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

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

14:00 - 15:30

In the world of digitalisation and greater accessibility, it has become even more

important for SMEs to form the right partners who can help access markets globally,

which goes way beyond their local markets. The challenge for any SME is how to find

the right partner.

 

This session will discuss how effective partnerships can help SME to reach out to a

global market. What are the challenges when it comes to forming these partnerships?

14:00 - 14:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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Sufyan Al-Issa
Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank Group
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group

14:05 - 14:10

Opening Keynote

Speakers:
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Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy
Chairman
Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt

14:10 - 14:25

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohammed Hanafy
Secretary General
Union of Arab Chambers

14:25 - 15:25

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy
Chairman
Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt
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Stephen Ruzibiza
Chief Executive Officer
Private Sector Federation – Rwanda
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Daniel Lam
Regional Director of Middle East and Africa
Hong Kong Trade Development Council