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The Young Global Leaders Summit is a Forum of the most respected Young Global Leaders in business, politics, social life, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This debate will discuss current affairs and future challenges that the Middle East is facing on issues to do with economic growth, social development, empowerment of the youth and women, demographic change, sustainability, and CSR in the private sector.
Young representatives from politics, business, media and international organizations meet for responding to challenges that require fresh ideas and innovative thinkers. Meet the young leaders who are helping the region face its uncertain future. The aim is for the participants to jointly develop solutions to the problems resulting from the changes they examine. After all, it is these Young Leaders who will shape tomorrow’s world.

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Developing Young Global Leaders: How serious are we?

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08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Opening speech Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome speech H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Supreme Council Member
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote speech Guy Kawasaki – Chief Evangelist / Brand Ambassador / Author
10:30 - 11:00 One on One Lorenzo Jooris, CEO & Editor in Chief of LEADERS Middle East & Guy Kawasaki – Chief Evangelist / Brand Ambassador / Author
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 FIRST PANEL: Leadership, the youth and entrepreneurship
Moderator: Essam Al Tamimi – Founder & Senior Partner – Al Tamimi & Co
  • How serious are we in developing Young Global Leaders?
  • How are we tackling the issues of unemployment and giving quality job opportunities to the youth demographics that represents a majority around the world?
  • How are we supporting entrepreneurship?
PANELISTS:
  • Varun Pruthi – Humanitarian/Actor/Director/Producer
  • H.E Sara Al Madani– Entrepreneur and Board Member - Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & industry
  • Idriss Al Rifai – Founder – Fetchr
  • Armand Arton – President – Arton Capital
  • Louis Antoine Muhire – Founder – Mergims.com
12:30 - 13:30 SECOND PANEL: Women Empowerment, women entrepreneurs and social change makers
Moderator: Moustafa Hamwi – Passionpreneur & Chief Energy Officer – Passion Sundays
  • Top Women in business that are powering growth in the GCC?
  • The importance of women in Leadership and their contribution to business and society?
  • Initiatives in place for empowering young women entrepreneurs into the business community?
PANELISTS:
  • Reem Khouri – CEO – Kamen
  • Reem Khouri– CEO–Kamen
  • Sharifa Al Barami – Managing Director - Oman Accelerator Fund
  • Mona Ataya – Founder – Mumzworld
  • Manal Ataya – Director General – Sharjah Museum
  • Maria Conceicao – Founder – Maria Christina Foundation
13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:00 Presentation Edward Matti – CCM Consultancy
15:60 - 16:00 THIRD PANEL: Sustainability, science, new media and education
Moderator: Nicolai Tillisch – Entrepreneur / Author / Coach
  • Corporate Culture & CSR: How socially responsible are our corporations?
  • How serious is the private sector in giving back to the community?
  • New Media: How social media and digital are changing the way we communicate and do business in and around the world?
  • How is new science bringing a positive impact to our communities?
  • Is education aligned to preparing Tomorrow’s leaders?
PANELISTS
  • Mohamed Amine Belarbi – CEO -VUL9 Security solution
  • Ralph R. Debbas – CEO – W.Motors
  • Omaira Al Olama – Founder – Advanced Learning Formula
  • Imran Azhar – Founder – AzCorp Entertainment
  • Qais Al Khonji– Founder – Genesis international
16:00 - 16:05 Closing Remarks Lorenzo Jooris, CEO & Editor in Chief of LEADERS Middle East
16:05 END

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For talking part of the "Young Global Leaders Summit" please express your interest to editor@leadersme.com. Or contact Angelika Botsios at ang@leadersme.com. The Young Global Leaders Summit provides the opportunity for business leaders to network and meet like-minded professionals.
It is a great platform for leaders to exchange views and information, allowing them to discuss tomorrow’s challenges as well as share ideas on how to leverage current business opportunities. Attending a debate can also give busy executives the opportunity to get up to speed on the latest leadership concepts and business trends.

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