• 4:00PM-6:00PM

    Early Registration and Workshop sign-up

  • 6:30PM-9:00PM

    Screening of ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ Followed by Welcome dinner by the Red SeaArte Documentary featuring King Abdullah Economic City and New Cities Foundation

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    7:30am-9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast

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    9:00am-9:15am

    Introductory Remarks

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    9:15am-9:25am

    Welcome from the New Cities Foundation

  • 9:25am-9:35am

    Welcome from King Abdullah Economic City

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    9:35am-9:50am

    Opening Keynote

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    9:50am-10:50am

    Opening Panel: Connecting New Cities to the WorldThis opening panel will examine the different facets of connectivity and assess its importance for competitiveness and sustained success.

  • 10:50am-11:30am

    Networking Break

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    11:30am-11:50am

    Keynote: Digital Native Cities

  • 11:50am-12:20pm

    Six Disruptive Ideas (part one)This series of short (8 minute) keynotes over two sessions, will introduce the builders of new cities to big new ideas and concepts that may reshape cities of the future.

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    12:20pm-1:30pm

    Lunch

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Panel Discussion: Connecting Through TechnologyHow can technology and the emerging Internet of Things be leveraged to enhance the connectivity of new cities? How can cities that are ‘digital natives’ take advantage of technology for their long-term sustainable growth and success? How can new cities stay ahead of the curve, ensuring they stay best connected over the next few decades?

  • 2:30pm-3:15pm

    Networking Break

  • 3:15pm-4:30pm

    New City Workshops: Hacking the Master plan (part one)Participants will split into parallel working groups of about 20 people to delve into one new city project, understand the main challenge that it is facing, and work together to develop new ideas on how city leaders can overcome this challenge. These facilitated workshops will be very hands on. Participants will be asked to choose one workshop ahead of time.

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm

    KAEC Site VisitForum participants will have the opportunity to get a detailed look at KAEC’s master plan, its port and will take a hard-hat tour of some of its most recent developments.

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    4:30pm-6:30pm

    In Parallel: Cityquest Strategic Working Group Meeting

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    7:30pm-9:30pm

    Cultural Dinner

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    7:30am-9:00am

    Breakfast

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    9:00am-9:15am

    Keynote: Role of the Government

  • 9:15am-9:30am

    Key Findings from New City Workshops (part one)

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    9:30am-9:50am

    Keynote: New Cities, New Triumphs?

  • 9:50am-10:40am

    Panel Discussion: The Rise of the City-StateHow does the rise of cities as increasingly dominant actors in the global economy affect the planning, strategy and implementation of new cities? How will they connect and cooperate in this world of city-states? What are the geopolitical implications for new cities? How can new city projects use this power-shift to their benefit?

  • 10:40am-11:10am

    Networking Break

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    11:10am-11:30am

    Keynote Creating the Memorable City

  • 11:30am-11:50am

    Masterclass: On the Waterfront

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    11:50am-12:10pm

    Keynote: Management at Urban Scale

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    12:10pm-12:50pm

    Keynote Conversation: Financing Urban Mega-Projects

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    12:50pm-2:00pm

    Lunch

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    2:00pm-2:20pm

    Keynote: Creating Space in Cities

  • 2:20pm-2:50pm

    Six Disruptive Ideas (part two)This series of short (8 minute) keynotes over two sessions, will introduce the builders of new cities to big new ideas and concepts that may reshape cities of the future.

  • 2:50pm-3:50pm

    Participants will split into parallel working groups of about 20 people to delve into one new city project, understand the main challenge that is being faced, and work together to develop new ideas on how city leaders can overcome this challenge.

    These facilitated workshops will be very hands on. Participants will be asked to choose one workshop ahead of time. They will be given briefing pack on all participating new cities before the Forum.

  • 3:50pm-4:20pm

    Networking Break

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    4:20pm-4:50pm

    Keynote Conversation: Power Builders

  • 4:50pm-5:10pm

    Key Findings from New City Workshops (part two)

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    5:10pm-5:20pm

    Announcement of Fellowship and Strategic Working Group

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    5:20pm-5:50pm

    Keynote Discussion: Building for the Future

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    5:50pm-6:30pm

    Special Closing Conversation

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    7:30pm-9:30pm

    Gala Dinner at the Bay La Sun Hote

  • 9:00pm-1:00pm

    Tour of Jeddah – Option ATake a guided tour of Jeddah to see the old city, markets and port.

  • 9:00am-1:00pm

    Travel to Makkah – Option BMuslim participants to Cityquest are invited to travel to Makkah and perform Umrah