Date Topic Event
18th April 2016 Promoting trade between Ireland and UAE 2016 Arab-Irish business forum - Dublin
22nd March 2016 Impact of VAT Tax on the UAE Young Arab Leaders - Debate Forum Capital Club - DIFC
14th March 2016 Topic of the conference: What is success? Guest Speaker at Sorbonne University / Alumni Council launch event
27th January 2016 Inaugural key note address on Family Business Dubai School of Government MBRSG Leadership & Entrepreneurship Series - Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government)
12th January 2016 Learning Session with Mr Mishal Kanoo EO- Entrepreneurs Organization at Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai.
10th December 2015 Innovation methods in the SME/Entrepreneurship sector Industry and University Partnership Forum (I-UP) event on 09 -10 December, 2015
20th November 2015 Panel Session: "Family Businesses in the Middle East” London Business School -14th Middle East Conference.
11th November 2015 Interview with a Family Owned Group Company Facilitator: Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, Founder - PEPlus and Board Member - Hawkamah Invitation to Speak at Hawkamah’s 9th Regional Corporate Governance Conference “ Creating Value through Governance – The cases of State & Family Owned Enterprises” Conrad Hotel, Dubai - UAE
9th November 2015 A story of entrepreneurship, overcoming challenges and successes through generations Interveiw Discussion - ClearView 'GCC Family Wealth Forum' - The Mina as Salam
2nd November 2015 Strategic Planning American University of Sharjah - Business Students ( Dr. Rizvi)
12th October 2015 Succession Planning - Working with Clients World Delegate Agenda - Baker Tilly
5th October 2015 How and where to Invest in these challenging times Fund forum Event 2015 at Ritz Carlton DIFC
18th September 2015 Panel: Entrepreneurship in corporate structures – How to dissolve bureaucracy? Annual Summit The Stern Stewart Event, Schloss Elmau, Germany
13th September 2015 Farewell Speech Kanoo’s Long Serving Employees, Panorama Grand Hotel
12th September 2015 Motivational Speech Kanoo’s Travel Division , Crowne Plaza
8th September 2015 Interview Thinkers and Doers Magazine
26th May 2015 SME Growth in the ME Region HSBC, The Address Hotel Downtown
26th May 2015 PRODUCTIVITY DISCUSSION: Live Pulse Survey and Interaction EMIR :Emerging Markets Intelligence report , Burj Al Arab, Al Falak Ballroom
28th April 2015 Family Business in World Context: Business Global & Legal Compliance This panel introduces a much needed exploration of the complexities of business global and the ability of family business, in view of its uniqueness, to adhere to the complex constraints of the global market Keynote Panellist: USA regional trade Centre.
16th April 2015 Trade, Tourism and Transportation: Still the Anchors for the Crossroads of the New Silk Route Harvard Business School – Harvard Crossroads
17th March 2015 Family Business and its challenges American University of Sharjah
18th October 2012 ALFA Summit – Hyper Speed Evolution Key Note Speech on Leadership Capabilities to keep ahead of Change
12th September 2012 Hneley & Partners – 6th Annual Global Residence & Citizenship Conference Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Hotel, Dubai
24th April 2012 Centre for Leadership Performance; Key Note Speech Importance and Benefits of Collaboration, inter-company and intra-company Centre for Leadership Performance Manchester, UK
16th April 2012 Institute of Corporate Governance; Issues running the family business and Facing the Board of Directors Copenhagen, Denmark
6th March 2012 Middle East Investment Summit; Outlook for the region investment opportunities in the coming years. Jumeira Beach Hotel
18th December 2011 Nan Yang Technological University, Singapore- Global Discovery Program “Family Businesses the backbone of the Gulf economies, challenges faced by them, will they fail or be able to survive global competition” Tourism Development & Investment Company Abu Dhabi
5th December 2011 Key Note Speech, Understanding the Priorities of the Regions Family Offices. By Terrapinn M.E. LLC Shangri – La Hotel Dubai
28th November 2011 YEoS - Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden Realities of Family businesses and entrepreneurships The HAK Hall, The Kanoo Group Building
27th October 2011 Hult International Business School Motivational Speech to the Student of Executive MBA Class “I did it My Way, The Right Way” Hult Campus, Dubai
13th April 2011 2nd Int’l Public Relation Conference Reputation Management: Emerging Trends & Changing Dynamics Panel Discussion with Tim Sebastian Yas Marina Hotel, Abu Dhabi
14th March 2011 Dubai Quality Group ASQ Joint Conference Excellence: The Future of Business Panel Discussion “Support Business through Excellence Models, and preparing regional businesses to compete and win for international awards” Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
25th December 2010 HSBC forum “Working in the Middle East. Are you Covered” Round Table Discussion “Education: Are the quality and cost of Education in the region globally competitive” Retirement – Who’s Covering me DIFC Conference Centre, Dubai UAE
20th October 2010 ICBI “How to access Regional Family Owned Businesses & Make Private Equity Applicable to their needs” Keynote Speaker Fairmont Hotel, Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
3rd October 2010 ICBI “What Effect Has The Crisis Had On The Fundamentals Underpinning The Middle Eastern Economies, Have Its Woes Altered The International Perception Of The Region, And What Should The Next Steps Be To Ensure That The Middle East Remains A Credible Contender On” Special Guest Address Radisson SAS Bahrain
28th September 2010 The London Speaker Bureau, “Dawn of the New Decade: Alternate investment in Malaysia” Panel Discussion Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17th May 2010 Arabian Business, Arabian Think Tank Panel Discussion, “Forecast on GCC Economy, Stock Markets, Property, Gold, Currencies and Salaries” Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai - UAE
26th April 2010 Nebula FZC LLC, DigiPhoto Leadership Meeting, Motivational Speaker. “Leadership, Teamwork, Change in Dubai with the essence of personal experience”Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai- UAE
13th April 2010 AUS, Key note Speaker “Alumni Business Forum- Business Ethics in Light of the Recent Economic Challenges” American University of Sharjah, Sharjah- UAE
9th November 2009 Panel Discussion. “Trends & Future of Family Business in the Region- GCC- Key Success Factors for Family Business” Research Center- Dubai International Financial Center, DIFC- Dubai- UAE
31st October 2009 Arab German Family Business Summit 2009.” Transparency & Non Transparency in Family Business” International Institute for Family Enterprises (IIFE) - Bahrain.
15th October 2009 Lecture “Global Leading Family Business”. IESE Business School, University of Navarra. Barcelona, Spain
15th September 2009 Lecture “Over view of Family Business” at the American University of Sharjah. AUS, Sharjah- UAE
8th April 2009 Gulf In- Dep Conference. “The Role of the Family Business in the Development of the Gulf” Gulf Research Center- Dubai
5th March 2009 “Prediction-- What will take place in the Global & Local Economic Area” Launching Manchester Business School & Manchester University) Middle East Alumni Association. Dubai.
13th February 2009 “Fixing family Issues, the new generation are poised to take over without understanding the pitfall that they might encounter”. Ha Talk- Family Business. SHOORA, Family Business Advisors, DIFC- Dubai
3rd February 2009 “Impact of Port Expansion Strategies on Shipping Lines & Marine Services” MEED Middle East Port Development 2009 Forum. MEED Business Intelligence- Dubai.
20th January 2009 World in 2009 Executive Forum. “Emerging Economic & Business Trends” DPD UAE Economist Conference- Dubai.
18th October 2008 Arab German Family Business Summit 2008. “” Succession Planning” International Institute for Family Enterprises (IIFE) - Cairo, Egypt.
13th October 2008 “Journalism in the Region: Is It Just PR Grasping the Media Attention: Giving them what they want” IIR Middle East, PR Congress 2008- Dubai.
29th June 2008 “Improving productivity & enhancing effectiveness through team work” Commercial Group Managers- Bahrain.
23rd June 2008 Conference, Private Equity & Family Business- Opportunities & Challenges “Extracting business from local family groups in the current competitive business environment” IIR Middle East, the 2nd Annual Private Equity Forum- Dubai
14th April 2008 “Due diligence & dynamics in weal management: family governance, manager selection & transition in family business” Tharwa Management Consultancy, Hawkamah & the Institute of Corporate Governance in collaboration w/ Institute for Private Investors (IPI) New York. Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) - Dubai.
3rd April 2008 Family Business: what are the critical elements to innovating family owned business World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE)- Dubai
20th March 2008 “Meeting tomorrow’s challenges today- through People, Technology & Service- the Keys to Success” Travel Management Conference- Bahrain.
13th March 2008 International Conference on “Social Science Research in the Arab Middle East” Organized by The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor & the American University of Sharjah. AUS-Sharjah.
30th January 2008 Conference, “Challenges in Sustaining Economic Expansion In the GCC: Possible Gains from Closer Relations w/ Asia” Gulf Research Center- Dubai
20th November 2007 Creative & Distinguished Leadership Forum “Continuation of Success Supports the Goals of UAE Government” Annokhbah for Self Development- Dubai
15th November 2007 Emirates Family Business Government Awards Ceremony “Success Reflects National Support for Better Future” Dubai Quality Group- Dubai
13th November 2007 Organizational Change Event “Change is an Opportunity for Growth” Carol Spiers Group, Potential Human Capital Development & Staff Associates UK- Dubai
11th November 2007 Media & Marketing Conference “Self-censorship & the realities of the media in the Middle East” The Information & Technology Publishing Company (ITP)- Dubai
29th October 2007 Middle East Family Owned Business Forum “Educating the family business industry in the Middle East” Marcus Evans- Dubai
22nd October 2007 Arab Innovation Summit “Intra Premiership in Family Business” INSEAD, the Business School for the World & Tatweer - Abu Dhabi
27th August 2007 Capital Club Business Forum “The Outlook for 2008” Signature Clubs International- Dubai
26th June 2007 Advent EMEA Conference on Weal Management Community in Europe & in the Middle East “Seeing trans before they form” Advent UK- Dubai
20th May 2007 Middle East Customer Relationship Management Forum “Embracing electronic media to generate additional revenue from increased customer base” Marcus Evans. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
30th April 2007 Cultural Event on Regional Art “ EIS Asset Management, DIFC- Dubai
20th March 2007 The Middle East Families in Business Conference “Family Business in the Middle East” Campden Conferences- Bahrain
12th March 2007 Family Business Forum- Middle East & Asia “Morning Family Business Case: Succeeding Generations” Loedstar Geneva, Switzerland- Dubai
28th February 2007 Forbes CEO Middle East Forum. “All in the Family- The Dynamics of Family Business” Forbes Conferences Group-Doha, Qatar
21st February 2007 Family Business Conference “Conflict Management” Tadhamon International Islamic Bank (TIIB)-Sana’a, Yemen
3rd February 2007 Open Day Lecture at the American University of Dubai (AUD) “The Unspoken Issues on a Family Business”
27th January 2007 Alumni Association, American University of Sharjah. “Corporate Governance in Family Business” American University of Sharjah- Sharjah- UAE
6th January 2007 Open Day Lecture at the American University of Dubai (AUD) “The True Understanding of Leadership”
9th December 2006 Open Day Lecture at the American University of Dubai (AUD) “Challenging implementation of corporate governance”
9th September 2006 Government Leaders, State of the Region Forum “Focus on GCC: The Family Corporation” Dubai School of Government (DSG) in collaboration w/ JF Kennedy School & Harvard University- Dubai
6th September 2006 Addressing the Leadership Forum of H. H. Mohamed Bin Rashid Leadership Development Program “Strategy, politics & Effective Communications of Leadership” Dubai School of Government in collaboration w/ Cranfield School of Management UK- Dubai
17th June 2006 Global Achievement Award, ADC Convention “Proud to be an Arab” American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Organization (ADC) Washington DC, USA
3rd April 2006 World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship “A Better Generation in the Making” WSIE- Muscat, Oman
21st February 2006 Global Supply Chain & Logistics Seminar “Supply chain management has a tremendous positive effect on company profitability” Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) USA- Dubai
8th February 2006 ABM & P&G Arabian Peninsula- Dubai Procter & Gamble Finance Directors Meeting for CEEMEA Region “Dubai development, past, present & future”
23rd January 2006 Workshop 2006 Strategy & Implementation Plan “Vision & Mission” Young Arab Leaders Organization (YAL)- Dubai
17th November 2015 The 9th Annual CEO Forum at Beijing
30th June 2005 Annual Leadership & Strategic Dialogue Conference “Future of travel business & importance of excellence model” Kanoo Travel - Dubai
18th May 2005 Management/Leadership Program “Motivating Employees” Nestle International & Dubai Knowledge Village- Dubai
13th April 2005 IMD Business Forum “Globalization and New Grow Strategies for Business” International Institute for Management Development (IMD) International- Dubai
16th March 2005 Panel Discussion/ Wharton GFA Dubai Global Family Alliance Conference “Managing family succession, a global perspective” The Corporate Office of Government of Dubai & Wharton University USA- Dubai
12th March 2005 Demo Meeting of Kanoo Toastmaster for the members of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)- UAE Chapter“How leaders promote the concepts of excellence amongst the communities & share good practices”Dubai Quality Group & American Society of Quality- Dubai
8th March 2005 Shell Group Regional Country Chairmen Conference “Dubai: the economic model in a turbulent region” Shell International, the Netherlands & Dubai Civil Aviation- Dubai
16th February 2005 Speech at the graduation Ceremony at the Institute for Technological Innovation “The Role of Nationals in the UAE Workplace” Zayed University- Abu Dhabi
17th January 2005 Lecture at the Institute for Technological Innovation “What to Expect and Not to Expect at Work” Zayed University- Abu Dhabi
4th January 2005 The Management Resource Team (MRT) “Management challenges, social responsibility & business ethics” University of Sharjah- Sharjah, UAE
7th September 2004 Middle-East Families in Business Conference Campden Conferences UK- Dubai
8th September 2001 5th Annual Family Company Management Conference “Strategies for grow & prosperity in the new generation family enterprise”
9th March 2002 6th Annual Family Company Management Conference
12th June 2001 The Middle East 1st Conference on Corporate Governance “The need for corporate governance policies in family companies”
8th September 2003 World Travel Organization Conference “Public-private sectors partnerships for sustainability & competitiveness in tourism development in the Middle East & Nor Africa” WTO Business Council UK- Bahrain
10th October 2004 Lecture “What is business like in the UAE: the competition, life experience vs. university education” Zayed University - Abu Dhabi
24th October 2004 Speaking at the NESA Educator’s Conference C/o Greg Hunt!
22nd November 2004 Lecture “The Organized Culture of the Kanoo Group” American University in Dubai (AUD)- Dubai
27th November 2004 The 9 Annual International Accounting Forum “the CFO/CEO chat: debating the real responsibilities of the modern CFO” IIR Middle East- Dubai
12th December 2004 The CEO Dialogue: Driving Corporate Transformation Harnessing New Opportunities Success “Keeping the Family Business: Balancing Performance, Governance & Meritocracy” DNM Strategies- Business Week Events, Thailand Elite, Bangkok.