Aurora50

Under the esteemed patronage of

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

A sustainable future through gender balanced leadership

The Board Summit is a hybrid in-person and virtual two-day event, attended by the change-makers of Corporate UAE. Chairs, board directors, chief executives, and aspiring, board-ready women come together to discuss the future of the board’s success through gender-balanced boardrooms. With thought-provoking panel discussions, curated roundtables, and sophisticated matchmaking sessions, The Board Summit provides unparalleled networking opportunities and paves the way to a healthy pipeline of competent women for company boards.

What to expect?

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Hours of content

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Hours of structured networking

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Roundtables

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Speakers

1000

Attendees

Network with 1,000+ attendees - the change-makers of corporate UAE

Gain access to the boards of some of the UAE’s biggest organisations

Get noticed by companies looking for board-ready women to join them

Participate in roundtables and panel discussions

Be part of the solution to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Surround yourself with people creating high-performing boards

Network with 1,000+ attendees - the change-makers of Corporate UAE

Gain access to the boards of some of the UAE’s biggest organisations

Get noticed by companies looking for board-ready women to join them

Participate in roundtables and panel discussions

Be part of the solution to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Surround yourself with people creating high-performing boards

Who will you meet?

Chairpersons and Vice-Chairs

SVPs, EVPs and Vice Presidents

Director Generals & Presidents

C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CMOs

Board Members and Committee Members

Global Heads of Department

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

The Board Summit

Agenda at a glance

Time 21 September 2022 22 September 2022
08:00
REGISTRATION
09:00
WELCOME ADDRESS
09:15
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
09:35
PANEL DISCUSSION – Quantifying ESG - Why gender balance is inseparable from achieving a sustainable future for all.
PANEL DISCUSSION – Looking forward to COP28 - Boardroom considerations for the role business can play in providing solutions to the climate challenge, and why it is critical to strategic success.
10:35
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
10:55
COFFEE & NETWORKING
11:25
PANEL DISCUSSION – The evolving boardroom – how changing workforce dynamics and client demands are shifting the board director skillset.
PANEL DISCUSSION – Why building the executive female pipeline is essential for an effective boardroom.
12:25
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
12:45
NETWORKING LUNCH
14:15

NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES SESSIONS

Our networking roundtable sessions allow for even more networking opportunities within The Board Summit. Join your peers to debate and explore current and future boardroom hot topics, as well as tackling key challenges that faced at the beginning of board careers.
The roundtables will be repeated on both days across 4 sessions to allow you to have access to more content and create more connections with new contacts.

1. Crypto and digital assets for board directors2. The rise of shareholder activism
3. The challenges of diversity of thought – where to start and how to ensure success4. The metaverse – the future or just hot air?
5. Entrenching ESG into your board’s culture6. Ensuring an effective leadership response to change and disruption
7. Future proofing your investment portfolio – why investing in female start ups and scale ups is essential8. Fostering a fruitful relationship with the chair of the board
9. Board culture, dynamics and relationship management10. Overcoming cultural barriers as a new board director
11. Finding the right type of board for you/Navigating the boardroom challenges of a company’s life cycle – Start up, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, international expansion12. Supporting and challenging your executive management team
13. Adding value inside and outside of the boardroom14. Identifying and attracting the right board talent for your strategic goals

15:00
BREAK AND ROUNDTABLE CHANGE
15:05
NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES SESSION 2
NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES SESSION 4
15:50

CAFÉ CONNECT

A structured opportunity to match new female board talent with experienced directors

17:00
END OF DAY ONE
END OF DAY TWO

Pricing

Early bird discount ends in:

Early bird 40% Discount

In-person

$ 2,599

$ 1,560

Early bird 30% Discount

Virtual

$ 599

$ 420

Complimentary Pass

Request for a complimentary pass or speaking opportunity

Partner with us

Be a part of the ESG future through gender-diverse and profitable boards

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

Highlight and get the attention of decision-makers that are looking for women to join their boards

Network with 1,000+ attendees - the change-makers of Corporate UAE

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

Access board-ready female talent, as well as some of the best boards and understand their plans for supporting gender balance

Be a part of the ESG future through gender-diverse and profitable boards

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

Highlight and get the attention of decision-makers that are looking for women to join their boards

Network with 1,000+ attendees - the change-makers of Corporate UAE

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

Access board-ready female talent, as well as some of the best boards and understand their plans for supporting gender balance

Last year at The Board Summit

680+

Attendees

420

Board directors

18

Outreach partners

16Mn+

Impressions

$4.7Mn

Media value

Speakers at The Board Summit 21

HE Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri

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

HE Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

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

HE Dr. Aisha bint Butti Bin Bishr

Vice Chairperson, Emaar Development

HE Huda AlHashimi

Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs

Ms. Sangeeta Desai

Non-Executive Director, OSN

HE Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

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

Ms. Belinda Scott

VP & Head of Corporate Sustainability, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Susan Hooper​

Non-Executive Director, Uber Technologies ​

Hatem Dowidar ​

CEO, Etisalat Group

HE Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri

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

HE Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

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

HE Dr. Aisha bint Butti Bin Bishr

Vice Chairperson, Emaar Development

HE Huda AlHashimi

Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs

Ms. Sangeeta Desai

Non-Executive Director, OSN

HE Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

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

Ms. Belinda Scott

VP & Head of Corporate Sustainability, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Susan Hooper​

Non-Executive Director, Uber Technologies ​

Hatem Dowidar ​

CEO, Etisalat Group

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