New York – 24th March 2018:  The CEOs of more than 130 U.S. companies and those representing more than 70 Saudi companies have confirmed their attendance for the second edition of the Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum, taking place in New York on 27th March 2018.

The Forum, “An Era of Transformation: From Vision to Implementation”, features round-table discussions, panel sessions and a business exhibition designed to highlight the ongoing work carried by various entities to achieve the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.

The Forum will be opened by the co-chairs of the Forum, Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemicals and Lubna Olayan, CEO Olayan Financing.  The key note speech will be delivered by His Excellency Mohammed Al Jadaan, Minister of Finance, followed by a plenary panel with The Honorable Wilbur L. Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, His Excellency Majid Al Qasadi, Minister of Commerce and Investment and His Excellency Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

The 2018 Forum will focus on the transformation that is taking place in Saudi Arabia, showcasing ambitious new policies, expanding investment opportunities and the modernization of society with panels highlighting new opportunities for Saudi women and other societal expansions, along with a focus on Saudi’s emerging sectors, the giga-projects and investing in the next generation.

The 2018 Forum will also demonstrate progress on the MOUs signed during the successful inaugural Forum in Riyadh in May 2017.  It will include new licences and MOU signings in sectors such as healthcare, entertainment, education and ICT.