‫سمو ولي العهد يُطلق المخطط العام لمشروع قمم السودة

الرياض، المملكة العربية السعودية، 26 سبتمبر 2023:

أطلق صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير محمد بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود، ولي العهد رئيس مجلس الوزراء رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة السودة للتطوير -حفظه الله-، المخطط العام لمشروع تطوير السودة وأجزاء من رجال ألمع تحت مسمى “قمم السودة”، الذي يهدف إلى تطوير وجهة جبلية سياحية فاخرة فوق أعلى قمة في المملكة العربية السعودية على ارتفاع يصل إلى 3015 متر عن سطح البحر، في بيئة طبيعية وثقافية فريدة من نوعها في منطقة عسير جنوب غرب السعودية بما يتماشى مع جهود صندوق الاستثمارات العامة في تمكين القطاعات الحيوية الواعدة، ودعم استراتيجية تطوير منطقة عسير “قمم وشيم”.

وأكد سمو ولي العهد رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة السودة للتطوير -حفظه الله-، أن قمم السودة ستعكس الوجه الجديد للسياحة الجبلية الفاخرة من خلال توفير تجربة معيشية غير مسبوقة، وسيساهم المشروع في تحقيق مستهدفات رؤية السعودية 2030 وتنمية القطاع السياحي والترفيهي، ودعم النمو الاقتصادي من خلال المساهمة في زيادة إجمالي الناتج المحلي التراكمي بأكثر من 29 مليار ريال سعودي، وتوفير آلاف الوظائف بشكل مباشر وغير مباشر.

وقال سمو ولي العهد: “يؤكد المخطط العام سعينا لتفعيل الجهود العالمية في الحفاظ على البيئة والثروات الطبيعية والتراثية وحفظها للأجيال القادمة، وبما يسهم في تنويع مصادر الدخل وبناء اقتصاد جاذب للاستثمارات الدولية والمحلية”.

وأضاف سموه: “سيُحدث مشروع قمم السودة إضافة نوعية للقطاع السياحي وإبراز الجانب الثقافي في المملكة العربية السعودية، وسيساهم في جعل المملكة وجهة سياحية عالمية، وسيكون لدى العالم فرصة لاستكشاف جمال قمم السودة والتعرّف على تراثها الفريد وثقافتها الأصيلة ومجتمعها المضياف، وخوض تجارب لا تُنسى في أحضان الطبيعة وعلى متن السحاب”.

وسيوفر مشروع قمم السودة خدمات الضيافة الفاخرة لمليوني زائر على مدار العام، كما سيعتمد المخطط العام في تصاميمه على الهوية العمرانية المحلية، حيث يضم 6 مناطق رئيسية تتمركز في مواقع مميزة، وهي: تَهْلَل، سَحَاب، سَبْرَة، جَرين، رجال، الصخرة الحمراء، تتنوع مرافقها بين الفنادق والمنتجعات الجبلية الفاخرة، والقصور والوحدات السكنية ذات الإطلالات الآسرة والمتاجر الفارهة، بالإضافة إلى نقاط الجذب الترفيهية والرياضية والثقافية، حيث سيتم تطوير 2700 غرفة فندقية، و 1336 وحدة سكنية، و 80 ألف متر مربع من المساحات التجارية، بحلول عام 2033 ، ويتكون المخطط العام لقمم السودة من 3 مراحل رئيسية، ومن المتوقع أن تكتمل أولى مراحله في عام 2027 ، حيث تتضمن المرحلة الأولى تطوير 940 غرفة فندقية و 391 وحدة سكنية و 32 ألف متر مربع من المساحات التجارية. 

تقع قمم السودة على مساحة كبيرة من الغابات والجبال التي تمتد لأكثر من 627 كم² مع مساحة بناء لا تتجاوز 1% منها، مما يعكس التزام شركة السودة للتطوير بحماية البيئة وتطبيق معايير الاستدامة، والمحافظة على الموارد الطبيعية وتنميتها في منطقة المشروع التي تضم السودة وأجزاء من رجال ألمع، بما يدعم جهود مبادرة السعودية الخضراء.

يذكر أن السودة للتطوير هي إحدى شركات صندوق الاستثمارات العامة، تهدف إلى تطوير وجهة جبلية سياحية فاخرة، والحفاظ على البيئة الطبيعية والموروث الثقافي الإنساني في منطقة المشروع.

عن السودة للتطوير

السودة للتطوير هي إحدى شركات صندوق الاستثمارات العامة، تعمل على تطوير وجهة جبلية سياحية فاخرة في السودة وأجزاء من رجال ألمع، بمنطقة عسير جنوب غرب المملكة العربية السعودية. بهدف الحفاظ على المناظر الطبيعية والاحتفاء بالتراث الثقافي الغني للمنطقة، مع جذب 2 مليون زائر سنوياً على مدار العام بحلول 2033.

لمزيد من المعلومات، تفضل بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني لشركة السودة للتطوير  www.soudah.sa

أو يمكنك زيارة الموقع الرسمي لقمم السودة www.soudahpeaks.com

حسابات قمم السودة على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي @SoudahPeaks 

وللتواصل مع إدارة العلاقات العامة والإعلام: Press@soudah.sa 

الاتصال:
محمد الشهري
البريد الإلكتروني: Press@soudah.sa

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Bybit and DMCC Crypto Centre Announce a Million-Dollar Hackathon to Drive Web3 Innovation in Dubai

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Media OutReach – 27 September 2023 – Global crypto exchange Bybit and the Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC) announced the “Web3 Unleashed: Crypto Innovation Challenge” hackathon, boasting a $100,000 prize pool. The hackathon comes hot on the heels of a partnership that has already seen Bybit contribute AED 500,000 to 15 crypto startups in the DMCC crypto ecosystem.

Bybit’s own thought leaders Bryan Aaron and Daniel Basharimov will help adjudicate the competition, which is scheduled for Nov. 22, 2023 and focused on artificial intelligence, gaming, and blockchain security. The hackathon is set to become the largest-of-its-kind in MENA, in terms of prize pools and participation.

Bybit and DMCC partnership joined forces in June 2023, creating a strategic bond destined to accelerate the mass adoption of crypto in the heart of Dubai. Bybit is pushing the adoption of crypto worldwide, bringing its 16 million users on a journey to financial freedom and it has vowed to invest in its growth within the emirate.

Their collaboration was symbolized as Bybit became an official Ecosystem Partner for the DMCC Crypto Centre, a place where crypto and Web3 businesses thrive, creating a charged atmosphere for innovation. Going beyond financial support, Bybit is also DMCC’s crypto listing partner, assisting startups to bootstrap growth and offering mentorship.

Registration for the hackathon is from Sept. 26, 2023 — Oct. 26, 2023 and the event is scheduled for Nov. 22. All projects are welcome — Blockchain Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence (AI), DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse, Crypto Gaming, Sustainable Blockchain Solutions, and more

“In Dubai’s ever-evolving crypto landscape, Bybit stands out as the ‘Crypto Ark,’ ready to assist DMCC Crypto Centre members’ companies in bringing their dreams to life,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “This hackathon is just one of many projects we are collaborating with DMCC, and is so important as it provides a supportive atmosphere for young talent to emerge and grow.”

Bybit

Bybit is a top-five cryptocurrency exchange established in 2018 that offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

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‘Microvolts Recharged’ to launch new costume on September 26!

A new costume for ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’, a global TPS game which was listed as a new popular product on Steam within a day of its launch, will be updated and localized for some languages on September 26

Microvolts Recharged

A new costume for ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’

BUSAN, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Services of ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’ launched globally on September 9 are currently operating smoothly, and the game was listed in the new Steam popular products within a day of its launch. The company announced continuous improvement based on collecting feedback from users even after its launch, thereby generating a lot of excited responses.

This update of ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’ includes new costumes that users have been waiting for will be launched in about a month, which is expected to substantially enhance the individualities of the players.

Furthermore, ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’ is continuing with multi-lingual localization for global fans. Voice audio in Japanese has already been included, and game subtitle and data localization work (Japanese and Thai) will be added through this update. In addition, as localization work for numerous other languages including Spanish and Portuguese is scheduled for the near future, it is anticipated that a greater number of global fans will be able to enjoy the game more conveniently.

‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’ will continuously add new modes and hold large-scale events such as seasonal league tournaments and guild tournaments in the future.

[Introduction to ‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’]

‘MICROVOLTS: Recharged’ is a free PC online shooting game that can be accessed in Steam. It features exciting and fast-paced combats in a highly fascinating micro world. Users can participate in exciting battles through a wide range of themed maps and numerous modes.

With a wide view of the battlefield, which is a characteristic of the third-person perspective, it is easier to discern the combat situation in real time and players can create their own strategies for victory through the utilization of seven types of unique weapons. Moreover, players can also choose their own avatar from among the nine characteristic action figures offered and decorate it with a variety of the costumes available. The easy-to-use controls and characteristic casual nature of the game in consideration of the players help with relieve daily life stresses.

More information is available here:

Website: https://mv.masanggames.com/

Forum: https://mv-forum.masanggames.com/

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1426440/MICROVOLTS_Recharged/

Discord: https://discord.gg/tKdzjmUYfj

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MicrovoltsRecharged

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10 areas of the aerospace industry to be disrupted by AI tools

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The use of AI in aviation goes beyond customer support chatbots and price comparison tools for travelers. While these applications will definitely stay and become ubiquitous, the real disruption will come from optimizing the “hard” areas of aviation – from revenue management to evaluating the likelihood of a strike. Chairman of Avia Solutions Group Gediminas Ziemelis shares his predictions regarding the areas where AI in aviation will make a massive difference.

  1. Unlocking true dynamic pricing. In the airline business, revenue management has never been an easy game, but the stakes are even higher in the post-COVID world. According to IATA, the average profit margin per passenger today is truly razor-thin – just $2.25, compared to double-digit numbers in 2019. AI can help improve the tough task of analyzing historical data and calculating the right price, taking into account the client’s location and a myriad of other factors. While larger airlines will probably opt for building their own solutions in-house, there’s already a growing number of carriers partnering with the likes of AirGain – an AI-driven predictive solution with a data lake covering 6 billion price points.
  2. Maintaining engine health. Predictive maintenance has been an integral part of MRO for quite some time now, with sensors helping airlines determine when and what needs to be fixed or replaced. Artificial Intelligence can use both real-time sensor data and predictive historical fault patterns to reduce downtime and overall costs of maintenance. A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) found that predictive maintenance can reduce aircraft operational costs by up to 20%. AI is already disrupting this field. For instance, Lufthansa Technik has leveled up aircraft upkeep with its AI-driven predictive maintenance systems. Their Condition Analytics solution employs machine learning algorithms to analyze sensor data from various aircraft components, predicting maintenance needs with remarkable precision. The creation of so-called “digital twins” – perfect virtual replicas that change their parameters according to the physical component’s wear – MRO technicians use digital twins for predictive maintenance and to detect anomalies by comparing real-world sensor data to the data generated by digital twins.
  3. Planning the most efficient route. According to IATA, airlines will spend $215 billion this year, accounting for around 28% of operating expenses, which can be reduced with more efficient route planning. Numerous variables (including air traffic congestion, quickly changing weather patterns, and fluctuating fuel costs) make route planning a complex and demanding task, which can either improve or damage a carrier’s bottom line, depending on how efficiently it is performed. AI-enabled platforms can accelerate decision-making for operators, helping them harness not just the power of historical data but also of predictive mechanisms that, together, generate an actionable and clear picture. One example of such a platform is Flyways, which uses scheduled and active flight data to map out flight routes that go through less-congested areas and bypass areas with adverse weather conditions. The solution has already been tested out by Alaska Airlines, saving the company 480,000 gallons of fuel and resulting in 4,600 fewer tons in carbon emissions over a six-month period. The results of such AI-operator collaboration are reflected not only in cost savings but also in helping businesses become more sustainable. Once such solutions become commonplace not just among airlines but also flight authorities around the world, we will look back at today and be surprised at how inefficient all of us were when planning routes.
  4. Predicting strikes. While strikes in aviation usually make headlines because of the disruption they have on travelers’ plans (especially around major holidays), the fact that airlines can lose tens if not hundreds of millions per strike is often overlooked. In 2022, for instance, SAS lost $145 million over a 15-day pilot strike. As AI can analyze not just technical but also sociological data, a model could be designed to help airlines predict a potential strike and be better prepared for potential negotiations. Models like this that can predict the probability of individual employees leaving their jobs have already been developed by IBM, producing 95% accuracy.
  5. Improving workflows in-flight. An AI can serve as a helper not just to the staff on the ground but also to the cabin crew. It is not just about making routine tasks easier – a properly trained tool can offer expert advice on managing the aircraft and making quick, informed decisions, especially when the pressure is on and quick decisions are vital. The wheels are already in motion to bring this vision to life, with Level 1 AI applications nearing certification, thanks to EASA’s Trustworthiness of Machine Learning based Systems guidelines established in April 2022.
  6. Helping pilots and crew maintain their mental health. Could an AI model have prevented the suicide-by-pilot disaster of Germanwings Flight 9525 that led to the death of 150 people? While this is an area of much speculation, specially designed regular staff screenings can help predict the likelihood of mental issues exacerbated by exposure to stressful events, such as circadian rhythm disruptions, instances of turbulence, and onboard emergencies. Another promising application, which is already being tested by the UK startup Blueskeye AI, is the use of facial sensing technology to identify fatigue in pilots. Today, fatigue is calculated based on the number of hours a pilot has flown, but in the future, this metric will be highly individualized.
  7. Predicting the probability of Airworthiness Directives. An Airworthiness Directive (AD) for either a part of the frame or the engine can ground a sizeable share of an airline’s fleet, especially one that is not diversified across different models. Knowing the likelihood of such a risk can massively help at different stages of fleet management – from fleet formation to maintenance. Much like AI-driven risk management software in banks and financial institutions, a similar solution could be deployed to calculate and mitigate AD risks.
  8. Improving in-house quality management processes. While no malfunction will ever rival the $20 billion bill that Boeing had to foot because of the crashes and subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX, a QA issue can still bankrupt a company. While quality assurance standards in aviation are already higher than in any other industry due to strict regulation of everything related to safety and security, AI can boost in-house quality assurance protocols within the realms of aviation manufacturing and airline management. At the manufacturing stage, a sophisticated computer vision system enhanced by manual checks can better pinpoint flaws in components. For airlines, an AI-enhanced Safety Management System (SMS) can take into account vast amounts of data from various sources, including performance, weather partners and maintenance information.
  9. Finding the best logistics solution for AOG situations. While every aircraft on ground (AOG) situation is unique, it can cost the airline anything from $10,000 to $150,000, not to mention reputational damage. Figuring out the puzzle of both finding the spare part needed and delivering it in hours, and not days, can be tricky, especially if the AOG situation happens far away from major hubs. An AI solution could help the company quickly locate and ship the part to the aircraft. At the same time, a predictive maintenance solution can help prepare for potential AOG events and make sure that there are always enough critical parts in stock.
  10. Determining insurance pricing. In the post-9/11 world, aviation insurance buyers globally are still encountering escalating prices and diminished availability when it comes to war risk coverage. An AI model can help airlines calculate the risks they are facing more precisely, helping them to understand their “war risk” exposure when they are making insurance-related decisions.

About Gediminas Ziemelis

Gediminas Ziemelis (born April 4, 1977) is an accomplished Lithuanian entrepreneur, business consultant, and the founder and current Chairman of the Board of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, operating a fleet of 196 aircraft. He was selected twice among the top 40 most talented young industry leaders by Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Gediminas is known for his cosmopolitan mindset and exceptional management skills, which have contributed to his success in various business fields. Over his 26-year-long career, Gediminas has founded more than 100 start-ups, 50% of which are still in operation, led companies through 4 successful IPO/SPO processes, and raised over 800 million euros in global public capital and bond markets.

In December 2022, Gediminas Ziemelis was listed as the richest Lithuanian by TOP Magazine, with estimated assets worth 1.68 billion euros.

Gediminas is the largest donator of Rimantas Kaukenas Support Group, a charity and support fund, that provides help to children with oncological diseases and their families. He is also the biggest shareholder in the leading basketball club Wolves.

Media contact: 
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Avia Solutions Group 
silvija.jakiene@aviasg.com 
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HRH Crown Prince launches Soudah Peaks’ masterplan

HRH Crown Prince launches Soudah Peaks’ masterplan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, and Chairman of Soudah Development has launched the masterplan to develop Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa into Soudah Peaks – a luxury mountain tourism destination set 3,015 meters above sea level on Saudi Arabia’s highest peak. Situated within an extraordinary natural and cultural environment in the Aseer region (southwest Saudi Arabia), the project is a key part of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)’s efforts to diversify the economy by expanding vital industries such as tourism, hospitality, and entertainment, and supporting Aseer development strategy.

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of Soudah Development’s Board of Directors, stated that Soudah Peaks represents a new era of luxury mountain tourism by providing an unprecedented living experience while preserving the natural environment, cultural, and heritage richness. It is strategically aligned with Vision 2030 goals of expanding tourism and entertainment, supporting economic growth, attracting investments, contributing more than SAR 29 billion to the Kingdom’s cumulative GDP, and creating thousands of direct and indirect job opportunities.

HRH said, “The masterplan reaffirms our commitment to global efforts in preserving the environment and natural resources for future generations and aims to contribute to diversifying national income sources and building a strong economy that attracts local and global investments.”

HRH added, “Soudah Peaks will be a significant addition to the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia and place the Kingdom on the global tourism map, whilst highlighting and celebrating the country’s rich culture and heritage. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Soudah Peaks, explore its rich culture and heritage, and experience the authentic hospitality of the local community. Soudah Peaks will offer unforgettable experiences amidst lush greenery, above the clouds.”

Soudah Peaks aims to offer high-end luxurious hospitality services to over two million visitors throughout the year by 2033. The masterplan is being designed to reflect the local traditional, and architectural styles, and will promote both the cultural and landscape heritage of the region. The destination will be home to 6 unique development zones: Tahlal, Sahab, Sabrah, Jareen, Rijal, and Red Rock. Each will offer a range of world-class facilities including hotels, luxury mountain resorts, residential chalets, villas, premium mansion sites, entertainment and commercial attractions, as well as outdoor attractions dedicated to sports, adventure, wellness and culture.

Soudah Development will deliver 2,700 hospitality keys, 1,336 residential units, and 80,000 square meters of commercial space for Soudah Peaks by 2033. The masterplan will be developed over three phases, with 940 hotel keys, 391 residential units, and 32,000 square meters of retail space expected to be completed in 2027, within Phase one.

Soudah Peaks is set across more than 627 square kilometers of awe-inspiring nature, with less than 1% of the land being acquired for building, reflecting Soudah Development’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, following best-in-class sustainability standards, and contributing to the efforts of the Saudi Green Initiative.

As a closed joint-stock company owned by PIF, Soudah Development aims to develop a unique luxury mountain tourism destination in Saudi Arabia, whilst preserving the natural environment and cultural heritage of the project area spread across Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa.

About Soudah Development
Soudah Development is a closed joint-stock company fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. It has been established to drive the development of a luxury mountain tourism destination, covering Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa, in the Aseer region in southwest Saudi Arabia. It aims to preserve the natural landscape and respect the rich cultural heritage of the region, whilst attracting 2 million visitors every year by 2033. Soudah Development was announced by HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, and Chairman of PIF, on February 24, 2021.

For more information, visit the links below:
Website: www.soudah.sa & www.soudahpeaks.com
Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook: @Soudahpeaks
Or by email: press@soudah.sa

Source: NewsBeatWire

Contacts:

Mohammed A. Alshehri

Press@soudah.sa

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AMF panelists explore profound changes set to unfold in media industry in near future

DUBAI, 26th September, 2023 (WAM) — Panelists participating in discussions at the 21st Arab Media Forum (AMF) deliberated on the profound wave of change set to sweep across the media landscape. In a session titled ‘Arab Media in the Age of AI’, which featured Muna Busamra, Editor-in-chief of Emarat Al Youm newspaper, Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei, Executive Director, Technology Innovation Institute, Dr. Nizar Habash, Professor of Computer Science, NYU Abu Dhabi, and moderated by Sami Kasmi, anchor at Sky News Arabia, panelists explored the impact of the rapid technological changes in media, and how media establishments should react to such challenges. Panelists pointed out that Arab media companies are still lagging behind in terms of adopting artificial intelligence (AI) tools for content creation. What’s even more concerning is that some of them have yet to fully embrace the digitalisation process, raising significant concerns about their future. They said that the UAE is leading the path in this domain, where AI has contributed to minimising spelling errors when editing in Arabic, with 80% of mistakes spotted using AI. In a session titled ‘The Future of Journalism in the Web3 and Metaverse Era,’ a lively discussion unfolded regarding the influence of technology on the journalism landscape and the potential implications of integrating artificial intelligence technology into the media sector. Panelists underscored the swift digital transformations reshaping the industry and their consequences on the news sector. The session featured a diversity of viewpoints, with some arguing that advanced technologies empower media professionals to improve their work, while others expressed concerns about the impact on job opportunities within the media field. In a session titled ‘Journey to 2052: The Future of Arabic News,’ panelists concurred that newsrooms within TV stations are set for profound change in the coming years, aligning with the rapid technological advancements, digital evolution, and the increasing influence of Artificial Intelligence. The session, moderated by Reem Al Marri, Director of the News Centre at Dubai Media Incorporated, featured Nabeel Al Khatib, General Manager of Asharq News Service, Nakhla Al Hajj, General Manager of Blinks, and Nart Bouran, a media expert. Participants emphasised that the conventional methods of producing news content for television channels will change. They underscored the importance of preparing for transformations within the news industry as it aligns with the anticipated digital media trends of the future. The session also stressed the importance of transforming newsrooms in news channels into spaces dedicated to producing news content in various formats suitable for both traditional channels and the diverse array of digital platforms. Speakers emphasised the urgency for current newsrooms to proactively prepare for the future, especially given that more than 60% of the Arab world’s population is composed of young people who primarily access information through digital platforms. Speakers at another AMF session titled ‘A New Global System’ came out with vastly different perspectives. The discussion featured Abdulaziz Alkhamis, writer and researcher in Arab affairs policy, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, Professor of Sociology at University of Kuwait, Eyad Abu Shakra, Columnist at Asharq Al Awsat, Ahmed El-Moslemany, President of the Cairo Centre for Strategic Studies, with Nawfar Ramoul, anchor at Dubai Media, in the moderator’s role. Some panelists voiced the expectation that the current global system, led by the west, will persist for the next few years due to their robust economies. These views were countered by others who argued that a new world order is emerging, characterised by a convergence of the northern and southern hemispheres, with the influence of economic blocs on the rise.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)