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Laugh Link Learn … a spectacular MELA Summit kicks off in Abu Dhabi sponsored by Arabtec


Inaugurated by His Excellency SHEIKH NAHAYAN BIN MUBARAK AL NAHAYAN 65 participants come together At The Second Annual MELA Summit

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development inaugurated the launch of the 2nd Annual MELA Summit that took place in Abu Dhabi in November. Over 65 participants, business leaders, speakers and facilitators took part in this summit that brings together the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA) participants from Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Qatar. In addition to fellow members from Central Eurasia Leadership Academy (CELA) and facilitators from Society of Business Fellows (SIBF).

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan said: “Today leaders must have a multi-national perspective. That perspective is the driving force of the parent of MELA and CELA, namely, The Society of International Business Fellows. It envisions an integrated network of networks as an essential underpinning for successful leaders of businesses and organizations. This MELA Summit will help you realize the wisdom of that vision. You will enhance your knowledge of the world outside of your own geographical location and will establish invaluable multi-national contacts. You will develop new resources that will enable you to lead ever more wisely and effectively in the future.”

With a theme built on Laugh, Link, Learn the summit delivers an interesting three-day program that features prominent speakers including Dr. Amer Al Rawas, CEO of Omantel presenting a session about “Identifying and Nurturing Leaders in a Team or an Organization. The agenda also focused a unique session on “Unleashing Our Entrepreneurial DNA” presented by Mr. Nasser Talib Nasser, Managing Director of Nasser Group Investments. Mr. Ihsan Jawad, Founder of and CEO of Honeybee Ventures, conducted a dynamic session that enlightened the audience on “Creative Chaos”.

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