The world’s leading youth forum is here – and you can be part of it now!

Work, Reworked

12 - 14 November 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

What is the Misk Global Forum?

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

It is the flagship global platform of the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to discover, develop and empower young people in Saudi Arabia, and beyond to become active participants in the future economy.

What to Expect

Connect with established global innovators and economic shapers – the leaders creating the future economy today
Experience and experiment with the ideas and thinking that will inform the development of your skills for our tomorrow
Key skills and tools under guidance from leading experts to take full of advantage of the future economy
On new policy ideas for the future economy from key stakeholder groups

Key Themes

Work Reworked

Work Reworked

The 2019 edition of the Misk Global forum will focus on discovering the new trends and transformation in the world of work, considering also how the impact will differ across regions and the urban-rural divide. During the two days, speakers and participants will develop good practices and empowering youth with the knowledge and skills to take the decisions they need to meet the challenge of change in a new era of work.


Two-thirds of schoolchildren will be occupying jobs that do not exist yet, reflecting the great transformation the workforce will face. New skills will emerge, and, together with existing skills based on inherent human qualities, will become prominent. Young people, as employees and entrepreneurs, will need to learn and unlearn over a lifetime to successfully build careers that span over 100 years. They will get a unique opportunity to shape jobs that fit their passions.


As a new cohort—bigger than the Boomers—gets to work, design, technology, data and collaboration needs will reshape the office for new purposes and greater work efficiency. Mixing work with other uses is a growing practice; connecting informally with others in and around the building is a plus, and will need to more innovation and agile working. The line between work and leisure will blur in “community.” Attracting this young and creative crowd, a sought-after “talent pool”, will be a shared goal of both cities and employers.


Technology is a tool to empower work in new forms: the gig economy is growing significantly its importance in the overall economy. The ever-connected status of employees and workers to their colleagues and client-bases allows them to work remotely at greater frequencies and hitherto unimagined pace. It is in fact both a blessing and a curse: greater efficiency is the promise; overwhelming schedules and endangering personal lives the threat. In this context, the concept of management as a whole is changing.

Entrepreneurship World Cup

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is the largest and most diverse global start-up pitch competition, with 100,000 entrepreneurs participating from 170 countries, and national finals held in 100 countries. The EWC supports young entrepreneurs to unleash their ideas, hone their pitching skills and engage with a global network of mentors through a virtual accelerator program. It also offers the chance to compete for life-changing prizes.

2018 Highlights

World-Renowned Speakers
International Partners
Countries Represented

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