2001 News Story

International economic forum planned for Jeddah

Governor of Makkah Province Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate next Saturday, January 21, the 2001 Makkah International Economic Forum, which will be attended by Governor of the Saudi Arabian Investment Authority (SAGIA) Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki. The three-day forum, entitled "Development of resources in the economy based on science and knowledge", will review developments in the global economy and the challenges that face the business sector. Also expected to attend are former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl, former President of Argentina Carlos Menem, and former President of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing, in addition to representatives from a number of international companies such as Royal Dutch Shell.