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3rd - 4th October, 2018 | Address Boulevard, Dubai
Hisham Hamid Moahmmed Mahmoud
Founder & Director
Profit General Trading LLC
His technical knowledge, enthusiasm, business know-how and the desire to contribute, enable him to engage in different business ventures, which comprises a diverse portfolio of businesses that include telecommunications, Engineering, Agriculture and Import/Export
He forms a long term partnership with small agricultural project in Sudan, by providing the finance in terms of latest technology equipments and quality of seeds. Thanks to his partnership Profit General Trading was able to have a frequent supply of animal feeds which give him a competitive advantage to compete in Dubai market
Mr.Hisham lead a team of professional employee with strong business background, and by realizing the success of the existing partnership with small agricultural project and the benefits of understanding the Gulf market; PTG form a lot of partnership with diverse agricultural and industrial project in Sudan for the supply of different products.
And very recently he was able to seal a good business deal with a big Chinese company, which will open new horizon for his company in Asia
Companies For Good
Nielsen Sri Lanka Report indicated a 12% decline in FMCG in Q1, 2018 Where as We Lanka Sathosa was able to show a 15.63% growth in Q1.
Lanka Sathosa Team was able to increase the sales turnover by 50% within first six months and month on month cut down the operational cost by 20% under my Leadership within the same period.
Rerecorded highest ever Sales for a month in December 2017 and ever highest in a year in 2017 of Lanka Sathosa 69 year history under my leadership and convert to a profit earning establishment within a short period.
Formerly worked as the DGM at Sri Lankas Most preferable and Leading Fashion retailer -Fashion Bug.
Past....The Over 23 Years of Conventional and Islamic Banking sector Locally and (Oman)Internationally.
Have an extensive knowledge of Conventional Banking, Islamic finance, Setting up new Branches and start up Islamic operations Windows, Developing and writing Manuals, Managerial skills, Administration,Cash Management, Product Development and Business Development, Staff Training,Compliance,AML, branch operations and credit cards, retail banking, leasing, supervisory, customer service and relations, ,co-ordinations, travel trade, Accounts, have flexibility to change to meet the needs an expectation of customers and the challenging demand of working in a highly successful and competitive area.
Specialties: Developing and writing Manuals, Managerial skills, Administration,Cash Management, Product Development and Business Development, Staff Training,Compliance,AML, branch operations and credit cards
Dr. S H M Faraaz
Lanka Sathosa-Sri Lanka
Marc loves his job. He believes that good business practices help companies perform better, while benefiting employees, the environment, and society at large.
A born entrepreneur, Marc was introduced into the business world at a very early age by his grandfather, a self-made businessman. At 19, Marc set up his first business in hospitality while studying Economy & Business Administration in Barcelona. Marc ran the business for four years, then sold it and used the profits to pursue his Master’s in Business Ethics in Sydney.
After graduation, Marc moved to London where he worked at communications consultancy, RadleyYeldar, as an Employee Engagement & Sustainability consultant for 5 years. He helped multinational companies, such as Rolls-Royce, ABB, Nivea and Cargill, become stronger by putting ethics, values and CSR at the heart of their organisations.
Marc landed in Dubai in 2015 and has been working as a Senior Sustainability Executive at Chalhoub Group since then. He launched Companies for Good in May 2017.
Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani
Tariq, born in 1979, has had a lifelong love affair with computers since the age of 5 when he was first introduced to one and has spent over 30 years in the company of these technological wonders. His passion for technology made him pursue Diploma in Information Systems, Bachelorâ€™s Degree with honors in Computer Science, followed by a Masterâ€™s degree in Information Technology. Apart from enriching his technical knowledge and skills, Tariq has also furthered his business and management skills through multiple other professional courses and worked in different functions within organizations. Currently, Tariq is a candidate in Doctorate in Management of Organization.
5th - 6th December, 2017 | Le Meridien, Mauritius
Next Now? The Future Is Now
6th - 7th December, 2016 | Le Meridien, Mauritius
Connecting Minds, Creating The Future
14th - 15th February, 2015 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Chief Executive Officer
Inspace International Ltd.
A strong leader with management credentials backed up with an MBA from Edinburg Napier University with focus on Innovation and Leadership. Repeatedly met or exceeded year-over-year objectives for industry leaders. Optimize overall performance internally and externally with supply partners by developing innovative processes and initiatives to enable businesses to deliver on goals. Mr. Sanasy's core mission is to improve the performance of Business Development function with his team across the sector by driving harmonization of best-in-class processes and tools, defining and monitoring traversal performance metrics, leading sustainable marketing and maturity road-map initiatives, and ensuring effective cross-business collaboration.
Currently serving as CEO at Vortech Pvt Ltd in a Joint Venture with Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd which is a listed company based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Also serving as Executive Director in the following companies;
Inspace International Inc based in Toronto, ON Canada
Oil Recycling Solution Inc based in Calgary, AB Canada
Inspace International Ltd based in Port-Louis, Mauritius
Intercontinental Paints Ltd.
Armed with a degree from Auchi Polytechnic & University of Ibadan in Investigative Journalism and Reporting, he began his way early in life setting up and running various businesses at the mere age of 12 ranging from Poultry, Automobile, IT, Paint Manufacturing and recently Real Estate development.
He is indeed a man with a keen eye for business opportunities and a relentless supporter and promoter for entrepreneurship in Nigeria. This is evident in his passion to train & mentor young people on the skill sets needed to grow and sustain businesses in Nigeria. This was what led him to establish the Under 20 CEO Initiative in early 2012.
Mr Omoregie was listed on the 2017 Forbes Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa.
In 2017, Africa Youth Awards named him among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.
He is married to a beautiful, fashion game changer, Nonso.
Aigbe Omoreige was a delegate at the High-Level Meetings of the Seventy-Second Session of the UN General Assembly — 19-28 September 2017, in New York. He was part of the discussions centered on the Sustainable Development Goals, International relations, amongst other topics.
Omoreige was selected based on his outstanding entrepreneurship record and as an influential young entrepreneur in Africa who is also promoting and nurturing the entrepreneurship drive amongst other young people in his home country, Nigeria. He promotes this through a youth organization which he founded in 2013, 'The Young CEO'.
The Young CEO is a youth development initiative designed to empower small business owners across Nigeria. The initiative is designed to reach and touch the lives of these budding entrepreneurs by not just giving them grants but by also providing them access to mentors in their various industries.
Chairman & Managing Director
BuyDoBuy Advertising LLC – Diplomats
Summit LTD, UK – India International Trade
Centre - SME Chamber Of India – India GCC Business Council
Starting from humble beginnings at the age of ten and later as an events and brands' specialist in his hometown Mumbai, the entrepreneur has invested in diversified businesses internationally and now celebrates 25 years in the field.
His expertise is not restricted to his company, it extends towards the propelling and functioning of autonomous bodies like the Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India (SME Chamber of India), for which he is the Chairman & Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa. He also holds the profile of Chairman & Regional Director for the India International Trade Centre (IITC-INDIA) and the India - GCC SME Business Council for the MENA Region.
Nathan works through his strong-network local and international governments and corporate bodies to foster opportunities and support businesses motivating them to expand their boundaries and explore new prospects. He has been the backbone for various trade development projects providing guidance and support to SMEs. Mentoring young & budding entrepreneurs in the growth of their business has been a cause close to his heart.
Having travelled extensively to many parts of Africa, USA, South America, India, Europe, Australia, Middle East and UK, he has orchestrated several international events, trade shows, SME conferences and networking meetings. His professional connections have enabled him to establish partnerships and offices in Mumbai, Dubai, UK, Italy and Kenya. A strong believer in the global community, he considers every travel an opportunity to further his network and form business relations, as a connection in one country can benefit another entrepreneur in another country, thus propagating the idea of a world without boundaries and full of opportunities. He has been invited by many countries and has had the honour of addressing various SME, International trade conferences and conclaves in India, UK, Europe and the UAE on emerging business opportunities, connectivity in business, funding, innovation, international trade, young & budding entrepreneurs, and development, marketing and promotion of SMEs. As a key speaker at the Maharashtra Economic Summit in Mumbai this Jan 2015, Mr Nathan has proposed the SMART CITY concept "I FIX MY CITY MUMBAI" Mr. Nathan is an avid member of the Dubai Press Club, writer contributing business articles to Gulf News and leading publications and is a part of many business networking groups.
Sohan Roy S K
Founder & CEO
Aries Group of Companies
Topic : Role of EFFISM
(Efficiency Improvement System Management)
for effective Business management
Topic: Role of EFFISM (Efficiency Improvement System Management) for effective Business managementEFFISM (Efficiency Improvement System Management) is the internationally recognized (MARSIM2014) state-of-the-art software developed as part of the Research and Development Programme that breaks traditional conventions of management assessment skills. EFFISM will enable every individual in the organization, irrespective of their position, to document their daily activities on a per-minute basis and enable them to improve their efficiency by themselves. By using the efficiency software, the top management can track and monitor every single activity in the organization without waiting for conventional appraisal reports from Managers or Division Heads. It also identifies the strong and weak links of the organization.
ProfileSohan Roy is an accomplished, performance driven professional and a proven leader credited with pioneering innovations in Maritime, Medical, Movie and Media industries.
A Naval Architect and Marine Engineer by profession, Sohan Roy set up Aries Marine in the year 1998 and powered it as the largest Ship Design and Consultancy Firm in the Middle East. Now Aries Group has become a reputed multinational conglomerate with 42 companies operating in 15 countries.
Director of Oscar Contented movie DAM999 ,Founder director of All Lights India International Film Festival and Indywood film Market.
Sohan Roy is a Media specialist who owns two global TV channels with a state-of-the-art production house and studios. He is the founder of Marine BizTV, the world's first and the only Maritime television channel and holds the position of the President of International Maritime Club, the largest club of maritime associations and organizations worldwide.
Sohan Roy conceptualized and initiated Medi BizTV, the first global health care TV Channel that is dedicated to health and wellbeing. Mr. Roy is also the founder of World Medical Council, a forum designed for the continuous and conscious development of the medical industry
Jude Chagas Pereira
Chief Executive Officer
Topic : 'A Roadmap to Effective Strategy Execution'
Prior to IYCON, Jude co-promoted and was the Director at Xmediaries Ltd. a technology company which was focused on the Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM). Jude has also worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Insyst Technologies (now acquired by 3i Infotech), a technology company, focused on the Enterprise Resource.
At IYCON, he has been instrumental in conceptualizing the best practice framework for Process and Risk Integrated Strategy Execution (PRISE). This has been implemented in government organizations, such as Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Department of Transport (DoT), Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Abu Dhabi Sewerage Service Company (ADSSC), Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (ADUPC) and private companies such as National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Dubal, Al Tayer, Commercial Bank of Dubai among others
Jude is a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also has a Diploma in Computer Studies - National Computing Center, U.K.
In addition, he has served as President for BNI – Rising Phoenix, is a member of Referrals for Life and a member of the Indian Chartered Accountants Association. Jude is also a speaker at the Strategy Leaders' Summit over the past 3 years and contributes to thought leadership on strategy execution.Jude is ranked #84 in the Forbes Top 100 Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2015.
McKinsey & Company
Gassan also supports the establishment of philanthropic organizations based in the region whose aim is to fight disease and poverty and create a more dignified life for children and youth in over 50 countries. Gassan serves on the Board of Directors of the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (Waed), WorldLinks Arab Region, a NGO that improves education through use of technology. Gassan has written numerous articles some of which have become teaching material for several Asian universities.
Gassan received his BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (valedictorian), an MS in Operations Research from MIT, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management (highest honors). Gassan was the recipient of National Distinction Award was selected to be a Young Arab Leader in 2005. Gassan Al-Kibsi was also selected as the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014.
Dr. Ram Buxani
International Traders (ME) Ltd
Dr. Buxani is the Chairman of ITL-Cosmos Group, having interest in Consumer Electronics, Textiles, Real Estate & Banking. Dr. Buxani is also Director of several companies spread around the globe. He is among the pioneer promoters of IndusInd Bank Ltd. in India and was its Director until recently.
He is the Founder Chairman of the Overseas Indians Economic Forum, a prime NRI organization in the region until its merger with "Indian Business and Professional Council" (IBPC) in 2003. Dr. Buxani is a prominent spokesperson of the NRI and has played a key role in interacting on their behalf. Abolition of Estate Duty in the year 1985 in India is one of his contributions achieved during his tenure.
In addition, his involvement covers institutions like India Club, Dubai of which he remained Chairman for 1990-94 & 2012-2015. He also remained Chairman of Indian High School, Dubai, the biggest Indian school in the region, during 2000-2004.
In 2003, he launched his autobiography, "Taking the High Road" which has been acclaimed by several critics. It has been translated into several Indian languages. He has been conferred Doctorate by Washington International University on his thesis on "Governance of Dubai: The influence of tribal tradition in decision making, especially in the critical periods of the development of the city-state" in 2004. Dr. Ram was recently conferred D.Litt Degree by D.Y. Patil University of Mumbai for his immense contribution for NRIs and victims of natural calamity.
He was listed one of the most Powerful Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2011. Listed one of the 30 Richest Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2011. In 2012 he was presented the "Most Inspiring Personality" CEO Award by Arabian Business. Ranked one of the 100 Top Most Powerful Indians in UAE by Arabian Business in 2012. Listed one of the 100 most Influential Indians in UAE by Forbes Middle East in 2013. Listed one of the 50 Richest Indians in the UAE by Arabian Business in 2013. Ranked one of the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East in 2015.
Chief Executive Officer
Atmospheric Water Solutions
He founded, operated and successfully sold (1) Magnet World, an overseas manufacturer of magnets in 1984; (2) Fason, an importer of magnets in 1996; and (3) Magnet Hut, a magnet retailer, in 2000. During 1984, Mr. Ullman moved American magnet technology to China to establish a successful joint venture manufacturing company in the Ghangzhou province of China that has sold more than 200 million magnets to more than 400 large volume buyers in over 75 countries.
In 1997, he launched China Direct Trading Company to leverage his Far East supplier network and to broaden his product line into thousands of customized gift items.
In 2003 China Direct Trading Company reverse merged into a public shell. In 2006 Mr. Ullman acquired Capstone Industries a specialty lighting company with under $1,500,000 in revenues and grew the combined companies to $10,000,000 in revenue by 2011 when he sold his ownership to management to start a new business in atmospheric water generation. Mr. Ullman earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Tulane University in 1982.
Søren Svinth Vandel
Co-Founder & CEO
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