The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is focusing on the country’s other abundant natural resource to take it beyond the age of oil. The kingdom is now converting thousands of square kilometers of sand into new smart and futuristic cities as it seeks to diversify and move away from the dependency of oil, create job opportunities and boost investment. In the last month alone, the world’s largest oil exporter announced two major developments, one covering an area bigger than Belgium and another almost the size of Moscow which is apart from the country’s plans to build a series of economic cities, special zones in logistics, tourism, industry and finance, an entertainment city as well as a $10 billion financial district.
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in May announced that development 10 new Smart Cities that will be developed across the Kingdom as part of realizing the goals of the National Transformation Program of 2020. The highest authorities have entrusted the ministry to implement the smart city projects. In October 2017 Saudi Arabia announced that the country will be developing a $500 billion Smart City of the Future called NEOM. The 26,500 square km (10,230 square mile) zone, known as NEOM, will focus on industries including energy and water, biotechnology, food, advanced manufacturing and entertainment.
Hence, we at TraiCon are proud to present the first ever Innovative Cities Summit Saudi scheduled to take place on 23rd and 24th September 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Eduard Dumitrascu – President, The World`s Smart Cities Organization Romanian, Michael Mulquin – President, Smart Cities Association, Dan Bugariu – President & Founder of Smart City Association, James Lai – President at Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA), Gilles Betis – Founding Chair of IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, Fawaz Alharbi – Head of Master Planning, Jeddah Economic Company, Hans Henrik Christensen – Vice President – Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Mohammad Asfour – MENA Regional Head – World Green Building Council, Ronald J. Zimmer – President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) & Dr. Oualid Ali – Founder and President at Future Cities Council just to name a few who will be addressing key topics.
Many smart technology solution providers would be participating in The Innovative Cities Summit Saudi 2018 as Sponsor and Exhibitors who will be showcasing their host of Smart Solutions including few of the top smart technology solution providers such as LED electronika – Gold Sponsor, United Gulf Limited Company – Exhibitor.
We request all the key government stake holders, private sector stake holders and smart city solution providers to actively participate in this summit that focuses on “Transforming Saudi Arabia’s Cities into Secure & Digitalized Sustainable Cities”
We at TraiCon Events would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Supporting Partners, Speakers, Sponsors, Associations, and Media Partners & Participants for supporting the Innovative Cities Summit Saudi 2018 and ensuring that we together will be able to successfully host the Innovative Cities Summit Saudi 2018.
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