PREMIER GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO GATHER IN RAS AL KHAIMAH FOR THE YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS SUMMIT
Essam Al Tamimi from Al Tamimi & Company to moderate panel on ‘Leadership, the Youth and Entrepreneurship’ during the 27 September conference
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki to provide keynote speech
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 20 August 2017: The founder of the UAE’s largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, will join Indian YouTube sensation, Varun Pruthi, at Ras Al Khaimah’s Young Global Leaders Summit.
Organised by the regional business and policy magazine, Leaders Middle East, and sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 2nd Young Global Leaders Summit will take place at the five-star Rixos Bab Al Bahr hotel on 27 September, 2017 and will feature a keynote speech from H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and UAE Supreme Council Member.
“The return of the Young Global Leaders Summit - an inspiring youth motivational conference - to Ras Al Khaimah will see an exciting panel of experts and keynote speakers from a range of industries aimed engage young people in the emirate and the wider UAE,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA, whose involvement is part of its drive to align itself with youth empowerment and innovation.
Driving debate on ‘Leadership, the Youth and Entrepreneurship’, Essam Al Tamimi, the respected Emirati businessman and founder of Tamimi & Co, will lead a panel of actors, authors and business leaders in a discussion on the merits of developing young leaders of the future.
“As senior business leaders, we have a responsibility to ensure that our young entrepreneurs are provided with the tools and support they need to succeed and achieve their goals. The UAE has shined under the leadership of past generations and the youth must continue to shine in all walks of leadership. The youth is our future and I’m very excited to be involved in an event that will help shape the country’s future,” Al Tamimi noted.
Anticipating a greater level of debate and discussion this year, Lorenzo Jooris, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Leaders Middle East, noted that the calibre of speakers is a testament to the event’s inaugural outing last year.
“The line-up of speakers and discussion topics are sure to spur interesting debate this year and I encourage young people across the UAE to get involved in the second instalment of this exciting series. The Young Global Leaders Summit in Ras Al Khaimah is still a young event, yet has already received significant recognition from the business community. It is the ideal platform to network and gain knowledge of the ever-changing region we live in,” Jooris added.
A full list of speakers and panel discussions is available online. Aspiring young leaders wishing to attend the summit can register on: www.yglsummit.com.
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About Ras Al Khaimah
One of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a rich culture and longstanding history dating back 7,000 years. The Emirate boasts an array of archaeological sites and breathtaking natural vistas, from golden sand beaches, awe-inspiring terracotta dunes and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.
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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. In order to achieve target growth of one million visitors by the end of 2018, the authority aims to develop the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the RAKTDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
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