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Reimagining Learning in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ATD Global is pleased to announce that we will organize the ATD 2018 Saudi Arabia Conference in Riyadh on December 5-6. The theme of this year’s event is Reimagining Learning in Saudi Arabia’s Transformative Landscape.

Contemporary socio-cultural, scientific, and technological advances are transforming the very essence of learning within education systems and even more so in the workplace. Developments ranging from digital revolution and globalization to neuroscience and agile learning require us to reconceptualize what matters most to learn, who needs to learn it, and how, to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. This can be especially game-changing for Saudi Arabia, given that one of Vision 2030’s main strategic objectives is increasing employment and diversifying the economy—putting a lot of pressure on L&D and HR professionals to develop young talent, build a high-performance work culture, and drive productivity.

The conference will welcome 150 guests, including human resources directors, chief learning officers, learning directors and managers, and talent development professionals.


This year, we are glad to have Fons Trompenaars, Thinkers50 Hall of Fame member and world expert in corporate culture and organizational effectiveness, and Tony Bingham, President and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, to speak at our conference; more speakers can be found on the event website.

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the conference, please contact [email protected]. To learn more about the conference, please visit

About the Author

Katherine Xu is the specialist for ATD Global at Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world's largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. She supports the ATD Global department by facilitating the exchange of knowledge among the global learning and development community. She also helps manage the Global Perspectives topic, where she supports professionals around the world to share regional best practices, conduct global benchmarking, and discuss cross-cultural and global talent development issues. Katherine graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations.

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