"Smart Solutions for Better Life"



H.E Abdul Latif bin Abdul Malik Al-Sheikh,
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA)

Event Overview

The first annual Saudi Smart Cities conference is a platform bringing together over 1000+ participants from ministries and governmental bodies from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With the event held endorsement of Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MoMRA), the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs will use this conference as a platform to bring in all the key stakeholders who are and will be involved to learn about the best-practices and state-of-the-art technologies and products that will play a key role in developing their upcoming Smart Cities.

Acting on the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud’s Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, the Kingdom will be investing over US$ 500 billion into modernizing its infrastructure across the 285 municipalities to provide the best quality of life for their citizens on par with global standards. The Saudi Smart Cities conference being the first its kind in the Kingdom promises to feature international best practices, state-of-the-art technologies and create an interactive dialogue to engage citizens, youth and women in developing Kingdom’s future cities.

With all the 285 Municipalities going private, this conference is the need of the hour which will bring together the public and private entities from national and international front and create dialogues which will help in taking important decisions.


Have a look at the elite list of speakers, projects being showcased and the exclusive program itself!

Event Highlights

Witness the largest gathering of industry professionals actively involved in Smart City projects!


International Case Studies


Projects Showcase







Featured Speakers

H.E. Prof. Hani Mohammad Aburas

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Masaaki Yoshikawa

Director General –
Osaka Innovation Hub

Osaka City Government

Eng. Ali Bin Saleh Al-Soma

Director General
Yesser, Saudi Arabia

Frans Anton Vermast

Senior Strategy Advisor
Amsterdam Smart City

Lee, Jae Yong

Director of Smart & Green City Research Center
Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

Mr. Richard Stephens

International Society of City and Regional Planners

Young-Jun MOON

Chief Director of Dept. of National Transportation Technology R&D
The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)

Ahmad Al Wathah Al Montshri

IT Operations and Support Manager
/ SmartCity Act Manager

Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Who will attend?

Saudi Smart Cities

Why Attend?

Gain first hand insights into Kingdom’s upcoming Smart City Projects


Learn about the best practices implemented in Smart Cities across the globe

Visualize the latest technologies showcasing real time simulations of projects across the globe

Network with key stakeholders responsible for signing MoU’s at the event

Develop relationships with key project owners and enhance your community network

Engage in a one-one discussion with industry experts and get the answers for your problem questions

Key Elements to be discussed at Saudi Smart Cities Conference 2017

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Helping The Kingdom achieve it’s VISION 2030

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Long term plans:

increase non-oil revenue from SR163.5bn ($43.6bn) to SR530bn ($141.3bn) by 2030

the involvement of the private sector and targets lifting its GDP contribution from 40% to 60% by 2030

create 450,000 new jobs by 2020

expand of the role of women in the workforce

cuts to subsidies on goods and services, moves to increase new levies and an income tax on Saudi Nationals – all to ease the pressure on the treasury by 2020

increase foreign investment and boost private sector

the NTP is structured in a unique way. It identifies 178 strategic objectives, 371 indicators, and 346 targets for 24 government bodies

What happened in 2016:


Blueprint of VISION 2030 announced


Capital Market Reforms announced which is set to come in to force by mid 2017


Qualified foreign investors (QFIs) will have access to a broader range of capital market products, including listed securities.


Sector regulator, the Capital Market Authority, is also raising the maximum stake a QFI may hold in any listed issuer from 5% to 10%


Repayment of overdue debts to contactors – an issue that had dampened investor sentiment throughout the year – with the government making a SR40m ($10.7m) payment it owed to local companies in November


the announcement of a freeze on wage increases for public servants and the cancellation of bonus payments


Announced in January 2016, up to 5% of Saudi Aramco’s value could be offered. Given the corporation’s book valuation of up to $3trn, the sale could generate $150bn for the state


Careful attention is paid to private sector participation in many areas of the NTP, which points to the comprehensive approach taken in formulating the NTP. An operating model with clear criteria has been identified to have a significant impact on planning efficiency and the integration of government action


The model’s first phase is to identify challenges against achieving the goals of Vision 2030, with target dates for addressing these challenges set from 2016 through 2020


The second phase includes initiatives being developed at the Ministerial level, which are also subject to intense discussion involving local and international experts and private sector representatives


The third phase, includes the implementation plan for each initiative of the NTP


Saudi Smart Cities

Research Partner

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Knowledge Partner

For More Information contact : Satish Anand | Event Director | Phone : +966 560786502, +91 9035844101 | Email : enquiries@saudismartcities.net

Announcement from MoMRA