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Big Players Pull From Saudi Conference

 

The Kingdom has been planning its investment conference carefully for a long time. Now that the due date has approached, some very big names (investors) are pulling out from the conference, and have excused themselves due to the recent events which they have perceived as worrisome. Some of these big names are US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and  IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Below is a complete list of these investors:

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon
  • Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford
  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
  • Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman
  • Blackrock CEO Larry Fink
  • MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga
  • Viacom CEO Bob Bakish
  • HSBC CEO John Flint
  • Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam
  • BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre
  • Societe Generale CEO Frédéric Oudéa
  • Standard Chartered CEO William Winters
  • London Stock Exchange CEO David Schwimmer
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
  • Glencore Chairman Tony Hayward
  • Thrive CEO Ariana Huffington
  • Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene
  • Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
  • Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes
  • New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • UK trade minister Liam Fox

 

However, there are still big names who nevertheless will participate, and they are the following:

  • Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser
  • EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
  • Thales CEO Patrice Caine
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The Kingdom Is Hosting The World’s Very First Desert Polo Tournament

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The Kingdom is set to host AlUla Desert Polo, the first of its kind to be held in partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation and also the world’s very first ever desert polo tournament.

The tournament is set to make its debut early next year on January 16th till the 18th, which will take part of the Winter at Tantora Cultural Festival. 

The tournament will take place at one of Saudi’s most exquisite locations, the UNESCO heritage site in AlUla which will open to the public in October, the Desert Polo is also considered as a milestone in Saudi Arabia’s sporting and social journey.

This huge event will be organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla in partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation, Desert Polo is one of the highlights of the three-month long Winter at Tantora festival, which runs from December until March with many musical and entertainment activities in store for visitors.
“This tournament is a celebration of the transformational journey that we are making in Saudi Arabia”, Chairman of the Saudi Polo Federation Amr Zedan and an international polo patron said.

“Our goal in promoting this extraordinary event is twofold. We want to tap into the undiscovered sporting talent that we know exists among young Saudi men and women and encourage greater levels of participation in our sport.” He added.
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Saad Lamjarred Set to Perform in Riyadh This Month!

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This Riyadh Season is full of firsts and surely filled with surprises and this time it is bringing you the Moroccan pop-star Saad Lamjarred this month for one lit musical night.

Joining the pop-star will be the Lebanese star Myriam fares, in addition to Miami Band, all part of this Riyadh Season.

 

The concert will be held at Mohammed Abdu’s stage in Riyadh Boulevard, and it is set to take place on the 18th of December. 

So mark your calendars, get set to purchase your tickets through this link, and have a blast!

 

 

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Jason Derulo to Headline Closing Night Concert at the Riot Games Fest

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The three-day ‘Riot Games‘ festival has announced that the international star Jason Derulo will headline a concert for the closing night of the event, The Nexus, happening in Riyadh Boulevard. 

Jason Derulo is set to take on the stage next Saturday for one epic closure to the immersive themed festival which revolves around the iconic League of Legends.

The event where participants get to compete for a share of $2 million prize from six competitions, bringing the number of participants to the Nexus Festival to a total of 30,000.

Valuable prizes aren’t the sole motive but also the incredible line-up with Los Angeles-based DJ, Mako, and electronic music stars Crystal Method from Las Vegas who are set to perform on Friday and Saturday night.

The event which is part of this Riyadh Season, will run from December 5th to the 7th of December. 

Onur Tamer, METAI general manager at Riot Games said: “We are delighted to announce the amazing music line-up for the first Riot Games tournament in region.

“The announcement of Jason Derulo, DJ Mako and Crystal Method performing next weekend puts the finishing touches to what will be an incredible three-day event in Riyadh.

“With concerts, festival zones and gaming experiences, you will not be short of options for entertainment whether you’re an avid gaming fan or not. The first Nexus festival in the Middle East here in Riyadh promises to be an unmissable event.”

You can book your tickets now through this link.

 

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