Huawei opens one of its largest innovation centres in Riyadh

Centre aims to support the Kingdom’s digitisation plans
Opening of Huawei KSA CSIC
Opening of Huawei KSA CSIC


One of the largest Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Centres (CSIC) for Huawei in the Middle East region has opened doors in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

On Behalf of His Excellency Dr. Majid Alkassabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment, His Excellency’s Advisor to Minister of Commerce and Investment, Governor of Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman inaugurated the CSIC in presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and H.E. Li Huanxin, China’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

With more than 1200 square meters of floor space in Riyadh, CSIC is aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of the Saudi economy by providing an open ecosystem for innovation. The centre will allow industry partners to experience, architect, validate and build solutions, verify new business models, customise applications and services to sectors such as utility, energy, transportation, education, government amongst others.

H.E. Dr. Alsulaiman said: “The launch of Huawei’s CSIC in Riyadh is a step forward to support the Saudi 2030 vision and the digitisation plan, which play a big role in diversifying the Kingdom’s economy.”

“Huawei is not only one of China's outstanding home-grown companies, but also the world's leading ICT Company. Huawei is a forerunner in enhancing the economic and trade cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia. The integration of Saudi 2030 vision and China’s ‘belt and road’ initiative will bring unlimited opportunities for business and cooperation between the two countries. I believe and hope that Huawei will continue to play a leading role in the kingdom,” said H.E. Li Huaxin, China Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

“We are honoured to have His Excellency inaugurate one of the largest CSIC for Huawei in the region,” said Li Xiangyu (Space Lee), vice president of public affairs and communications, Huawei Middle East. “This launch confirms our commitment to the Saudi people and supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, which places great emphasis on innovation in the ICT sector.”

H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of CITC, extended thanks and appreciation to Huawei for establishing the CSIC and providing solutions in training for Saudis in the ICT sector, and strongly believes that ICT companies in Saudi Arabia play an important role in developing this vibrant sector.

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