Top CEO Conference and Awards returns to Saudi Arabia
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.