Join us at Microsoft’s Regional Summit and Expert Group Meeting on Youth for Global Competitiveness, an event organized in partnership with the Ideation Center.
The Summit, which revolves around the theme entitled “Generation Y, Higher Education, and Competitive Skills for Employability,” will open with a plenary keynote speech delivered by HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Dr. Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.
Summit sessions will focus on four key areas, driven by interactive panel discussions. These include:
- A new paradigm for Generation Y in the GCC: Probing into youthful digital minds, preferences, aspiration, and prospects
- The world-class university: Driving engagement, knowledge-creation, relevance, and access
- Forging impactful industry-academic partnerships: Supporting the Arabic language in the digital space
- From the university campus to the labor market: Transitioning competitive skills from higher education into the workforce
Booz & Company Senior Partner Karim Sabbagh and Principal Leila Hoteit will be weighing in on these topics. Specifically, Dr. Sabbagh will deliver a keynote speech and moderate the first panel session, while Dr. Hoteit will participate as a panelist for the third session.
In addition, GCC youth will be present for parallel sessions that will enable them to unleash and share innovative ideas on how to positively influence the UAE’s ranking as reflected in the Global Competitiveness Report.
To view the detailed agenda and register your attendance, please click here.
We hope to see you there!
Women Entrepreneurs in MENA: Successes, Challenges and Policies
On January 16, 2013, Booz & Company’s Ideation Center hosted and event entitled ‘Women Entrepreneurs in MENA: Successes, Challenges and Policies’ in partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business UAE Alumni Club. Attracting 170 delegates and media representatives coming from across the region, the event featured three panels revolving around the themes defining women entrepreneurship in the MENA region, including success stories, challenges, and policies.
The event was kicked off with an opening keynote speech by Chadi Moujaes. Delegates then received valuable insights from experts on entrepreneurship in the MENA region such as Dr. Nasser Saidi, Former Chief Economist of DIFCA and Executive Director of Hawkamah Institute, Leila Hoteit, Principal at Booz & Company, and Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Advisor MENA at the World Bank. They were also part of lively discussions with members of the three panels who provided a more practical approach to the matter. Two of the panels were moderated by Booz & Company staff: Jihad Khalil and Hatem Samman. Given the salient topics discussed at the event, the media covered it extensively; you can watch the related coverage on City 7 TV.
The conversation was also publicized, reported, and tracked on Twitter under the #WEMENA hash tag. Live tweeting helped to expand the impact of the discussion, ensuring that conference insights were relayed to a wider audience who was following remotely and posing questions to the panel. Moreover, physical attendees took part in the Twitter discussion on mobile devices as the #WEMENA discussion was brought to the event space through a projected screen, thus furthering the impact of the event and increasing attendees’ engagement. To get a glimpse of this engagement you can visit twubs.com/WEMENA.
This active participation demonstrates the regional and global significance of the subject of women entrepreneurs. The event served as yet another testament of Booz & Company’s commitment to the Third Billion concept which illustrates women empowerment and quantifies the potential impact that this segment can have on the global economy, particularly in emerging markets.
Keynote speech by Leila Hoteit, Principal at Booz & Company, on Empowering the Third Billion.
*Please note event dates can change, please check the event organizer's website for updates.