Gearing Up for the Event on Enhancing Sustainable Development in Saudi Cities

Sponsored by the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing

The prestigious 13th Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) is set to take place in Riyadh from
October 9th to 10th, 2023, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Majed bin
Abdullah Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing.
As a leading initiative hosted by the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing, the
SGBF will bring together experts, investors, and innovators who are dedicated to driving
sustainable development in Saudi Arabian cities.
With a consultative status with the United Nations, this year’s forum centers around the theme
“Localizing Sustainable Development Goals.” Its ultimate ambition is to accelerate the
construction industry’s journey towards carbon neutrality while promoting sustainable practices
in energy and water usage.
During the two-day event, the SGBF will shed light on crucial sectors such as energy, water,
green cities, partnerships, and technology. Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and
Saudi Vision 2030, the SGBF underscores the nation’s commitment to sustainability and a
diversified non-oil economy. It further solidifies its dedication by integrating with the Saudi
Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative, both embarking on the ambitious goal of
achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.
Eng. Faisal Saleh Al-Fadhl, Secretary-General of the Saudi Green Building Forum, emphasized
the importance of a comprehensive strategy tailored to Saudi Arabia’s unique geographical
landscape and rich Arab heritage.
He advocated for synergistic collaborations between various sectors and municipalities in order
to localize the Sustainable Development Goals, mitigate environmental risks, and foster
sustainable growth, with green building practices at the center of this vision.
The forum’s 13th edition reinforces its mission of encouraging key players in the construction
industry to embrace gold-standard building approaches that prioritize human and environmental
Abdulaziz Ali AlTurki, Chairman of Rawabi Holding Group and Magnom Properties,
highlighted their participation and sponsorship in the Saudi Green Building Forum, stating,
“Sustainability is a core value embedded in Rawabi Holding Group’s corporate strategy, integral
to the growth of our subsidiaries across different sectors. Our involvement in the forum aligns

with our commitment to drive sustainability in the real estate sector and demonstrates our
leadership in providing long-term solutions for the Saudi real estate market.”
Othman A. Ibrahim, Rawabi Holding Vice Chairman and Group CEO and Magnom Properties
Vice Chairman commented on the Group’s latest real estate project also added that: “Key
stakeholders at the prestigious forum will learn of the highest standards of green building
principles adopted by the Forbes International Tower in Egypt, the first project worldwide to run
on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier system (LOHC). Currently planned in Saudi Arabia and
UAE, the environmentally responsive, zero carbon commercial tower developed by Magnom
Properties and Forbes is pushing the boundaries of modern construction and achieving
efficiencies across the built environment through significant shifts in the way we design, build,
and operate assets.”
Additionally, the 13th edition of the SGBF will utilize technology to enhance the connection
between individuals and their surroundings, whether in buildings, communities, or cities. It
serves as an unparalleled platform for industry leaders to share insights, discuss challenges and
successes, and shape a unified vision for sustainable development in a post-COVID-19 world.
Under the auspices of the General Authority for Endowments, the Saudi Green Building Forum
holds an esteemed consultative ECOSOC status with the United Nations. With observer statuses
from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the forum enhances its global credentials further. It
stands as a beacon for sustainable development in Saudi Arabia, championing green building
best practices and encouraging the pursuit of sustainable development goals across the Middle
Managed by Great Minds Event Management LLC, the 13th edition of the forum promises to be
a landmark event. It will act as an integral gathering point for sustainability trailblazers in the
region, including policymakers, construction thought leaders, and influential change agents in
Saudi Arabia.
For press inquiries, please contact the General Secretariat of the Saudi Green Building Forum
under the supervision of the General Authority for Endowments at email:
For event inquiries: Ms. Adrian Namakula, Phone: +971 55 737 4952, Email:

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