PrinceFaisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, opened yesterday thelaunch of the fourth edition of "Asbar International Forum" under the slogan "InspiringSaudi Arabia" in the presence of Minister of Media, Turki Al-Shabana and anumber of princes and officials.
In apress statement following the ceremony, Governor of Riyadh Region highlighted thatthe progress of Asbar International Forum reflects Saudi Arabia's serious stepstowards building a diversified knowledge-based economy.
Activitiesof the fourth editions of the Asbar International Forum to extend until thesixth of November as the forum discusses about 40 working papers in 14 sessionswith more than 100 speakers, and address three main themes: demand, innovationand policies, organizations and knowledge, and the transition to a knowledgesociety.
Inaddition, there will be six workshops on future healthcare in Saudi Arabia,cyber security and cybercrime, strategic alignment and overall leadershiptransformation, public diplomacy, and sustainable development.
"We are proud of theincreasing number of our partners every year reaching today 15 strategic andscientific partners from inside and outside Saudi Arabia, the real strength inthe forum. Most recent of these partners, for example, was the admission of theprestigious German University of Würzburg this year to the list of partners. Wetake pride in our continued partnership with all the major scientificinstitutions and organizations in our country and in the world, with whom wehave ensured one path and unified goals, explained Dr. Fahad Al-OrabiAl-Harthy, Chairman of Asbar International Forum.
Al-Harthy added: "I ampleased on this occasion to acknowledge the completion of the firstArabic-language glossary of basic terms for future studies, and the firstproduction of the Institute of the Future, which the forum announced itsedition last year".
The forum program willinclude a special session to discuss this release and another session will beheld to discuss another release of the Forum, for the first time in Arabic aswell, the book "McWill Theory of Mass Communication", which is in line with ourpartnership in this edition with the Saudi Ministry of Information, and withthe session devoted to discussing "Future Media", in this edition.