Saudi Gazette report
BARCELONA — The Saudi Knowledge and AI Authority (SDAIA) made a groundbreaking announcement on Wednesday on the Good Metropolis Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, revealing a strategic three-year partnership with occasion organizers FIRA Barcelona. This collaboration units the stage for a Riyadh-hosted Good Cities Discussion board, scheduled to happen in early 2024.
The Riyadh Good Cities Discussion board goals to deliver collectively nationwide, regional, and international thought leaders to propel the dialog on people-centric, sensible, and sustainable cities throughout Saudi Arabia.
Moreover, the discussion board will function a platform to showcase the newest sensible metropolis improvements from the Kingdom, fostering international dialogues with key thought leaders, mayors, and metropolis specialists worldwide.
Highlighting Saudi Arabia’s rising affect within the international sensible metropolis discourse, Dr. Esam Alwagait, Director of the Nationwide Info Centre at SDAIA, emphasised the nation’s pivotal function as a people-centric innovator within the Good Cities ecosystem.
Dr. Alwagait stated: “As the worldwide panorama of cities undergoes a transformative shift, Saudi Arabia is on the vanguard, charting the course for sensible metropolis evolution. Our steadfast dedication to innovation and sustainability is setting new benchmarks for city growth and offering forward-thinking blueprints for the metropolises of the longer term. On this journey, we’re reshaping our engagement with city areas, with the well-being and desires of our residents as our core focus.”
All through the SCEWC, SDAIA engaged in significant discussions with senior representatives from outstanding metropolis and digital governance our bodies, exploring pioneering initiatives and concepts. Notable interactions included exchanges with Yo Sik Kang, President of the Seoul Digital Basis, and Shri M.B. Rajesh, Minister for City Improvement from Kerala, India.
Moreover, SDAIA held strategic conferences with main figures within the sensible and sustainable city growth sector, together with the World Financial Discussion board, United Cities and Native Governments (UCLG), Resilient Cities, and Metropolis. Discussions additionally came about with senior representatives from Deloitte and Mastercard.
SDAIA’s sturdy presence on the SCEWC continues because it showcases progressive sensible metropolis initiatives similar to Good C, Tawakkalna, and Sawaher.