Global Arab Business Meeting to open next week in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 9-10 October 2011, on the new era of change in Arab world
Horasis’ Global Arab Business Meeting will open next week in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, bringing together over 300 participants from 35 countries. The meeting, to be held from 9 to 10 October, shall help to define Arab firms' growth agenda, especially in light of new changes and developments witnessed in the region. The Global Arab Business Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Arab business leaders and their global counterparts.
Horasis - a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging markets to globalize their organizations. The Government of Ras Al Khaimah - represented by Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) and the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development - will act as co-hosts of the meeting.
We are witnessing a new era of change in the Arab world. Horasis will convene the 2011 Global Arab Business Meeting to reflect on this process of change, facilitating engagement and dialogue among business leaders and governments from the Arab world and beyond. The event is open to CEOs of the world's leading companies.
Key international public figures who will be participating are: H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE; H.E. Mohammad Abu-Hammour, Minister of Finance of Jordan, Jordan; H.E. Nicolas Nahas, Minister of Economy & Trade, Lebanon; H.E. Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Senior Minister of Commerce, Pakistan; H.E. Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, India.
The Co-Chairs of the Horasis’ Global Arab Business Meetings are: Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman, LightSquared, USA; Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Chief Executive Officer, Jadwa Investment, Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Saif bin Hashil Al-Maskery, Chairperson, Nawras, Oman; Akil Beshir, Chairman, Telecom Egypt, Egypt; Samir Brikho, Chief Executive Officer, Amec, United Kingdom; Tariq H. Cheema, Chief Executive Officer, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, USA; Mohamed El-Fatatry, Chief Executive Officer, Muxlim, Finland; Mohamed Elmandjra, Chief Executive Officer, Meditel, Morocco; Barbara Judge, Chairman Emeritus, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom; Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India; Steve Killelea, Chairman, Integrated Research, Australia; Anil Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Ransat Group, United Kingdom; Juan María Nin, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CaixaBank, Spain; Mohammad Hassan Omran, Chairman, Etisalat, UAE; Frans Otten, Chairman, Tendris Holding, The Netherlands; Jacques Sarraf, Chairman, Malia Holding, Lebanon; Gita Wirjawan, Chairman, Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia; Naeem Zamindar, Chief Executive Officer, Wateen Telecom, Pakistan.
The RAK Investment Authority
RAKEZ is an Authority established to oversee and consolidate the specialised parks and clients of both Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA). RAKEZ, the world-class economic zone is aimed at offering highly customised facilities and services within an efficient ecosystem in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah