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Sunday, October 11 2020 - 21:00
Saudi Arabia to host the 1st International Conference on Giftedness and Creativity in November
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- The two-day event will help to develop the human capital of talented, 
creative, and innovative young people to face global developments, challenges

Saudi Arabia will host the 1st International Conference on Giftedness and 
Creativity on Nov. 8. 

The governor of Riyadh region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, will 
inaugurate the two-day event under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy 
Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. 

The conference, to be held every two years, is being organized by King Abdul 
Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and 
G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program, 
honoring the Saudi G20 Presidency year 2020.

Among other pressing issues, it aims to highlight the Kingdom's experience in 
identifying and nurturing raw talent through Mawhiba's platform and use those 
insights to form a global model for others to emulate. 

The secretary-general of Mawhiba, Dr. Saud bin Saeed Al-Mathami, said the 
conference is a message from Saudi Arabia to the world. "The conference 
foresees the future and enhances Saudi Arabia's global leadership in developing 
talented and creative youths," he said. The event, he added, seeks to explore 
new horizons and to make use of the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Al-Mathami said the conference seeks to serve as a global platform for virtual 
communication, bringing together experts, leaders, and policymakers to support 
and empower talented, creative, and innovative youth from different parts of 
the world. 

The participants will discuss the future of science and technology, and ways to 
nurture talented and creative people using modern tools and highlight the role 
of virtual reality in confronting global crises and challenges. 

Al-Mathami said the conference would discuss the future of virtual reality and 
its impact on human development. "It also helps in broadening the scope of 
international cooperation through effective partnerships to develop the human 
capital of the talented, creative, and innovative young people to face global 
developments and challenges." 

He said several regional and global initiatives to sponsor talented people will 
be announced during the conference. "It will also discuss the prominent global 
practices used in identifying and developing skills of talented youth. Talented 
Mawhiba students will moderate panel discussions and other sessions of the 

Mawhiba is considered the first of its kind in the world in discovering and 
nurturing talents and empowering them. It has so far succeeded in discovering 
and caring for more than 161,000 talented students in Saudi Arabia. It has 
expanded its work to include other countries. It has also achieved 
international successes, which culminated in 384 international qualitative wins 
in genuine scientific competitions.

Source: King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity