DAY 1 | 8 FEBRUARY 2023

  • Registration & Networking

  • Door open for Audience

  • Emcee Introduction Speech

    Ms. Muntaha Al Ramahi

    - IIS Corporate video

  • Welcome Address

    Mr. Ahmed Al Qaseer, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq)

    Opening Speech

    Mr. Mohamed Al Musharrkh, CEO of Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah)

  • Keynote Speech

    A Future Ready Economy

    H.E. Abdullah Bin Touq, Cabinet Member and Minister of Economy

  • Insight

    Virtual Economy

    Robert Herjavec - Executive Producer and Star of ABC's Shark Tank; CEO of Cyderes

  • Sponsor Awards Ceremony

  • MoU Signing

DAY 1 | 8 FEBRUARY 2023

  • Panel

    Redefining Economies, Making Significant Strides For a Better Future

    - H.E Omar Suwaina, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (UAE)

    - H.E Hussein Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park

    - Mr. Ahmed Al Naqbi, CEO of Emirates Development Bank

    - Ms. Ranju Anand, Vice President of GEMS Schools

    - Moderator: May Ben Khadra, Business Anchor and Economic Analyst

  • Lunch

  • 1:1 Session

    The Future of Green Economy

    - Khaled Al Huriemel- CEO of Beeah Group

    - Moderator: David Provenzani - Country Director of Yellow Door Energy

  • 1:1 Session

    Business Environment in UAE - Danube's Success Story

    - Mr. Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman of Danube

    - Moderator: Louise Collins, UAE country Director, JLL

DAY 1 | 8 FEBRUARY 2023

  • Panel

    Sharjah Investment Ecosystem

    - Mr. Ahmed BinSaed, Deputy Director of Commercial Affairs Department, SEDD

    - Ms. Mariam Bin Al Shaikh, Director of Sharjah Business Women Council

    - Mr. Ahmed Al Khoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada

    - Mr. Ahmad Mohd Abu Eideh, CEO of Invest Bank

    - Mr. Yousef Khalil, Managing Director of MBE Gulf

    - Moderator: Auhood bin Jber Al Kholani, Journalist and Radio Presenter on Al Khaleejiya 100.9 radio station

  • Panel

    The Future of Family Business and its Impact in the Region

    - HE. Halima Al Owais, Board Member of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce

    - Mr. Mishal Hamed Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group

    - Mr. Khalid Al Yahmadi, Executive Chairman of Amjaad Holding (Oman)

    - Moderator: Gretta Habib, Senior Associate at Al Tamimi & Co

  • Panel

    Women Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy

    - Ms. Farah Chakhachiro , Cofounder and VP of Gracia Group

    - Ms. Michele Tarnow, CEO of Alliance Care Technologies

    - Ms. Shafia Ali Alkhyeli, Founder & CEO of Osool Engineering Consultants

    - Moderator: Patrick Cooke, Oxford Business Group, Managing Editor Middle East & Asia

  • Closing Remarks

DAY 2 | 9 FEBRUARY 2023

  • Registration + Networking

  • Emcee

  • 1:1 Session

    Digital Transformation of Healthcare

    Mr. Faisal E. Kottokollon, Founder & Chairman of KEF Holding

    Moderator: Zahra Malik, CEO and Co-Founder of Grosvenor Capital

  • Panel

    Insights - Regional effort that help Companies Scale Up

    - Ms. Anuscha Ahmed Iqbal, CEO, Co-founder of Spotti

    - Ms. Elizabeth Donaghy - Vice President of Internal Operations at Sarwa

    - Ms. Ekta Bhojwani, Vice President, Product Management of Kitopi

    Moderator: Shafique Ibrahim, MD - Digital Transformation & Payments, Walvat. Founder of FXB Payment

  • 1:1 Session

    Entrepreneurial Process in Uncertain Times

    Daymond John - a Shark on the 4-time Emmy Award winning Shark Tank

    Moderator: Abdul Karim Hanif, Presenter of "Morning Majlis" at pulse 95 radio

DAY 2 | 9 FEBRUARY 2023

  • Panel

    The Future of Fintech

    - Mr. Eric Yang, CEO of MaskEX Global

    - Ms. Mirna Sleman, Founder and CEO of Fintech Galaxy

    - Mr. Navin Gupta, Managing Director, MENA & South Asia, Ripple

    Moderator: Goncalo Traquina, Head of Management Consulting in Financial Services, KPMG

  • Panel

    Hong Kong - Your Partner in Asia

    - Mr Horace CHEUNG Kwok Kwan, Deputy Secretary for Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

    - Mr Johann WONG Chung Yan Acting Commissioner for Belt and Road

    *12:30 - 12:40: MOU Signing Ceremony

    1. "HKTDC-Invest in Sharjah MoU"

  • Lunch

DAY 2 | 9 FEBRUARY 2023

  • 1:1 Session

    E-commerce 5.0, Convergence of Creator, Video and Shopping

    Mr. Jak Benardete, CEO of 'Orchard Mile'

    Moderator: Patrick Cooke, Oxford Business Group, Managing Editor Middle East & Asia

DAY 2 | 9 FEBRUARY 2023 Workshops

  • Workshop

    Sharjah's Global Citizen

    Dr. Ahmed Shaban, Strategy and Corporate Excellence Expert at Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA)

  • Workshop

    Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in Sharjah

    Engr Hamdn Khalifa Ali, Engineer at SoiLAB

  • Workshop


    Fatima Al Ali, Director of Project Support and Finance Department, Sharjah Foundation for Supporting Entrepreneurial Projects "Ruwwad"

  • Workshop

    Impact Investments for UAE CO2 Neutrality Targets

    Mr. Jarmo Haapalainen , SIIA Swiss Impact Investment Association Advisor Board Member, Nordics

  • Workshop

    Navigating the Investment Landscape: A Workshop on Raising Funding for Scale-Up Startups

    Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)

DAY 2 | 9 FEBRUARY 2023 Workshops

  • Workshop

    City Transport: Challenges & Reality

    Mr. Oleg Zaretskiy, Chief Marketing Officer at uSky Transport FZE

  • Workshop

    Road to R&D Commercialization: Strategies for Scale-Up Startups

    Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)

  • Presentations

    - Ivan Ladan, Founder and CEO of Marine Digital

    - Salman Zamarud Hussain & Mihai Stumbea, Co-Founders of Fuse

    - Dr. Tamer Mitwally, CEO of Rebooz

    - Open Spring

    - DataTronics

  • Workshop

    London Business School Delegation

    - Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)

  • Workshop

    FDI Capacity and Readiness Training - Integrating Innovative Approaches in Investment Promotion