The DGDA participates in the Misk Global Forum 2022 as a strategic partner


RIYADH: The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) participated in the Misk Global Forum 2022 as a strategic partner. Organized by the Mohammad Bin Salman Foundation (Misk), the forum brought together young creators and innovators with global leaders to discuss solutions for the benefit of future generations and the world at large.

DGDA’s participation in the forum is part of its strategy to make a positive contribution to society, collaborate with international and local opinion leaders and further develop Diriyah, located in the northwest of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, into a modern cultural destination.

The Misk Global Forum 2022 was held from November 9 to 10 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh and was held under the theme “Generation Transformation”. This year’s forum coincided with the 10th anniversary of Misk, a nonprofit that seeks to uplift ambitious young Saudis and connect them with resources to achieve their goals.

The two-day forum featured several key events and dedicated activation spaces, including high-impact sessions led by international speakers, a skills lab, interactive discussions with thought leaders, and a number of panel meetings. commitment to entrepreneurship.

During the symposium, Jerry Inzerillo, group chief executive of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Cities of the Future” during which he discussed ways to drive positive change and shared the latest efforts of the DGDA to empower young people throughout its projects. DGDA’s participation and strategic partnership with the forum underscores the company’s mandate to support programs and initiatives that help ensure continued long-term growth within Diriyah.

As part of the event, Dr. Asma Siddiki, Executive Director of Education at DGDA, acted as moderator of a panel discussion titled “Profit in Nonprofit Organizations” which explored the theme “What could we gain by being charitable?” The session focused on ways to identify academic and professional pathways that are both inspiring and practical, as well as how to support the nonprofit sector at the community level. He also looked at ways for Generation Transformation to align passion with values.

DGDA’s participation in the Misk Global Forum 2022 aligns with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategic framework, which encourages national companies to foster local talent through a wide variety of innovative initiatives.


About Diriyah

As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Diriyah will be transformed into the Kingdom’s leading historical, cultural and lifestyle destination and one of the world’s leading historical tourist destinations.

Diriyah, founded in 1446, is located in Riyadh province, just 15 minutes northwest of downtown Riyadh. It is recognized as a center of symbolic inspiration for the generations of rulers who have ruled the Kingdom since the founding of the first Saudi state in 1727. As the renewed cultural and historical capital of the nation, Diriyah expands over 14 square kilometers and is designed and built with Saudi traditions and heritage in mind. The traditional mixed-use urban community will be created using the authentic Najdi architectural style typical of Saudi villages of centuries past.

Sitting in the cultural heart of Diriyah is the historic city of At-Turaif. Built in 1766, At-Turaif is recognized as one of the most important mud-brick cities in the world. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, it is now on its way to becoming one of the country’s must-see historic destinations.

With cultural and lifestyle experiences at its heart, Diriyah will be enriched with entertainment, learning, shopping, dining, hospitality, residential and work offerings. When completed, it will accommodate a population of 100,000 residents, workers, students and visitors and celebrate Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural history.

The development will feature an array of world-class cultural, entertainment, retail, hospitality, education, office and residential areas, including 38 hotels, a diverse collection of museums, a retail core lively and more than 150 restaurants. The existing Bujairi terrace area will soon host Riyadh’s new high-end dining center, boasting stunning views of At-Turaif; and the 141-key Samhan Heritage Hotel. Wadi Hanifah, a two square kilometer space accessible from the escarpment promenade, will provide passive and active leisure spaces and characterful hospitality venues; places to relax and spend the afternoon with family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of the wadi.

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