The real attraction, to be sure, is the promise of lucrative deals with the Saudi government. HuffPost reached out to over a dozen companies and individuals set to speak at, sponsor or attend the conference. Mohammed’s crackdown went beyond his mass sweep at the Ritz, extending to human rights proponents and dissidents, including prominent women’s rights activists. In August alone, a Saudi airstrike killed 40 young children after one of its U.S.-supplied bombs hit a school bus. This story has been updated to note that Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will not attend the Saudi conference.
Source: Huffington Post October 11, 2018 23:50 UTC