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Saudi Arabia to launch Hajj & Umrah forum in Jeddah

The activities of the Hajj and Umrah Services Conference and Exhibition entitled “Transformation towards Innovation” will be launched tomorrow under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region.

The forum is being organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in cooperation with the Program for Serving the Guests of Rahman, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 executive programs, in Jeddah.

The conference will be attended by the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the Director-General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Engineer Ibrahim Al-Omar, the Director-General of Passports, Lieutenant-General Suleiman Al-Yahya, the CEO of the Guests Service Program, Engineer Abdul Rahman Addas, and the CEO of Alam Company, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Jadhi.

In addition to diplomatic, social, economic, and media personalities, they will review the most important and latest topics related to the transformation towards innovation, in addition to submitting recommendations and proposals that will contribute to achieving the sustainability of this vital sector following Vision 2030.

The conference offers four enrichment sessions and workshops with the participation of leaders in different sectors, in addition to holding an accompanying exhibition in which the sectors of Hajj and Umrah participate to present their products and programs and highlight their achievements in serving the pilgrims.

The conference will also review, through the “Haij Talk” dialogue platform, best practices and effective innovative ideas on several topics compatible with the future of the Holy Sites, such as smart cities, special development areas, and the future of the Holy Sites.

 “Haij Talk” aims to lead in the sustainability of the reconstruction of the Holy Sites, through pioneering ideas in the guest experience, social behavior and how to apply it in the holy sites, and the most prominent features and applications in building and reconstructing cities and smart cities.

Both the Forum and exhibition will serve as an integrated platform that brings together the entities responsible for serving the pilgrims to provide an integrated emotional journey, and include many activities that cover different aspects of the experience of pilgrims and visitors.

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