Hamzeh Al Fuqha, Co Founder & CEO, SmartAd

Success today is built on brands and narratives. The story of your life should establish your brand and that brand should appeal to others. A good CV will land you a good job in a cubicle. A good brand will propel you to success wherever you decide to do.

Hamzeh Al Fuqha, Co Founder & CEO, SmartAd

Success today is built on brands and narratives. The story of your life should establish your brand and that brand should appeal to others. A good CV will land you a good job in a cubicle. A good brand will propel you to success wherever you decide to do.

Khaldoon Tabaza, Founder & Managing Director, iMENA Holdings

“Today, the GCC economy resembles in many striking ways that of South Korea. However, South Korea has listed online businesses valued at more than USD 40b, while our region has non. We feel there is a rare opportunity to create a global leader in the Internet industry from the MENA region, and we expect not only one, but multiple billion dollar listed online businesses to come out of MENA in the next 3-5 years”

Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi

“Interesting panels, open discussions, high-level attendance on burning leadership issues. Two Swedish participants, H.E. Dr. Ewa Björling and Ms. Aurore Belfrage, reflects the Swedish commitment.  The participation of H.E. the Swedish Minister for Trade is an important encouragement for Arab Women in Leadership.”

Leila Hanafi President & Chief Counsel ARPA International (SPEAKER)

“Women constitute a source of knowledge and innovation and in today’s global marketplace, women are a vital economic force that ought to be harnessed to advance economic development. Our Summit presents an opportune platform to discern strategies on women’s leadership from entrepreneurship to legal empowerment.”

Khaldoon Tabaza, Founder & Managing Director, iMENA Holdings (SPEAKER)

“The hyper growth in the online consumer industry in the MENA region today resonates very well with the hyper growth eras in construction and consumer spending that the region went through in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. However, the ecosystem remains fairly challenging, and requires that founders as well as investors find innovative and hands on approaches to extract value from such opportunity, and enable our region to jump start online businesses from where other emerging as well as developed markets have reached”