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A major business forum hosted by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority will feature a panel session that will discuss extraterrestrial life.

Global business forum to discuss extraterrestrials

The Global Competiveness Forum logo (credit: gcf.org.sa)

The Global Competiveness Forum logo (credit: gcf.org.sa)

A major business forum hosted by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority will feature a panel session that discusses extraterrestrial life.

The Global Competitiveness Forum‘s (GCF) website calls the event “the only event of its kind,” and describes it as “an annual meeting of global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals and journalists brought together to create a dialogue with respect to the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on local, regional and global economic and social development.”

So why would an international business forum feature a session about aliens?

Stanton Friedman (credit: StantonFriedman.com)

Stanton Friedman (credit: StantonFriedman.com)

The extraterrestrial-themed panel session, entitled, “Contact: Learning from Outer Space,” is described on the event’s website: “Psychological and socio-cultural assumptions and preconceptions constrain us to a large extent, and shape our views of the universe so that we are inclined to find what we are looking for, and fail to see what we are not. Using knowledge gained from research in the fields of Ufology and the search for extraterrestrial life, what might we possibly learn about hindrances to innovation in other areas of inquiry?”

Exopolitics/UFO scholar Dr. Michael Salla surmises, “The GCF appears to be interested in learning about how information and/or technology has been constrained in the past, and what this means for the future business investment. With UFO expert Stanton Friedman as one of the speakers at this session, the topic of reverse-engineered alien technology will likely be discussed—an issue that would obviously affect economic competitiveness.

Dr. Michio Kaku (credit: MKaku.org)

Dr. Michio Kaku (credit: MKaku.org)

Other featured speakers at the extraterrestrial panel will be astrophysicist Dr. Michio Kaku, astronomer Dr. Jacques Vallee, and Nick Pope, who formerly ran the British government’s UFO Project.

The 5th Annual Global Competitiveness Forum will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 23-26.

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Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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    GO Friedman! I have high hopes for any venture that name drops Stanton Friedman. A brilliant man with rock solid convictions!

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