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Arabnet Riyadh launched as KSA poised to become MENA IT hub

Arabnet Riyadh launched as KSA poised to become MENA IT hub

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The highly anticipated eighth edition of Arabnet Riyadh, the Kingdom’s largest technology event, has been launched today (December 10) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme of ‘Connecting the Kingdom’.

Held in strategic partnership with Monsha’at, the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, Arabnet Riyadh 2019 also features sponsorship from Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Seera (AlTayyar Group), Mastercard, Saudi Fransi Bank, Digital Marketing Services (Choueiri Group), Riyad Bank, AlKhaleejiah (Saudi Research and Marketing Group), TikTok, SAMBA, Meem Bank, Dawiyat (Saudi Electricity Company) and Teads. 

Over 6,000 senior government officials, enterprise decision-makers and 150 investors were in attendance, keen on connecting and exchanging ideas on digital innovation and entrepreneurship as key drivers for the Kingdom’s future economic development, in addition to 300 exhibiting start-ups in the Kingdom’s largest tech entrepreneurship showcase.

ArabNet Founder and CEO, Omar Christidis, said in his opening speech: “For years, Saudi Arabia has been the region’s largest economy, boasting consumers of the highest purchasing power and a young tech-savvy population but recent developments make this an especially opportune time to move into the Saudi tech scene.

“If you’re looking for the emerging hub of digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the MENA region today, you’ll find it in Saudi Arabia.”

The Governor of Monsha’at, Eng. Saleh Ibrahim Alrasheed, highlighted Monsha’at’s commitment in supporting current and aspiring entrepreneurs, in offering innovations that contribute to raising the level of services in various fields.

Eng. Alrasheed added that Monsha’at’s strategic partnership of Arabnet Riyadh, aims to foster the cultural mindset, entrepreneurial spirit and to encourage and appreciate distinguished, and talented innovative entrepreneurs in the scientific, technical and intellectual production fields. To learn more about the event go to:

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