Jeddah Economic Forum

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Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) (Arabic: منتدى جدة الإقتصادي) is a forum held annually since 1999 during winter in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia. It has become the region's Middle East strategic think tank focusing on regional and international economic and social issues. The Jeddah Economic Forum is organized by the Jeddah Marketing Board, which is a part of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

It is also organized in association with Ernst & Young as a Strategic Knowledge Advisors partner. The current president of the forum is Shiekh Saleh Kamel, Its known that the forum was founded by Amr Dabbagh.

The forum has invited famous speakers at the event such as George H. W. Bush, John Major, Bill Clinton, Gerhard Schroeder the former German chancellor, Madeleine Albright, Al-Waleed bin Talal, Queen Rania of Jordan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister of Turkey, Rafik Hariri Post Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mahathir Mohamad Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Lubna Olayan, Hillary Clinton, Klaus Schwab, Hayat Sindi and Princess Victoria Ingrid.

Famous Speakers by year[edit]










  • Saudi Arabia Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor Makkah Region.
  • Saudi Arabia Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, Vice-president, Research institutes King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
  • Saudi Arabia Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
  • Saudi Arabia Adel M. Fakeih, Minister of Labour.
  • Saudi Arabia Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Saudi Arabia Hani khoja, Managing Partner Elixir Business Consultancy.
  • Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Sager, Governor Makkah Region.
  • Singapore Muhamad Noor, Ambassador, Executive Director APEC Secretariat.
  • Germany Gerhard Bosch, Director Institute for Work, Skills & Training (IAQ) at Duisburg-Essen University.
  • Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister.


  • Turkey Erdoğan Bayraktar Turkish Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey.
  • Turkey Ahmet Misbah Demircan Mayor of Beyoğlu, Republic of Turkey.
  • France Arnaud Montebourg Minister of Industrial Renewal, French Republic.
  • Pakistan Syed Mustafa Kamal Former Mayer of Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • Saudi Arabia Tawfig Fawzan Al-Rabiah Minister of Commerce and Industry, KSA.
  • Saudi Arabia Showaish Al-Duwaihi Minister of Housing, KSA.
  • Saudi Arabia Muhammed Al-Jasser Minister of economy and planning, KSA.
  • Brazil Jaime Lerner Former Governor The state of Paraná in Southern Federative Republic of Brazil.
  • Tunisia Shahida Faraj Bouraoui Minister of Housing, Republic of Tunisia.
  • India Anita Arjundas CEO, Real Estate Sector and Managing Director - Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Republic of India.
  • Saudi Arabia Shiekh Saleh Kamel Chairman – JCCI, KSA.
  • Saudi Arabia Said Al-Shaikh Chief Economist- National Commercial Bank, KSA.




Announced for 18/19 March 2018

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ (Video)Jeddah Economic Forum 2006 Part 1
  2. ^ (Video) Jeddah Economic forum 2006 Part 2