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Global Competitiveness Forum

January 24 - January 26

A number of economic and competitiveness issues will be discussed at this year’s Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), which is held in partnership with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, in Riyadh from January 24 to 26.

Over 80 international speakers and 2,500 participants from around the world will discuss the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on regional and global economic and social development.

Mark Crowell, KAUST’s Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development, will speak on a panel about ‘Fostering an Ecosystem for Digital Startups.’ Loay Alfi, Business Development Manager, Industry Engagement Office, and Gordon McConnell, Manager, Entrepreneurship Center, will also be delivering a workshop on ‘Driving Organizational Innovation across the Kingdom: KAUST Solutions.’


January 24
January 26