​​09:00- 09:30 ​

Registration, ​Networking​ & Coffee/Tea 

09:30 - 09:45 

​Welcoming Remarks​ 

• Mr. Khush Choksy, Senior Vice President for Middle East Affairs and International Development, US Chamber of Commerce

• HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States

09:45 - 10:00 

Opening Remarks​

• H.E. Dr. Majid Alkassabi​, Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media

Topics included:

​  ​  • Saudi-US trade overview
    • Expanding Trade opportunities between the two countries in light of the diversification agenda of vision 2030

10:00 - 10:15 

Presentation – The Road towards the Kingdom’s Economic Diversification

• H.E. Dr. Eiman Al Mutairi, Vice Minister of Commerce, CEO National Competitiveness Centre

Topics included:

 • Overview of recent KSA reforms and trade &investment opportunities 

10:15 - 10:45 

Commerce Talks (1st Theme) | Business and Entrepreneurship Support (30 mins) ​

Chamber Talk: Entrepreneurism Fuelling Innovation (10 minutes)
 • Ed Knight, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq and Vice Chair, U.S.-Saudi Arabia Business Program at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

SMEs Panel :
Moderated by Steve Lutes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 • Ahmed Bukhamseen, Quant Data & Analytics

 • Abdulrahman Alfozan, Nash Technologies​ 
 • Brian Baynes, Verdox
 • Himanshu Gupta, ClimateAI

Topics Included: 

• Discuss the current entrepreneurial landscape in the Kingdom and discuss opportunities for partnerships with leading U.S. entrepreneurs
• Discuss reforms on regulations that attract investment and ensure diversity and inclusion
• Discuss strategies for stimulating market growth through US-Saudi partnerships in key sectors such as energy, healthcare, manufacturing, telecom, and transportation

10:45 - 11:15 

Commerce Talks (2nd Theme) | Talk #2: Sustainability (30 mins)

Chamber Talk (10 minutes): Sustainability and the Private Sector

• Marty Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

KSA Ministry of Energy (10 minutes): The Saudi Green Initiative 

• Zeid AlGhareeb, Head of Hydrogen & Circular Carbon Economy, KSA Ministry of Energy

Topics Included: 

• Discuss opportunities to expand on the KSA-US cooperation in sustainable development to achieve the Kingdom’s sustainable development goals building on the achievements of the Saudi Green Initiative
• Discuss new methods to assess the effect of green and sustainable goals and initiatives on the socio-economic environment and methods for facing the challenges which arise

Private Sector (10 minutes): Present New Sustainability Trends and Opportunities From a Private Sector Perspective

 • Joseph Alfred, CEO, Ally Power
 • Kermit Harris, President, Astra Energy

11:15 - 11:30 

Networking and Coffee Break (15 mins)
11:30  - 12:00 

Commerce Talks (3rd Theme) | Talk #3: Digital Economy & Innovation (30 mins)

UNCITRAL Representative (10 min):
Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Topic Included:
• Strategies to develop and leverage innovation centres and how governments can maximize their potential impact and ensure they contribute to growth of the digital economy

SDAIA (10 min): 
• Dr. Mehshari AlMeshari, Deputy Director of National Information Center, SDAIA

Topic Included:
• Present the opportunities and challenges created by the digital economy and the method for leveraging the opportunities and facing the challenges (Data analytics, cybersecurity, etc.)

Digital Economy Private Sector Fireside Chat (10 min):
 Nicholas Bramble, Senior Counsel for Trade Policy, Centers of Excellence, Google. Moderated by Liz Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

12:00 - 12:20 

Commerce Talks (4th Theme) | Talk #4: E-Commerce and Logistics (20 mins) 

E-commerce Panel (20 Min): 
Moderated by Khush Choksy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 • Thamer AlTuwaiyan, RedBox 
 • Kenneth Ronerston, Naqel
 • Kim Lear, Zipline 
Erik Churchill, UPS

Topics Included:

 • Discuss initiatives to increase e-commerce and supply chain resiliency
 • Discussions around Education, Healthcare or Cyber
 • Discussions on the success in the Kingdom and potential collaborations with US companies

12:20 - 13:00 

Networking Break (40 Mins)
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking (60 Mins)

14:00 - 14:50

Breakout Sessions  (50 Mins)

Roundtables to discuss key themes around trade and commerce, including: 

• Intellectual Property as a Key Foundation of an Innovation Economy
• Digital Economy Transformation and Data Privacy
•​ Trade Facilitation, Supply Chain Enhancement and Policies & Incentives to Increase Trade​