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Revealed: Arabian Business Startup Forum agenda

Event will take place at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm hotel on Sunday, November 24

Revealed: Arabian Business Startup Forum agenda

The Arabian Business Startup Forum 2019 will take place at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm hotel, the same venue as the Success2020 event earlier this year. 

The Arabian Business Startup Forum 2019 will take place at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm hotel on Sunday, November 24.

Register for the event here.

Below is the agenda for the day

8.30am: Registration & Networking

9.00am: Introduction by Ramia Farrage, Presenter and News Bulletin Editor, Dubai One

9.05am: Keynote Session - Expanding Horizons: Going Global with your Start-up

Speaker: Nayla Al Khaja - Emirati director on launching a start-up in the challenging creative sector and attracting global investment and interest for her latest Hollywood-style feature film.

9:30am: Panel: Gender Imbalance - Why are female start-ups only attracting 14% of funding?

  • Briar Prestidge, PR executive & entrepreneur, contestant on Amazon Prime’s upcoming global entrepreneurship TV show
  • Lucy Chow, Director, Women's Angel Investor Network (WAIN)
  • Ambareen Musa, CEOof Souqalmal
  • Andreea Danila, the founder of Millennial Capital

10.10am: Keynote Q&A: Omar Jackson

Keynote speakers: Rizwan Sajan, Omar Jackson and Nayla Al Khaja to headline Startup Forum

Arabian Business Startup Forum will take place on Sunday, November 24 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm

10:40am: Tea / coffee break

11.00am: Panel - Launchpad: Journey from Idea to Market

  • Sam Quawasmi, Co-founder, Eureeca
  • Gregor Amon, Co-Founder, Hotel Data Cloud
  • Sudhakar Kadavasal, Chair, Entrepreneur Organisation UAE
  • Bianca Gracias, Co-Founder and General Counsel, Suits & Advisors

11.40am: Keynote Q&A: Rizwan Sajan

12.20pm: Making a Difference: Start-ups Generating Social Impact

Keynote Speaker: Namir Hourani, Managing Director, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

12:40pm: Panel:

  • Rich Hadnum, Co-founder at NorthStart Disability Workforce Inclusion
  • Samer Choucair, Director, CE-Creates
  • Yousra Diab, Head of Programs, C3
  • Omar Al Mheiri, founder, Letswork
  • Sophie Smith, Co-Founder & CEO at Nabta Health
  • Namir Hourani, Managing Director, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

1:10pm: Finish

Register for the event here.