Saudi Arabia 2020

For the Saudi Arabia 2020 publication, our sixth annual edition on the Kingdom's economy, we placed heavy emphasis on technology and innovation as a catalyst for change, as well as the developments in the digital economy. Across numerous industries, technology is playing an increasingly greater role—as a global trend but no less true for Saudi Arabia, which has in recent years committed large-scale investment into digital transformation.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 280-page publication covers finance, green economy, energy, water, industry, defense, transport, aviation, digital economy, real estate, construction, food, agriculture, health, education, entertainment, culture, and sports. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Ajlan Al Ajlan, Chairman of the Board, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)
  • Saad Alkhalb, President, Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani)
  • Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology
  • Fabrice Susini, CEO, Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC)
  • Dr. Shabab Alghamdi, Secretary General, Council for Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI)
  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Rubaish, Rector, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (IAU)
  • Mohammed Al-Refai, Executive Assistant Manager, Human Resources InterContinental Jeddah



The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Hosting the G20
  • NTP 2020
  • MSCI & FTSE
  • Renewable water treatment
  • Localization
  • NIDLP
  • Data sovereignty laws
  • Economic cities
  • Food delivery apps
  • Unified patient records
  • Future jobs
  • Saudi Seasons