DAY - 2
Wednesday - April 25, 2012
08.00 - 09.00
  National initiatives in Support of innovations and entrepreneurship   
09.00 - 10.30
  Session Chair:
Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Motrafi, Ph.D
Director, Entrepreneurship Center , Umm Al-Qura University
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Henashil

Director of Saudi credit and saving bank



Dr. Abdulaziz bin Hamoud Al-Metairie

General Manager,The Centennial Fund

The Centennial Fund technology park


Dr. Abdulaziz Alhargan
Director of Innovation & Commercialization sector, Badir

Badir's role in supporting technology entrepreneurship and innovation


Prof. Ahmed A. Al-Shumaimeri
Saudi Entrepreneurship Association

Basic principles on Entrepreneurship


Mr.Ghanem Rashed Alghanem
Development & Strategic Planning Department GM, HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT FUND

The role of the HRDF in supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs

    BREAK 10.30 - 10.45  
  The local Universities' experiences and initiatives   
10.45 - 12.15
  Session Chair:
Hani O. Ghazi, Ph.D
Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research , Umm Al-Qura University

Mr. Terence P. McElwee
Director - Technology Transfer & Innovation, KAUST

The KAUST Technology Transfer Model for Saudi Arabia


Dr. Iyad Al-Zaharna
King Fahd University Of Petroleum & Minerals, KFUPM

Dhahran Techno-Valley: KFUPM's Initiative Towards a Future Knowledge Economy – Opportunities & Challenges


Dr. Mohammed Ahmad Alsudairi
King Saud University, KSU

Experience of King Saud University in the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship

Ahmad Hamed Naqadi Ph.D
King Abdulaziz University, KAU
    PRAYER 12.15 - 12.45  
  Panel discussion : Makkah techno valley company : challenges and opportunities  
12.45 - 14.15
  Session Chair:
H.E Prof. Waleed Abu Al-Faraj

Dr. Isa M. Rawas
Haj Deputy Minister for Umrah Affairs

The Use Of Technology To Control and Ease Haj and Umrah Procedures


Dr. Salah K. Albukayyet
VP for Investment, Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA)

Tourism Investment opportunities in Makkah region


Prof. Isam Kaysi
Special Advisor to the Rector, Vice Presidency for Business and Innovation, Umm Al-Qura University


Prof. Mohammad Kasim Ibrahim
Advisor, Vice Presidency on Business and Innovation
( Intellectual Property Management, Umm Al-Qura University )


Prof. Wael Maged Badawy
Adviser Vice Presidency Of Business & Innovation (Entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation)

    LUNCH 14:15- 15.00