In its 7th year, the GCF will focus on showcasing local and regional authorities and business leaders opposite world renowned global thought leaders to shed light on local, regional, and global business trends and opportunities. For 2014, we focus on the theme of “Building Competitive Partnerships”, In other words, investing in strategic alliances enabling businesses to gain a competitive advantage through access to partners’ resources, technologies, and capital, essentially building a solid workforce to deliver a prosperous economic future. The agenda will touch on all forms of investment opportunities in the Kingdom highlighting the success stories as well as addressing the global and regional trends in business competitiveness; including strategies for economic growth, developing a world class infrastructure, and international trade partnerships. In addition, the GCF will present a series of breakaway workshops that will expand on some of the valuable topics discussed onstage in small and intimate workshops.
For the first time in GCF history, the GCF will be launching a new platform to showcase investment opportunities in the Kingdom. The “Invest in Saudi” exhibition will serve as a mega exploration and information sharing marketplace to shed light on the variety of golden investment opportunities in the Kingdom, as well as a superb chance to network with the biggest names in the business; a great added value for all participants at the forum”.
The Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), the only event of its kind, is an annual meeting of global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals and journalists brought together to create a dialogue with respect to the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on local, regional and global economic and social development. It was founded in 2006 by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), and is held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of HM King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Vision: An annual program of activities attended by global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals who share a common interest in competitiveness.
Mission: To continue fostering awareness and enthusiasm around the issue of competitiveness, and to evaluate the applicability of competitiveness theory and practice as a tool for generating real solutions to contemporary global challenges.