Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Matthieu de Clercq

Oliver Wyman FZ LLC

Matthieu is a partner in the Public Policy practice, based in Dubai, with 15 years of consulting experience (8 years in the Middle East/GCC).
Areas of expertise include: economic and social development strategy and government R&D and innovation/commercialization.

Relevant experience

Long term National Youth employment and work force participation strategy; understanding of hard and soft issues and challenges,
definition of key initiatives

National Education Strategy for Primary/secondary focusing on public school, sport federation, foundation years, extra curriculum
activities and Regional organization and implementation strategy

SME and entrepreneurship strategy, focusing on programs linked to Education, for a GCC SME development agency

Awareness campaign strategy to target youth towards sustainable development

Citizen Centric government strategy focusing on participation, collaboration and communication (Social Media, School,..)

Several feasibility (financial and operational) studies in UAE, KSA and Oman for several Economic Cities and Programs focusing o
employment and articulation of business opportunity, local value capture strategy, investor attraction and government financing strategy

Matthieu holds a combined degree in architecture and civil engineering as well as an MBA from ESADE, Barcelona. He is proficient in
French (native), English and Spanish (fluent), and has some good knowledge of Dutch

Sessions of the speaker



10:00 - 11:00

The Agriculture industry has been going through a phase of innovation. The legacy agriculture model is facing pressure in meeting the demands for the future: demographics, scarcity of natural resources, climate change, and food waste all these challenges are not working in favour of the traditional methods. To address these challenges, government, investors and innovative agriculture technologies need to combine their efforts to meet future needs.

10:00 - 10:05


Matthieu de Clercq
Oliver Wyman FZ LLC

10:15 - 10:25

Keynote Address 2

Abdulaziz AlMulla
CEO and Co-Founder
Madar Farms

10:05 - 10:15

Keynote Address 1

H.E Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei
President and Chairman
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)

10:25 - 10:55

Panel Discussion

Seta Tutundjian,
Director of Programs
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Eltighani Elamin
Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center (Sudan)