Mark your calendars startups, because from the 11th to the 13th of December, you’d want to be in Riyadh at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski. For real though, you don’t want to miss out on this. Why? Read on to find out what’s in store for you.
ArabNet Riyadh 2017, will be hosting one of the largest digital gathering in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It’s going to encompass government officials, big corporations and around 1600 regional and international professionals, leader and entrepreneurs. What for? They’re going to be discussing the future of technology and the digital transformation in the MENA region. Isn’t that exciting?
But that’s not it. There’s so much more that you can do, from going the techfair, networking with new people, striking up a conversation with a professional, participating in competitions such as the Startup Battle, Ideathon and Creative Combat, and the list goes on. Read more about the event here.
This year’s event is mainly going to focus on the topic of Saudi’s National Transformation Plan and its achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, ArabNet Riyadh 2017 will be hosting four forums:
- Digital Transformation – The forum will outline the best ways to build an innovative ecosystem in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. It’s going to feature some cool expert speakers like Michael Dooijes from Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity, and Antoni Vives, the Former Deputy Mayor of Barcelona and many more.
- Adtech Forum – Ever wondered how advertising will look like in the future? Then this is the right forum for you. This forum will be exploring the trends which are shaping the future of digital advertising. It’s going to bring together some digital media experts from social media including Twitter, Criteo and more.
- Innovation and Investment Forum – This one is for people who’re interested in knowing more about investors. It’s going to feature a number of notable investors including Jonathan Nelson of HACK VC and Hackers/Founders, in addition to the Chairman of AlRajhi United, Fawaz Alrajhi.
- Digital Commerce Forum – This forum will be displaying recent data on the latest online and mobile commerce trends in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. It’s going to include Abbas Safadieh from JollyChic.com and Alpesh Doshi from Fintricity amongst others.
Oh and guess what? ArabNet has given the StartUp Bahrain community 20 FREE promo codes that you can use while registering for the event: