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New theme parks, hotels and marketing strategy will make Dubai evermore urgent as a destination for business and leisure tourists.

Omar K. Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries and chairman of Gulf Bank: 2016 is a year of hope
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Omar K. Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries and chairman of Gulf Bank: 2016 is a year of hope

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Challenging times have ultimately served to make us stronger, wiser and more productive.

Karsten Zang, General Manager UAE, Lufthansa: Digital innovations for a perfect travel experience
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Karsten Zang, General Manager UAE, Lufthansa: Digital innovations for a perfect travel experience

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Our future is about creating a convenient, connected, seamless and personalised experience for customers and hopefully eliminating the need for the generalisation of services.

Fahd Al Rasheed, Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City: Saudi Arabia’s major shift to tourism and leisure
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Fahd Al Rasheed, Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City: Saudi Arabia’s major shift to tourism and leisure

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The kingdom is already the 19th most visited country on the planet – but this is only the beginning.

Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Dubai has everything it needs
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Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Dubai has everything it needs

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Despite a slower global economy and low oil prices, the emirate is well placed for a buoyant 2016.

Nez Gebreel, CEO of Dubai Design and Fashion council: Leading the way in 2016
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Nez Gebreel, CEO of Dubai Design and Fashion council: Leading the way in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The UAE will maintain its status as largest contributor to the MENA design industry in 2016.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association: Heading downstream in 2016
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Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association: Heading downstream in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Low oil prices may be tightening profits for producers but it will be an impressive year for petrochemical firms at the other end.

Sunil John, CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: High time for moderate Muslims to raise their voice in 2016
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Sunil John, CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: High time for moderate Muslims to raise their voice in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The Muslim world must seize the narrative and create a unified voice that promotes a moderate Islam

Jonathan Labin, Managing Director of Facebook Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan: A mobile-first world in 2016
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Jonathan Labin, Managing Director of Facebook Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan: A mobile-first world in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Original content, feature phones and messaging technology will remain crucial in 2016.

Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO & Co-Founder of Souq.com: E-commerce is booming
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Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO & Co-Founder of Souq.com: E-commerce is booming

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

High GDP per capita, robust mobile penetration rates, a younger population and ease of buying are some of the key factors fuelling a boom in online sales in the UAE.

David Butorac, CEO of OSN: The future of TV begins now
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David Butorac, CEO of OSN: The future of TV begins now

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Unique content creation and savvy technology platforms are now truly global phenomena.

Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer: The terms of a happy depression
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Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer: The terms of a happy depression

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The world economy needs lower prices but central banks will not allow it, sending asset prices skyrocketing. So deflation patterns in the real economy and asset inflation in financial markets will continue in 2016.

Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company: A renewed urgency for legal reform
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Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company: A renewed urgency for legal reform

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

New laws and regulations are slated for introduction in 2016, although a number of these reflect the natural evolution of the UAE’s legal framework.

Jambu Palaniappan, Regional General Manager MidEast of Uber: Mobility for a connected world
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Jambu Palaniappan, Regional General Manager MidEast of Uber: Mobility for a connected world

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Technology developments in the transport ecosystem will allow more flexibility, more freedom, greater efficiency, and more security and safety.

Nabil Habayeb, President & CEO of the MidEast at General Electric: The year of the digital industrial economy
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Nabil Habayeb, President & CEO of the MidEast at General Electric: The year of the digital industrial economy

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

In today’s climate of economic uncertainty, sustaining growth momentum calls for quantum jumps in productivity and efficiency.


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