Riyadh, July 10: Today marks the commencement of the highly anticipated GEMTECH FORUM at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC). The event kicks off with inaugural remarks by H.E. Mohammad AlSahib, Deputy Minister of Investment at the Ministry of Investment KSA (MISA), drawing influential policymakers, industry pioneers, startups and other important stakeholders from the entire mobility value chain.

The forum spans two days, featuring a prestigious conference and a massive expo showcasing a stellar lineup of speakers delivering insightful keynotes. Key themes to be discussed at the forum include: Comparative Analysis of Mobility Solutions, Operational Efficiency and Sustainability, and the Automotive landscape and opportunities in KSA as part of the National Industrial Strategy. Other pivotal discussions encompass Global Collaboration for Future Mobility Solutions, Government Initiatives and Policies for Sustainable Mobility in KSA, Strategies for promoting electric vehicle adoption, and the pivotal role of public-private partnerships in funding and implementing future mobility projects.

Esteemed speakers including Ahmed Almalki, Automotive Director at the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia; Mr. Aftab Ahmed, Chief Advisor, Automotive Sector, National Industrial Development Center; Rusty Russell, Executive Director of Mobility at Red Sea Global; Faisal Sultan, Vice President and Managing Director at Lucid; Mark Notkin, Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Electromin at Petromin Corporation; Mohammed Al-Musawa, Head of E-Mobility at ASX E-Mobility; Alex Gilbert, Head of Energy and Electrification at Transport for London; and H.E. Balázs Selmeci, Ambassador of Hungary to Riyadh, will take it to the stage and address this year’s most important mobility gathering.

The event also features a comprehensive expo with leading exhibitors showcasing their sustainable urban mobility solutions and innovations to an audience, comprising industry leaders, government dignitaries, and potential partners. Some important names exhibiting at the show include Lucid Group, Aljabr KIA, Omoda Jaecoo, FlyNow Aviation, TASARU Mobility Investments, BSKL Solutions,  ASX E-Mobility along with other prominent names.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the visionary leadership, is at the forefront of this transition to sustainable urban mobility solutions, actively leading efforts to champion this shift. With an aim at combating climate change by slashing carbon emissions by 2030, this shift is poised to become a focal point in the Kingdom's transportation landscape,” said Shariq Abdulhai, CEO at Valiant and Company. “This Forum is a testament to that commitment and an acknowledgment of the global effort required to achieve our shared goals, “ he further added. Highlighting the ministerial support, Shariq also added that the event has a potential to be a “gamechanger” in the KSA’s Mobility Landscape.

To ensure inclusivity, attendees will have free access to all ministerial sessions, conference programmes, speaker keynotes, exhibitions and other important aspects. In addition to an impeccable conference and cutting edge showcase, this groundbreaking event promises interactive panel sessions, critical deliberations, exclusive 1-2-1 business meetings, dynamic startup pitch programs, and unrivalled networking opportunities. Join global ministries, CEOs, and experts to collectively shape the future of electric vehicles and advance the mobility landscape in KSA.

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