Saudi Media Forum.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — A host of economic decision makers will speak at a session on “G20 Summit” at the Saudi Media Forum, which will begin in Riyadh, the Arab Media Capital, on Dec. 2.

Several international figures, including ministers, economic experts and eminent media personalities, will address various sessions and specialized workshops, which will be held as part of the event, the largest of its kind in the region.

The session, to be moderated by Talaat Hafez, secretary general of the Media and Banking Awareness Committee for Saudi Banks, will discuss the plethora of promising opportunities of hosting the Group 20 summit.

It will also brainstorm the official and popular roles that the media can take up and fulfill in order to contribute to the achievement of the overall national goals, and the broad space to build strategic partnerships, in addition to the political and economic dimensions of hosting the summit.

The growing significance of the session comes in light of Saudi Arabia’s scheduled announcement on Dec. 1 about the detailed program while assuming the G20 presidency, which seeks to support and foster innovation in the world, and to achieve prosperity and empower the people of the world in addition to taking measures to ensure better preservation of the earth.

For his part, Mohammed Al-Harthy, chairman of the Saudi Media Forum, said that the G20 summit is historic as it is the first of its kind in the region, reflecting the Kingdom’s pivotal role at the regional and international levels.

Referring to the Forum’s keenness on holding a special session on the summit, he said that it stems from the paramount importance given by the Forum as the summit is the most prominent international economic forum to discuss issues affecting the global economy.

Al-Harthy emphasized that the forum would contribute to deepening and strengthening media engagement with the G-20 through a special session with the presence of prominent figures, who have long experience at the international level as well as their contribution to making many economic decisions, which will contribute to enrich the public and media.