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Updated November 2023

The world is changing rapidly, and so are the challenges and opportunities that young people face. How can they prepare themselves for the future and make a positive impact on the world? This is the question that the Misk Global Forum (MGF) aims to answer. The MGF is an annual event that brings together young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world to share their ideas, learn new skills, and network with global experts.

Read on as Wego explores what the Misk Global Forum 2023 has to offer and why you should not miss it.

What is the Misk Global Forum?

The Misk Global Forum (MGF) is an annual flagship event hosted by the Misk Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and connecting young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs globally. The forum serves as a dynamic platform for fostering vibrant discussions, exchanging ideas, and creating networking opportunities to nurture youth potential, encourage collaboration, and catalyze positive global change.

The Misk Global Forum’s seventh edition has come back to support and inspire the younger generation in the region to unlock their potential, foster cooperation, and drive positive worldwide transformations.

Misk Global Forum 2023 dates

The Misk Global Forum, the most extensive youth forum in the Middle East, is taking place at Bujairi Terrace in Riyadh from 15 to 17 November 2023.

Misk Global Forum 2023 location

Nestled in the historic area of Diriyah, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Misk Global Forum 2023 is taking place at the Bujairi Terrace. This venue offers breathtaking vistas of At-Turaif.

Envisioned as a gathering of immense diversity, the forum is poised to attract thousands of attendees hailing from over 100 nationalities. The event will feature a myriad of speakers and partners representing a wide array of sectors and industries.

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Misk Global Forum 2023 agenda

The theme of the MGF 2023 is The Big Now, which encourages young individuals to think ambitiously and act promptly, channeling their energy towards proactive problem-solving.

The theme is divided into two sub-themes: Think Big and Act Now. Think Big emphasizes embracing ambitious thinking and encouraging innovative ideas and aspirations that dare to challenge the norms. Act Now showcases the power of conclusive impact and immediate action, urging young leaders to seize the present and craft the future they envision.

The MGF 2023 will feature a variety of activations that will engage the attendees in different ways. Some of the activations are:

  • The Stage: A main stage where diverse discussions will reshape the perspective of the attendees to think big and act now.
  • Leaders Diwan: A space for deep conversations with industry experts, decision-makers, and leaders.
  • The Majlis: A relaxed setting for discussions with the brightest minds and innovators.
  • Skills Dukkan: A series of collaborative workshops hosted by world-class partners where attendees can learn new skills.
  • Wellness Waha: A zone for meditative and therapeutic sessions to rejuvenate the attendees physically and mentally.
  • The Tank: An entrepreneurship space to learn, engage, and develop the entrepreneurial mindset.
  • The Classroom: A flexible and optimized learning space that leverages the latest technologies.

Misk Global Forum 2023 speakers

The MGF 2023 will showcase an impressive roster of speakers poised to share their insights, experiences, and narratives with attendees. Among them are:

  • Amrita Sethi: NFT Digital Artist and Founder of The BYTE Academy
  • Chris Gardner: Renowned for his book “The Pursuit of Happyness,” adapted into a movie starring Will Smith, Gardner is an author and motivational speaker.
  • Robert Herjavec: Noted as an executive producer and personality on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CEO of Cyderes, a cybersecurity firm.
  • Omar Farooq: Founder and CEO of UTURN, the largest online video network in the Arab world, Farooq is a filmmaker and content creator


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