Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Future
Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Alia Moubayed, Director, Head of Research, MENA region, Barclays Bank
Mohammed Alyahya, Non-Resident Fellow, the Atlantic Council
Chair: Bill Law, Director, The Gulf Matters; Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC (1998-2014)
Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia recently announced his new Vision 2030 plan which promises to end the kingdom’s dependency on oil by 2030. The move reflects a long-term drive for economic reform within the Gulf region.
This panel discussion will investigate the challenges and opportunities Saudi Arabia faces in its effort to reduce the kingdom’s oil dependence, diversify its economy and secure its long-term future. Discussions will feature an assessment of the country’s plan to float a stake in Saudi Aramco, the sustainability of the political will for reform and the wider political and social implications for Saudi Arabia.