Davos, Switzerland: Open Screenplay is pleased to announce that its Founder and CEO, Khaled Al Sabawi, has been invited to attend the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, to take place on 23-26 January 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
The annual meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. Specifically, to reinvigorate international collaboration as a way of solving shared challenges in an era increasingly defined by societies under strain and competition between nations.
“It’s a huge honor to receive an invitation to the World Economic Forum Annual,” Al Sabawi said. “This is an exciting opportunity and I’m flattered to have been invited among a list of highly distinguished individuals from all over the world.”
Sabawi is an award winning Canadian serial-entrepreneur who has successfully founded and continues to lead multiple unique international businesses in the fields of renewable energy, real-estate, and investment. Khaled is a former TEDx speaker and has lectured about entrepreneurship at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGill University, and the University of Toronto. Khaled obtained his BA degree in Computer Engineering from Waterloo University, Canada, in 2006, and was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Medal by the University of Faculty of Engineering 10 years later.
Recently, Khaled founded Open Screenplay, the first ever free online platform to allow users around the globe to collaborate on writing screenplays for film and television.
Al Sabawi’s invitation to the World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting is the latest recognition of Open Screenplay’s early success, coming shortly after being admitted to the DMZ, the top tech incubator in North America. Admission to the DMZ is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of 9% or less. Al Sabawi noted, “we are excited about positively disrupting the entertainment industry by bringing diversity to screenwriting and will continue to build on this early momentum.”