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    8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    Registration & Reception

  • 9:30 -10:30 a.m.

    Session 1: Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speeches

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    Dr. Obaid AlMotairy Dean of College of Business & Economics, Qassim University Opening and Welcoming Remarks

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    H.E. Prof. Khalid Al-Hamoudi Rector of Qassim University (QU) The Role of QU in Building Knowledge Society: QU Mission

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    Dr. Eesa AlBastaki President of University of Dubai (UD) Key Dimensions of Knowledge Societies

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    Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ President of (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organization. Towards Knowledge Society - Ideas and Reality

  • 10:30- 11:00 a.m.

    Appreciation
    Exhibition Break
    Fahad Abu Al-Nasr, CEO of Al-Aghar Group
    Al-Aghar Group: Knowledge Society Strategy

  • 11:00- 12:30 a.m.

    Session 2: Knowledge Economy in Action

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    Dr. Osama Mansouri Senior Advisor to the Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Ministry of Economy & Planning The Strategies Used in the Transformation to a Knowledge Society in the Kingdom’s Development Plan

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    Professor, Abdulkader Alfantookh Deputy Minister for Planning and Information Ministry of Higher Education Higher Education Initiatives to Improve the Knowledge Society

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    Dr. Rasheed Alzahrani Former CEO of Riyadh Valley Company the investment vehicle of King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Universities Role in Fostering Knowledge Economy: KSU as a Case Study

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    Abdullah AlSabiany Chair, Arabian Knowledge Society Association Knowledge Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

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    Panel discussion moderated by Dr Ibrahim Alhasoon Chairman of Economics & Finance Department CBE, Qassim University

  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

    Break

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Session 3: Knowledge Society Ecosystem

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    Khalid Aldakkan Associate Research Professor at KACST Director of the Innovation and Commercialization Sector Director of the National Technology Development Center Role of Science and Technology in Knowledge Society

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    Dr. Eesa AlBastaki President of University of Dubai (UD) Role of Information Technology and Telecommunications in Knowledge Society

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    Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ President of (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organization. Knowledge Society: Past, Present and Future

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    Fahad Abu Al-Nasr CEO of Al-Aghar Group Knowledge Society Strategy on KSA's Vision Transforming to a Knowledge Society

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    Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jamal Rashed Professor of Economics, Dean, Business Division College of Mount St. Joseph, USA

  • 2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

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    Dr. Abdullah Al-Beraidi Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior CBE, Qassim University

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    Dr. Dirar AlMahy Alobaid Associate Professor of Economics CBE, Qassim University

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    Moderated by Dr Ibrahim Alomar Associate Professor of Economics CBE, Qassim University