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Digital conference will gather more than 1,600 leaders and entrepreneurs in Riyadh

For the sixth year in a row, ArabNet Riyadh — the largest and most influential digital conference in the Kingdom — is gathering more than 1,600 regional/international digital professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs, to discuss the digital future in the region.

The conference, which will be held December 11-13 at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, is hosted by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and supported by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators.

A key focus of the event this year will be the progress of the National Transformation Plan and its visible achievements in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.

ArabNet Riyadh 2017 will feature four forums: Digital Transformation, Adtech, Innovation and Investment and Digital Commerce, with speakers from across the world and the MENA region.

The Digital Transformation Forum will reveal best practices for building an innovation economy in KSA and the region, with expert speakers like former Deputy Mayor of Barcelona Antoni Vives, Michael Dooijes from Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity and many others.

The Adtech Forum will explore the trends shaping the future of digital advertising, bringing together digital media experts from Twitter and Criteo among others.

At the Innovation and Investment Forum, attendees will witness the largest aggregation of investors, including Jonathan Nelson of HACK VC and Hackers/Founders, as well as the chairman of AlRajhi United, Fawaz Alrajhi.

Finally, the Digital Commerce Forum will present insight on the latest trends in online and mobile commerce in KSA and MENA, presenting Abbas Safadieh from and Alpesh Doshi from Fintricity among others.

ArabNet Riyadh will also feature initiatives that are aimed at supporting the creation of new businesses and job opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the region.

Past ArabNet events have attracted top speakers, participants, and partners from corporations such as Smart Dubai, OMD,, Du, Touch, Alfa, TBWA, Facebook, DMS, Majid Al Futtaim, JWT, STC, Twitter, Starcom, Criteo, SkyNews, VISA, Leo Burnett, Deloitte, LBC, Microsoft, Uber, Vivaki, GE, MakerStudios (Disney), FP7, 500Startups, International New York Times, and many more

About Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone
Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

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