23 September 2021 – The CAFS participated in the French-Saudi Business Forum, organised in Paris by the Saudi Ministry of Investment and the MEDEF International.
The event was chaired by Mr. Laurent Germain, MEDEF international, and Dr. Mohamed Ben Laden, President of the Saudi French Business Council (CAFS). HE Mr. Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, HE Eng. Khaled AL-FALEH Saudi Minister of Investment, and HE Dr. Fahad AL-RUWAILY Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to France, also participated in the forum.
The highlight of the forum was the signing of two MOU’s by HEC Paris and INSEAD, the best French business schools. Both schools plan to increase their presence in Saudi Arabia, with greater research cooperation and welcoming more Saudi students.
The event was symptomatic of the extremely strong economic cooperation between the two countries and the rapid intertwining of the two economies. About twenty leaders of Saudi companies and financial institutions travelled to Paris in the delegation led by the Saudi Minister of Investment, Eng. Khaled Al-Faleh, to participate on September 23 in the France-Saudi Arabia Investment Forum organized by Medef International, with 63 French decision-makers.