In a panel discussion at the JEF on Sunday on what makes a city work effectively, David A. Smith, Founder of the Affordable Housing Institute of the USA concluded that 'Cities make nations work, houses make cities work and inclusiveness makes both work together.' Moreover, using the example of a shrinking Detroit Michigan, he said that, 'If your city shrinks, it dies.'
Saudi Arabia's fast-growing population and rapid urbanization rate convinced the organizers of the 2013 Jeddah Economic Forum of the necessity to devote this year's program to an analysis of the crucial challenges to which decision-makers and investors are exposed in developing competitive, attractive and sustainable housing projects within newly built or existing cities, the forum was told on Sunday.
The Chairman of Saudi Chambers Council Abdullah Al-Mebti and Chairman of Jeddah Chamber Saleh bin Abdullah Kamel together held talks here today with French visiting Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg, on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.
The Minister of Housing Dr. Shuwaish bin Saud Al-Dhuwaihi met separately here today with French Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg and Singaporean Minister of Industry Li Yixian on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.
Housing, unemployment and cities infrastructure and the challenges the private and public sector are currently facing were some of the issues discussed on the first day of Jeddah Economic Forum, carrying the title 'Housing the Growing Population'.
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut have signed here today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of 13th Jeddah Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) made its debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday through a "strategic partnership" with the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), which is taking place in the kingdom until March 18 2012.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, being received by Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman of the board of directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the inauguration of Jeddah Economic Forum 2013, Saturday.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) will be making its debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday through a “strategic partnership” with the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), which is taking place in the kingdom until March 18 2012.