DiyaThe seventh edition of Misk Global Forum 2023, one of the world’s largest youth platforms, was launched today Wednesday at Mount Al-Bujairi, Daria, with the participation of young leaders, innovators and thinkers from around the world. The forum aims to identify the potentials of the youth, empower them and develop their skills towards knowledge-based economic development as a fundamental pillar for the future.
The forum, in which Tiria Gate Development Authority participates as a strategic partner, will host more than 100 dialogue sessions, featuring more than 120 male and female speakers, their dignitaries and highnesses, and several presidents and CEOs, on topics such as climate change, sustainability, innovation and leadership, and educational transformation. Discuss about. , digital innovation and technology, sport and games, mental health, diversity and cultural identity, promoting knowledge and creating connections between ambitious youth, leaders, innovators and creators.
Along with this forum there are 13 interactive spaces and key activities at Al-Bujairi Matal, which cater to the diverse needs of the youth community. Theater enriches innovative and creative concepts and ideas, and gives speakers the opportunity to inspire and uplift audiences by providing inspiring experiences that reflect the recognition of different perspectives that encourage new and unique beginnings.
The Forum will also host a Leaders’ Divan space, which will give participants an opportunity to benefit from the experiences of leaders and leading figures in various fields, apart from the Council space, which will connect youth with local and international thinkers and creators. More than 50 innovative interactive workshops through the Skill Shop will bring together youth with the Forum’s most important partners and international and local organizations. In addition to Oasis offering health support and meditation exercises, the aim is to highlight the most important skills needed in today’s business world and provide the youth community with various resources to support their professional skills.
CEO of Thiria Gate Development Authority Mr. Jerry Incerillo participated in a conversation session titled “From Brooklyn to Al Bujairi.” Then, as the head of the working group of the Diya project, he talked about how to change it. Leveraging its experiences from the world’s leading tourist destination, the American city of Brooklyn, it has traversed different countries in the hospitality industry and maintained the highest standards of hospitality to achieve the goals of the Driya project. Inzerillo also discussed the challenges and promising opportunities of the tourism sector in the Kingdom and the importance of preserving the historical and cultural heritage of more than 600 years and its work to develop and inspire the youth in various fields.
Inzerillo said: “Tirya’s hosting of the Misc Global Forum at Mount Al-Bujairi, on the banks of the historic Al-Duraif neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a reflection of the authenticity and aspirations of the place. While looking to the future, at Tiriya, we are always interested in empowering and inspiring youth, because We are aware of their importance. Because of our belief in their capabilities and potential, we are keen to exploit and guide them. One way of contributing to the elevation of the Kingdom’s name in international forums is that in the coming years, Diya, the cradle of the first Saudi state, will become a global tourism and cultural destination.
It is noteworthy that Diriyah Gate Development Authority is a strategic partner of Misk Global Forum for the second year in a row, these forums play a major role in exchanging knowledge and experiences, motivating and empowering the youth. It encourages, supports and sponsors them and their skills development, in line with the strategic framework of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Building local talent through a wide range of innovative initiatives.
Dariya is an important national symbol in the history of Saudi Arabia, as its reference is linked to the first Saudi state founded in 1727 AD by Imam Muhammad bin Saud, who made Dariya the first capital of the government and a scientific and social center. Diriya then included the al-Turaif neighborhood, in the center of which was the Salwa Palace, which was the government palace at the time. Al-Turaif neighborhood was also the residence of the royal family and was declassified in 2010. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest mud-brick neighborhoods in the world.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz – may God protect him – also issued a royal decree in 2017, establishing the Daria Gate Development Authority and appointing its board of directors to be headed by His Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – may God protect him. The authority seeks to preserve the historical and architectural heritage of Diya, as it is the cradle of the Saudi kingdom’s Imams and the cradle of its initiation. The Diya Gate Development Authority is also the regulatory and supervisory body for the region. Covering an area of 194 square kilometers.
One of the major projects linked to the Public Investment Fund, the Dariya Institute, was established in 2022 AD to promote the Dariya project and work to transform Dariya into a global destination that reflects the true Saudi heritage, allowing visitors to visit. An opportunity to get up close and personal with the history of Saudi Arabia in an ancient Najdi atmosphere. Diriyah also contributes to making Diriyah one of the most important heritage, cultural and entertainment destinations in the world, as it operates Diriyah as the administrative body of the Diriyah project, which includes many educational, cultural and artistic institutions and international shopping stores in addition to top international hotels and resorts. The most popular restaurants and cafes locally and around the world.
Achieving and implementing strategic directions to make a visit to Diya a unique and valuable experience for its visitors based on the diversity of cultural and tourism activities contributing to the achievement of the company’s goals by 2030 AD.
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