- Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Dubai for the world’s leading entrepreneurs
- Luminaries to include Mohammed Alshaya, Arif Naqvi, Muna Abu Sulayman management guru Fons Trompenaars etc
Dubai, 31 March 2011: Ernst & Young is hosting the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Dubai to discuss new horizons for the international entrepreneur. More than 70 of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders will discuss their views on operating in the ‘new normal’ economy.
Leading speakers and panelists include regional and international business and industry leaders such as Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group CEO of Abraaj Capital, Mohammed Abdul Aziz Alshaya, Executive Chairman, M.H. Alshaya Company, Muna Abu Sulayman, leading media personality in the Middle East, Mark Jeffries, former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and keynote speaker, Fons Trompenaars, acclaimed global management guru and best-selling author on culture for business issues, and Heyrick Bond-Gunning, author of best seller Baghdad Business School. Speakers also include senior Ernst & Young partners.
“Entrepreneurship is increasingly taking center stage as the most viable option for job creation, integration with the global economy and for cementing the region’s potential as a hub between the east and the west,” said Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim, Chairman, Ernst & Young MENA. “Over the past years, dramatic developments in the regional and global economies have shifted the goal-posts for entrepreneurial success and has changed the business landscape significantly. Our Entrepreneur of the Year Forum aims to encourage experts from the financial and business worlds to examine the impact of these changes and recommend entrepreneurial responses.”