"The Biggest Youth Event in The Middle East"

Meeting The Challenge of Change

2017

  • 15 - 16 November 2017
  • Four Seasons, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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What is the Misk Global Forum

The Misk Global Forum is an ongoing platform that brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators to explore, experience and experiment with ways to meet the challenge of change.

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This year’s gathering will look across the spectrum of challenges in this change, unearthing the wealth of opportunities that exist within each, covering:

LIVING

From health and wellbeing, constructive habits and social interactions, to new entertainment and media consumption and smart investing what will it take to lead the good life over the long term?

WORKING

In the age of intelligent machines, what new working structures will emerge? What is the payoff between more traditional forms of employment and the new more dynamic entrepreneurial and freelancing opportunities that will arise?

LEARNING

When change is constant, how best to integrate the right lifelong learning subjects and practices in order to achieve sustained success?

CONTRIBUTING

How can people engage with their commuities to deliver wider and more sustained positive impacts and give back to create wider virtuous circles of development?

Meet the Speakers

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Bill Gates

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Yosuke Matsuda

Siya Xuza

Diane Greene

Teresa Carlson

Franco Dragone

H.E. Eng. Abdullah AlSwaha

Allen Blue

Josh Giegel

David Kenny

Roland Busch

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The 2016 Edition

Attendees
Live Streaming
Companies
Sessions
Speakers

" Happy to be at @miskglobalforum to meet with young entrepreneurs from around the world. "

Buddy Valastro, CEO, Carlo's Bake shop

" Today, we heard from young Saudis, young entrepreneurs and young innovators whose fresh perspectives are helping us overcome old and new challenges. Their ideas and enthusiasm will pave the way to a better future. "

Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

" What I saw here today was a young population that wants a change, that wants to be entrepreneurs, that sounds like you’re in Silicon Valley when you’re in the middle of the Kingdom! "

John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems

" The future of any country is about its young people, in KSA that is even more true because you’re the majority "

Bill Gates, Co-chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

2016 Global Youth
Development Index

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Saudi Arabia

APPROXIMATELY 1.9 MILLION SAUDIS WILL ENTER THE WORKFORCE OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, INCREASING THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT WORKFORCE BY MORE THAN ONE-THIRD.
APPROXIMATELY AT 83%, SAUDI ARABIA HAS THE MOST TWITTER USERS AS A PERCENTAGE OF ONLINE USERS.
5 PRIORITIES TO ENHANCE THE LIFE OF SAUDI YOUTH:
  • Improve the cost of living
  • Provide affordable housing
  • Increase the safety of communities
  • Create opportunities for education and training
  • Drive healthier employment opportunities and ensure long term prosperity

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