We are happy to announce that our keynote for this year is

Managing Director of Facebook, MENA

Meet our rich and diverse set of panelists for this year’s conference.

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Partner and MD of Strategy& Middle East


Dr. Rabah Arezki

Chief Economist at World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region

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CEO of Elevoro

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Founder and Managing Partner at Venturemena

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Yamen Sami Al-Hajjar

Managing Partner at Olive Tree Capital

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 Founder and CEO at Instabeat

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Amine Moukheiber

Acting Head and General Manager at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Lebanon

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Hamoud Al Sabah

Managing Partner at Sharq Ventures

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Staff Correspondent at the Wall Street Journal

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Omar Farooq

Bahraini Filmmaker, Influencer, and Media Ambassador

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Nadir Nahdi

Founder of BENI


Executive Director and Head of Support at the Entrepreneurship, Business acquisition and Business Families center at HEC Montréal Business School

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Advisor to the Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources and former Director of Industry 4.0 Department at KACST

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Rudolph Lohmeyer

Partner at A.T. Kearney


Chief of Staff at Amazon MENA / Souq

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Wael Abouelella

Managing Director at Careem Egypt and North Africa

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Drosten Fisher

Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, Expert in Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Founder & CEO of MINDSMASTER Canada inc., Disruptive Evangelist

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Dr. Lobna Karoui

 Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Leader at Société Générale


CEO & Co-Founder at Searchie


Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research (Covering Artificial Intelligence)

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Mona Hamdy

Teaching Fellow at Harvard University in Applied Ethics post Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Founder & Director at the Gritti Fund Dubai and Subject Matter Expert at World Economic Forum

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Machine Learning Expert

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Zeina El Kaissi

Chief Digital Director at Smart Dubai

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Partner at Strategy&


Assistant Professor in AI/Computer Science at King Saud University and AI Advisor

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COO & CPO @ GoodPath

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Visiting Assistant Professor at LAU and Founder of Success & Co

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Rabih Nassar

Founder & CEO at Scriptr


Nida Atshan

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development at Localized


Founder & Creator of Fly with Haifa and TV Presenter

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Founder and Lead Counsel at the NCA Group

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Economic & Geopolitical Strategist

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Maryam Elarbi

Social Impact Consultant, Writer, and Activist

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