Future of business 10 years from today set to steer discussion at SME Beyond Borders 2019

The SME Beyond Borders conference will return this year in Dubai to take a closer look into the most interesting and impactful trends and technologies that will influence the future of business 10 years from now.

To be held at the JW Marriott Marquis on March 6, 2019 themed ‘10X,’ SME Beyond Borders will bring under one roof 10 global keynote speakers who will flesh out the fundamentals to build a global business community that is future ready. The event is focused on generating ideas and visions of the future that will genuinely shape the evolution of the business sector.

With renowned speakers from around the world, the event attempts to chart a conversation on future developments, while focusing on two major themes: where businesses or industries will be 10 years from now and second, what preparations must be done in line with the trends and technologies that are not even present yet in 10 years, against the backdrop of today’s disruptive technological advancements.

This year’s 10 elite speakers will comprise Musthafa PC, CEO & Co-Founder, iD Fresh Food, a multi-million-dollar food-retail; 12-year-old Jenk Oz, UK’s youngest CEO, iCoolKid; Ian Khan, Author and Creator of ‘7 Axioms of Value Creation,’ who is also a 3xTEDx Speaker and @Forbes and @ CNN featured futurist; Peter Hinssen, a world -renowned authority on radical innovation, Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Keynote Speaker, and Author; and H.E. Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director of Animal Health & Development, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Completing the list are Mohamed Hamdy, Head of Future Platforms, Dubai Future Foundation; Mustafa Kheriba, Chief Operating Officer, ADFG; Ramit Harsinghani, Vice President and Head of Middle East, HTC; Charlie Ang, Business Futurist and Chapter Lead, SingularityU Singapore; and Reyhan Camalova, CEO, Rainergy, who is Forbes 30 under 30.

Musthafa PC, said: “I am really excited to engage with fellow speakers and participants of SME Beyond Borders 2019. The conference will serve as a platform where we can exchange ideas on how next-generation technologies are changing the global business landscape today and how they are going to impact us down the road. In terms of cost- and operational efficiency, technologies are undoubtedly the key to making these possible. For my part, I will discuss the importance of technology in the supply chain. I aim to highlight during my talk how smart tools are reshaping the supply chain and what this means for all of us in the business community.”

Ian Khan said, “The only thing that SMEs need to realise is that big buzz words are not what brings change, but it is the execution behind every target they create that facilitates true results. SMEs have an incredible advantage as compared to large companies in bringing a greater change because of their agility, ability to change fast and resilience to bounce back.”

Aligned with the UAE’s vision of the future, the annual SME Beyond Borders conference provides a venue for stakeholders from the government and private sectors to present their key strategies as they strive to build a better future for all. It takes on subjects of national and global importance, including technological innovations, that will greatly impact the small and medium enterprise sector.

The latest edition’s sponsors are Cigna (Official Insurance Partner); Dubai South (Official Freezone Partner); SAP (Official Technology Partner); Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi (Official Airline Partner); Toyota (Exclusive Car Partner); Strategic Partners DIFC Courts, Hawkamah, CRIF and Dun & Bradstreet; and Supporting Partners Launch DXB, happenize, Orient Planet Group, plantshop.ae, Kashwani Law Firm, and the Star Quadrant.

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