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In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai

The forum focused on the digital industry, and the growing importance of e-commerce, and featured a keynote speech from CEO of UAE telco du, Osman Sultan

In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Speaking at the 2017 Arabian Business Forum in Dubai, Sultan said businesses, including the telecom giant, have not been quick enough to adapt to a fast-moving digital world.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Broadcaster and chairperson of ITP, Andrew Neil.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Arabian Business forum 2017 which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
The first panel discussion of the morning – on the topic of ‘Disrupting corporations from within’ – discussed if companies are ready to face the implications of digital change. The panel of experts will discuss how organisations can take concrete steps to pave the way for a digital future.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Zachary Finkelstein, VP Corporate Development, Careem; Philip King, Head of Retail Banking, ADIB; Wes Schwalje, COO, Tahseen Consulting and Ali Kassab, ‎Chairman, Centurion & Co.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
The second discussion of the morning focused on ‘the funding debate’. While The GCC is an affluent region and home to very sophisticated investors, there is limited funds available for start-ups. The panel will discussed what the underlying reasons are for this gap and why should anyone take the risk associated with venture investing.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Vijay Tirathrai, Managing Director, Techstars and Saad Umerani, Founder & Managing Partner, Enabling Future.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.
In pictures: Arabian Business forum 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai
Bader Al-Bader, CEO, Rehlat; Stephane Paraiso, Managing Director, Azur Digital; Omar Chihane, CEO, Sellanyhome.com and Ghizlan Guenez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Modist.