EU-GCC Business Forum

The EU-GCC Business Forum focuses on bringing together leaders, entrepreneurs and key public and private sector stakeholders from both the EU and GCC regions. The forum works to facilitate an open dialogue between EU and GCC stakeholders with the aim of improving mutual understanding of business practices and policy processes. Join event

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The EU-GCC Business Forum focuses on bringing together leaders, entrepreneurs and key public and private sector stakeholders from both the EU and GCC regions. The forum works to facilitate an open dialogue between EU and GCC stakeholders with the aim of improving mutual understanding of business practices and policy processes.
2
Day Event
34
Speakers
12
Sessions

Speakers

Mr. Stefan Kraxner
Mr. Stefan Kraxner
Team leader of the EU funded project EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification EU funded project EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification
Sheikh Abdullah Sabah Humoud Al-Sabah
Sheikh Abdullah Sabah Humoud Al-Sabah
Deputy Director General for Investments Operations Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) KDIPA
Abdulbasit Tailb Al-Ajji
Abdulbasit Tailb Al-Ajji
Director of Business development and investment promotion Ministry of Economic and commerce(MEC)
Abdullah Mustafa Al Farsi
Abdullah Mustafa Al Farsi
Project Leader of Business Sector – Invest Easy Business and Technology e-Transformation Project Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Simon Galpin
Dr. Simon Galpin
Managing Director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
Herbert Klausner
Herbert Klausner
CEO & General Manager SIEMENS Electronics and Electrical Services
H.E. Abdulla Nasser Lootah
H.E. Abdulla Nasser Lootah
Director General The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
Peter Diry
Peter Diry
Minister Counsellor for Digital Policy Delegation of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates
Mr. Abdul Wahab M. Al-Wazzan
Mr. Abdul Wahab M. Al-Wazzan
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mohammed Al Omair
Mohammed Al Omair
General Manager – Saudi Intellectual Property Rights Company, since August 2018 SIPRC
Mr. Ibrahim Al Kandari
Mr. Ibrahim Al Kandari
The National Fund for SME Development
H.E. Daniel Tanase
H.E. Daniel Tanase
Ambassador of Romania For Romania in Kuwait
H.E Dr. Sami Abdullah Al Abidi
H.E Dr. Sami Abdullah Al Abidi
PhD in Business Administration Council of Saudi Chambers
Mr. Alar Olljum
Mr. Alar Olljum
European Union Delegation to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia European Union Delegation to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
H.E. Michele Cervone d’Urso
H.E. Michele Cervone d’Urso
EU Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman and Qatar To the Delegation of European Union to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Douglas Aitkenhead
Douglas Aitkenhead
Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Specialist in the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification project EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification project
Asrar Zakaria
Asrar Zakaria
Heading the Strategic Marketing & Social Media Department – Ministry of State for youth Affairs Ministry of State for youth Affairs
Mohamed Hassan  Abdulkader
Mohamed Hassan  Abdulkader
Senior Private Sector Specialist – World Bank Group World Bank Group
H.E. Abdullatif Al-Zayani
H.E. Abdullatif Al-Zayani
Secretary General Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
H.E. Mariam Aqeel Al-Aqeel
H.E. Mariam Aqeel Al-Aqeel
Kuwait’s Minister of State for Economic Affairs State for Economic Affairs - Kuwait
Vincenzo Ventricelli
Vincenzo Ventricelli
Market Leader Health Systems, Philips Middle East and Turkey Philips Middle East and Turkey
Klaus Middeler
Klaus Middeler
Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Operations Ericsson, Digital Services
Krishna Dhanak
Krishna Dhanak
Executive Director, Alpen Capital (ME) Ltd Alpen Capital (ME) Ltd
Jad Ayoub
Jad Ayoub
Managing Director – Bioscientia International Bioscientia International - German Healthcare Partnership
Yarub Aldaghither
Yarub Aldaghither
Director International Office, France – SAGIA SAGIA
Dr. Pascal KERNEIS
Dr. Pascal KERNEIS
Managing Director – European Services Forum – ESF European Services Forum - ESF
Mr. Ali Mohammed Thunayan Al-Ghanim
Mr. Ali Mohammed Thunayan Al-Ghanim
Chairman Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sebastiano Toffaletti
Sebastiano Toffaletti
Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance European Digital SME Alliance
Dr. Abdulhasan Al-Dairi
Dr. Abdulhasan Al-Dairi
Chairman of Bahrain SMEs Society Bahrain SMEs Society
Luca Polizzi
Luca Polizzi
Research Policy Officer at the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation - European Commission
Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Director General Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
Dr. Khaled Mahdi
Dr. Khaled Mahdi
Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Planning and Development Kuwait Supreme Council for Planning and Development - Kuwait
Eric Mamer
Eric Mamer
Director for Competitiveness and International Affairs DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - European Commission
Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki
Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki
Chief Business Development Officer of Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC) KLSC

Agenda

17:30 - 18:30

Registration

Al-Hashmi Ballroom

18:30 - 19:00

Welcome and Opening Address

Al-Hashmi Ballroom

19:00 - 19:30

Presentation of Kuwait’s Vision 2035

Al-Hashmi Ballroom

Dr. Khaled Mahdi

19:30 - 21:00

Gala Dinner

Al-Hashmi Ballroom

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