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Gulf Capital SME Insights Summit

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The Gulf Capital SME Insights Summit 2020
Our journey over the past few months has been enriched with useful resources and practical knowledge, amassed through the creation of a community of industry experts, business owners and entrepreneurs. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt life as we know it, our series of live webinars have addressed pertinent issues, provided relevant solutions and helped registrants forge ahead with replenished enthusiasm and deeper insights.
We have taken heed of every problem and suggestion put forth by the SME community and curated a bespoke summit as a culmination of the Gulf Capital SME Insights Live series. This virtual conference will be hosted on the MEED Broadcast+ suite powered by Hopin, and unlike any other digital summit, will give you the unique opportunity to network, engage and share your story with individual panellists and other attendees. 
The Gulf Capital SME Insights Summit will be held on 9 September, 10:00 – 15:00 UAE time (GMT +3) with keynote sessions and panel discussions led by industry experts and C-suite executives from Gulf Capital, Beehive, Clyde & Co., DTEC, The Benton Group, TiE Dubai, The TECOM Group, SHERAA and more. Liquidity management and debt restructuring, business resilience and corporate governance, ways to make your company investment ready by designing the perfect pitch and expansion into new markets; the agenda will include discussions revolving around these topics and provide insight into tackling these persistent problems.
With 800+ registered users, content-led relevant discussions, exclusive Q&A with panellists and live networking opportunities, this is an event you need to be a part of. Register today and join us as we re-evaluate, strategise and brainstorm ways to move forward on this path of recovery for the region’s SME sector. 

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· Stage
Welcome address: Richard Thompson - MEED
Richard Thompson
· Stage
Opening keynote: Dr. Karim Solh - Gulf Capital
Dr. Karim Solh
· Stage
Keynote: Virginia Reinecke - Mastercard
SMEs: Thriving through Digital
Virginia Reinecke
· Networking
· Stage
Panel Discussion
Addressing liquidity challenges facing SMEs today
Hisham Akhtar Peter Tavener Rohit Dev Jaya Maru
· Stage
Keynote: Ian Chung - Clyde & Co
Business resilience in a challenging environment
Ian Chung
· Networking
Lunch & Networking
· Stage
Panel Discussion
Key steps to make your company investment ready
Ashish Panjabi Majed Al Suwaidi Hazem Abu Khalaf Donna Benton Julien Plouzeau
· Stage
Closing remarks: Senior Group Commercial Director,MEED
Sonia Kerrigan Richard Thompson
· Networking


Sonia Kerrigan

Senior Group Commercial Director,MEED

Majed Al Suwaidi

Managing Director, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City and Head of in5

Ashish Panjabi

Chief Operating Officer, Jacky’s Business Solutions

Virginia Reinecke

Head of Commercial Products, Mastercard Middle East Africa

Julien Plouzeau

Manager Investments, DTEC

Donna Benton

Founder & CEO, The Benton Group

Hazem Abu Khalaf

Managing Director, Gulf Capital

Ian Chung

Partner, Clyde & Co

Jaya Maru

CEO - Middle East, Rewardz

Rohit Dev

Managing Director, Ideas91 (Board member, TiE Dubai)

Peter Tavener

CFO & COO, Beehive UAE

Hisham Akhtar

Senior Venture Associate, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)

Dr. Karim Solh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Capital

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director, MEED

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