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Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights

With a theme of 'Going Global', the 6th Arabian Business Forum focuses on how Arab companies can grow and compete on the global stage.

Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Andrew Neill, chairman of ITP Group, hosted the successful sixth edition of the Arabian Business Forum held at the Armani Hotel.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Held at Dubai's Armani hotel yesterday, with the theme of ‘Going Global’, heading the bill was Fahd Al Rasheed, the CEO and managing director of King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
As head of the biggest project in the Gulf, Al Rasheed said he was aiming to create 12,000 jobs and is looking outside of the kingdom to attract investment.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Colm McLoughlin, the executive vice chairman of Dubai Duty Free, has grown the company from the ground up since he moved to Dubai in the 1980s. Now the largest duty free operation in the world, he outlined how he is planning to make the company even bigger.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Resilience is key trait for sustained growth and Adel Ali outlined that many thought he would fail when he set about establishing the Middle East’s first low-cost carrier.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Saad Al Barrak, former head of Kuwaiti telco Zain, outlined how competition at home forced the firm to look overseas and expand into nearly two dozen markets.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
"Today, private enterprise is under attack - we're in the business of greed and maximising shareholder value," said Aramex founder and CEO Fadi Ghandour, doing his best Gordon Gekko impression, when talking about sustainability. "Sustainability is not about doing projects, it's about building relations with your community, and thus building shareholder value."
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
The Sixth Arabian Business Forum was attended by a number of leaders from varied sectors of business, such as transport, media, finance and hospitality.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
The forum and the speakers who have shared valuable insights throughout the day were well received by the audience.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Alex Andarakis, founder, Andarakis Advisory Services, shared his ideas on marketing strategies and campaigns.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
Nesreen Srouji, director, private equity of Standard Chartered, explained her points on raising capital to fuel growth.
Sixth Arabian Business Forum highlights
(from left to right) Nesreen Srouji, Azhar Zafar, Tamer Bazzari, and Andrew Tarbuck gave their insights on t he panel discussion.