Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, opened yesterday the launch of the fourth edition of “Asbar International Forum” under the slogan “Inspiring Saudi Arabia” in the presence of Minister of Media, Turki Al-Shabana and a number of princes and officials.
In a press statement following the ceremony, Governor of Riyadh Region highlighted that the progress of Asbar International Forum reflects Saudi Arabia’s serious steps towards building a diversified knowledge-based economy.
Activities of the fourth editions of the Asbar International Forum to extend until the sixth of November as the forum discusses about 40 working papers in 14 sessions with more than 100 speakers, and address three main themes: demand, innovation and policies, organizations and knowledge, and the transition to a knowledge society.
In addition, there will be six workshops on future healthcare in Saudi Arabia, cyber security and cybercrime, strategic alignment and overall leadership transformation, public diplomacy, and sustainable development.
“We are proud of the increasing number of our partners every year reaching today 15 strategic and scientific partners from inside and outside Saudi Arabia, the real strength in the forum. Most recent of these partners, for example, was the admission of the prestigious German University of Würzburg this year to the list of partners. We take pride in our continued partnership with all the major scientific institutions and organizations in our country and in the world, with whom we have ensured one path and unified goals, explained Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthy, Chairman of Asbar International Forum.
Al-Harthy added: “I am pleased on this occasion to acknowledge the completion of the first Arabic-language glossary of basic terms for future studies, and the first production of the Institute of the Future, which the forum announced its edition last year”.
The forum program will include a special session to discuss this release and another session will be held to discuss another release of the Forum, for the first time in Arabic as well, the book “McWill Theory of Mass Communication”, which is in line with our partnership in this edition with the Saudi Ministry of Information, and with the session devoted to discussing “Future Media”, in this edition.