Search SaudiArabiaPR.com

Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity

WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness Highlights Saudi Arabia's Efforts in Prioritizing Citizen Happiness

Sunday, February 11, 2018/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity

Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.

His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, at the Global Dialogue for Happiness.

The Global Dialogue for Happiness serves as a curtain raiser to the World Government Summit in 2018. The platform has happiness experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations examining ways to help governments ensure the happiness of their people. The event features workshops and sessions on topics related to happiness and well-being. The outcomes of these workshops and sessions are to be compiled in a manual that will help governments raise the level of happiness across nations.

His Excellency Eng Bafarat outlined Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority’s aim to make entertainment accessible to all, developing an entertainment sector spanning all categories including cinemas, museums, theme parks, water parks, digital entertainment and sports.

Furthermore, His Excellency Eng Bafarat emphasized GEA’s commitment to introducing one top-tier event for every week of the year and to retaining Saudi citizens in the country rather than seeing them travel overseas for entertainment. GEA also intends for every citizen to be able to access a form of entertainment within an hour’s drive.

He said: “We have achieved so much in 2017 in terms of entertainment, with a year of firsts, such as women performers on stage – something we have never had before, and it’s just the beginning. The sector is in its infancy, and one of the challenges we are facing is finding people with the right capabilities to support the growth of the industry.”

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Government Summit 2018 runs from February 11 to 13 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The landmark event convenes more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 16 international organizations.

Hosting more than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions, WGS 2018 features five distinct forums that examine the challenges of vital sectors for the future with a view to finding the best resolutions for the greater global good. Furthermore, over 20 specialized global reports spanning key sectors and topics of the summit are being launched during the event.

 


Previous in Government, Legal & Humanity

Next in Government, Legal & Humanity


Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity Section

Latest Press Release

Thomson Reuters & The Institute of Finance Inaugurate 10th Compliance and Anti-M ...

Ring and Al Jammaz Kick Off Partner Roadshow to Help Make Homes Safer in Saudi A ...

Inaugural Beautyworld Saudi Arabia 2018 approaches full capacity ahead of Octobe ...

Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh Celebrates Saudi National Day with Great Turnout

Al- Jazeera Paints celebrates The National Day with the sons of Al- Joof and The ...

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and Jeddah launch Adrenaline-Packed Experiences f ...

FOREO To Attend TFWA: the World's Largest Travel Retail Show

Celebrate Saudi National Day with Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh

Higher crude production and prices will strengthen Saudi Arabia's economy

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Celebrates 88th National Day of the Kingdo ...

Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show

NARS Erdem SS19 Beauty Report

Diana Arno Expands Online Shopping to Middle East

WWE® Crown Jewel Set for November 2 in Saudi Arabia

Multi-billion dollar Saudi entertainment resort launches in record time using se ...

Bloomberg and Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) Unveil New Details of Pa ...

Al Widyan Co. (SRECO) Awards SAR 1.1 billion Contract to BINYAH

Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh Undertakes Saudization Efforts

Huawei Celebrates 10 Million HUAWEI P20 Pro and HUAWEI P20 Units Sold Globally

17 Young Saudi Journalists Take Part in Second Bloomberg-Misk Training Program