We at Emerging Markets Middle East will be hosting the Digital Cities Summit & Expo on the 5th & 6th of June 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This two-day event is being hosted in line with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s vision to develop fully digitized cities that are intelligent, safe & sustainable.

The Digital Cities Summit will bring together international smart city experts, key government and private smart city stakeholders, smart city technology providers, buyers, influencers and investors on one platform to meet, network, share their views and perspectives in order to move the nation towards being a global leader in the smart city sphere. This event will feature a host of very exclusive case study presentations, technical workshops, panel discussions, product launches, technology showcase, live product demos, business meetings and networking opportunities.

“According to the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 national development plan, the Saudi Arabian government sets out its ambitious plan to have three Saudi Cities recognized in the top-ranked 100 cities in the world. The Saudi Vision 2030 is “To Create a Vibrant Society with Fulfilling Lives”.

The centerpiece of Saudi Arabia’s giga project ecosystem and as per the vision 2030’s economic diversification programme, Neom is a fully digitized city which is being developed with an investment of $500 billion and is one of the most renowned projects globally. The construction market will contribute significantly to the nations GDP by 2030 and create a host of job opportunities across the nation. NEOM will comprise of four major projects, SINDALAH, OXAGON, THE LINE & TROJENA.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will also be developing the “Prince Mohammed bin Salman Non-Profit City”, that will be a model for the development of the non-profit sector globally and an incubator for youth and volunteer groups as well as local and international non-profit institutions. One of the most recent developments announced will be the development of the AlNama Smart City which will be a zero-carbon city.