The only Certification Exhibition for Business Professionals in the Middle East
CERTX is the 1st International Conference and Exhibition for Professional Certification organised in the capital city Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the theme "Professional certification: The driving force behind a knowledge-based economy". The event will be one of the largest international events specialised in introducing pioneering international organisations and companies in the field of professional certification to contribute in enriching and spreading a culture of continuous learning, innovation and professional development.
The organisers, sponsors, presenters and participants of the CERTX seek from this international event that it forms a link between pioneering international institutions that offer quality international standards and benchmarking education and knowledge with local students, young professionals, and training and educational institutions. CERTX also aims at transferring knowledge and technology and building relationships of sustainable partnership to enhance and push for building a knowledge-based society and economy.
Why Saudi Arabia
"We want to work on the method of preparing the Saudi worker or employee to enter the labor market. The output of the educational system and linking it to the market needs and the future vision - especially for next year - will also be very crucial for preparing the Saudis to enter the labor market or for any procedures in this regard."
HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - From an interview with Al Arabiya.
As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is moving towards its 2030 vision focusing on economy diversification and encouraging foreign investment in its local markets, it has become a necessity to ensure that the local human capital meets the requirements of both the public and private sectors to support this transformation and drive the country's growth.
The Kingdom is one of the world's largest investors in knowledge development with an investment in education and training sectors that has reached $400 billion over the past 10 years; however, while the country's science and technology system has taken important strides forward, there is still a tremendous gap between education systems outputs and market needs. Recognised professional certifications play a key role in framing this market and help understanding its complex requirements. The large young Saudi population needs new ways of increasing its knowledge and competence to meet the changes in the competitive local job environment.
Senior Vice President
Osama Al Hashim
Ministry of Civil Services
Marwan Al Shafie
Ministry of Labor and Social Development
Human Capital Strategy
Transformation and Change Management Advisor
Saad M. Al-Sayari
Director General of Human Resources,Ministry of Commerce and Investment
Head of Professional Practice MENA
The KPI Institute
Enhanced Banking Governance GmbH
GPM Global, IPMA-USA
Dr. Cesar Baena
Dean and Director of Doctoral Research
International School of Management (ISM)
The London Institute of Banking and Finance
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association for Financial Professionals
Chartered Institute of Public Relations