3 OCTOBER 2017 (Day 1)
08.30 Registration and Coffee

09.00

Welcome Address  By  MC,
Kim A.Page

09.05

Welcome Note By Sreedharan, New Age Philosopher and a Self Management expert.

09.15

Welcome note by Nadine Halabi
Business Development Manager
Dubai Business Women Council

09.20

KEYNOTE:Empowering Women SMEs: Lessons Learned from Europe, Africa and The Middle East

Charlotte Kalin, CEO, Chamber Trade Sweden
Khalid Mahdi, Chairman of private sector Development Center, Iraq

09.50

What is digital disruption and digital transformation?
Remaining relevant in today’s economy, Are you ready?
Where do women stand in such an economy? More or less opportunity?

Nadine Samra, VP Digital Business Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment

10.00

PANEL: Digital marketing and its role for SME

  • Being online is essential as that is where your customers are, even if your business is not an online business you can rely on platforms  that will help you have an online presence and reach consumers
  • Starting a digital content platform: pitfalls and challengers
  • Digital marketing trends and tips – video always works better, keep things short, give them content that they are interested in vs just promoting your brand etc.

Alia Adi, Founder & CEO, Basmaty
Dunia Othman, Cofounder and CEO, mrUsta
Nadine Samra, VP Digital Business Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment

Moderator: Matt Wilson, Creative Director and CEO, Animus Creative

10.30 Morning coffee break

11.00

Emotional Intelligence in Business

Maya Al Hawary, Chairwoman of Board of Governors & Director of Planning ,Dubai Carmel School

11.15

PANEL:  Best businesses of future and flexibility for women in the workplace

  • The challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in the Middle East
  • The challenges of managing customer expectations in e-commerce
  • (Secure your business, Secure your future)
    How can flexible working benefit SME

Mona Ataya, CEO and Founder of Mumzworld.com, Co-founder of Bayt.com
Joy Ajlouny, Co-founder of Fetchr
Louise Karim, MUMS@WORK
Padmini Gupta, CEO and Founder Of Rise  

Moderation: Salma Sakhnini, CEO, ICON

11.45

Surviving the initial years of being a woman entrepreneur

  • So what does it take to be a woman entrepreneur – pre-start-up – Phase I – briefly on the transition from home maker to women entrepreneur
  • The start-up phase – Phase II –  The pangs, learning’s and preparation for women entrepreneurs in the start-up phase
  • From start-up to scale-up – Phase III – how to break the glass ceiling and  really grow your business

Renuka Gunjahalli, Principal Consultant,  Centurion Consulting LLC

12.00 Networking lunch

13.00

PANEL: How to get your business financed. How to find investors. Do you really need investors and how to be sure about it?

Christina Andreassen, Investor, WOMENA
Maria Pearson, CEO of grow.me
Sara Mohamed, Former Chief Executive Officer of Al Bashayer Investment company

Moderator:  Ramzy Ismail, the Director for Techstars Dubai in partnership with GINCO.

13.45

Building your brand: secrets and strategies

Matt Wilson, Creative Director and CEO, Animus Creative

14.00

Secrets of Networking: Action and Tips for Effective First Encounter

Kim A.Page, Owner at Kimapage

14.15 Afternoon coffee break

14.45

Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the MENA REGION

Mariam Farag,  Head of CSR MBC Group

15.10

Balanced leadership, men vs women or men and women together

Maria Tullberg, General Manager of Radisson Blue Hotel

15.25

“Progression over Perfection”
Strategies on how to overcome overwhelm and frustration and practical tools on how we can be great at all things without feeling guilty for it too.
Social media impact on our life, opportunities and challengers

Michelle Raymond, Director of the Peoples Partner  Ltd

15.40

Time management and sustainability in business

Salma Sakhnini, CEO, ICON

15.55

Process Management

Kristina  Klassen,CEO of GMBH

End of Day 1
4 OCTOBER 2017 (Day 2)
08.30 Morning Coffee

09.00

Welcome Address by the MC,  Carine Bouery, Founder and Management Director Synchro Comms

 

09.15

A unique perspective how to identify what you or your business needs to achieve

Katherine Winny,  US certified balance coach

09.45

PANEL: Challengers and new chances for women in business
To work or not with you spouse, how to create positive relationship with partner
Retail business and main challengers
Organising and “decluttering your business”
Set up your business in Europe

Priya Televane, CEO of 361 degrees Design Solution LLC
Shelina Jokhiya, Managing Director DeCluttr Me
Maya Alghaith, Co-founder of Health Gate
Luann IP, managing director of Dutch Business Incorporation

Moderator: Canan Piskin, Business Coach, Action Coach

10.30 Morning Coffee Break

11.00

How to be the first in your field

Doctor Sharifa Al-Yahyai, former Minister of Social Affairs of Oman

11.20

Higher Education can fuel your Entrepreneurial Success

Mrs. Dareen Zoughbi, Founder and Ceo of Nadereen Consultancy

11.35

Company Set-ups and Business Opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah

  • Selection of the ideal Free Zone
  • Free Zone Company Set-up (documents, costs)
  • Business Opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah

Jana Krok, MEO FZ-LLC

11.45

Together we build strong economy

Zahra Baqer, Positive Ambassador, Regional Manager for Yasmeen International

12.00

 Sponsor slot available
12.30 Networking lunch
+ DAY 1
3 OCTOBER 2017 (Day 1)
08.30 Registration and Coffee

09.00

Welcome Address  By  MC,
Kim A.Page

09.05

Welcome Note By Sreedharan, New Age Philosopher and a Self Management expert.

09.15

Welcome note by Nadine Halabi
Business Development Manager
Dubai Business Women Council

09.20

KEYNOTE:Empowering Women SMEs: Lessons Learned from Europe, Africa and The Middle East

Charlotte Kalin, CEO, Chamber Trade Sweden
Khalid Mahdi, Chairman of private sector Development Center, Iraq

09.50

What is digital disruption and digital transformation?
Remaining relevant in today’s economy, Are you ready?
Where do women stand in such an economy? More or less opportunity?

Nadine Samra, VP Digital Business Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment

10.00

PANEL: Digital marketing and its role for SME

  • Being online is essential as that is where your customers are, even if your business is not an online business you can rely on platforms  that will help you have an online presence and reach consumers
  • Starting a digital content platform: pitfalls and challengers
  • Digital marketing trends and tips – video always works better, keep things short, give them content that they are interested in vs just promoting your brand etc.

Alia Adi, Founder & CEO, Basmaty
Dunia Othman, Cofounder and CEO, mrUsta
Nadine Samra, VP Digital Business Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment

Moderator: Matt Wilson, Creative Director and CEO, Animus Creative

10.30 Morning coffee break

11.00

Emotional Intelligence in Business

Maya Al Hawary, Chairwoman of Board of Governors & Director of Planning ,Dubai Carmel School

11.15

PANEL:  Best businesses of future and flexibility for women in the workplace

  • The challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in the Middle East
  • The challenges of managing customer expectations in e-commerce
  • (Secure your business, Secure your future)
    How can flexible working benefit SME

Mona Ataya, CEO and Founder of Mumzworld.com, Co-founder of Bayt.com
Joy Ajlouny, Co-founder of Fetchr
Louise Karim, MUMS@WORK
Padmini Gupta, CEO and Founder Of Rise  

Moderation: Salma Sakhnini, CEO, ICON

11.45

Surviving the initial years of being a woman entrepreneur

  • So what does it take to be a woman entrepreneur – pre-start-up – Phase I – briefly on the transition from home maker to women entrepreneur
  • The start-up phase – Phase II –  The pangs, learning’s and preparation for women entrepreneurs in the start-up phase
  • From start-up to scale-up – Phase III – how to break the glass ceiling and  really grow your business

Renuka Gunjahalli, Principal Consultant,  Centurion Consulting LLC

12.00 Networking lunch

13.00

PANEL: How to get your business financed. How to find investors. Do you really need investors and how to be sure about it?

Christina Andreassen, Investor, WOMENA
Maria Pearson, CEO of grow.me
Sara Mohamed, Former Chief Executive Officer of Al Bashayer Investment company

Moderator:  Ramzy Ismail, the Director for Techstars Dubai in partnership with GINCO.

13.45

Building your brand: secrets and strategies

Matt Wilson, Creative Director and CEO, Animus Creative

14.00

Secrets of Networking: Action and Tips for Effective First Encounter

Kim A.Page, Owner at Kimapage

14.15 Afternoon coffee break

14.45

Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the MENA REGION

Mariam Farag,  Head of CSR MBC Group

15.10

Balanced leadership, men vs women or men and women together

Maria Tullberg, General Manager of Radisson Blue Hotel

15.25

“Progression over Perfection”
Strategies on how to overcome overwhelm and frustration and practical tools on how we can be great at all things without feeling guilty for it too.
Social media impact on our life, opportunities and challengers

Michelle Raymond, Director of the Peoples Partner  Ltd

15.40

Time management and sustainability in business

Salma Sakhnini, CEO, ICON

15.55

Process Management

Kristina  Klassen,CEO of GMBH

End of Day 1
+ DAY 2
4 OCTOBER 2017 (Day 2)
08.30 Morning Coffee

09.00

Welcome Address by the MC,  Carine Bouery, Founder and Management Director Synchro Comms

 

09.15

A unique perspective how to identify what you or your business needs to achieve

Katherine Winny,  US certified balance coach

09.45

PANEL: Challengers and new chances for women in business
To work or not with you spouse, how to create positive relationship with partner
Retail business and main challengers
Organising and “decluttering your business”
Set up your business in Europe

Priya Televane, CEO of 361 degrees Design Solution LLC
Shelina Jokhiya, Managing Director DeCluttr Me
Maya Alghaith, Co-founder of Health Gate
Luann IP, managing director of Dutch Business Incorporation

Moderator: Canan Piskin, Business Coach, Action Coach

10.30 Morning Coffee Break

11.00

How to be the first in your field

Doctor Sharifa Al-Yahyai, former Minister of Social Affairs of Oman

11.20

Higher Education can fuel your Entrepreneurial Success

Mrs. Dareen Zoughbi, Founder and Ceo of Nadereen Consultancy

11.35

Company Set-ups and Business Opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah

  • Selection of the ideal Free Zone
  • Free Zone Company Set-up (documents, costs)
  • Business Opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah

Jana Krok, MEO FZ-LLC

11.45

Together we build strong economy

Zahra Baqer, Positive Ambassador, Regional Manager for Yasmeen International

12.00

 Sponsor slot available
12.30 Networking lunch