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Power UP!

Stage: Innovate

Date: 26-27 November 2024

Overview

Entrepreneurs have the capacity to positively transform lives across the world. Calling all game-changers in the innovation ecosystem: Join us at the Power UP Forum. The forum will be held at the inaugural Future Power Expo 2024, recognising the contribution that is needed from stakeholders across the power sector value chain to drive innovation and reinforcing the collaboration and strong sense of community that will shape the future of the power sector.

The Future of Power Forum will host revolutionary leaders and industry experts who will take the stage with one goal in mind: to show you how to maximise your potential and inspire a lasting impact on the world. Attendees can look forward to two full days of education, inspiration, and life changing sessions.

Key Topics

Benefits of Attending

  • Discover innovative solutions and technologies from the most promising early-stage startups and scale-ups globally
  • Assess the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth and how the supportive ecosystems and policies drives innovation and entrepreneurial success
  • Understand the legal requirements, funding options, and market entry strategies of establishing a startup in Saudi Arabia
  • Evaluate the key stages and strategies involved in scaling a startup from seed to exit
  • Determine about the key qualities necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur in the current and future landscape
  • Explore the funding options available for startups and how to choose the right one for your venture

Conference Agenda

10:45

Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremonies


10:50

Opening remarks by the Forum Chairperson


11:00

Keynote: From vision to venture


11:15

Opening Panel: Entrepreneurship lighting up the spark of economic growth

  • Entrepreneurship lights up the spark for economic growth and paves the path for innovation
  • Entrepreneurship stands as a vital force, driving change, and offers opportunities for research into its many facets
  • Setting up your own business – strategies, challenges, and successes that shape the business landscape
  • Challenges start-ups should brace for
  • Shaping minds, empowering futures: the new education landscape

12:00

What successful entrepreneurs do differently?


12:15

Fireside Chat: Inspiring models from grown startups

  • Building a business empire from scratch/ground-level
  • Founder’s perspective

12:45

Workshop: Establishing a startup in Saudi Arabia


13:30

Pitch: Early-stage startups showcasing innovative solutions


14:15

Investors & Innovative Startups Networking Session


15:00

Students Competition Program


16:00

Summary and closing remarks

10:30

Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremonies


10:35

Opening remarks by the Forum Chairperson


10:45

Keynote: Inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs


11:00

Panel: Funding the entrepreneurial dream

  • Why is capital crucial?
  • Making finance decisions for start-ups
  • Challenges of funding an idea
  • The role of ventures and accelerators on start-up innovation and success

11:45

Success Story: The journey of a woman founder 


12:00

Panel: Young engineers shaping the future of energy sector

  • Nurturing youth entrepreneurship and developing SME culture
  • Implementing ideas and turning them into viable business opportunities
  • Youth with creative ideas: young engineers shaping the future of energy in KSA

12:45

Workshop: Scaleup your startup: From seed stage to exit stage 


13:30

Pitch: Early-stage startups showcasing innovative solutions


14:15

Investors & Innovative Startups Networking Session


15:00

Students Competition Awards Ceremony


16:00

Summary and closing remarks