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King Khalid University, Media Center

The symposium of the monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia produced unanimous recommendations at the conclusion of its scientific sessions. The symposium was organized by King Khalid University and represented by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies. It coincided with the First Convention of Antiquities in the Kingdom sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The sessions of the symposium included four scientific papers presented by a number of specialists in the university. The papers were characterized by the diversity and richness of drawings and rock inscriptions in the Kingdom, as well as the valley "Aya" in the Aseer region as an archaeological and heritage site, in addition to the importance of archaeological scanning to identify the monuments in the region and tourism in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

In like manner, the Director of the Prince Sultan Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism who is also the Deputy Director General of the symposium, Dr. Hussein Al-Wadai, observed that the closing session of the symposium produced numerous recommendations that will benefit the region in terms of preserving the monuments and supporting its untapped tourism fields.

Al-Wadai pointed out that the recommendations stressed the need to pay attention to the academic units concerned with archeology, including the establishment of a special department at King Khalid University, in addition to activating the role of the community in the interest of the monuments through an extensive media campaign to identify all of the historical monuments of the Asir region. Furthermore, the sessions recommended establishing an archaeological museum in the region named "The Monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Aseer region." Equally important, a wide-ranging proposal was initiated calling for an index of locations and development of archaeological nomenclature of all sites in the region. It is important to note that it was related that Offices of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the most important provinces have to be launched at the outset of any endeavor mentioned above.

It is noteworthy that "The Monuments of Saudi Arabia" symposium was held at King Khalid University in collaboration with the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University and the branch of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region. An unmatched level of cooperation helped to seamlessly integrate statistical aspects of the event because the active players in the symposium have specialized data on tourism and archeology.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Rector of King Khalid University (KKU), Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, opened this morning a symposium on the knowledge economy and its developmental role in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event was organized by the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences.

The aim of this symposium was to emphasize the importance role of knowledge as a driving force for production and economic growth, as well as in response to the Kingdom's National Strategy, which, by 2030, envisages the Kingdom to become a knowledge society in a prosperous, diversified, and a knowledge-based economy in order to cope with the changes imposed by current economic conditions.

In his speech, the university Rector stressed that science and knowledge are among the most important elements of power that the nations are proud of as a source of building civilizations. He pointed out that the 21st century highlights the importance of the knowledge economy, which is the most important factor of progress and cultural prosperity. We live in a time of technical transformation and information revolution, which requires us to pay more attention to science and knowledge so that the development of information technology and modern systems have a clear impact on economic activities, which contributes to creating a real development in society.

Al-Solamy explained that the Kingdom is seeking to build a clear and stable future plan for the transformation of the Saudi society into a knowledge society and contribute to the transformation of its national economy into the knowledge economy by 2020. He pointed out that the knowledge plan with its two stages "Knowledge 1" and "Knowledge 2", aims to make the Saudi society a knowledge society with a knowledge-based economy characterized by a diversity of resources and capabilities, led by productive human resources and the private sector, which will provide a high standard of living and a prestigious international position with the vision of the Kingdom of 2030. Rector Al-Solamy thanked the speakers and participants for their attendance and participation in the symposium. He also thanked the organizers of the symposium from the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences from the scientific and regulatory committees and all those who contributed to the success of this symposium. He said, "We all look forward to the success of this symposium, and we ask God the Almighty- to reconcile participants to posts out recommendations that would serve the objectives and themes of this symposium."

For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences College, who was also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Fayez Bin Dhafrah, welcomed the University's Rector, guests, and participants, thanking them for honoring this symposium. He pointed out that the symposium seeks to communicate with a group of specialists, researchers, and interested persons, with long and distinguished experience, to achieve a number of goals. Most notably, the discussion of the reality and influences of knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia, knowledge of its fundamental pillars, as well as the identification assigned to the government and the private sector's role in support, and also to identify the developmental role of the knowledge economy in the Kingdom, and to discuss the most important challenges and requirements of transformation to the knowledge economy, and evaluate the vision proposed to support and stimulate the Saudi economy.

The President of the Joatha Advisory Center, Dr. Ihsan Buhliqa, delivered a speech in which he thanked the Rector of King Khalid University and the staff of the University for the good reception. He praised the role of the University in this symposium in the fields of knowledge economy, stressing that the knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia will receive great attention during the coming period due to the national transformation program 2020, in line with the Kingdom's vision 2030, hoping that this symposium has an active role in the knowledge economy techniques and basic pillars.

At the end of the opening ceremony, Rector Al-Solamy honored university researchers, participants, and organizers of the symposium. In addition, the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences presented, on the occasion, a memorial shield to His Excellency the Rector.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, and in the framework of immunizing young people from deviant ideas and deviant groups, the Intellectual Awareness Unit at the university organized the first intellectual symposium entitled "Enemies of the nation's ethic is treachery: legitimacy, security, and cultural Perspective" in the central Stands at the University City in Abha.

During the symposium, a member of the Faculty of Shari'a and Forensic Researcher, Dr. Aboud Bin Deraa spoke about the real enemies of the nation in the past and the present and their most distinctive features. He concluded by mentioning some historical models that proved their betrayal throughout history.

In turn, the former Adviser to the Minister of the Interior and the educational and security expert, Dr. Saud Al-Musaibih talked about the security secretions of that hostility and the means of confrontation and efforts to repel the aggression of the past and present and its impact on individuals and communities. He mentioned some pictures of it.

It is worth mentioning that this symposium comes within the framework of university Rector's directives and his constant emphasis on the need to guide and immunize the employees and faculty of the university by holding many different events such as seminars, lectures, competitions and others.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship of the King Khalid University has concluded a workshop arranged by the Deanship in coordination with Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT). The workshop was titled "English Language Teaching Difficulties" and was presented to teachers of the English Language in the Asir region. The workshop was attended by more than 30 male teachers and 25 female teachers.  

The symposium was led by FLT Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi and FLT Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir. Additionally, Dr. Ismail Al Refaai, Prof. Dr. Habib Abdessalem, Dr. Eyhab Abdulrazaq Badr Eddin, and Dr. Salem bin Dawood focused on critical topics in the field. The participants of the workshop thanked the FLT for this initiative and prompted further discussion leading to a recommendation that more successful workshops be conducted. They further asserted that they are looking forward to topics concerning the educational process and the pedagogical implications of teaching in the TEFL/TESOL fields.

In the same context, the Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship, in coordination with the National Association Branch for Human Rights in Asir, arranged a lecture under the title, "Respecting Human Rights is my Responsibility." It took place in the Central Stands building and was presented by the Supervisor of the Association, Dr. Ali bin Essa Al Shoaby.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The symposium on small and medium-sized enterprises was continued with its tasks for the second day. The symposium is organized by King Khalid University (KKU), represented by Corporates' Governance Center. 4 workshops were held with the participation of a number of those who are interested in matters of investment and entrepreneurship.

The first workshop was presented by a teacher of accounting in the Finance and administrative College of King Khalid University, Dr. Hemeida Abdulmajeed. His presentation was under the title, "Arbitrages and their roles in planning and censorship in small and medium-sized enterprises." In this workshop, Dr. Abdulmajeed discussed the process of arbitrage preparation procedures, principles of arbitrage preparation, in addition to the types of arbitrates, depending on the period of time an arbitrate covers, purchases arbitrate, production, needed materials for production, variable industrial wages arbitrate, fixed and variable costs arbitrate, in addition to the subject of deviations analysis of the arbitrate.

During the second workshop, which was set for women, Dr. Ashwaq Al Qahtani, from the secretariat of Asir region, revealed the most important obstacles that productive families in Saudi Arabia may face. These obstacles are weakness of project feasibility studies, low skills and experience in the technical aspects of the activity, lack of experience of how to get the equipment and required raw materials, lack of management experience, lack of experience in marketing mechanisms, lack of adequate funding, in addition to a lack of enough boldness and awareness, and how it is important for the women to start their own business, and to compete with similar projects run by other women of the expatriate labor.  

Dr. Al-Qahtani said that the vision of Saudi Arabia - 'Vision 2030 - focused on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, and considered these enterprises as the most important incentive for the economic growth and productive families because part of these enterprises need support to achieve the vision of Saudi Arabia. As part of Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently announced the main target as was determined; raise the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises in the national outcome from 20% to 35%. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia has established a special body to support small and medium-sized enterprises. Undoubtedly, this body will contribute to money recycling internally, rather than export it abroad through labor serving the country's economy. Dr. Al-Qahtani listed seven obstacles that stand in the way of investment in small and medium-sized enterprises. They are the cost of capital, inflation, government funding, red tape, taxation, competition, and scarcity of raw materials. She explained that the seven rules for successful investment centered on the place, modern areas, existing projects, cooperation with the owners of expertise and investment according to financial capabilities.

In the third workshop, trainer on small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs at "Entrepreneurship" Institute, Prof. Lo'ae Radwan, discussed the subject of small projects from concept to completion. He talked about several topics, notably the core partners, tasks and basic sources, in addition to the basic value and the relationship with customers and channels and target segments, and also restructuring costs, as well as sources of income for small businesses in general.

After that, the representative of Social Development Bank, Mr. Khalid Al-Maliki, directed an open panel discussion with the audience, to answer their questions about the role of the Development Bank in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, and how to use them.

It is noteworthy that the symposium was concluded with a workshop about financial analysis and its role in decision-making in small and medium-sized enterprises. It was presented by Dr. Mohammed Bagahr, in which he discussed the concept of financial analysis, and the purpose of financial analysis, in addition to beneficiaries, the levels and methods of financial analysis, and the subject of the financial statements, vertical and horizontal analysis, financial ratios, and finally the prediction of financial failure.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The symposium on the small and medium-sized enterprises, which is within the new corporates' system, currently being organized by King Khalid University (KKU), represented by the Corporate Governance Center, has come out with a number of recommendations such as the establishment of a fund after the name of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz - the Governor of Asir region. The purpose of such recommendation is to support small and medium-sized enterprises as there should be a social responsibility of companies and individuals in the region of Asir.

The Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the symposium, Dr. Sultan Al Farah, has clarified that the recommendations included four main axes, the first axis was about holders and supporting banks for small enterprises. This axis talked about adopting a greater role for financial institutions to support small and medium-sized enterprises, in addition to establishing a center to provide all funding and management services for small and medium-sized enterprises, similarly as the General Authority for investment Center.

The second axis presented special stories and success factors in highlighting successful models in Asir region, in order to motivate young people to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, the second axis included establishing a fund after the name of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid - the Governor of Asir Region - to support the establishment of small and medium-sized enterprises; believing in the social responsibility for companies and for individuals in Asir region.  

The third axis was about the Economic Committee in Asir region, the establishment of small and medium-sized enterprises in the region, and embracing businesses that stem from the culture of Asir region, as well as developing them to be trademarks and so, could be exported. The fourth axis was about governance in small and medium-sized enterprises, the development and preparation of a guide for corporate governance for small and medium enterprises. This is with the intention of helping them to implement corporate governance, and activating the role of the corporate governance center at King Khalid University in the rehabilitation of owners of small and medium enterprises, and in the supply of aid and support.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The symposium on small and medium-sized enterprises, which is being organized by King Khalid University, has, on its first day, included a number of scientific sessions. The first session handled a research on the role of the entities that support and run small and medium-sized enterprises, and the role of the Industrial Chamber of Commerce in Abha, in spreading the concept of entrepreneurship, in addition to how to support small and medium-sized enterprises within the Vision 2030. This research was submitted by Mr. Abdullah bin Saad Al Zahrani.

Engineer Osama Bin Abdurrahman Al-Mubarak presented a research paper on the role of supporters and sponsors of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kingdom, and the vision of the Kingdom in 2030 to support and to develop small and medium-sized enterprises sector, in addition to the reasons for the establishment of secure funding for small and medium-sized enterprises programs, as well as the most important financing sources of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kingdom. He also talked about the establishment of a program to ensure financing for small and medium-sized enterprises, its mechanism of action, and the performance of the program since its inception in 2006 until the end of November 2016.

For his part, Mr. Nasser Mohammed Qar'awi, participated with a paper which dealt with the important role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the economies of the countries. This role is characterized in development and innovation, in technology localization and in encouraging applications, in promoting competitiveness, in addition to the investment of available resources and the development of families' and individuals' savings. Also the roles include creating job opportunities to reduce unemployment problem and to improve the standard of living. The research also included the diversification of the economic structure of the state to promote foreign exports, and the localization and apprenticeship for a number of segments of society like shepherds, craftsmen and owners of services, and the possibility of the development of rural areas and the localization of their children.

The second session showed a number of success stories and different variety of projects, such as that of Lizran Center for Dr. Ahmed Ali Al-Qahtani. The session also included a research paper on the support of owners of small enterprises submitted by the Human Resources Development Fund program (Hadaf), presented by Prof. Ali Mohamed Al Shehri. The research dealt with the program's goal, beneficiaries, the level of support, program's controls, procedures for support submission, procedures for support exchange, and sponsors and their roles.

For his part, Khaled Mohammed Al-Maliki, submitted a paper on the role of Social Development Bank in sustainable development for small and emerging businesses. On his part, Mr. Yousef Bin Abdullah Al-Harbi, introduced the concept of the franchise and its impact on small and medium-sized enterprises and the Vision 2030.

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King Khalid University, Media Center.

On behalf of His Royal Highness, the Governor of Asir region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, His Excellency the Recctor of King Khalid University (KKU), Prof. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, has today, sponsored the opening of a symposium on small and medium-sized enterprises. The symposium is within the new system of corporates. It is organized by the KKU, represented by the Corporate Governance Center, and it will be held over two days, here in Abha.

During his speech at the occasion, Rector Al Solamy stated that it was the University's pleasure and honor to host such event, which is synchronized with unstable economic conditions. So, it was necessary for universities and different governmental and private sectors to double efforts and to cooperate with each other. Rector Al Solamy added that the symposium aims at introducing the system of small and medium-sized enterprises, in addition to highlighting Corporate Governance Center of the University, and activating its relation with the General Authority of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

Al solamy:"Universities are no longer places for study only but they have become national edifices longed to community service"

His Excellency Rector Al solamy added that Universities were no longer places for study only but they had become a national edifice longed to community service, through their providing solutions and initiatives that could facilitate solving social, economic, and educational problems. Rector Al Solamy clarified that the symposium was considered a step towards achieving the academic role in building developmental integration and in activating the economy in the society. Furthermore, Universities must have a role in encouraging competitive economic studies which go in line with the world rising growth and which could upgrade continual development levels. His Excellency the Rector confirmed the state's care for developing two pivots; intellectual security and economic development. Thus, education has taken the biggest portion of the budget of this year that has been announced two days earlier. This high consideration to education proves the state's belief that education is the best forum in which to invest young people's minds, and it - education - is the only way to achieve development in all aspects of any society.

Rector Al solamy further insisted on the role of Kingdom's universities in the national transfer which depends on knowledge economy that believes in human being as the source of economic activities, because of the skills and the educational level he / she has. This perspective is compatible with Vision 2030, which perceives education from a comprehensive perspective with all its types - public, technical, or professional. His Excellency Al Solamy, thanked the Governor of Asir region, His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, for his generous sponsorship of the symposium. He - the Rector - also thanked the General Authority for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is represented by its Governor, Dr. Ghasan Al Soliman, for the support and participation of its officials.

For his part, the member of the Consultative Council, who was the former Dean of Admission and Registration Deanship, and the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the symposium, Dr. Sultan Al Farah, has confirmed that one of the objectives of the economic vision was to diversify the economic activity and to support its important parts and corners. Dr. Al Farah insisted that that could be achieved by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in order to participate in raising the national economy of the Kingdom. On the contrary, these enterprises' participation is still low - accounting for only 20% of the national outcome - although they represent more than 70% of the Kingdom enterprise - more than a million and three hundred enterprises on the level of the Kingdom.

Dr. Al Farah Added that most of the workers in these enterprises who represented the two thirds of the whole workforce, were not from the Saudi Arabian nationality. Moreover, these enterprises were not receiving appropriate funding, administrative thought and planning. Dr. Al Farah clarified that King Khalid University, represented by Corporates Governance Center, had appreciated the need to pose these obstacles at that symposium which definitely, would help those who are interested - organizer, and stakeholders alike. Dr. Al Farah added that different parties that were related to that vital sector were going to participate in the symposium including planners, organizers, and researchers. The Doctor further stated that the symposium was accompanied by a number of workshops.

It is noteworthy that an expert on economic matters, who is also the Chairman of the Saudi Center for Research and studies, Dr. Naser bin Muhammed Al Qarawi, used the occasion to give a word on behalf of the participants. He said, "I would like to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and all members of his wise government, on the budget that was announced last week. The budget was a surprise to all, and it reflects the economic potential of the Kingdom. The numbers of the budget confirmed that the year 2017 AD, is the real start of the Vision 2030" Dr. Al Qarawi also thanked King Khalid University and its affiliates for organizing this symposium.    

 

Al Solamy inaugurates the symposium of small and medium-sized enterprises.
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King Khalid University, Media Center

His Royal Highness, the Governor of Asir region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is sponsoring a symposium for the small and medium-sized enterprises within the new system of corporations. The symposium is organized by governance center of the King Khalid University (KKU), and is talking place from 27 to 28 of the current month, with Abha Palace Hotel as its venue.

On the occasion, the Rector of King Khalid University, who is the general supervisor on the symposium, His Excellency, Prof. Faleh bin raja Allah Al Solamy, has appreciated the efforts of His Royal Highness - the Governor of Asir Region - for sponsorship the symposium, which reflects His Excellency's interest in supporting university's scientific activities and programs. Rector Al Solamy confirmed that conference aims at introducing the governance center of the KKU, and the activation of the relationship between the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and the General Authority for Small and Medium-sized enterprises. The conference also seeks to introduce the new system of corporations which was issued recently by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, to provide a deep thinking of the reason for establishing the General Authority for Small and Medium-sized facilities, in addition to checking closely the real condition of the small and medium-sized enterprises, and how they could add to the national economy.

For his part, the KKU Vice - President for Academic and Educational Affairs, who is also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Symposium, Prof. Mohammed Al Hassoun, has confirmed that the symposium was intended to discuss various important pivots. He said, "We hope to achieve the desired goals of establishing this symposium. We hope to show off the pivots which are represented in the following: corporation's new system, obstacles of activation and its impact on small and medium-sized enterprises, economic impact on the small and medium-sized enterprises after activating governance, in addition to the role of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountant (SOCPA) in applying corporate's new system."

Prof. Al Hassoun added that pivot of the role of organizing entities which supports small and medium-sized enterprises was going to handle the role of the General Commission of small and medium-sized enterprises and challenges. Concerning the real condition of the small and medium-sized enterprises and developmental horizons within Vision 2030, it will show off the successful experiences of small and medium-sized enterprises and the challenges. This pivot also discusses these facilities' role in achieving the desired economic development. Finally, the symposium will discuss the pivot of Saudi universities' and educational institutions' role in achieving entrepreneurship.

For his part, the Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Sultan Al Farah, has confirmed that the attendance of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid - the Governor of Asir region - was a great honor. He further explained that it was not strange the attendance of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal, as he always supports the KKU in particular and the whole region in general. Dr. Al Farah used the occasion to state that the symposium would not serve only Asir region but all those who are interested in the topic, in the whole Kingdom. He added that some spokesmen, professional, and academician would participate in the symposium. In addition, the symposium would be accompanied by a number of training workshops, he said. Finally, Dr. Al Farah did not forget to thank His Excellency - the Rector of KKU - for his unwavering support and continuous follow-up. 

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Scientific Committee for the symposium on the universities role in promoting civilization dialogue symposium has come out with some recommendations in its last session which was attended by the participants of the symposium. The symposium was organized by King Khalid University (KKU), and was sponsored by the Rector, His Excellency Prof. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy. The symposium took place from the 14th to 15th of the current month.  

Among the recommendations of the symposium came the most prominent one which was inviting the Arab media to increase and to develop talk shows in all current means of communications. In addition, the symposium recommended establishing centers for civilization dialogue inside the Saudi Universities.

The recommendations of the symposium met and promoted its objectives. Among these objectives were spreading the culture of civilizations dialogue, its definition, its importance, its goals, its history, its phases, and diverse dimensions in our contemporary status, highlighting universities' role in taking care of civilization dialogue, anticipating the desired role, in addition to exchanging views and taking advantage of all related experiences of researchers who had participated in the symposium for two days.

It is noteworthy that the symposium included many high priority researches participation, in addition to many Saudi universities' experiences in activating civilization dialogue, especially in universities which could carry the responsibility of developing the youth of any society.     

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