Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority to launch Global Competitiveness in January

Riyadh, Safar 27, 1437, December 09, 2015, SPA — Business leaders, policy makers and academics are being urged to take part in the Global Competitiveness Forum 2016, the most important economic event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf region that takes place in Riyadh on January 24-26.

The GCF 2016, which is organized by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) will focus on the theme of “Competitive Sectors”, shedding light on the ingredients that are essential in driving the competitiveness of sectors, the strategies that governments should follow to accelerate competitiveness, and, most importantly, the role of competitive sectors in maintaining sustainable economic growth, said a press release issued by SAGIA.

The GCF will also focus on priority sectors that have been identified to have a direct impact on economic and human development, such as healthcare and life sciences, transport, education, ICT, and the services sectors. Global and local perspectives on issues such as the importance of innovation and ensuring high levels of productivity towards achieving competitiveness in sectors will also be a significant part of panel discussions. In addition, discussions will highlight the achievements of economic diversification and the creation of jobs for a growing youthful population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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