Agenda

The 3rd Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave
The Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, October 15th, 2019

09.00 – 10.00 Special CEO’s Breakfast Session: Old Relationships – New Opportunities
10.00 – 10.30 Registration and Refreshments
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome Address from The Times Group
10.40 – 10.55 Opening Address
Shri Vipul, Counsel General, Consulate General of India, UAE
10.55 – 11.20 Chief Guest Address UAE
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Minister and Minister of Tolerance, UAE
11.20 – 11.30 Unveiling of the Economic Times 2019 Coffee Table Book
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  • 3rd Edition Economic Times Best BFSI Brands 2019  
  • The Economic Times Promising Brands 2019  
  • The Economic Times Prestigious Brands of Kerala 2019
  • Book Launch: KALA – Essays on Contemporary Design Aesthetics
11.30 – 11.45 Chief Guest Address India
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister, Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI
11.45 – 11.55 Felicitations
11.55 – 12.15 Key opportunities for diversifying and deepening the Food Safety and Quality partnership between India UAE
12.15 – 12.25 Strengthening India - UAE partnership: what does the future hold
H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Affairs, Ministry of Economy, UAE
12.25 – 12.35 Felicitations
12.35 – 13.05 Opportunities across various sectors: highlighting Market Insights and addressing the Industry challenges
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  • Dr B. R. Shetty, Founder, BRS Holding  
  • PNC Menon, Founder & Chairman, Sobha Group
  • Mohan Jashanmal, Shareholder, Jashanmal Group of Companies
  • Gautam Khanna, CEO, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC
  • Edwin Lammers, Vice President, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) 
  • Chaired by: Anthony Hobeika, Chief Executive Officer, MENA Research Partners 
13.05 – 13.15 International space cooperation for space exploration
Eng. Naser Abdullatif Al Hammadi, Head International Organizations and Relations, UAE Space Agency
13.15 – 14.00 Networking Luncheon
14.00 – 14.25 UAE - The largest open-air stage for Indian Sports, Culinary Experiences & Bollywood Filmmakers
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The role of Soft Power in strengthening Economic Ties is time tested and UAE has emerged as perhaps the world’s largest melting pot for global cultures in the modern era. Commercially, culture has been India’s one of the most successful exports and the love for everything Indian just continues to grow. The creatives fro\m India and UAE will be in conversation in this session to decode and understand why this has worked so well 

Harbhajan Singh, Indian Cricketer
Sunita Kohli, President, K2INDIA
Sajid Nadiawala, Indian Film Producer
Chaired by: Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Journalist, Gulf News
14.25 – 14.35 Powering Logistics and Infrastructure networks through India UAE relationship
Shankar Subramoniam, Executive Director, National Association of Freight & Logistics (NAFL)
14.35 – 14.45 The business of Security and its significance in urban development
Rijoy Thomas, Chairman and CEO, Secure Cam IT Solutions
14.45 – 15.00 Bilateral Sectoral Dialogue Exchange - Education & Technology: Role of Technology in Educating the Present and future Generations
Dr Tayeb Kamali, Director General, Education Training Development, UAE Ministry of Interiors
Prof. Christopher Abraham, CEO & Head - Dubai Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management
Prof. R.N. Saha, Director, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani
Chaired by: Anthony Hobeika, Chief Executive Officer, MENA Research Partners
15.00 – 15.10 Collaboration between India – UAE through innovative transport system
Abdulla Alshehhi, Managing Director & Chief Consultant & Founder, National Advisor Bureau Limited