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?

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?

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:


AGENDA

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

AWARDS

ABOUT THE INVESTOR AWARDS:
Berkeley Middle East Forums are signature event recognized in various industries. We acknowledge the investor’s who has made outstanding contribution to company’s performance 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 managerial & financial 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.

INVESTOR AWARD TITLES:
We are awarding top talent at the forum to motivate and spread the voice their success!

• 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


SPONSORS


INDUSTRIES

• AGRICULTURE & FOOD INDUSTRY
• HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
• CONSTRUCTION & MATERIAL INDUSTRY
• INSURANCE INDUSTRY

• ENERGY INDUSTRY
• HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
• ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
• AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY


EXECUTIVE TEAM

“We bring the world’s best and professional events to the region.”


Khulood Shaban
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Dr. Hani Azzouqah
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Abdulla Aljunaibi
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Stefan Hofer
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Gift Magege
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PARTNERS


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