In July 2020, TSES designed and delivered a six-hour virtual, multi-speaker investment forum, with a cultural performance live from Vienna as a beautiful finale. The Forum was hosted by BMG Financial Group, a Saudi investment bank, who has held their Summer Retreat, of which the Forum forms part, in the UK for almost a quarter of a century. 35 high-level government and private sector speakers, from more than 10 countries, talked about investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia.
This year, the Forum was designed for a virtual delivery, and 400+ delegates joined from around the world for strategic discussions about new development funds and investment opportunities across a number of industries, including tourism, banking, insurance and healthcare.
Speakers included H.R.H. Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Austria and non-resident ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia, H.E. Bandar Alkhorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Stephen Groff, Governor of the Saudi National Development Fund, and Dr. Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Delivered on a professional virtual event platform with TV-platform production functionalities and VIP speaker hosting, the forum offered key information from Saudi officials about newly launched development funds, the new mining law, sustainable investing and entrepreneurship.
The programme was optimised for a virtual delivery, and the speaker support and greeting included personalised tech rehearsals and Green Rooms per session with a dedicated Stage Manager.
You deserve a big thank you for your outstanding work together with your team. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Basil Al-Ghalayini, Chairman and CEO, BMG Financial Group, Saudi Arabia
Well done Tina, you are a star! 👏👏👏👏👏
We really enjoyed the sessions! I am impressed!
Thanks for being the leader of the organization!
Wedad Baroudi, Coordinator, BMG Foundation, Saudi Arabia
It was my pleasure to be part of your event. I appreciated the quality of the lead-up to the event, the team’s professionalism and the effective moderation.
Hope the discussion was interesting and relevant to your audience. Looking forward to your next event and to meeting Basil sometime soon.
Amine Jaoui, CEO Saudi Arabia, Societe Generale
It was my pleasure to be part of the BMG Economic Forum and I indeed enjoyed it thoroughly. I am glad to hear that despite the virtual format you had a good turn out and I congratulate you and your teams for this achievementI would be more than happy to continue to continue to contribute to future events if I can add any value.
Richad Soundardjee, CEO Middle East, Societe Generale, UAE
It was great pleasure to participate in the BMG economic forum of this year and thanks for your kind words. Look forward to participating in the next year forum hopefully by the time COVID-19 has cleared from the world & left us.
Talat Hafiz, Secretary General & Spokesman, Saudi Banks
A short note to express my appreciation and congratulations for organising such a successful show on Wednesday. I was most impressed and numerous folks have fed back to me how professional and well run they thought it was. I hope you had time to enjoy some of it also and I hope our paths may cross again in the not too distant future.
Toby Wilson Waterworth, Chief Executive, Atlantic Healthcare plc, UK
Thank you for the great preparation and I look forward to attend the upcoming forum.
Youssef El Shorafy, CEO, Omega Capital, Egypt
With delegate and a speaker numbers close to three times what was feasible for previous, in-person editions, the forum focused on the silver linings of virtual events: ability to reach a bigger audience and welcome very senior speakers due to the simple and time-efficient access to the virtual event as opposed to having to travel to a physical event.
Also, the forum lives on as it can can be watched in replay, allowing the client to share the message well beyond the dates of the event, whilst continuing to create new contacts and build relationships.
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