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Dubai to host Innovation Arabia 11 in March 2018


By Rafiq Vayani

DUBAI: Innovation Arabia 11 higher organizing committee discussed during a meeting that was held earlier this week the recent updates on the agenda of the conference and exhibition that will take place from 11- 13 March 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The meeting was headed by Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and the Chairman of the higher committee and Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and the Executive Chairman of Innovation Arabia where they have discussed also the strategic marketing plans for the event in the region and the world.

Organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, member of INDEX Holding, and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Innovation Arabia is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. The 11th edition of Innovation Arabia will be held under the theme “Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform” to drive innovation and continuous development across all vital sectors in the Arab world through the four major conferences that are taking place in the event in different tracks that include: Quality & Business Management, Smart Learning, Health And Environment, and Islamic Banking And Finance, that will be taking place for the 1st time in the history of the event.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Dr. Mansour Al Awar, said: “The Innovation Arabia 11 Annual Conference held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, is a pioneering event that will spread a culture of innovation throughout the Arab World and beyond. This year’s theme of ‘Innovate, Disrupt and Transform’ will be relevant to various vital sectors including finance, education, healthcare, government services, manufacturing, SMEs and family businesses. The 11th edition will also address ways to enhance these sectors’ development strategies as well as administrative, regulatory and operational policies, initiatives and services based on the best innovative practices.”

Dr. Al Awaradded: “The conference will discuss ways to enhance the role of innovation in advancing sustainable development within the visionary framework of Dubai Plan 2021 as well. In addition to the three tracks of Business and Quality Management, Smart Learning, and Health and Environment, this year’s event will also host a track on Islamic banking and finance in line with the leadership’s vision of transforming Dubai into a capital for the global Islamic economy and the Dubai Strategic Plan’s objective of promoting knowledge- and sustainability-driven economic development. INDEX’s extensive expertise in organizing conferences and exhibitions will contribute as well to the successful promotion of the Innovation Arabia 11 Annual Conference locally, regionally and internationally.”

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani said: “It is our utmost pleasure to cooperate with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University to organize Innovation Arabia that have become the ultimate platform to develop and promote the developing sectors in the region and the world. Innovation Arabia 11 will attract local and international top-notch speakers, academics, researchers and decision-makers and it will feature a number of conferences, panel discussion, and the parallel exhibition that will highlight the best practices to support and grow the economy.”

He added: “As a leading national company in events management, we will promote Innovation Arabia 11 in a number of regional and international events, and also through our offices in the UAE and abroad.”

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