Workshop Program

Monday 29th April 2019
10:00 – 10:45 Registration and Ribbon Cutting
10:45 – 11:00 How Audit & Risk Management are changing in a PostVAT world
Porus Pavri, Founder & CEO, Logoss Management Consultants International (LMCI)
11:00 – 11:20 Partnering and Empowering SMEs
Vince Cook, CEO, National Bank of Fujairah
11:20 – 11:35 Video marketing and how to grow your business
Vit Kodousek, Executive Director, Square Motion
11:35 – 11:50 Enable the Bank at your Office
Mahdi Kilani, Head of Business Banking, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 13:45 Access to markets, capital and ecosystem -SME support in Abu Dhabi’s international finance centre
Martin Tidestrom, Director of Business Development ADGM
13:45 – 14:00 Digital transformation in SMEs
Andra Vasile, Director SME acquisition and base, DU
14:00 – 14:15 Using technology responsibility for better health
Pranav Poddar, Director, Synergy Environics Limited
14:15 – 14:30 Supporting entrepreneurship, pushing Abu Dhabi 2030 vision towards economic diversification
Mohammed Al Hammadi, Managing Director, Emirati Entrepreneurs Association
14:30 – 14:45 SME advisory and consultancy/ financial advisory
Asad Abbas, CEO of Asad Abbas & Co.
14:45 – 15:00 Future now- preparing your business for disruption
Fouad Nasseredin, Business Development Manager, INV District
15:00 – 15:15 National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and Projects Benefits
Dr. Adeeb Alafeefi, Director, NPSMEP
Tuesday 30th April 2019
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10:45 How to sustain the SME growth
Rashed J. Sawaqed, Feasibility studie and business development consultant, RAK SME
10:45 – 11:00 General awareness about Khalifa Fund and its services
Raed Daoudi, Manager ,Capacity Building, Khalifa Fund
11:00 – 11:15 RAKBank SME involvement
Yousef Khader, Senior Manager, Business Banking & National Lending, RAK Bank
11:15 – 12:00 Protecting your business – Current and emerging risks
Carol Lee, Head of Direct Sales- Retail & SME, AXA Gulf
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 13:45 Al Manar Training
Hajir Al Eisa, Founder and CEO, Manar Al Maarifa Training and Management Consultants
13:45 – 14:00 Emtiyz
Essam Lootah, CEO, Emtiyz
14:00 – 14:15 How to start now?
Hamid Al Ali, Managing Director, Ethraa Consulting & Training
14:15 – 14:30 Complexities of Family Businesses
Bob Kohli, Managing Partner, RTS Global Partners
14:30 – 14:45 How important is SME to network
Tariq Ahmed Nizami, Founder & CEO, CEO Clubs Network Worldwide
14:45 – 15:00 Golden Class
Khamis Al Mazrouei, CEO, Golden Class
15:00 – 15:15 SME business set-up or investment in Canada, USA or Europe
Jerome Morgan, Partner, MBS
Bardia Haghgouyan, Legal and Financial Advisor, MBS