Khalifa Fund to host Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum to encourage knowledge-based Economy

WAM ABU DHABI, 8th Sept, 2013 (WAM) — To encourage knowledge-based Economy, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development announced that it will host the Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum from 7-9 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

This is in line with the Fund’s goal of incubating next generation of innovative SME’s, thereby fulfilling its role as a key driver of sustainable growth for the business sector.

Making the announcement, Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki, CEO of the Khalifa Fund said, “This event aims to discover and nurture the brightest entrepreneurial talents in order to cultivate a supportive environment where entrepreneurs can thrive. We will help them to successfully overcome business challenges and become thought leaders who elevate our economy to the next level.” The agenda will include financing options for SME’s and micro-enterprises, the role of the youth as the next generation of business leaders, social empowerment and the importance of creative business concepts that maximize the UAE’s economic competitiveness on the global stage.

To make the dissemination of knowledge as lively and participant-friendly as possible, workshops, panel discussions and investor clinics will teach entrepreneurs how to transform big ideas into financially viable projects. All this will collectively contribute to accelerating the transition towards a fully knowledge-driven economy championed by high-achievers.

Participates will include prominent figures of industry, investors, government officials and senior decision makers from the private and public sector at the national, regional and global level. Renowned delegates include Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment; Abdullatif Alsayegh, CEO of Alsayegh Media; Claire Woodcraft, CEO of the Emirates Foundation; Badr Jafar, President of Crescent Petroleum and co-founder of Jumbo World; and Hala Fadel, Head of the MIT Enterprise Forum in the Pan-Arab region.

Al Darmaki added: “This is the best possible platform on which entrepreneurs can showcase their innovative projects to attract investors. They are not just promoting their own projects, but also promoting our entire emirate as an internationally competitive destination for business.” WAM/AM

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