Dr. Mansoor Al Awar
Chairman – Innovation Arabia
Chancellor – Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University
I would like to welcome you all to Innovation Arabia 15 (IA 15).
IA 15 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), with the title “Innovation Everywhere”.
IA 15 coincides with EXPO 2020, which reflects our keenness to be an integral part of the most prestigious event and the greatest show on earth in the coming months, as Dubai becomes the meeting point of East and West, and the ideal destination for pioneering ideas in shaping the future of the world. For the first time in the history of its editions, IA 15 will continue being held over four months from November to February next year. In addition, we will single out this year’s edition by launching many innovative and long-awaited initiatives.
IA 15 continues to emphasize the critical value and importance of innovation in the business world, covering innovation through its three carefully selected themes of the conferences/tracks, the first conference/track: Innovation for Quality of Digital Services, the second conference/track: Learning for Skills, and the third conference/track: Innovation Systems for Sustainability. IA 15 will conclude its proceedings with the IA Summit taking place in February, featuring selected keynote speeches and awards ceremonies.
IA 15 hosts a group of handpicked keynote speakers with the brightest minds and the richest experience regarding the themes of IA 15. This indicates our tireless effort to spread the culture of innovation across business communities and organizational environments in various sectors of the economy, adding more resounding successes to the already successful past IA editions.
On a different note, I would like to thank Index Holding for our continuous successful partnership, for the professionalism, excellence and efficiency they have demonstrated throughout the successive editions of IA 15, bringing IA 15 to its goals and aspirations. I also extend my heartfelt appreciation to the other partners, sponsors and supporters, thanks to whose contributions we continue to have this excellent event year after year.
Once again, I welcome all the speakers, participants and invitees, hoping that we will witness an exceptional edition of Innovation Arabia at all levels.