Global Forum to explore youth entrepreneurship opens in Riyadh today
15 Nov 2016 - 9:01
Riyadh: MiSK Global Forum (MGF 2016), an initiative to empower the Arab youth to become global citizens and to lead the way for the sustainable development will open in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Tuesday.
The two-day forum will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation issues covering 16 areas including education, leadership and planning, human development, sustainable development, PR, media, IT and electronic applications, innovations, personalized trademarks, energy, entertainment, exploration, employment, corporate development, literacy, arts and sports, Saudi daily (Arab News) reported.
The maiden forum is focused on a variety of multidimensional formats, culture and technology for young Saudis and Arab youth in partnership with the brightest minds in the world.
The forum will include a series of panel discussions and workshops where 130 experts and academics, government ministers, officials, businessmen and entrepreneurs will take part.
The forum plans to discuss all issues that will positively affect the youth and instill inspiration in their hearts to become entrepreneurs in different areas. About 1,500 male and female youths, half of them from the Kingdom and the other half from GCC countries, will attend the 40 panel discussions and workshops.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will deliver a message during the sessions of the forum focusing on the role of technology in building a bright future and the importance of the forum in the development of innovation and skills.
Also, business leaders representing mega global companies will address interactive panel discussions focusing on the importance of acquiring new skills to win confidence.
Among other key participants at the forum will be Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent economist Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh and Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al Qassabi. (QNA)