Future global challenges requires human capital building, says expert panel

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RIYADH: Economic development, conflict resolution, and future resilience are all rooted in cross-border human capital readiness, a panel of experts claimed during the Human Capability Initiative in Riyadh. As the global community grapples with an ever-growing climate crisis, geopolitical tensions, and an imminent “fourth” industrial revolution, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the EU, Haifa Al-Jedea, … Read more

Saudi Arabia emerging as favorite destination for foreign investors, says expert

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RIYADH: Financial experts are gathering at the third Saudi Capital Market Forum to delve into the complexities of the global economy and its implications for capital markets.  Held in Riyadh, the conference allows participants to explore financial concepts, encouraging discussion and cooperation to fortify international market resilience. Head of Research at Al-Rajhi Capital, Mazen Al-Sudairi, … Read more

Investments in Saudi tourism to accelerate in 2024, says top expert

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RIYADH: Achieving global power security is everyone’s responsibility, according to Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.  Speaking at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Dahran on Feb. 12, the minister said that the Kingdom is continuously working toward ensuring market stability.  He added that Saudi Arabia has significant surplus oil production capabilities. “We are … Read more

Saudi Arabia in prime position to become global leader in AI regulation, expert says

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RIYADH: Building on its successful debut, the World Defense Show returns to Riyadh this February, with over 750 exhibitors from 77 countries set to emphasize future readiness in the sector. Founded by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, WDS serves as a global forum for innovation and technological discourse in the defense industry, covering five … Read more

Customer satisfaction must for sustainable growth, says expert

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RIYADH: The customer experience, an ever-evolving topic among the public and private sectors, took center stage at a specialized forum in Riyadh.  Under the patronage of Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Al-Qasabi, the “Customer Experience World Forum” concluded on Jan. 25 under the theme “We Are Here.” The two-day forum was organized by the Customer Experience … Read more

UN expert says Israel’s Gaza offensive breaches international law

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BEIRUT: Hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel expanded into new territory on Thursday as Lebanese civil society figures appealed for national neutrality. In response to the violence, which began 103 days ago, Lebanon’s deputy speaker of parliament called for urgent diplomatic action. “The idea of opening the war front is extremely dangerous, and the only solution … Read more

New Saudi airports and airlines will benefit from digital transformation: aviation expert

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RIYADH: The Saudi aviation industry is anticipated to create some 1.2 million job opportunities over the coming two decades to meet the “boom” in the sector, according to an aviation expert.  Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of the Saudi Airport Exhibition, held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Mervat Sultan, president … Read more

Innovation should be part of aviation, expert tells industry event

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RIYADH: Over a third of medical consultations in Saudi Arabia are done via digital channels, said Ahmed Al-Suwaiyan, governor of Digital Government Authority. Speaking on the first day of the Digital Government Forum in Riyadh on Tuesday, Al-Suwaiyan said it indicated the level of success with which the Kingdom is moving toward digital transformation in … Read more

Expert speakers and leaders gather at World Football Summit Asia in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: The second World Football Summit Asia kicked off on Tuesday in Jeddah, bringing together key decision-makers from the global football industry, with in excess of 1,000 attendees representing more than 70 countries in the first event of its kind in the country. The two-day summit is scheduled to coincide with the FIFA Club World … Read more