Eng. Mansour A. Alshathry, Vice Chairman of Board of Directors within Riyadh Chamber, has opened “Third International Exhibition and Conference of E-commerce World & Smart Cities” today Tuesday, Rabi’u Lahir 13, 1441 H corresponding to Dec. 10, 2019 AD.
It lasts for a period from 10 to 12 this December. Besides, it is held in Prince Sultan’s Grand Hall in Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh. A number of expert and young entrepreneurs are attending, as well as a select group of Arab and foreign journalists.
In his speech on this event, Eng. Mansour A. Alshathry has confirmed that this year’s third international exhibition and conference is held amid major positive changes witnessed in KSA in terms of economic and social development. Such positive changes are natural outcomes of the targets of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. We started to reap the vision’s fruits through various achievements in terms of infrastructure development and economic diversification via making use of all of our available investment resources. He has also noted that development in various fields is coupled with major focus on communication and IT sectors to encourage relevant innovation. Innovation is to be encouraged through attracting investments and encouraging local and international partnerships in technology and innovation.
The exhibition’s first day included numerous activities and events. On top comes host work meetings which were discussed in the presence of several national and international specialists and experts. Discussion covered public sector’s role in Vision 2030 and challenges and future of digital transformation, G5 networks and smart cities. In addition, it touched upon relevant topics such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, the kingdom’s Cybersecurity and its challenges, e-commerce role in Vision 2030, the kingdom’s challenges of future payments and logistics services with respect to digital transformation, women empowerment in Vision 2030, social media’s importance and universities role with regard to teaching e-commerce and providing graduates with job opportunities.
Following meeting and discussion closure, Vice Chairman of Chamber’s Board of Directors honored sponsors, participants, and media participants. Subsequently, his excellency was given a tour in the exhibition’s hall. Accompanied by participants and sponsors, they elaborated to him on the most prominent shown technologies.
It is reported that Golden Goal (Exhibitions and Conference) is the organizer of this major event throughout its 3 years. Keeping up with Vision 2030, it is organizing several workshops and meetings during the event’s duration this year. Such workshops and meetings are to cover Vision-related topics such as E-commerce and Smart Cities.