• 8:00 am

    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Registration and Networking

    Main Address: H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, UAE

  • 9:00 am

    9:00 am - 9:20 am

    Welcome Address

    H.E Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority

    Sharjah Investors Services Center (SAEED) Launch and Video:
    Mohammed Juma Al Musharrkh, CEO, Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah)

  • 9:30 am

    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Keynote Speech

    Mo Gawdat, Best Selling Author “Solve for Happy”: Engineer Your Path to Joy, Former Chief Business Officer, Google X

  • 10:00 am

    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Recognition Awards

    Recognition Awards by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi

  • 10:30 am

    10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Panel 1: Applying Industry 4.0 to FDI for Sustainable Development

    - Industry 4.0 and circular economy as enabling drivers for driving FDI and business Competitiveness
    - How changes in business process, models and approach to product design (informed by Industry 4.0) can help drive regional competitiveness as well as sustainable development in the digital economy?
    Moderator: William Reichert, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

    H.E Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Economy - Foreign Trade Affairs
    H.E. Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director General, The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
    Husain Rajab, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bahrain Economic Development Board
    Dr. Henry Loewendahl, Founder and CEO, WAVTEQ
    Anita Yadev, Vice Chairman Of The Board, The Gulf Bond & Sukuk Association, & CEO of Century Financial

  • 9:00 am

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Registration and Networking

  • 9:45 am

    9:45 am - 10:00 am

    Keynote Speech

    Sherif Hallaba, Co-Founder and COO, XLabs
    Future of Intelligence: Financial Structures to build new AI-Powered Industries

  • 10:00 am

    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Panel 5: Sharjah Government – Investing in Sharjah

    - Highlighting new opportunities and potentials in the emirate
    - Updates on new investment direction and strategy to improve ease of doing business in Sharjah

    Moderator: Randa Khecha, Producer and Journalist, CNBC Arabia
    Colonel Abdullah Saleh Al NaqbiDeputy Director of Residence and Entry Permits, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of Sharjah
    H.E. Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi,CEO Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park
    Mohammed Juma Al Musharrkh, CEO, Sharjah FDI Office
    Salim Omar Salim,Director, Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone
    Shihab Alhammadi, Director,Sharjah Media City Free Zone Authority
    Abdulaziz Shattaf, Assistant Director General for Membership Services Sector,Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • 10:45 am

    10:45 am - 11:15 am

    Future and Foresight Presentation

    Future and Foresight Presentation: How to Approach the Future – Scenarios for Business and Society Dr. Louis Klein, Dean, European School of Governance

  • 11:15 am

    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Panel 6: Raising Funds to Accelerate Corporate Sustainable Growth – By Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

    Expert panelists discuss various capital-raising options, offering their perspectives on what appeals to an investor or large-scale investment fund when seeking to invest in a well-established or growing company, and offer practical tips on what companies can do to increase their investment appeal.
    Moderator: Andrew Tarbuck,Partner, Al Tamimi & Company

    Saeed Al Awar,Managing Director, Head of the Middle EastRothschild
    Asar Mashkoor,Managing Director Investment Banking,Emirates NBD Capital
    Fahima Al Bastaki,Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development, Dubai Financial Market