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Welcome to The Board Summit 2021

A FULLY HYBRID EVENT, COMBINING THE BEST OF AN
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

The Board Summit is where chairs, boards, women on boards and aspiring talent convene to take on the most important challenge of diversity on boards amongst other pressing board-related topics.

20 September: In-person and live-streamed

21 September: Live-streamed

22 September: Live-streamed & invite-only chairs lunch

What Can You Expect at #TheBoardSummit21

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A fantastic programme is lined up for you

Mon, 20

Opening speech / 9am

HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA SHAMMA BINT SULTAN BIN KHALIFA AL NAHYAN
 

Keynote speech / 9:15am

EMBEDDING TRUST AND AUTHENTICITY IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
 

Keynote speech / 9:30am

H.E. ABDULLAH BIN TOUQ AL MARI, MINISTER OF ECONOMY 

Tue, 21

Interview with chairs / 9am

REGIONAL BOARDS BENCHMARKING WITH INTERNATIONAL BOARDS
 

Debate / 9:45am

Q&A WITH ESG LEADERS: BEING ESG READY FOR 2021 AND BEYOND
 

CEO’s panel discussion / 10:30am

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE WORK CULTURE

Wed, 22

Networking roundtable / 9am

VIRTUAL NETWORKING
 

Networking roundtable / 10:30am

VIRTUAL NETWORKING
 

Panel discussion / 10:30am

LEVERAGING BOARDS TO SECURE YOUR LISTED BOARD SEAT

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Sheikha Shamma
bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Co-founder Aurora50, CEO of Alliances for Global Sustainability and Founder of the Circle of Hope Foundation  

H.E. Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri

Minister of Economy, Chairman of the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA), Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) 

H.E. Mohammed Al Shorafa Al Hammadi

Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

Acting Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

 Minister of Industry & Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Chairperson of the UAE Space Agency

H.E. Huda AlHashimi

Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs

H.E. Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi

Chairman Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry

H.E. Abdulla Ali AlNuaimi

Assistant Undersecretary for Communications and International Relations, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)

H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Securities & Commodities Authority

H.E. Khalfan Belhoul

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Future Foundation

H.E. Hanan Mansour Ahli

Acting Director General, Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics Centre (FCSC)

H.E. Dr Aisha bint Butti Bin Bishr

Vice Chairperson, Emaar Development 

What can you expect?

At The Board Summit, you can expect to:

Network with 1,000+ attendees – the only event to grow your network with board members and aspiring talent

Get access to some of the best boards and understand their plans for supporting women on boards

Affirm your support for gender diversity on boards and learn how you can support aspiring talent in the c-suite

Find your peers and stay informed about topics that help drive succession planning and leadership change in the boardroom

Get the attention of boards that are supporting and looking for women to join their boards

Be part of the solution, surround yourself with the information, inspiration and people who are shaping the future of the board

Who will you meet?

Aurora50 continues to build a pipeline of board-experienced women and facilitates their chances of being appointed by connecting them to experienced board directors. At The Board Summit, you will network with:

  • Chairpersons and Vice-Chairs
  • Director Generals & Presidents
  • Board Members and Committee Members
  • SVPs, EVPs and Vice Presidents
  • C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CMOs
  • Global Heads of Department

A global event

The Board Summit offers a fully hybrid event, combining the best of a physical and virtual experience. The Summit’s first day will be hosted face-to-face at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi and online with a tailored virtual experience, amplifying networking opportunities. The event will host the second and third days online on an exciting virtual experience along with exceptional live events tailored for aspiring board directors, board directors and chairs.

20 September 2021 – In-person and live-streamed

21 September 2021 – Live-streamed

22 September 2021 – Live-streamed

The Board Summit Sponsors

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