Top Gulf leaders to speak at Forbes Global Forbes Global CEO Conference in Dubai

DUBAI: UAE Minister of State Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Director General of His Highness The Ruler’s Court, Government of Dubai and CEO and Executive Director of the Investment Corporation of Dubai Mohammed Al Shaibani and HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a leading Saudi businessman and member of the Forbes Billionaire List are among the latest speakers who will join a cast of prominent global policy and business leaders at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Dubai this October 21-23, 2012.

Al Shaibani will conduct a ‘Meeting of Minds’ one-on-one dialogue with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, on the opening night of the conference to discuss issues of global interest.

On the following day, Prince Alwaleed, Chairman of Kingdom Holding, will join Steve Forbes in a special dialogue to exchange views on the world economy and investment prospects.

Al Hashimi, who is Chairperson of Dubai Cares, will participate in a panel discussion on philanthropy and social responsibility.

Other UAE Ministers speaking at the conference include UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al Tayer who will join the opening panel on the global economy, and UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi who will be speaking on leadership in the closing panel of the conference.

High-profile UAE-based business leaders who recently confirmed to speak at the conference include H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of Abdulla Al Ghurair Group and CEO of Mashreq Group and Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO of Dubai Holding.

Others from the UAE also include Chairman of DP World Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group CEO of Abraaj Capital Arif Masood Naqvi and CEO of Etisalat Group Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar.

Now in its 12th year, the annual Forbes Global CEO Conference serves as a platform for some 400 influential CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to exchange insights and build relationships.

Under the theme of ‘The Race Ahead’, this year’s conference will examine how we can face critical challenges in the global competition for prosperity. Panels will analyze the state of the world economy and debate the best approaches for success in global business.

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