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Global Arab Business Meeting
26-27 September 2010, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Horasis will hold the inaugural Global Arab Business Meeting in Ras Al Khaimah, 26-27 September 2010. Ras Al Khaimah - located 45min from Dubai airport - is one of the gulf regions most dynamic economies. The Government of Ras Al Khaimah - represented by Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) - will act as co-host of the meeting. The Global Arab Business Meeting aims to be the foremost annual gathering of Arab business leaders and their global counterparts. The meeting shall help to conceptualize Arab firm's rise to global eminence. The event is open to CEOs of the world's leading companies.

The programme for the 2010 Global Arab Business Meeting is designed not only to discuss the impact of the crisis on the Arab world, but also consider how the regions robust economies can contribute to a global recovery. The impact of the global economic crisis naturally varies across the region – important variables include reliance on oil revenues, infrastructure projects and tourism. Still, the Arab world might be better placed than most to weather the global downturn. The Global Arab Business Meeting will provide an exceptional platform to address challenges and opportunities for the Arab world. It will also provide an occasion to explore the perspectives of the future of economic cooperation between the Middle East and the world.

The co-chairs are:

Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Executive Vice President, Nokia, Finland
Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman, MB Holding, Oman
Sulaiman Al-Assaf, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East Investment Company, Saudi Arabia
Naif Al. Al-Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer, Teshkeel Media Group (THE 99), Kuwait
Bertrand Collomb, Honorary Chairman, Lafarge, France
Mohamed Elmandjra, Chief Executive Officer, Meditel, Morocco
Hee-Beom Lee, Chairman, STX Energy, Korea
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Former European Commissioner; Member of the Board, Gamesa, Spain
Neemat Frem, Chairman, Indevco, Lebanon
Sunil Godhwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Religare, India
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group; Past President, AIMA, India
Tidu Maini, Executive Chairman, Qatar Science & Technology Park, Qatar
Munir Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia
Saeb Nahas, Chairman, Nahas Enterprises Group, Syria


Ras Al Khaumah Investment Authority      


All India Management Association (AIMA) Arab Business Club CEO Clubs UAE Young Presidents Organization (YPO)

Strategic Partner:

Roland Berger      

Knowledge Partner:


Media Partner:

International Herald Tribune      

Horasis already hosts regional meetings focusing on China, India and Russia. Participants jointly identify relevant business issues and develop sophisticated and interdisciplinary solutions. Horasis - a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging markets to globalize their organizations.

His Highness Sheikh Salman Al Kalifa, Bahrain, with Maria Cattaui, Member of the Board, Petroplus Holding, and Prakash Hinduja, President, Hinduja Group, at a Horasis event

His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah, Saudi Arabia, sharing his views on the global economic outlook, at a Horasis event


Horasis is a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future. (http://www.horasis.org)

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Horasis. The Global Visions Community
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