This is unbelievable!

Even if we say so ourselves!

This year, we have gone the extra mile. We have created a day that is filled with stories from around the world. You will witness home-grown heroes, regional superstars and international heavy weights that will thrill you, inspire you and create opportunities for you to go beyond.

AGENDA

2016
09:00 am

OPENING REMARKS

09:20 am

OPENING THE EVENT

The Ultimate Keynote

We couldn’t think of a better way to start the day than to hear a true to life entrepreneur who rocketed to fame with his book ‘6 Months to 6 figures'. This dynamic keynote will set the scene for the day – highlighting the need, importance and challenges of entrepreneurship!

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Hala Ghandour

Chief Development Officer

Expo 2020 Dubai

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Peter Voogd

Founder

Game Changers, INC

10:00 am

MEET THE TRANSFORMERS

Whether it be reducing carbon emission, creating better efficiency or saving lives through the actions of few or many, improving our footprint is a growing imperative. One that is being addressed by more companies around the world every day. This session celebrates visionaries making a difference for our children in multiple ways. Hear from a local superhero taking drones to greater heights and saving lives and time, an international serial inventor who is lighting up the world and one woman’s will and determination to change an international refugee crisis – one future at a time!

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Asam Khan

CEO and Founder

Exponent

SteveKastaros

Steve Katsaros

Founder/ Inventor

Nokero

Aziza

Aziza Osman

Founder

Jusoor

11:55 am

DUBAI AS A GLOBAL AGENDA

PANEL SESSION

So we keep on placing the spotlight on the companies redefining the innovation game! Come find out how these companies are going to be setting a global agenda – right here – in our own hometown. Plus, what do they see as the reasons they're winning in a highly competitive landscape?

LumaJasim

Luma Jasim Bourisly

Founder

Kooot

SamerBejjani

Samer Bejjani

CEO and Co-Founder

Hoodi

shezanAziji

Shezan Amiji

Co- Founder

Beam Wallet

Shagufta

Shuggufta Khokhar

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12:30 pm

DISRUPTING MONOTONY

This session highlights businesses that are going against the norm – hear from a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a US$400 million exit behind him, from the largest Arabic content provider in the world, from a music maestro challenging the over fuelled music industry and a local genius who took an old school industry and made it matter in the present day! Intrigued? You will be!

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Thomas Sehested

CEO & Co Founder

GAN Integrity Inc

Kaswara

Kaswara Al-Khatib

CEO & Co Founder

Uturn

Adham

Adham Maghraby

CEO & Co Founder

Itagit Technologies

BarakNaamani

Barrak Naamani

Founder

Barrak Naamani Designs

02:00 pm

UN-CONFERENCE SESSION – PRESCRIPTION FOR GROWTH

With a 45 minute break, we'll add some structure to your networking time by inviting you to attend a special session, addressing an issue we all neglect as entrepreneurs – our health. Hear from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization on the link between productivity and your wellbeing, from health experts on the growing strain on employees and from business owners on health issues and ways to manage them – all expertly directed by world-renowned experts from Bupa Global! Grab a coffee and get involved!

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Karim Idilby

General Manager

Bupa Global Middle East

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DR. PIETIE LOUBSER

Chief Clinical Officer

Mediclinic

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Robin Ali

Founder

Consilient Consultancy

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Sergio Padula

Technical Director & Lighting Design Expert

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Nadine Andari Halabi

Senior Clinical Dietitian

Cosmesurge and Emirates Hospital Clinics

02:40 pm

SPEAKER

NathanGold

NATHAN GOLD

CEO

DemoCoach

Now here's a session you surely won’t miss. We bring you one of the world's leading pitch gurus, fresh from Silicon Valley, explaining exactly what to present to an Investor to win the funds you need. Want growth funding, seed capital or to sell your business? We can surely show you how it's done!

03:00 pm

ON THE MONEY

PANEL SESSION

How about we tell you that we have the best PE minds in the industry – live on stage, taking the hot seat and addressing critical issues such as where the industry is headed, what they are investing in, what they are looking for (and are they looking at companies like you?). Come find out!

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Ahmed Jalal

Managing Director

The Abraaj Group

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Mustafa Ghazi Kheriba

COO

ADFG

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Abdullah Q. Shahin

Managing Director

Gulf Capital

03:45 pm

THE VC’s VERDICT

PANEL SESSION

So let's try that again – would you believe that we also have the masterminds from the VC industry – all under one roof? In short, we're going for a challenge! The UAE is now ranked amongst the top places for a start-up and we want to know "if this is justified?" Are the investors taking too much risk or not enough? Want to find out!? Well, looks like you can!

Alexandorpatrikos

Alexandros Paterakis

Partner

Lumia

AmirFarha

Amir Farha

Founder & CIO

Beco capital

FaresGandour

Fares Ghandour

Partner

Wamda Capital

Mohammad Hamad Alhajeri

Mohammad Alhajeri

CIO

Impulse International

WalidMansour

Walid Mansour

Managing Partner

MEVP

04:30 pm

THE INCLUSIVE AGENDA

This session is literal to its name – a women led –woman only – woman inspired line up that goes from a Ministerial insight to an NGO and the challenges associated with the role.

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Elissa Freiha

Founder

WOMENA

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Sadaffe Abid

Co-Founder

CIRCLE

EmilyMay

Emily May

Co- Founder & Executive Director

HollaBack

05:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS