Top CEO Con­fer­ence and Awards re­turns to Saudi Ara­bia

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The Top CEO Con­fer­ence and Awards will re­turn to Saudi Ara­bia for the sec­ond time on April 10-11 at the King Ab­dul­lah Eco­nomic City. Busi­ness lead­ers and more than 40 experts from across the Mid­dle East will gather to dis­cuss the burn­ing is­sues fac­ing the cor­po­rate world to­day while also rec­og­niz­ing the very best in busi­ness lead­er­ship.

Julien Hawari, co-chief ex­ec­u­tive of Me­di­aquest, or­ga­niz­ers of the Top CEO Con­fer­ence and Awards, said: “The Arab Gulf and the Mid­dle East have en­tered a new phase. Youth and women are be­ing em­pow­ered, star­tups are mak­ing their mark and new po­lit­i­cal re­la­tions are be­ing formed, yet chal­lenges lie ahead. In this con­text, the Top CEO Con­fer­ence and Awards will ask par­tic­i­pants to con­sider how busi­ness lead­ers and gov­ern­ments can trans­form old bu­reau­cratic ad­min­is­tra­tion and im­ple­ment new strate­gies to pre­pare them for the fu­ture.

“The event aims to frame global is­sues — specif­i­cally dis­rup­tive lead­er­ship, in­no­va­tive cor­po­rate strate­gies and chang­ing dy­nam­ics of the busi­ness ecosys­tem — in a re­gional con­text to help ex­ec­u­tives and lead­ers nav­i­gate chal­lenges, em­brace a new re­al­ity and take their or­ga­ni­za­tions for­ward in the right di­rec­tion.”

Faisal Ab­bas, edi­tor in chief of Arab News, said: “Given the raft of re­forms un­der­way in Saudi Ara­bia, there could not be a more ap­pro­pri­ate and mean­ing­ful time to host such an event. Arab News has been tak­ing a lead­ing role in both re­port­ing on the changes un­der­way in the King­dom and point­ing out the clear need for women to play key roles in Saudi so­ci­ety, and the many chal­lenges ahead. This con­fer­ence aims to take this con­ver­sa­tion for­ward — for the ben­e­fit of both Saudi Ara­bia’s fe­male work­force and the wider so­ci­ety as a whole.”

The first day of the con­fer­ence will kick off with the newly launched “Arab Women’s Fo­rum.” The new fo­rum aims to en­hance and sup­port the grow­ing con­tri­bu­tion of Arab women to the re­gion’s economy and so­ci­ety, and will serve as an elite gath­er­ing of top fe­male ex­ec­u­tives, de­ci­sion mak­ers, pro­fes­sion­als and experts on women em­pow­er­ment and busi­ness lead­er­ship.

The event will host busi­ness lead­ers and more than 40 experts from across the Mid­dle East.

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