(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia): Under the auspices of the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, the G[P]RC Summit, the world’s largest and most professional gathering on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) integrated with performance and strategy, kicked off today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The summit is organised by Etemaat Events MENA.

This global summit brings together C-level executives, GRC experts, and professionals from various industries and academia to delve into the latest insights, innovative solutions, and best practices crucial for navigating the complexities of today’s interconnected business environment.

The summit’s theme, “Strategic Road to Business Resilience and Superior Performance in an AI-powered Future,” reflects the crucial intersection of governance, performance, risk, and compliance in the evolving business landscape. This year’s summit promises a deep dive into strategies essential for organisational success and resilience in the face of growing complexity.

The central theme underscores the importance of developing strategic approaches to ensure business resilience and superior performance in an AI-powered future. The summit aims to guide industry leaders in navigating this transformative era.

Backed by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in Saudi Arabia, the G[P]RC Summit enjoys substantial support from governmental, professional and private entities in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

These endorsements emphasise the event’s regional significance and its contribution to shaping the future of governance, risk, and compliance practices.

Distinguished keynote speakers, include Michael Rasmussen, GRC analyst and pundit at GRC 20/20 Research Inc, and Dr. Sultan Saud Alsajjan, General Manager of Governance and Compliance at the Saudi Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Riyadh, along with other notable speakers, shared their insights at the summit.

Michael Rasmussen, a world-renowned GRC analyst, emphasized the need for an integrated approach to GRC, stating: “Too often, companies approach Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) backwards, where compliance focuses more on the regulator audits rather than a truly integrated way of managing the business. GRC should be about performance, objectives, strategy, and processes in which risk and compliance are managed in this context. To deliver on this requires full awareness and integration of GRC into the business and its processes. That is what makes the G[P]RC Summit excellent, it provides the right perspective and education to attendees on a proper approach to GRC.”

Dr. Sultan Saud Alsajjan, GM of Governance and Compliance at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, said: “The G[P]RC Summit is not only a global gathering for interested people, but it is also an opportunity to shape the future of organizations’ governance.”

The summit has attracted over 300 high-level executives (C-level) from around the world. The surge in interest, particularly from the government sector, highlights the growing recognition of the G[P]RC summit as a vital platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

GRC Workshop

A key highlight of the summit is the OCEG GRC Professional (GRCP™️) Certification Workshop, which will follow the summit the next day at the same venue. Attendees at the workshop will have the opportunity to enhance their expertise and earn professional certification in the GRC domain. This workshop further solidifies the G[P]RC summit’s commitment to fostering excellence and proficiency in governance, risk, and compliance practices.

Spanning two days and two prominent locations in the Middle East – Dubai and Riyadh – the G[P]RC Summit stands out as the region’s premier GRC event platform. This dual-edition setup ensures attendees a comprehensive and inclusive experience, emphasizing the global nature of GRC challenges and solutions.

“I value very much to be a part of this global summit. The speakers are leaders in their fields, and the seniority of the attendees is great.” Tor Inge Vasshus, Founder & CEO, Corporater – summit’s host sponsor. The summit is organised by Ejtemaat Events MENA.

The G[P]RC summit is tailored for a diverse audience, including industry professionals in the fields of governance, risk, and compliance; government officials and policymakers; C-level executives and decision-makers; and AI and technology enthusiasts.

G[P]RC Summit UAE Edition

The Dubai edition of the G[P]RC Summit will be held on 29th January 2024. This event is supported by the UAE Cyber Security Council, Abu Dhabi Police and UAE Banks Federation, organised by Ejtemaat Events MENA, which will be attended by high-level professionals from the public and private sectors.

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