RIYADH: The second Misk Global Forum, the biggest youth event in the region, will be inaugurated on Wednesday by Abdullah Al-Sawaha, minister of communications and information technology.
The forum will include an array of local and international speakers and hundreds of participants, and will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh.
Organized by the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK), participants will include Saudi and international business leaders in technology, innovation and science.
Speakers include Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Bill Gates, Skype co-founder Jonas Kielberg, LinkedIn co-founder Alan Blue, and representatives from technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, GE and Intel.
Participants include Faisal J. Abbas, Arab News editor in chief, and Adam Aron, chairman of the American entertainment company EMC, among others.
Established in 2016, the Misk Global Forum brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators.
Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager and project leader of the forum, said it has become a prominent global meeting to discuss important issues concerning youths and their role in building knowledge-based economies.
This will help them forge ahead with scientific and technological developments worldwide, she added.