ABGR Vice Chair Addresses U.S. Town Hall Meeting

To borrow a phrase, these are the times that try men’s souls, with terrorism, Brexit, the U.S. election, all inviting literary and historical comparisons; a recent Wall Street Journal article was entitled “the Year of Yeats,” whose Second Coming appeared in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Irish Uprising, featuring the following unsettling reflections: A professor is quoted as …

Legal Update from Saudi Arabia

Government Contracts Saudi Arabia’s 2016 construction spending on development projects is projected to attain $229 billion, a 20% reduction from last year, with similar projections for 2017.1 To achieve these savings, projects must either being scaled back, cancelled or delayed. Priorities under Vision 2030 will include education, healthcare, science, technology, and e-governance. With 30%+ of the workforce employed in infrastructure …

Saudi Arabia Vision 2030

The much anticipated 2030 Vision for Saudi Arabia prepared by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs has received the endorsement of the Council of Ministers on Monday 25 April 2016. The 2030 Vision sets forth a comprehensive programme for the socio-economic progress of the Kingdom based on certain key pillars such as the Kingdom’s status in the Islamic world, its determination to become a global …

Success at the Global Competitiveness Forum hosted by SAGIA

SAGIA — This year’s Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF) – held at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh on January 24th to 26th – was a record-breaking event. Over three (3) days, attendance reached a total 3400 participants from around the globe. This year’s program and theme – “Competitive Sectors” – was marked by the keynote addresses of Marillyn Hewson and Indra …