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Saudi Cabinet Ministers, High Level Officials Focus on Local and International Dynamics at the Inaugural Global Labor Market Conference

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  • Minister of Communication Credits Kingdom’s AI Successes to Personal Emphasis by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Minister of Tourism Shares the National Tourism Strategy has delivered 250,000 new jobs, on track to target of 1 million
  • Minister of Investment Says Fostering of local talent is a top priority
  • Minister of Economy and Planning elaborates on goals of talent attraction

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Saudi cabinet ministers and high-level officials highlighted developments related to Saudi and international labor markets at the inaugural Global Labor Market Conference (GLMC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After having presided over GLMC’s opening ceremonies, H.E. Minister Ahmad bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development continued addressing issues related to the Saudi Labor Market, particularly the Kingdom’s successful job creation efforts. The minister highlighted recent achievements, including the increase in Saudis employed in the private sector from 1.7 million to 2.3 million, a new record for the Kingdom. Additionally, H.E. Minister Al-Rajhi lauded Saudi Arabia’s successes in integrating Saudi women into labor markets, increasing from 17.7% to 35.5%, already exceeding the goal originally set in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The minister went on to attribute this success to the Kingdom’s localization policies, which have contributed to the creation of approximately 260,000 jobs, with notable increases in the engineering sector, from 40,000 to 70,000, and the accounting professions which grew from 39,000 to 103,000. In addition to localization, H.E. Minister Al-Rajhi cited a number of programs aimed at fostering entrepreneurship within the Kingdom, including the provision of loans and workspace, as well as relaxed visa requirements and exemptions for entrepreneurs.

Sessions of the first day featured participation of a number of additional Saudi Ministers, including H.E. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, who was the featured speaker in a segment “Developing a Workforce for Next-Generation Technologies.” H.E. Minister Al-Swaha spoke of the potential hindrances posed by the incoming proliferation of artificial intelligence technologies, a risk addressed by the Kingdom through partnerships. Among these includes a relationship with online learning platform Coursera, which ensures all new generations have knowledge of AI. In particular, H.E. Minister Al-Swaha credited the Kingdom’s success in the AI sector to the efforts of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who considers it a personal priority.

Later, H.E. Ahmed Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism emphasized the importance of the tourism sector in facilitating knowledge exchange across cultures. According to the minister, this is likely to only grow as the Kingdom continues toward the goals outlined in the National Tourism Strategy. Among them include efforts to raise tourism’s contribution to Saudi GDP from 3% to 10%, a target that will require the creation of approximately 1 million new Saudi jobs, 250,000 of which have already been created.

In a fireside chat titled “Driving Investment, Catalyzing Impact for Workforce Opportunities,” H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment, stated, “In KSA, we focus on creating job opportunities for Saudis without compromising competitiveness and private sector enterprises.” He continued, “We’re not just about capital and resources but showcasing Saudi talent as a competitive and leading force.”

Finally, among ministers, Day 1 of GLMC featured a conversation with H.E. Faisal F. Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning. He spoke of the importance of productivity, describing the focus on increasing GDP not merely as an end unto itself, but an effort to create “a highly skilled workforce, an innovative environment, and better standards of living.” In his remarks he focused on the challenges posed by the advent of artificial intelligence, saying, “The changes in technology we’re witnessing today will almost disrupt every sector. We can be a part of that group of authors who will define what that’ll look like, or we can be a part of the early adopters who can benefit from those changes.”

The ministers featured in day one of the inaugural GLMC were among a strong line-up of over 120 participants, who over the course of the day two summit will continue appearing in numerous keynote addresses, informational panels, fireside chats, and breakout sessions concerned with all aspects of the challenges and opportunities facing labor markets.

For more information, visit globallabormarketconference.com.

For media inquiries, contact [email protected].

About the Global Labor Market Conference

The Global Labor Market Conference is a platform that aims to convene experts, specialists, and representatives of labor market stakeholders to engage in discussions about current and future international market challenges and propose innovative solutions to address them. Launched in Riyadh by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this annual conference seeks to establish a forum for the exchange of ideas, collaboration, and as a driving force for positive changes in labor practices on a global scale.

The event will gather Excellencies, the Ministers of Labor from G20 countries, leaders of pertinent international organizations, high-ranking officials, and figures from government and private sectors worldwide. It will also draw participation from major investors in both local and international private sectors. The conference’s primary focus will be on policies and best practices related to labor markets, while emphasizing the pivotal roles of employers and governments in shaping a harmonious and inclusive labor market.

In addition to the core conference program, which will delve into topics concerning the future of labor markets, the ongoing transformations in the world of work, and the influence of globalization, several ancillary activities will take place. These will include specialized workshops, diverse events, the signing of numerous memorandums of understanding and agreements, and the recognition of distinguished institutions and organizations within the labor market through the “Labor Award.”

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Invitation to presentation of EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024

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STOCKHOLM, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024 will be published on Thursday 18 April 2024 at approximately 07:30 CEST. EQT will host a conference call at 08:30 CEST to present the report, followed by a Q&A session.

The presentation and a video link for the webcast will be available here from the time of the publication of the Q1 Announcement.

To participate by phone and ask questions during the Q&A, please register here in advance. Upon registration, you will receive your personal dial-in details.

The webcast can be followed live here and a recording will be available afterwards.

Information on EQT AB’s financial reporting

The EQT AB Group has a long-term business model founded on a promise to its fund investors to invest capital, drive value creation and create consistent attractive returns over a 5 to 10-year horizon. The Group’s financial model is primarily affected by the size of its fee-generating assets under management, the performance of the EQT funds and its ability to recruit and retain top talent.

The Group operates in a market driven by long-term trends and thus believes quarterly financial statements are less relevant for investors. However, in order to provide the market with relevant and suitable information about the Group’s development, EQT publishes quarterly announcements with key operating numbers that are relevant for the business performance (taking Nasdaq’s guidance note for preparing interim management statements into consideration). In addition, a half-year report and a year-end report including financial statements and further information relevant for investors is published. Finally, EQT also publishes an annual report including sustainability reporting.

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EQT Shareholder Relations, [email protected]

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EQT Press Office, [email protected], +46 8 506 55 334

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Kia presents roadmap to lead global electrification era through EVs, HEVs and PBVs

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  • Kia drives forward transformation into ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’
  • Roadmap enables Kia to proactively respond to uncertainties in mobility industry landscape, including changes in EV market
  • Company to expand EV line-up with more models; enhance HEV line-up to manage fluctuation in EV demand
    • Goal to sell 1.6 million EVs annually in 2030, introducing 15 models
    • PBV to play a key role in Kia’s growth, targeting 250,000 PBV sales annually by 2030 with PV5 and PV7 models
  • Kia to invest KRW 38 trillion by 2028, including KRW 15 trillion for future business
  • 2024 business guidance : KRW 101 tln in revenue with KRW 12 tln in operating profit; operating profit margin of 11.9% on sales of 3.2 million units globally
  • CEO reaffirms Kia’s commitment to ESG management

SEOUL, South Korea, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Corporation (Kia) today shared an update on its future strategies and financial targets at its CEO Investor Day in Seoul, Korea.

Based on its innovative achievements in the years since the announcement of mid-to-long-term business initiatives, Kia is focusing on updating its 2030 strategy announced last year and further strengthening its business strategy in response to uncertainties across the global mobility industry landscape.

During the event, Kia updated its mid-to-long-term business strategy with a focus on electrification, and its PBV business. Kia reiterated its 2030 annual sales target of 4.3 million units, including 1.6 million units of electric vehicles (EVs). The 2030 4.3 million annual sales target is 34.4 percent higher than the brand’s 2024 annual goal of 3.2 million units.

The company also plans to become a leading EV brand by selling a higher percentage of electrified models among its total sales, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery EVs, projecting electrified model sales of 2.48 million units annually or 58 percent of Kia’s total sales in 2030.

“Following our successful brand relaunch in 2021, Kia is enhancing its global business strategy to further the establishment of an innovative EV line-up and accelerate the company’s transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia. “By responding effectively to changes in the mobility market and efficiently implementing mid-to-long-term strategies, Kia is strengthening its brand commitment to the wellbeing of customers, communities, the global society, and the environment.”

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BioVaxys Technology Corp. Provides Bi-Weekly MCTO Status Update

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VANCOUVER, BC, April 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — BioVaxys Technology Corp. (CSE: BIOV) (FRA: 5LB) (OTCQB: BVAXF) (the “Company“) is providing this bi-weekly update on the status of the management cease trade order granted on February 29, 2024 (the “MCTO“), by its principal regulator, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“), under National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP 12-203“), following the Company’s announcement on February 21, 2024 (the “Default Announcement“), that it was unable to file its audited annual financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its annual information form for the year ended October 31, 2023, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Annual Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Annual Filings were required to be made no later than February 28, 2024.

As a result of the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings, the Company was unable to file its interim financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Interim Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Interim Filings were required to be made no later than April 1, 2024.

The Company anticipates filing the Required Annual Filings by April 30, 2024. The auditor of the Company requires additional time to complete its audit of the Company, including the Company’s recent acquisition of all intellectual property, immunotherapeutics platform technologies, and clinical stage assets of the former IMV Inc. that closed on February 16, 2024. In addition, the Company anticipates filing the Required Interim Filings immediately after the filing of the Required Annual Filings.

Except as herein disclosed, there are no material changes to the information contained in the Default Announcement. In addition, (i) the Company is satisfying and confirms that it intends to continue to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines under NP 12-203 and issue bi-weekly default status reports for so long as the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings and/or Required Interim Filings is continuing, each of which will be issued in the form of a press release; (ii) the Company does not have any information at this time regarding any anticipated specified default subsequent to the default in filing the Required Annual Filings and Required Interim Filings; (iii) the Company is not subject to any insolvency proceedings; and (iv) there is no material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed.

About BioVaxys Technology Corp.

BioVaxys Technology Corp. (www.biovaxys.com), a biopharmaceuticals company registered in British Columbia, Canada, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient lives with novel immunotherapies based on the DPX™ immune-educating technology platform and it’s HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform, for treating cancers, infectious disease, antigen desensitization, and other immunological fields. The Company’s clinical stage pipeline includes maveropepimut-S which is in Phase II clinical development for advanced Relapsed-Refractory Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and platinum resistant ovarian cancer, and BVX-0918, a personalized immunotherapeutic vaccine using it proprietary HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform which is soon to enter Phase I in Spain for treating refractive late-stage ovarian cancer. The Company is also capitalizing on its tumor immunology know-how and creation of a unique library of T-lymphocytes & other datasets post-vaccination with its personalized immunotherapeutic vaccines to utilize predictive algorithms and other technologies to identify new targetable tumor antigens. BioVaxys common shares are listed on the CSE under the stock symbol “BIOV” and trade on the Frankfurt Bourse (FRA: 5LB) and in the US (OTCQB: BVAXF). For more information, visit www.biovaxys.com and connect with us on X and LinkedIn.

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