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The Kingdom’s Largest Technology Event Returns in Riyadh for its 8th Edition

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The Kingdom’s largest technology gathering is back for its 8th edition on December 10-11 and has moved to a new venue, the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.


For the second consecutive year, Arabnet will feature two events taking place simultaneously under one roof: Arabnet Riyadh for 2,000+ corporate executives and senior government leaders, and Inspire Saudi for 4,000+ entrepreneurs, youth and students.

The two concurrent events will bring together 250+ experts and speakers from around the world, with full tracks of programming covering a range of topics: Inspire Saudi for startups and investors, Ad/Edge for digital media and advertising, Finverse for digital banking and fintech, Digital Policy Forum for senior government leaders, CIO Forum for CIOs, CTOs and senior IT decision-makers, and Investor Summit for Investors.

The event will also bring together 300+ exhibiting startups in the largest tech entrepreneurship showcase to take place in the Kingdom and the region, alongside more than 150 investors representing more than $1B in the capital for startups seeking investment.

This year’s program is also decked out with various initiatives and activations bringing together inspirational and successful leaders and entrepreneurs through The Academy, workshops on entrepreneurship, marketing, and e-commerce; Women Mentoring Women, bringing regional women leaders to mentor ladies who are just starting out; Investor Lounge, a series of one-on-one meetings between startups and top business executives; Sawalif Riyadiya, gathering successful GCC founders to share their journey and lessons learned with aspiring entrepreneurs; Future Zones & Stage, showcasing the future of industries; and Arabnet’s long-running competitions: Ideathon and Startup Battle.

During the Startup Battle, entrepreneurs will present their startups in front of investors, incubators, media and digital professionals. The top 3 startups will get to compete against the best in the region at the Startup Championship. Apply before October 31st for a chance to battle it out!

Ideathon is the go-to destination for your brilliant ideas. The best regional entrepreneurs will get to showcase their great ideas in front of an enthusiastic crowd of investors, incubators, and media and digital professionals for a chance to win a $5K prize. Submit your idea before October 31st for a chance to pitch on stage at Arabnet Riyadh.

To learn more, go to arabnet-riyadh

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