Thursday, November 26, 2015

When it's business, see who leads the way

DUBAI - The sixth annual edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Series will be held on Sunday Nov 29, 2015, under the patronage and presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, UAE, who has said, "The work of the ABLF celebrates regional and international dialogue and co-operation to promote growth and create a better future for the region." The event rolls out under the theme of ‘Technology and Disruptive Innovation in 21st Century Asia’ with an important showcase on Women’s Empowerment at the Forum in honor of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood "Mother of the Nation".
The ABLF 2015, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Chamber brings leaders and business giants from across Asia together to support the investments into UAE and promote the UAE as the new global business epicenter. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO and Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group has said "I support the ABLF’s effort and initiative to celebrate the achievements of Asia in a common forum and its commitment to showcase excellence, sustainability and development."
While enabling UAE’s economic engagement with other Asian nations, through joint ventures and investments, the ABLF also promotes sustainable development that drives the Asian century towards a more equitable and responsible future.
Over the years, the ABLF outreach in Asia has engaged with over 27,000 top-level business leaders and organizations; manifested over 23 well-attended forums for Business, International Relations, Trade, Governance and Policy in 14 countries across Asia, with over 68 global leaders felicitated at the spectacular ABLF Award Ceremonies in the UAE. It is a place for top-level business leaders, to network with private and public enterprise, policy makers, economists, investors, entrepreneurs and knowledge agencies, who are jointly committed to leveraging business opportunities and socio-economic growth with sustainable benefits for all.
"I am glad about the diversity of subjects being discussed, which provides young people with insights into the businesses around them and how they tackle some of their biggest issues", opines the Minister of Energy, UAE, Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazrouei.
With a global attendee profile, the ABLF 2015 will feature confirmed presence of leaders such as Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Mohamed Thani Murshed Ghannam Al Rumaithi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Chamber; Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Chamber; Kamal Nath, Former Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India; Amr Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, CEO, Al-Dabbagh Group; P. Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister, Government of India; Dr Shashi Tharoor, MP, Government of India; Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai FDI; Ms Umran Beba, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer, PepsiCo AMEA; Yusuffali M.A., Managing Director, Emke Group, UAE; Dr Hayat bint Sulaiman bin Hassan Sindi, Member, Shura Council, KSA; Khalid Kalban, CEO, Dubai Investments PJSC, UAE; Mohi-Din Bin Hendi, President & Chairman of the Board, Bin Hendi Enterprises LLC; Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports, UAE; Abdul Aziz Al-Hosni, Chairman of Qurum Group, Oman amongst others.
Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Managing Director, Dubai Expo 2020, has said, "The ABLF Series has a prominent history in the UAE, and we do our best to support it."
The ABLForum will address the social impact of women in leadership and their influence on economic growth and development through a key showcase, which has the support of Dr Maitha Salem Alshamsi, Minister of State, UAE and Mariam Mohamed Al Rumaithi, Chairperson, Abu Dhabi Businesswomen's Council, along with support and participation from the 17 Chapters of the EBWC across the UAE will be at the event. The ABLF Series 2015 will also receive representation from the leaders of the prestigious Government Summit from the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.
Also, in celebration of the UAE’s year of innovation, the Forum will discuss how technology and innovation is changing the way the world does business. From the leaders, who have shaped the mainstream industrial forces that govern the growth of Asia, come important leadership lessons, discussions on intra-Asia growth and regional and international methods and ideas for sustainable development and long-term growth.
"It is impressive to see leading businessmen from Africa, Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, in Dubai, discuss important issues that are facing the wider region today and how Dubai can play a role in leading it in the future." commented Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, UAE, when he spoke at the ABLF.
The forum sessions will culminate into the ABLF Grand Awards Ceremony that showcases exceptional leaders of UAE and Asia. It recognizes excellence, innovation, good governance and best business practices in the region, whose achievements and initiatives have ensured that this century truly belongs to Asia.
"The ABLF Series’ 2014 agenda brought together the very best people from Asia. As a host to outstanding events such as this, the UAE has become a productive, exciting, peaceful and prosperous country that welcomes a wide variety of people, cultures and ethnic groups", says Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri Minister of Economy, UAE.
The ABLF Series 2015 is a ‘watch this space’ moment as Asia consolidates its strengths and UAE prepares to receive the best of business spirit this November.

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