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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Stephen Ruzibiza

Chief Executive Officer
Private Sector Federation – Rwanda

He has championed the transformation of the Federation by embarking enormously on corrective investment, access to market, capacity building and export facilitation, as well as advocacy role for the PSF all aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. Prior to the PSF, he was the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs at RwandAir Ltd. Prior to joining RwandAir. Mr Ruzibiza was the State Attorney for the Ministry of Justice in the Legal Advisory Services Department, assisting Government in negotiating and drafting contracts, Agreements, MOU’s. Mr Ruzibiza seats on various boards of Directors.


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
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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Dr. Sami Abdullah Al-Abidi
Chairman
Council of Saudi Chamber
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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