GCC member countries' national visions have emphasized the need for economic diversification and increased labor force participation of young nationals, and investment in the region's Youth to unlock the potential of both the private sector and the next generation of professionals is a policy priority for governments.
This year's Jeddah Economic Forum will explore 'Growth through Youth', addressing the challenges and opportunities surrounding sustainable job creation for young people, with the objective of facilitating regional growth through strategic and long-term investment in job creation across two key growth sectors: Tourism, and Transportation Infrastructure.
The Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), inaugurated in 2000 AD, has become a leading hub for economists and businessmen from around the globe. Known as the “Davos of the Middle East”, and one of the most important global events.
The Forum, proudly organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is an international platform for discussions and the exchange of ideas among leading decision makers which include, heads of states, politicians, businessmen, and public figures- Annually, the delegates, representing over 60 countries across six continents, convene to address key issues facing our world today.