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Strategic Partner

Based on the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to be a successful model and pioneer in the world at all levels, the development trends of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the aspirations and hopes of the esteemed citizens.

The Ministry of Economy and Planning is implementing its strategy and building their capacity to cope with the wise vision playing its role in achieving economic development goals and enabling the national economy to employ its capabilities and its hidden treasures to be a diversified economy with higher levels of well-being for all citizens, opportunities for the private sector, and to lead and influence globally.

Excellence Partner

Our Vision
To achieve a pioneering position for both Commerce and Industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia within a fair and stimulating environment. Our Mission
To enhance the potentials of both Commerce and Industry sectors and protect the beneficiaries' interests, by developing and implementing effective and efficient policies and mechanisms, which will contribute to achieving sustainable economic development. Our Values
• Integrity
• Responsibility and Teamwork
• Transparency
• Innovation
• Mastery
Ministry's Objectives
The Kingdom's seventh five-year plan set a number of objectives, which the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) carries out in cooperation and coordination with the concerned agencies. Such objectives come as follow:
1. To develop domestic and foreign non-oil trade; direct it in line with the national economy needs, in addition to enhancing the commercial and economic relations with the world's states 2. To increase effectiveness of the private sector role, encourage it to raise the economic efficiency for its facilities, and expand the fields of its commercial activities in the local and world markets
3. To increase the national labour participation in commercial activities, qualify them and replace the non-Saudi labour
4. To improve efficiency of the commercial sector performance with regard to providing the needs of the local markets in terms of commodities and services, in line with the Saudi and international standards. And to make sure that the consumer has obtained the appropriate amount of his needs with the affordable price
5. To boost the procedures that help develop the non-oil exports, and increase their contribution to the total volume of exports
6. To develop the sector of business services and organize it, and develop financing activities in cooperation with the concerned agencies.

Knowledge Partner

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents. Our 148 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA, specialised master's degrees (Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD's programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World."


Entrepreneurial Partner

Since 1987, the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in business, industries and the lives of leading entrepreneurs everywhere. It is a global community that enriches members' lives through dynamic peer to peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and connections to experts.

EO is the world's most influential community of entrepreneurs, with more than 11,000 members across fifty countries worldwide. EO member businesses generate over US$536 billion in revenue and employ 2.4 million people. EO Global and regional partners include such businesses as Microsoft, British Airways, American Express Turkish Airlines, Avianca, FedEx, Hertz, Inc. magazine and Office Depot. EO also maintains alliances with other organizations that support entrepreneurs, including Endeavor, Ashoka, and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.


Main Support Partner


Government Support Sector


Official Public Relations Partner

Headquartered in New York and founded more than 80 years ago, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is today a global communications consultancy with 87 offices across 49 countries.

H+K was the first international communications consultancy to establish operations in the Middle East and in Saudi Arabia in 1992 with offices in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Over the last 30 years in the region, H+K has significantly grown and developed its team. Today it employs more than 120 consultants based in fully owned, established and vibrant offices in eight cities across the region - in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Manama, Kuwait City and Cairo. It also has an extensive associate network.

H+K provides services to local, multinational and global clients, and is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.


Investment Sourcing Partner

Arqaam Capital is a specialist emerging markets investment bank, bringing regional and international product offerings to the emerging markets. Arqaam Capital combines international best practice with expertise in the markets in which we operate. Our primary role is to provide financial intermediation and create investment opportunities for emerging markets investors looking to invest in their own markets and abroad, as well as international investors seeking opportunities in target emerging markets.
Arqaam Capital operates out of three hubs, namely the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Cairo and Johannesburg. Arqaam Capital has ten business lines - Corporate Finance, Asset Management, Cash Equity, Credit Trading, Equity Derivatives, Capital Markets Advisory, Infrastructure, Principal Finance, Treasury and Custody.
In addition, Arqaam Capital provides in-depth research on 270 listed Middle East and Africa (MEA) companies across 26 countries and a wide-range of sectors, including the largest global coverage of MENA equities.