Albert Beckford Jones speaks at the Jeddah Economic Forum

Albert Beckford Jones, Chairman and CEO of Trading Consulting International, Inc speaks at the Jeddah Economic Forum. Mr. Jones speech focuses on “Seeding Potential for Economic Growth as a means to fight poverty

Click here to hear Part 1 of the speech

Click here to hear Part 2  of the speech

Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) (Arabic: منتدى جدة الإقتصادي) is a forum held annually since 1999 during winter in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia. It has become the region’s Middle East strategic think tank focusing on regional and international economic and social issues. The Jeddah Economic Forum is organized by the Jeddah Marketing Board, which is a part of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

It is also organized in association with Ernst & Young as a Strategic Knowledge Advisors partner. The current president of the forum is Shiekh Saleh Kamel, Its known that the forum was founded by Amr Dabbagh.

The forum has invited famous speakers at the event such as George H. W. BushJohn MajorBill ClintonGerhard Schroeder the former German chancellorMadeleine AlbrightAl-Waleed bin TalalQueen Rania of Jordan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister of TurkeyRafik Hariri Post Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mahathir Mohamad Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Lubna OlayanHillary ClintonKlaus SchwabHayat Sindi and Princess Victoria Ingrid.


Famous Speakers by year[edit]










  •  Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor Makkah Region.
  •  Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, Vice-president, Research institutes King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
  •  Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
  •  Adel M. Fakeih, Minister of Labour.
  •  Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  •  Hani khoja, Managing Partner Elixir Business Consultancy.
  •  Abdulaziz Sager, Governor Makkah Region.
  •  Muhamad Noor, Ambassador, Executive Director APEC Secretariat.
  •  Gerhard Bosch, Director Institute for Work, Skills & Training (IAQ) at Duisburg-Essen University.
  •  Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister.


  •  Erdoğan Bayraktar Turkish Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey.
  •  Ahmet Misbah Demircan Mayor of Beyoğlu, Republic of Turkey.
  •  Arnaud Montebourg Minister of Industrial Renewal, French Republic.
  •  Syed Mustafa Kamal Former Mayer of Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  •  Tawfig Fawzan Al-Rabiah Minister of Commerce and Industry, KSA.
  •  Showaish Al-Duwaihi Minister of Housing, KSA.
  •  Muhammed Al-Jasser Minister of economy and planning, KSA.
  •  Jaime Lerner Former Governor The state of Paraná in Southern Federative Republic of Brazil.
  •  Shahida Faraj Bouraoui Minister of Housing, Republic of Tunisia.
  •  Anita Arjundas CEO, Real Estate Sector and Managing Director – Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Republic of India.
  •  Shiekh Saleh Kamel Chairman – JCCI, KSA.
  •  Said Al-Shaikh Chief Economist- National Commercial Bank, KSA.




Announced for 18/19 March 2018

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    1. Jump up^ (Video)Jeddah Economic Forum 2006 Part 1
    2. Jump up^ (Video) Jeddah Economic forum 2006 Part 2


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