Arising Sub Sahara Africa Conference & Awards - Let's Make Africa Great Together

March 02, 2019
@Sobha Hartland, Mohammad Bin Rashid City, Dubai

“BERKELEY MIDDLE EAST FORUMS IN COLLABORATION WITH SOBHA REALTY”

THE AFRICA SUB-SAHARA EVENT WILL FEATURE THE GATHERING OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND INVESTMENT LEADERS WHO WILL SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE WITH THE PARTICIPATING DELEGATES.

The Sub-Sahara Africa event produced by Berkeley Middle East is the pioneer platform for Africa Specialists, who are involved in regional business or who have planned to start endeavours there. It is all about exchange of experiences, achievements and learning of latest trends and challenges. We bring together and involve CEO’s, Investors, Consultant, Advisors and government bodies in a unique communication environment that fosters candid, off-the-record exchanges among participants.

WHY TO ATTEND SUB SAHARA AFRICA EVENT ?

This will be the largest and most prestigious event in the region gathering and connecting senior investment professionals, industry leaders and top consultants & advisors, who are interested to start or to enlarge their already existing business in Sub-Sahara Africa. This will be the best platform for these executives to meet, discuss, exchange experiences and to make new plans for business development activities in this enormously rich & fruitful region, comprising almost 50 frontier market countries.

MEET:
global corporate experts from diverse industry and cultural landscapes

LISTEN:
from leading international business investors about their experiences within the corporate world and gain the latest market intelligence across industry

NETWORK & COLLABORATE:
face to face with your peers and make valuable connections across industry and the globe in both informal and business focused environments

SHARE:
your own industry experiences, expertise and know how during interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions

ENGAGE:
investors across business and industry

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SUB SAHARA AFRICA EVENT?

Investors with a focus on Africa, CEO’s & Directors of enterprises with a running business in Sub-Sahara, or with plans to establish a new business locally. Consultants & advisors who are familiar with the peculiarity of these countries, who can contribute to the understanding of the way how the local business has to be tackled. Government & diplomatic bodies, who are interested to present & recommend their countries for future investments & expanding multinational enterprises.

HOW YOU BENEFIT

• Gain more insights. Through real case presentations and explorations, your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.
• Sustain actionable knowledge. Harness information you already have into workable action plans.
• Managing for value. Develop a keen understanding of how to locally manage the creation of value.
• Opportunity to get involved in various projects related to future Sub-Sahara ventures.
• Opportunity to meet & network with key officials & key business performers.
• Get appreciated by awards.

OPPORTUNITIES & RISKS FOR VENTURES IN AFRICA

Pros:
• Enormous economical potential
• Rich of natural resources
• Growing population
• Future development of a large consumer class
• Rapidly growing trade & consumer sectors
• Strong diversification of the economies
• Expected to become a major economic force in future

Cons:
• Political Inability
• Corruption
• Underdeveloped infrastructures
• Lack of governance
• Safety issues
• Health issues
• Still widespread poverty today

FOREIGN INVESTORS PRIORITIES

Infrastructure: Rails, Roads, Bridges, Dams, Ports, Airports, Electricity, Water Supply, ITC, Warehouses, Logistics.

Commodities / Mining: Oil, Gas, Uranium, Coal, Diamonds, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Copper, Nickel, Tin, Lead, Zinc, Bauxite, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, numerous Gems

Healthcare / Pharma: Hospitals, Medical Technology, Drug Production, Nursing & Therapies Services, Emergency & Ambulance Services

Hospitality / Tourism: Hotels, Holiday Resorts, Gastronomy, Cultural & Sport Events

Agriculture / Forestry / Consumer Goods: Farms, Agro-Technology, Timbers, Food Production & Supply, Life Cattle, Diaries

Financial Services:

TOPICS YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES, & UNFORGETTABLE TAKEAWAYS.

Keynotes

Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.

Breakfast Briefings

Our breakfast briefings are sessions which give you a chance to get a deeper perspective on a topic and also get the chance to get into debate on the topic. We’ve designed them to provide the chance for open and frank discussions about the current trends and challenges impacting the profession whilst enjoying delicious food in the company of industry colleagues.

Workshops

Choose from workshops; Transform which are carefully designed to provide tangible takeaways and practical toolkits that deliver value and impact in the post-pandemic world.

CoLabs

Our CoLabs focus on a key business challenge. You will be guided through the process in small peer groups using design thinking or agile learning methods. Get to the heart of the issue and develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future. Our CoLabs give you tangible takeaways to be able to implement immediately into your organisation.

Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner.

Thought Exchange Roundtables

Sharing experiences and knowledge are key elements. These roundtable discussions with small groups of peers give you the chance to share perspectives on hot topics and key challenges facing the profession. Have your say on the topics you want to discuss on the day!

InFocus Panels

Envisioning the Workforce of 2030. Our expert panel made up of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights and pioneering research around the future of work. This interactive session looks beyond re-imaging how things are and towards innovating the endless possibilities of what they could be.

Exclusive Masterclass

A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.

Awards, CPD Points, Certificates & Digital Badges

An exclusive, glamorous affair, where the winner will be recognised for their outstanding contributions. Attendees get a certificate of attendance and can earn CPD points by attending the event.

PARTNERS

WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE CONFERENCE & AWARDS

H.E. Salma Al Qubaisi

  • President Al Qubaisi Holding Abu Dhabi
  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women President- Abu Dhabi
  • Board Member- The Investors Club
  • IT Planning & Strategy at ADNOC Logistics & Service
Aarefa Saleh AL Falahi

H.E. Aarefa Al Falahi

  • Board Member, RAK Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of RAK Insurance Company
  • Board Member of Emirates Sports & Cultrual club
  • Member of Board of RAK SME Association
  • Chairman, RAK Chamber of Commerce Exhibition Committee​
Musa Shaikh 2022 2

Musa Shaikh

  • Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • Founding Director Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women
  • CEO – The Investors Club
  • Dean- Berkeley School of Management Sciences
Khulood Shaban

Khulood Shaban

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding

REGISTERED SPEAKERS

Musa Shaikh 2022 2
Speaker

Musa Shaikh

  • Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • Founding Director Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women
  • CEO – The Investors Club
  • Dean- Berkeley School of Management Sciences
ShobhaRealty
Speaker

CEO, Sobha Realty

  • CEO
    Sobha Realty
ZulfiquarZGhadiyali
Guest of Honor

H.E. Mr. Zulfiquar Z Ghadiyali

  • CEO- Private office H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan
Adrian Leuenberger
Speaker

Adrian Leuenberger

  • Owner
    Lion Consulting LTD – Africa Investments
Martin Bachman
Speaker

Martin E. Bachmann

Chairman
BAB Global AG

MahmoudAlBurai
Speaker

Mahmoud Hesham El Burai

  • Senior Advisor
    Real estate Regulatory Agency Dubai
LindaOnyango
Speaker

Linda Onyango

  • CEO
    SME Support Centre Limited, Nairobi
Consultant_MustafaSaasa
Speaker

Dr Mustafa Saasa

  • Chairman – SEPL India and Sell Force International LLC, Dubai – UAE
PierreHeidebroek
Speaker

Pierre Heidebroek

  • MOBH Group Dubai
    General Manager Agriculture
JoachimYebouet
Speaker

Joachim Yebouet

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Foodco Holding – P.J.S.C
MohsinAli
Speaker

Mohsin Ali

  • CEO
    Adam Global
SarahDong
Speaker

Sarah Dong

Executive Director
CEO Clubs Network

MuhammadAhmad
Speaker

Muhammad Ahmad

  • Shalimar Group of Industries
Consultant_RowenaBethel
Moderator

Rowena Bethel

  • Member
    African Training and Research Centre
EbeleOkeke
Panelist

Ebele Okeke

  • Managing Director
    Altica Partners
SunilAgarwal
Panelist

Sunil Agarwal

  • General Manager
    Rest of Africa at Valvoline Holdings Middle East B.V
Chairman's Message
Panelist

Stefan Walther Hofer

  • Partner
  • International Business Relations & Leader Human Resources Division – Berkeley Middle East Holding
Muhammad Hammad Chaudhry
Speaker

Muhammad Hammad Chaudhry

  • Managing Director / Owner
    Murasa Al Mas Insurance Agents L.L.C
AsifSabir
Speaker

Asif Sabir

  • CEO – myLearningKey
  • Managing Director – Technology & Solutions at drie
Consultant_MitchelPrather
Speaker

Mitchel Prather

  • Managing Director
    Djembe Communications
RolfRichardKeil
Speaker

Rolf Richard Keil

  • Project Development Manager
    BESIX Concessions & Assets
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
09:30 AM – 09:35 AM Reading from the Holy Quran
09:35 AM – 09:45 AM

Speaker
CEO
Sobha Realty

Welcome Note
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Speaker
Dr. Musa Shaikh
Group CEO
Berkeley Middle East Holding
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Opening Remarks
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Guest of Honor
H.E. Mr. Zulfiquar Z Ghadiyali
CEO- Private office H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan

Topic Title
Landscape for Business & Investments in the UAE
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker
Adrian Leuenberger
Owner
Lion Consulting LTD – Africa Investments

Topic Title
The Art of Investing in Africa
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Speaker
Martin E. Bachmann
Chairman
BAB Global AG

Topic Title
The Active Management of Portfolio Companies
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Speaker
Mahmoud Hesham El Burai
Senior Advisor
Real estate Regulatory Agency Dubai

Topic Title
Urbanization Opportunities and Challanges in Africa
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Speaker
Linda Onyango
CEO
SME Support Centre Limited, Nairobi

Topic Title
Sub-Saharan Africa is Open for Business
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Speaker
Dr Mustafa Saasa
Chairman – SEPL India and Sell Force International LLC, Dubai – UAE

Topic Title
Legends Creates Legacy
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Speaker
Pierre Heidebroek
MOBH Group Dubai
General Manager Agriculture

Topic Title
Investing in Africa Farming, Example of Angola
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker
Joachim Yebouet
Chief Executive Officer
Foodco Holding – P.J.S.C

Topic Title
Private Production in Africa
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

In collaboration Partner
Sobha Realty

In Collaboration Sponsor
Presentation followed by
Special Visit to the Model Villas
12:50 PM – 01:50 PM Prayer, Lunch & Networking Break
01:50 PM – 01:55 PM

Supporting Partner
Adam Global

Speaker
Mohsin Ali
CEO
Adam Global

Sponsor
Presentation
01:55 PM – 02:00 PM

Supporting Partner
CEO Club

Speaker
Sarah Dong
Executive Director
CEO Clubs Network

Sponsor Presentation
Role of Business Associations in Promoting Africa
02:00 PM – 02:05 PM

Supporting Partner
Berkeley Middle East Consultants

Speaker
Dr. Musa Shaikh
Group CEO
Berkeley Middle East Holding
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Sponsor Presentation
Global Taxation, Investment and Management Consulting Tools
02:05 PM – 02:10 PM

Supporting Partner
Berkeley Hills Engineering Interior & Fit Outs (MBT)

Speaker
Muhammad Ahmad
Shalimar Group of Industries

Sponsor Presentation
Future of Coatings in Developing Countries
02:10 PM – 03:10 PM Panel Discussion
Opportunities versus Risks

Moderator
Rowena Bethel
Member
African Training and Research Centre

Panelist 1
Ebele Okeke
Managing Director
Altica Partners

Panelist 2
Sunil Agarwal
General Manager
Rest of Africa at Valvoline Holdings Middle East B.V

Panelist 3
Joachim Yebouet
Chief Executive Officer
Foodco Holding-P.J.S.C

Panelist 4
Stefan Walther Hofer
Partner, International Business Relations & Leader Human Resources Division – Berkeley Middle East Holding

Panelist 5
Linda Onyango
CEO
SME Support Centre Limited, Nairobi

Sponsor
Engineering Consortium Consulting Engineers

03:10 PM – 03:25 PM

Sponsor
Murasa Al Mas Insurance Agents L.L.C.

Speaker
Muhammad Hammad Chaudhry
Managing Director / Owner
Murasa Al Mas Insurance Agents L.L.C

Sponsor
Presentation
03:25 AM – 03:40 PM

Speaker
Asif Sabir
CEO – myLearningKey + Managing Director – Technology & Solutions at drie

Topic Title
Emerging Technologies that can transform Africa
03:40 PM – 03:55 PM Coffee Break
03:55 PM – 04:10 PM

Speaker
Mitchel Prather
Managing Director
Djembe Communications

Topic Title
Communication in Africa
04:10 PM – 04:25 PM

Speaker
Ebele Okeke
Managing Director
Altica Partners

Topic Title
Dubai as a Hub for Africa Business
04:25 PM – 04:40 PM

Speaker
Sunil Agarwal
General Manager
Rest of Africa at Valvoline Holdings Middle East B.V

Topic Title
Valvoline in Sub-Sahara – Opportunities, Learning & Insights
04:40 PM – 04:55 PM

Speaker
Rolf Richard Keil
Project Development Manager
BESIX Concessions & Assets

Topic Title
A New Approach to Integrated Water Management
04:55 PM – 05:10 PM

Speaker
Rowena Bethel
Member
African Training and Research Centre

Topic Title
Managing Regulatory Risks – The Global Finance Landscape
05:10 PM – 05:25 PM

Speaker
Stefan Walther Hofer
Partner, International Business Relations & Leader Human Resources Division – Berkeley Middle East Holding

Closing Remarks of the Day & Opening Awards Ceremony
05:25 PM – 05:45 PM Awards Ceremony

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE AWARDS?

We acknowledge the dynamic individual’s who has made outstanding contribution to nation as well as to business community over the past year. We seek to appreciate the invaluable individuals who work in such high-pressure positions and deliver the best value, and make it prominent how you give benefit of your enterprise. To assist us in our search for the top minds, we invite you to make your voice heard via a nomination, so we can showcase those who strive to promote the growth and deserve to be commended.

SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND

  • Being a part of Future Workplace Awards provides your brand access to global and regional marketing platforms via online media.
  • Your participation affirms that your organisation is investing in HR and has an active agenda to improve your workplace, satisfying current employees and attracting talent.

RECOGNISE & MOTIVATE YOUR TEAMS

  • Entering the Future Workplace Awards is a way to thank and honour valued employees and to show you care about the future of your workplace, making you more attractive as an employer.
  • Your award application helps reflect on the achievements, challenges and areas of improvement which is vital for any developing business.
  • Being nominated, shortlisted or winning an award can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

  • The awards are an excellent opportunity to network virtually with hundreds of senior HR professionals, showcase your work and learn from others.
  • Celebrate all the hard work and successes of the industry with awards, covering every aspect of work including; Employee Experience, HR Technology, Recruiting, L&D and Achieving Excellence in HR.

INVESTOR AWARD TITLES:

• THE MOST INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGIST
• THE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
• THE LEGENDARY LEADERSHIP AWARD
• THE BEST POST INVESTMENT IMPLEMENTER
• THE MOST INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER

• THE MOST INFLUENTIAL INVESTOR
• THE MOST EFFECTIVE AFRICAN LOCAL SUPPORTER
• THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SOWER
• THE MOST CREATIVE FINANCE EXPERT
• THE MOST SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR

As Berkeleyme Investors Club, caters to VIP level professionals, as a partner for the event, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the boutique, lounge style exhibition set up.

WHY EXHIBIT?

Generate new business

you can meet new customers and develop relationships with existing clients to further business opportunities in the region.

Increase brand exposure

you will get significant digital and printed brand exposure before, during, and after the event through our year-round marketing activities.

Network with industry leaders & potential buyers

Connect with potential clients and partners – dealers and distributors.

Stay up-to-date & competitive

Use the opportunity to stay current with the industry’s latest trends, and advancements and keep ahead of your competition.

Launch new products & services

The largest transport and mobility business platform and a perfect avenue for you to showcase your latest products and services to an engaged audience that is looking for new business opportunities.

Understand your product in the market

Many exhibitors benefit from the product and market testing that they carry out while exhibiting to gain general and industry opinion about their offerings.

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US

90%

Attendees said attending our events was beneficial to their job as a result of the knowledge and networking at the event.

85%

Exhibitors stated that event helped them to establish new business contacts.

95%

Attendees said that event is run in a sustainable and responsible way by adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.

EVENT TEAM

Imthiyas Hameed

Operations Manager

Khulood Shaban

Khulood Shaban

CEO

Alifiya Bohra

Director – Business Development

Maria Malykh

Director – Business Development

Madhuri Somani

Assistant Operations Manager

Office: Berkeley Middle East, 26th floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Email: club@berkeleyme.com