives visitors a chance to experience Saudi Arabia, country shaped by the culture and history of its past, rooted in its rapidly changing present and dreaming of a bright and progressive future.

The Saudi General Culture Authority, which is hosting the event, aims to stimulate the Kingdom’s cultural sector, develop it, promote all its elements, realize its potential, contribute to the nurturing of cultural talents and promote cultural diversity and social cohesion.

It seeks to enhance the cultural standing of the Kingdom and extend bridges of knowledge and human communication on regional and international levels.

The Saudi-UK CEO Forum is organizing panel discussions and roundtables on Thursday.

The Forum will provide an exclusive platform for Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom’s government and business leaders to celebrate the close bonds between the two countries and strengthen future strategic and commercial relationships, as both countries embark on transformative journeys.

Panel discussions include: An Era of Transformation: From Vision to Implementation, Women in Leadership: Empowering Rising Leaders, Giga-projects: An Eye Towards the Future, Ensuring stability: Creating Thriving Partnerships.

In the first plenary session, Minister of Energy, Mining & Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, UK Special Representative on Saudi Vision 2030 Ken Costa, CEO of Dow Chemical Andrew Liveris and British Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead will discuss the changes taking place in Saudi Arabia under the theme “An Era of Transformation: From Vision to Implementation.”

In a panel discussion on “Women in Leadership: Empowering rising leaders”, Vice President, Saudi General Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar, CEO of MiSK Foundation Deema Al-Yayha, Executive Director of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Dr. Basma S. Al-Buhairan, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Tamadher Alramah, CEO of SAMBA Financial Group Rania Nashar and CEO, of EMEA Darktrace Poppy Gustafsson will discuss the opening up of opportunities for women in Saudi Arabia.