Conference Schedule for November 12, 2017

Entering the post-decade mark, the Arab Conference at Harvard is at a critical time where it is both continuing its legacy of delivering nuanced and substantive discussion on the Arab World and reimagining its vision towards the future.

Time Event
08:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

Spangler Meredith Room

09:00 AM Startup Pitch Competition

Shad Hall

Khalid Al Rumaihi (Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board) Fadi Ghandour (Chairman & CEO, Wamda Capital) Christopher Schroeder (Venture Investor & Startup Writer) Nichola Eliovits (Managing Partner, Olive Tree Capital)
11:30 AM Keynote Speech: The Future of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Shad Hall

Fadi Ghandour (Chairman & CEO, Wamda Capital)
12:30 PM Lunch & Networking

Spangler Williams Room

HBS Admissions Q&A

Spangler East Project Rooms (271-280)

01:30 PM Panel: Investing in the Middle East (Sponsored by Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program)

Aldrich 112

Ahmad Zuaiter (Partner, Jadara Capital) Dr. Rania Al-Mashat (Senior Advisor, IMF) Soundouss Bouhia (Senior Advisor, Royal Cabinet of Morocco)

Panel: Jumpstarting the Silicon Valley of the Arab World

Spangler Auditorium

Abdullah Elyas (Co-Founder, Careem) Dalia Tarabay (Global Business Lead, Google) Nichola Eliovits (Managing Partner, Olive Tree Capital) Christopher Schroeder (Venture Investor & Startup Writer)
02:30 PM Fireside Chat: Restructuring Economies Post Oil Crisis

Shad Hall

Khalid Al Rumaihi (Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board)
03:20 PM Coffee Break & Networking

Shad Hall

03:30 PM Keynote Speech: Preparing for Tomorrow

Shad Hall

Nabilah Al-Tunisi (Chief Engineer, Aramco)
04:30 PM Panel: Preparing for the Digital Age

Shad Hall

Jad Hajj (Partner, Strategy&) Jeanethe Falvey (Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston) Saad Al Sheikh (Executive Director, Neom) Abdulsalam Haykal (CEO, Haykal Group)
05:20 PM Keynote Speech: Preparing for Change Governance for a new generation of corporations

Shad Hall

Farid Lahoud (Group Corporate Secretary, Bank Audi)
06:00 PM Career Fair

Batten Hives 201, 204, 205

Path to Success Workshop (by Wasif Syed)

Batten Hives 207

Discover Neom

Batten Hives 206