Second Global Competitiveness Forum begins in Riyadh

January 20, 2008

The second Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF) opened in Riyadh today. The two-day forum has been organized by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.


The GCF is an annual meeting of top business executives, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and academics who share an interest in global competitiveness. The theme of this year’s event is “Competitiveness as an Engine for Economic Growth,” and it aims to draw attention to the macroeconomic benefit of competitiveness and to position competitiveness as a key global challenge.

Riyadh Governor Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz opened the Forum on behalf of King Abdullah. In remarks on the occasion, Prince Salman noted that Saudi Arabia continues to provide many opportunities for investment, particularly through its economic cities.

For more information about the 2008 Forum, please visit its website at

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