The two-day conference, also referred to as GEM, has attracted over 25 leading business presenters from the Gulf, Europe, the US and Asia. Some of the guest speakers include: James Hogan, President and CEO, Gulf Air; Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center; Professor Chris Ennew, Director, Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, Professor of Marketing, Nottingham University Business School; Sir Alan Munro, Deputy Vice Chairman, Arab – British Chamber of Commerce; Mark Eaton, Director, Manufacturing Advisory Service; Piers Merchant, Director; Made in LONDON, London Chamber of Commerce; Daniel Murton, International Marketing Director, NCipher; Karim Rahemtulla, Founder and CEO iGroup Pte Ltd; John Finigan, CEO, National Bank of Oman; and Irshad Al Lawati, MD, Shell Oman Marketing SAOG.
“Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their future visions and business strategies with top industry figures,” said Eng. Ahmed Al Dheeb, Executive President, PEIE. “The sessions at GEM are a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers, marketers, HRD specialists, academics and government officials to network with some of the most successful entrepreneurs from the Middle East, Europe and North America,“ added Al Dheeb. In anticipation of GEM, Sandeep Sehgal, General Manager, United Media Services, and one of GEM’s media sponsors commented:
“Ideas are the life-blood of business – the source of innovation, change and improvement. But the rules of innovation are but poorly understood, especially in the SME sector. How can we take business ideas, refine them, test them, add resilience to them and convert them into real products and services that generate significant profit? These are some of the issues that GEM will tackle. Indeed, Oman Economic Review is delighted to be an integral partner in this landmark event.”
Mohammed Al Ghassani, Director, Knowledge Oasis Muscat and a sponsor of GEM added: “GEM will open minds and challenge business perceptions. I’m confident the event will encourage creative thinking that will help generate solutions to real business issues. If you’re looking for more than business anecdotes, generalisations and a warm glow, then GEM is a must attend.”
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