ArabNet Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s leading forum focused on digital business in the Kingdom and Gulf countries. This year’s event focuses on highlighting the opportunities arising after the Vision 2030 plan and the rapidly-evolving digital economy in Saudi Arabia.
The event will be taking place on December 12-14, where it will be divided into two parts: Design+Code Day (December 12), and Forum Days (December 13-14).
The forum will host three main tracks - Entrepreneurship, Business, and Media - with speakers from across the world and MENA region talking about building the next digital frontier in one of MENA’s fastest-growing markets.
Entrepreneurship: this track will focus on entrepreneurship enablers in the region - venture capitalist, LPs, private equity, corporate venture capital - as well as scaling and existing startups.
Smart economy: this track will explore how the public and private sectors are utilizing technology to transform efficiency at work and engage with customers as well as citizens. The track will tackle machine learning; Internet of Things; smart government, Big Data, fintech and on-demand services.
Media: this track examines how media outlets are adapting to the new platforms transforming consumer habits on web and mobile: the key stats that define the region, how distribution of media is changing, and the data driving advertising technology.
ArabNet Riyadh also serves as a platform for budding entrepreneurs wishing to present their ideas, startups, and games through ArabNet’s competitions: Ideathon, StartUp Demo, and Battle of the Games.
The Ideathon competition aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship at its earliest stage, turning bright ideas into functional products. It runs as a series of rapid back-to-back presentations where selected entrepreneurs get 2 minutes to pitch. The Startup Demo aims to support early stage startups from across the region and help them grow their businesses. Last but not least, the Battle of the Games showcases the flourishing game development community in the MENA region by giving game creators the chance to connect with potential partners, developers, media, and investors to help them grow.
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