Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Mr. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar is a global entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, retail, hospitality, e‐commerce, technology, logistics, F&B and venture capital. Since 1997, he has been at the forefront of global real estate, leading marquee real‐estate development companies such as Emaar Properties (developer of world’s tallest building) and Eagle Hills (leading emerging markets real estate developer). He has spearheaded the growth of Emaar Properties attaining unmatched track record of successfully developing iconic futuristic residential, retail, entertainment, hospitality & leisure assets transforming the lifestyles of people globally. Over the years he has developed world‐class mixed used projects across 20+ markets of Middle East, North & Sub Saharan Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and South & South East Asia and US. In addition, he has driven the growth of several regional players into world‐renown sector champions including Americana Group (a multibillion‐dollar food business, the largest integrated food company in the Middle East), noon.com (the leading e‐commerce platform in the region) and Namshi (a pure‐player fashion e‐commerce firm). More recently, he has expanded holdings in China with leading mobile transportation platform Didi Chuxing and popular coffee chain, Luckin Coffee. Championing emerging technology, he is also spearheading the first mobile only referral and loyalty program utilising blockchain technology it is set to disrupt the current value exchange customers have with the brand. He has been a trusted partner to strategic investors including sovereign wealth funds, family offices, funds as well as public investors with a strong long‐term value creation track record and has nurtured distinctive relationships with housing authorities, regional ministries, global and regional banks and tech companies. Recognised for his contribution to the industry he has won several accolades including the ‘Arabian Business Achievement Award’ in 2017 and 2014’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, presented to Alabbar by Gulf Business as well as being ranked fifth worldwide as one of ‘Construction Week’s most influential industry leaders’ in 2019 A graduate in Finance and Business Administration from the Seattle University in the US, also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Seattle University.
10:50 – 11:10