The Social Development Bank Forum for Entrepreneurship and Modern Business Practices is held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development
Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi
Forum Concept

Based on our vision, our innovative and renewable values, and our commitment to be the first development bank in the Middle East, this Forum comes to discuss the future of entrepreneurship and freelancing in the Kingdom in an initiative that achieves comprehensive and sustainable influence that will develop financing and support services for startup and micro projects to enrich national Knowledge and experience.

23 - 22

January 2024

04:00 PM

10:00 PM


King Abdulaziz International Center




Local & International Speakers



International Authority






Participant Entities

Prominent Speakers

Jeff Hoffman

Award winning entrepreneur, founding member of successful startups like:,

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006

Saud Khalid AlSabhan

Vice Governor for Entrepreneurship, Monsha’at

Mosaad Al Dossary

CEO of Team Falcons

Hassan Assiri

Saudi Producer and Actor

Alexander Osterwalder

Founder & CEO of Strategyzer, Visiting Professor IMD

Brad Sugars

Founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH

Chris Barton

Founder of Shazam

Rt Hon Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Former UK Cabinet Minister – Senior Minister of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities.

Premal Shah

Co-Founder Now

Mishal Kanoo

Chairman of the Kanoo Group

Matthew Griffin

Founder and CEO - 311 Institute & XPotential University

Joy Ajlouny

Co-Founder of Fetchr

Lencke Wischhusen

GlobalMinds AG Entrepreneur and Member of Supervisory Board

Jean-Yves Huwart

Founder and CEO - Coworking Europe conference

Waleed A. Alballaa

General Partner Sukna Ventures

Mohammad S. Almadani

Co-Founder and CEO, Classera

Claire O’Neill

Former Minister of Energy UK and Co-Chair World Business Sustainability Council for Development

Dr. Bedour Alrayes

Deputy CEO at Human Capability Development Program

Robert Faulhaber

Co-Founder and COO of Nearworking

Hamad Al Baker

Chief Commercial Officer, Jahez

Bassam Abdulaziz Noor

CEO SICO Capital

Birgit Gebhardt

New Work expert, independent trend researcher and consultant in Europe

Hasan Alsuhaimi


Forum Zones

In this event you can see a specialized forum in the field of entrepreneurship and freelancing, where we seek to gather all active participants to study the sector`s future in the Kingdom and its plan, based on the best international practices and experiments to enrich national knowledge and expertise.

Theater Zone


Motivation awards for winners of competitions which support freelancers and entrepreneurs on the DeveGo stage


Initiatives and programs will be launched at the DeveGo stage which contribute to develop leadership and support entrepreneurs and freelancers

Panel Discussion

Enriching dialogue sessions with international experiences on DeveGo stage

Exhibition Zone


International experiences and specialized trainers in a specified area for workshops and enabling consultations for entrepreneurs and freelancers


Distinctive entrepreneur projects in one area that brings together those interested in entrepreneurship and facilitate empowerment track for them


Support and empowerment area brings together government and private sectors, international entities, and sponsors


Inspiring freelancer projects in one area that brings together those interested and facilitate empowerment track for them


Inspiring spaces for participatory business communities with modern business patterns which contribute creating opportunities

Registration Information

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