The Middle East Conference is the flagship event of London Business School’s Middle East Club. As one of Europe’s largest conferences covering the Middle East, it brings together prominent business and government leaders to discuss key themes unfolding across the region and within the global arena. It also highlights the success stories of leaders from the Middle East who have had a profound impact on the way the world does business.

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Day One

Omar Salama, Middle East Club Conference Lead

Chair: Abdulaziz Al-Turki, Managing Partner at Khwarizmi Ventures

● Ahmed El Alfi, Chairman at Sawari Ventures

● H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak, CEO at Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC)

● Noor Sweid, General Partner at Global Ventures

15:15 - 15:30Coffee Break

Chair: Ali AlSuhail, Managing Director at KAPITA

● Mohamed Aboulnaga, Co-founder and Advisor at Halan

● Bassel El Koussa, Co-founder and CEO at Quiqup

● Amir Allam, CEO at Elmenus

Day Two

Omar Salama, Middle East Club Conference Lead

Chair: Hisham Albahar, Managing Director at Green Dome Investments
● Tarek Sultan, CEO and Vice Chairman at Agility

Chair: Waleed Alballaa, Investor at Sukna Ventures
● Faraz Khalid, CEO at noon

Chair: Racha Ghamlouch, Co-Chief Aggregator at Digital Digest
● Tomaso Rodriquez, CEO at Talabat

12:40 - 13:30Lunch Break

Chair: Abdullah Alaraj, Managing Partner at Nama Ventures

● Abdulaziz Al Loughani, Founder and CEO at Floward

● Mehdi Oudghiri, Co-founder and CEO at Eyewa

● Alper Celen, Co-founder at Joi

14:30 - 14:45Coffee Break

Chair: Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School

● Walid Hassouna, CEO at EFG Finance

Chair: Dana Shaheen, Director of Fintech and Digital Banking MENA at Visa

● Abdulmajeed Alsukhan, Co-founder and CEO at Tamara

● Alain El Hajj, Co-founder and COO at Paymob

● Padmini Gupta, Co-founder and CEO at Rise

On behalf of the London Business School community, the LBS Middle East Club is delighted to welcome you to the 18th annual Middle East Conference.

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