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10th INSME Annual Meeting Agenda

“Investing In Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy”

Day 1: 18th March 2014
Day 2: 19th March 2014

 

Tuesday, 18th of March 2014
Venue: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

10th INSME Annual Meeting

09:00  10:00

Registration to the 10th INSME Annual Meeting

10.00  10.45

Round Table 1

"Boosting Innovative Regional Ecosystems:
solving challenges and unleashing entrepreneurship through the Globe Innovation Platform (GIP)"

Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo
Director
META Group D.o.o
Italy

(INSME President)

Read the Abstract

Moderator:
Mrs. Marie-Florence Estimé
Former Deputy Director
of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE)
OECD

(INSME Board Member)

Round Table 2

"Clusters as drivers of innovation"

Mr. Vedat Kunt
Partner
VEGO Consulting
Turkey

(INSME Board Member)

Read the Abstract

Moderator:
Mr. Gabriel Mergui
Former International Director
Génopole
France

10:45  11:30

Round Table 3

"An Entrepreneurial Smart Makers Eco-system"

Mr. Christian Saublens
Executive Manager
EURADA
Belgium

(INSME Member)

Read the Abstract

Moderator:
Mr. Elio De Tullio
Intellectual Property Attorney
De Tullio & Partners
Italy

(INSME Member)

Round Table 4

“Addressing Entrepreneurs needs through e-Knowledge platforms"

Dr. Sherif Elabdelwahab
CEO
National Entrepreneurship Institute (Riyadah)
Saudi Arabia
(INSME Member)

Mr. Nizar Cheniour
Director – Enterprise Development & Support Dept
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
UAE

(INSME Member)

Read the Abstract

Moderator:
Mr. Shadi Banna
Managing Partner
Potential
UAE

11.30  12:00

Coffee Break

12:00  12:45

Round Table 5

"Educating Innovation"

Mr. Osama Ghanim
Chief Executive Officer
INNOVABIA
UAE

(INSME Member)

Read the Abstract

Moderator:
Mr. Abdullah Al Najjar

Chairman
Arab Science & Technology Foundation
UAE

Round Table 6

“Innovation - Key to Sustainable Growth for SMEs in India”

Mr. Ravinder Bhan
Member of the Executive Board
India SME Forum
India
(INSME Member)

&

Executive Director
TPS WORLD
UAE
 
Ms. Sushma Morthania
Director General
India SME Forum
India
(INSME Member)

Moderator:
Mr. Alexandar Williams

Director
Strategy and Policy Division Dubai SME
UAE

(INSME Member)

11:00  13:00

11th INSME Board Meeting

INSME Board Members only

13:30  14:30

Lunch & Networking
INSME Members and speakers only

 

Venue: Yas Marina Circuit Events Center
- Yas Island

14:30  17:00

10th INSME General Assembly

INSME Members only

17:00  18:00

Networking and Match-making

20:00  22:00

Networking Reception at HQ Yas Trackside Terrace 
INSME Members, international delegates and local experts only

 

Wednesday, 19th of March 2014

Venue: Yas Marina Circuit Events Center - Yas Island

INSME International Conference

08:00  09:00

Registration

09.00  10.30

Investing in Innovation: building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy

Opening Ceremony

• Khalifa Fund Promotional Video
H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development
H.E Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo, INSME President

Session I
"Entrepreneurship as a key driver to innovation"


Mr. Mark Thompson

CEO and co-founder
Virgin Unite Mentors

(Sir Richard Branson's network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation)

"Debate with UAE National Entrepreneurs on driving Innovation in business"

Mr. Badr Al-Olama
Chairman
Bidayaat
UAE

Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei
Owner
Subway Franchise
UAE


Ms. Najah Al Muntafiq
CEO
CocoJalila
UAE

Read the Abstract

Discussion with the floor

10:30  11:00

Coffee break

11:00  12:00

"Innovation in Islamic Finance Products to address customer requirements"


Mr. Sohail Zubairi

CEO
Dar Al Sharia Legal & Financial Consultancy
(subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank)
UAE
Read the Abstract


Discussion with the floor

12:00  13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00  14:00

Session II
Panel Discussion: "Developing innovative mind-sets in youngsters"

 

Moderator:
Ms. Vicky Gannason
Editor and Head of Digital Media
Msme News Network
Malaysia
(INSME Member)

H.E Abdullah Al Darmaki
CEO
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
UAE

(INSME Member)

Mr. Miguel Alva
Country Manager Mexico and Columbia
GOOGLE
Mexico

Read the Abstract

Mr. Johan Gorecki
Co-Founder of SKYPE
Sweden

Read the Abstract


Discussion with the floor

14:00  15:00

Session III
Panel Discussion: "Financial instruments to encourage innovative ventures"

 

Moderator:
Mr. Salvatore Zecchini
Chairman
OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship
Italy

Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa
CEO
Qatar Development Bank
Qatar

Mr Martin Roussel
Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
UAE

Mr. Luigi Amati
Vice President
Business Angels Europe
Belgium

Mr. Ali Asghar
Founder and CEO
Emerging Circle
UAE


Discussion with the floor

15:00  16:00

Session IV
Panel discussion: "How challenges drive innovation"

 

Moderator:
Mr. Bruce Ferguson
Head, Institute Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Practice, Engineering Systems and Management
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
UAE

Mr. Sultan Lootah,
CEO
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
UAE

Mr. Hiroshi Tsukamoto
General Manager
EU-JAPAN CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION
Japan

Read the Abstract

Mr. Rohit Shukla
CEO
LARTA INSTITUTE
USA

(INSME Member)

Read the Abstract


Discussion with the floor

16:00  16:30

Wrap up session and conclusions


Mr. Ibrahim Al Mansoori

Chief Operations Officer
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
Vice President, INSME

Ms. Christin Pfeiffer
Secretary General
INSME

20:00  22:00

Gala Dinner at the Luna Lounge, Yas Marina Circuit, including local Emirati entertainment

 

In Parallel

10:00  17:30

Exhibition of key Innovation Players and innovative companies
Khalifa Fund supported projects across various industries

 

 

10th INSME Annual Meeting Agenda

“Investing In Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy”

Venue: Masdar City - Khalifa City 'A', Opp. Presidential Flight

 

Thursday, 20th of March 2014
Innovation Tour and Training Agenda

"Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
Conrad Hilton

Welcome to INSME-Khalifa Fund International Training Workshop!

Background and Objectives
In an ideas-based Economy, where the value of creativity and talent is at the basis for global development, innovation protagonists need to strengthen their ability to innovate and reinvent by suggesting new solutions. Companies have understood that to compete effectively in today’s fast changing world, the game  is no longer just about generating revenues and increasing profit margins, it is as much about expanding knowledge and connectivity to promote positive social, economic and environmental impact.  This creates a virtuous circle, in which corporations, individuals and communities interact in ways that enhance the quality of life and the stewardship of our resources.

Research and new technologies have a fundamental role in this knowledge-driven universe,  but the fruits of research need to be disseminated in ways that have the greatest impact. Connecting researchers to market is a first step to drive  economic growth; however, it is increasingly clear that a holistic approach where partners, buyers and adopters of “open innovation” interact is more likely to yield greater impact.  

Last, but not least, new approaches, inspirations and ideas have to be communicated effectively and positively and key messages today are required to be delivered across multiple platforms. Referring to an SME audience means addressing a wide and heterogeneous audience with a variety of challenges and goals.

Training participants are innovation multipliers if they embrace a “network-centric approach” and will receive useful insights from market leaders on topics including innovation, design and creative communication. The international Khalifa Fund-INSME Training Workshop will inform and inspire participants to adapt to fundamental new realities in establishing successful innovation eco-system.  The mantra is clear; enable successful people to “keep moving”.

Method
The training workshop is designed to be an interactive one. Comments and questions of the audience are considered an important part of the workshop. The intensive half-day training combines frontal learning as well as short group discussions and a wrap-up session at the end of the training.

Trainers will also facilitate group discussions among the participants that will enjoy working in a very interactive Q&A environment, enriched by expert analysis and experience, as well as concrete case studies in an innovative environment, which is Masdar City – the city of the Future.

 

Innovation Tour and Training Agenda

09:00  12:00

Innovation Tour of the Masdar City

12.00  13.00

Light lunch & Networking at the Masdar City
All participants of the innovation tour

13:00  13:15

Training - Opening and Introduction

Mr. Manish Kotwala
Director – Strategic Planning & Performance Management,
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
UAE

Moderator:
Ms. Christin Pfeiffer
Secretary General
INSME
Italy

13:15  14:30

Module 1: "Sustainability, Innovation and Design"

Mr. Miguel Alva
Country Manager Mexico and Columbia
GOOGLE
Mexico

Abstract:

Society around the globe is changing radically, a country’s economic life is no longer based on concrete resources, tangible values and infrastructure but ever so strongly on the value of creativity; a word that not only refers to the ability to innovate, but also to reinvent, break paradigms and suggest new solutions. We live in a time when creativity and more specifically ideas are the main contributors to development. The so-called creative economy is redefining the way society is being restructured.

The ideas-based economy is already part of the discussion of global development, an economy that requires us to approach the way we've learned to do everything in a better way. And where innovation and technology are inherent in this new class. We've gone from the information society to a more holistic approach where the driving force is creativity led and supported by knowledge & connectivity.

The capability to do things differently and consider new paths to make them happen is what we call "thinking outside the box", mainly innovating in a disruptive manner.

The challenge companies are facing is to transform the way they’ve been designed; it’s no longer just about generating profits & revenues, but about promoting positive social, economic and environmental impact through the development of ideas. Define a company’s purpose considering this will play a key role on its permanence, but further more will allow it to become the inspiration and the agent of change that both the planet and society are demanding.

14.30  15:45

Module 2: “Commercialization of Research”

Mr. Rohit Shukla
CEO
Larta Institute

USA
(INSME Member)

Abstract:

Research regimes constitute the building blocks of innovation, especially in the sciences. Scientific and technical research drives helpful and often trailblazing approaches to the resolution of many problems affecting the human condition.

Yet, the record of commercialization of such research is mixed across the globe. While many countries and institutions in those countries are convinced that connecting researchers to markets (and thus initiating a concern with outcomes of research) is a strong driver of economic growth, too often such efforts fail to institute processes to assure beneficial outcomes. Often, they seem to adopt straight-line approaches to markets that in a globalized environment are sub-optimal. The preoccupation with “venture capital” is often mistaken as a proxy for economic value without a grounded understanding of the limitations of such instruments.

Instead, a “network-centric” approach involving partners, buyers, and adopters of “open innovation” assures a more holistic approach to the commercialization of research and more useful (and usable) outcomes in a world that is smaller in so many ways. This network-centric approach emphasizes the growth of enterprises more suited to commercialization as a ‘long and winding road’, while maintaining a “feedback loop” with research efforts. This session will explore aspects of this approach which has generated strong results as typified by the work of Larta Institute in the U.S. over two decades.

15:45  16:00

Coffee Break

16:00  17:00

Module 3: "Tricks and Tips on creative communication"

Ms. Vicky Gannason
Editor and Head of Digital Media
Msme News Network
Malaysia
and
Mr. Wayne Lim

CEO
Msme News Network
Malaysia

(INSME Member)

Abstract:

Communications has evolved throughout the years. The approaches used today require the message to be delivered across multiple platforms (print media, social media, online) in an integrated fashion.  In this training we will touch on creative communications relevant to government agencies, corporate entities and associations that are focused in the SME market.

Some pertinent questions will be discussed:

1. How to approach media organizations with your organizations SME-related news?
2. How can your organization communicate effectively and positively to attract the SME market? Some paid examples used by government bodies and corporates will be highlighted.
3. What to consider before deciding on your communication activities? The methodology and type of thinking to achieve the objective would be considered.
4. Why consider your SME audience? SMEs are from a diverse group and it's important to understand them and their industry.
5. The training will also touch on Social and Online Platforms, based on the approaches MALAYSIA SME as an organization believes in.

17:00  17:15

Closing Ceremony
Certificates of attendance

Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo
President
INSME
Italy

Mr. Ayman Al Ammadi,
Senior Manager - Capacity Building Dept.,
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
UAE

 

 

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