The theme for JEF 2015 is ‘Education for Employment’. In common with other developed economies, Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Middle East are focusing on the creation of a high-skilled, knowledge-based economy by investing in upgrading the education and skills of its workforce. Skill development is understood to be an essential driver of economic growth, social cohesion, and sustainable prosperity and competitiveness.
Countries of the GCC have long been reliant on expatriate labor to meet the rapid growth it has experienced in recent decades….
The Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), inaugurated in 2000 AD, has become a leading hub for economists and businessmen from around the globe. Known as the “Davos of the Middle East”, and one of the most important global events.
The Forum, proudly organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is an international platform for discussions and the exchange of ideas among leading decision makers which include, heads of states, politicians, businessmen, and public figures- Annually, the delegates, representing over 60 countries across six continents, convene to address key issues facing our world today.