5,000 young people from 120 countries participate in Misk Global Forum

Misk Global Forum launched in Riyadh with Saudi, global participation
Misk Global Forum launched in Riyadh with Saudi, global participation

Misk Global Forum (MGF) launches its fourth edition duringthe period from 12 to 14 November in Riyadh entitled "WORK, REWORKED", wherethe forum seeks to explore new trends and transformations in the world of work,considering also how the impact will differ across regions and the urban-ruraldivide.

More than 140 leading figures are expected to participate in the forum, organized by the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation's Initiatives Center, within three days of diverse activities to develop new practices in the world of work and empower young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to make the decisions they need in face of change challenge in a new era of work, and foresee the future of business and its effects on the economy.

Misk Global Forum is to discover, develop and empower young peopleto become active participants in the future economy, to create an internationalyouth platform for knowledge and successful experiences exchange to reach the results,recommendations and initiatives that lead to develop youth energies, which willpositively reflect on the youth community in Saudi Arabia on one the hand and supportthe international efforts to develop and empower youth globally on the other.

While the fourth edition of the Forum focuses on three core themes across its activities: skills for the future economy, entrepreneurship and employment, and active global citizenship, the Forum has four main thematic areas: workforce, workplace, workflow and World Entrepreneurship Cup (EWC).

 "The theme of this year'sforum is "World Entrepreneurship Cup," said Executive Director of Misk GlobalForum, Shaima Hamid El-Din.

"The forum will explore many ways to foster creativity and buildskills for the new world of work. The Forum is an international platform thatbrings startups together with senior innovators, leaders, mentors, and policymakers," Hamid Al-Din added.

World Entrepreneurship Cup (EWC)

Hamid Al-Din pointed out that the Forum will witness honoring thewinning startups in EWC competition, where the top five companies willbe announced, after 107 startups qualified for the final stage, among 100,000 registeredstartups from 185 countries in the competition in 2019.

The Forum is expected to feature 50 workshops, each offeringpractical skills on the future of the business, while the program will bringtogether senior leaders in the private sector, government officials andemerging talent, in addition to the participation of 45 partners with theirknowledge across a wide range of fields.

The Forum also includes research and presentations published inpartnership with leading international organizations, which work on surveys anddiscussions on how to better prepare young people to meet the challenges of thefuture economy, as well as examining all the factors that are profoundlyrevolutionizing the world of work, such as globalization, societal change, moderntechnology, and the willingness of young people to the new world of work in themidst of these changes.

It's noteworthy that Misk Global Forum is the main internationalplatform of the Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation's (Misk Charity)Initiative Center, was launched in 2016 and has expanded Misk's message toyoung people around the world, through international events, research andglobal initiatives. The Global Misk Forum brings together emerging and veteranleaders, together with innovators and creators, to explore, experiment and testin several ways to meet the challenge of change.

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