Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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

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Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohammed Hanafy

Secretary General
Union of Arab Chambers


Dr Khaled Hanafy is the Secretary General of the Union of Arab Chambers and Professor of Economics and International Business. He held several Governmental, academic, business and consultancy positions, most recently Minister of Supply and Internal Trade in Egypt, Chairman of Internal Trade Development Authority and Dean of College of International Transport & Logistics, in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. He was awarded “The Best Minister” for two consecutive years according to top surveys, in recognition of developing a New Food Subsidy System serving more than 70 million Egyptians.

Dr Hanafy had a remarkable contribution in developing the Egyptian internal trade, through launching a number on initiatives that were reflected in developing internal trade and in making it more efficient. These initiatives include: “Egypt's Food Industries”, “Consumer Complexes E-Linking Project”, “Gameeti Project”, “Internal Trade and Logistics Zones” and “Upgrade The Egyptian Storage Capacity”.

Dr Hanafy was the Chief Editor of the Economic constitution of Egypt. He was Chairman and board member of several holding companies in the private and governmental sectors. He participated in and headed a number of consultancy projects for the Arab League, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Labor Organization and the European Union. He was also an Economic Advisor for the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and provided consultancy services to several national & multinational organizations. 

He holds MSc degree in Regional Development and PhD degree in International Trade. He also holds many diplomas in International Trade, & Business Administration from top American universities. On the academic level, Dr Hanafy - is a Professor of Economics and International Business and has a wealth of profound publications.


Sessions of the speaker

21-OCT-2020

21-OCT-2020

10:00 - 11:00


Resilience is a key to success for businesses. The session will discuss the strategies on making SMEs pandemic-proof. Experts will share practical inputs on maintaining business continuity, how to re- negotiate contracts and navigate risks 

 

The main goal of the session is to build up a healthy and sustainable SMEs Entrepreneurial Ecosystems from survival to thriving.

Speakers:
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Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohammed Hanafy
Secretary General
Union of Arab Chambers
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Muhammad Cajee
Partner (Corporate Finance)
Deloitte New Zealand
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Thomas Foerst
Head of Global Network & Member of Executive Committee
Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Naseem Javed
Chairman
Expothon Worldwide
Session Chair:
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Tuba Terekli
Executive Advisor to
The Chairman at Sh. Tarek Abdulrahman Fakieh