By Staff writer
Noon founder to give keynote at event that will focus on the Arab world’s digital revolution
Emaar chairman and founder Mohamed Alabbar will headline the next Arabian Business Forum, which will be held on Monday, 28 November at the Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
In his keynote speech at the start of the forum, Alabbar is expected to reveal more details of Noon, the $1 billion e-commerce platform that he has founded, and which was launched on Sunday.
Entitled ‘Blueprint for a Digital Future: Why the Arab World Needs a Digital Revolution’, the forum will bring together a host of regional and international speakers and panellists.
The panel sessions will include discussions on building an e-commerce ecosystem; the potential for shared services in the Arab world; payment gateways and cybersecurity; and the region’s next generation start-ups.
“The Arab world is on the cusp of a digital revolution, and the opportunities in this region are huge,” said Ali Akawi, managing director of ITP Group, publishers of Arabian Business.
"Mohamed Alabbar has already shown himself to be a pioneer in this field with the launch of Noon, which is why we are thrilled that he will be leading the next Arabian Business Forum."
The forum will be chaired by BBC television presenter and ITP chairman Andrew Neil.