Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




14-15 May 2024


GREAT FUTURES benefits from significant private sector support, with partners and supporters from across a range of sectors. British Airways and HSBC have been announced as presenting partners for GREAT FUTURES. At the launch event in Riyadh, presenting partners will lead thought leadership sessions alongside their Saudi business counterparts.


  • British Airways CEO Sean Doyle will address delegates as they depart for the event and Chief Commercial Officer Colm Lacy will give insights into the future of air travel. The DPM and his delegation, including the event’s speakers, will fly to Riyadh on a specially designated British Airways charter flight.
  • HSBC CEO Ian Stuart and Tony Cripps, CEO Saudi Awwal Bank, will deliver a keynote speech and share insights on the future of financial services cooperation between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

Other key partners of the event include: change & transformation consultancy, North Highland, content production agency TAG, and urban development firm Innovo. Engineering, construction and project management group, Bechtel, insurance intermediary group, Howden and international education network, Global University Systems are also partnering with the GREAT campaign on this venture. Representatives of the key partners will lead our thought leadership programme with counterparts in the Saudi Arabian business community. Key partners from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia include: recreational experience provider, Sela, telecommunications provider, STC, non-profit business association, Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce, catering and support services group, Catrion, and business and lifestyle destination, KAFD.

Presenting Partners

Official Partners

Official Supporters