By: Editor In Chief
Wed 22 March,2017

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

Filed Under: Debate & Conference

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – 19th March 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, the emirate is set to host the 2nd edition of the Young Global Leaders Summit (YGLS) on the 27th September 2017.

The event, being organised by LEADERS Middle East, in association with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will bring toghether some of the world’s most respected young representatives. Coming from a range of backgrounds paricipants will debate, share ideas and find possible solutions to some of the challenges our world is facing.

The previous summit had presentations done by important leaders such as H.E. Dr. Maryam Mattar, Founder & Chairperson UAE Genetic Disease Association, Badr Jafar, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Enterprise, and Elissa Freiha Founder of WOMENA.

Haitham Mattar and Lorenzo Jooris(1)

The MoU was officially signed on 20th March 2016, during which Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi has placed youth development and education as a vital component of Ras Al Khaimah’s development and we are proud to host such events to support this vision. The event is set to stir a number of opinions and debate as our youth leads the way on a range of pressing topics.”

Mr. Lorenzo Jooris, CEO & Editor in Chief of LEADERS Middle East continued by saying: “We are proud to be hosting the 2nd edition of the YGLS once again here in Ras Al Khaimah. The emirate has placed youth development and entrepreneurship at its core, making of RAK the ideal place to host an event of this nature. We invite all Young Leaders from the region and the world to get in touch with us and share their stories with the aim of possibly including them as part of this Summit.”

Handpicked from a range of industries including business, politics, and media, the young leaders are scheduled to kick off debate on a selection of topics including economic growth, social development, empowerment of the youth, inclusion, demographic change, sustainability, and CSR in the private sector. The aim is for the participants to work together to develop solutions for the challenges presented during the summit.

The summit will ultimately create awareness around Ras Al Khaimah’s efforts into building an educated society, encouraging young people to spark debate and excel in their areas of expertise.”


To learn more about the Young Global Leaders Summit:



To expres your interest to participate of this event:

Angelika Botsios

PR, MKT & Events Director

LEADERS Middle East


For possible partner or speaker opportunities:

Lorenzo Jooris

CEO & Editor in Chief LEADERS Middle East


M: +971556129475




About Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is just a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and is the perfect getaway for business, leisure, adventure, and luxury travel. Visitors to Ras Al Khaimah will enjoy idyllic sojourns on terracotta deserts, white sand beaches and resorts, adventure activities including water sports, micro-lighting, mountain climbing, kayaking, as well as an eclectic selection of international gourmet experiences and world-class spas.

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