Pietro Laureano is one of the leading speakers at the 1st National Antiquities Forum in Riyadh on the 7th of November 2017 also invited to attend the ICOMOS Saudi Arabia meeting on 6 November 2017.

Pietro Laureano with Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the American STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist, and a member of the House of Saud. He is thus the first member of a royal family to be an astronaut, and the first Arab and Muslim to fly in outer space.