90 supporters and 14 workshops on the first day of Biban Forum

10 Mar 2023


The E-Commerce Section at Biban 2023 Forum supports and empowers entrepreneurs who seek to transition to e-commerce.

Ninety government and private entities, including the Ministry of Commerce, the E-Commerce Council, and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), offered various services to entrepreneurs, such as empowerment, electronic payment, digital marketing, technical solutions, electronic markets, logistical solutions, and platforms for developing electronic stores.

The "E-commerce" theater hosted 14 sessions and workshops on the first day of the Biban Forum. The first session, called “AI and its Contribution to Enabling a New Level of Business Growth”, was given by Carl Lord while the second session was called "E-commerce between Reality and Fiction.”

Participants included Ananth Ramanathan - VP Global, Studio Store, Sarah Evans, Head of Product Management and Product Design, Chalhoub Group, Julia Jackle, CEO and founder of Creative 971, and Abdo Shalala, Director of Amazon in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Ahmed Hazza, Director of Deloitte Digital Middle East, also spoke about "Improving the Customer Experience in the Electronic Multi-Channel Retail Sector" during the  sessions, highlighting recent developments and improvements. 

The following session, "How Organizations Align Businesses," featured Alaa Ismail, founder and CEO of Aladdin B2B and the Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition. The session was followed by another one entitled "Regulation and Transparency: How the Logistics Sector can Overcome the Challenges of Concealment". 

Speakers included:  Senior Adviser to the Transport Regulatory Sector of the Public Transport Authority, Engineer Moeidh Al Saeed, and Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the Federation of Council of Saudi Chambers Abdulmalik Al-Suleiman. The next session “Future of Innovation in Smart Learning” was led by spokesman Mohammad Almadani.

In addition, there were a number of workshops devoted to e-commerce, such as the "Transition to E-commerce", which covered topics like the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain e-commerce platforms, many of which are known to use multiple e-commerce platforms.

The "E-marketing" workshop focused on strategies for increasing online presence to ensure proper use of e-marketing tools. Several workshops with the following titles were hosted:  "E-commerce Challenges", "Investment Opportunities in the Transport Sector", "Motivating Companies to Take Advantage of the Future Skills Program", "Introduction to Web 3, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Metaverse," "Working with the Saber Platform", "Start E-commerce" and “Sell online."

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Last Modified 12 Mar 2023