Saudi Arabia to Start Preparations for Hosting DAVOS Forum Next April

The Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed bin Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri met here today with President Borge Brende of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS) to prepare for the Kingdom’s hosting of the upcoming Middle East Summit of DAVOS Forum next April.

Riyadh DAVOS forum will focus on six main points of discussion: building skills for future careers, financial inclusion, transformation in the energy sector, smart cities, environmental stewardship and the fourth industrial revolution.

The event comes in the backdrop of the Kingdom’s signing of an agreement with DAVOS to establish a branch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Center for the Forum in the Kingdom, the fifth at the world level, as the center will provide a space for the development of mechanisms, work plans and applications of the fourth industrial revolution in the Kingdom, and contribute to the adoption of technology and its best global practices, as well as utilize the tools being provided by the Fourth Industrial Revolution to serve the Kingdom’s goals.