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World-class ‘Power Debate’ Kick-starts Round Table Dedicated to 2030 Vision

A landmark debate called ‘Masterclass – the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030’ brought together an extraordinary cluster of world-class economists, captains of industry and key Government decision-makers. Taking place today in the prestigious setting of Emirate Towers, the round table debate examined how –

  • SMEs can reap practical benefits even in the early stages of the 2030 turnaround
  • The emphasis needs to be ’work smarter, not harder’ – and SMEs will be given the tools and the skills training to do just that
  • The 2030 Vision is already proving to be a key catalyst in encouraging full and proper integration between public and private sectors – and it’s SMEs who’ll benefit most

In an event open to the public, the day also featured Success Stories from SMEs who have leveraged effective results precisely by using the approaches and strategies outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The top team of panelists included –

  • Rudolph Lohmeyer, Leader, Global Business Policy Council, AT Kearney and formerly, Senior Advisor, US Department of State
  • Yogesh Mehta, CEO, Petrochem
  • Dalia Abu Samra-Rohte, CEO, AHK German-Emirati Joint Council, Industry and Commerce, Abu Dhabi
  • Anil Kurana, Partner, PWC
  • Abdullah Abonamah, President and Provost, Abu Dhabi School of Management
  • Ahsan Ali, Director, Credit, The Khalifa Fund
  • Nina Curley, Managing Director, Flat6 Labs
  • Nilanjan Ray, Managing Director, Global Commercial Banking, NBAD.

The ‘Masterclass’ round table proved a powerful catalyst in helping SMEs discover the new world of opportunity that the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision is already opening up and its practical benefits for thousands of local business owners.

One important conclusion: as the economic scene continues to change and we enter a time of sustained lower oil prices, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 has adapted and transformed its remit, creating a fresh, relevant and highly practical blueprint for today’s business culture.