Under 30 Summit 2022

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 6:30 pm

Aurora, El Gouna

Mahira Abdelaziz, Actress & TV Host

 6:35 pm – 6:40 pm

 6:45 pm – 6:50 pm

Khuloud Al Omian, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Middle East

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Aurora, El Gouna

7:30 pm – onwards

Aurora, El Gouna

Under 30 Summit Entertainment Line-up

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Yara Tarek Reda

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

DJ Ahmed Sayed

Under 30 Summit 2022

8:30 am

TUB Doors Open

9:30 am – 9:40 am

Welcome Note from Forbes Middle East

Khuloud Al Omian, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Middle East

9:40 am – 9:55 am

Fireside Chat:

Mohamed Amer, CEO, El Gouna

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Entrepreneurship is becoming more crucial in the face of rising unemployment and underemployment amongst the youth in the Arab region. Do corporates and the private sectors hold the key to unlocking youth entrepreneurship? Which mechanisms are required to support the startup ecosystem and early-stage entrepreneurship ventures? Which public and private sector partnerships need to be created to provide Arab youth with the skills, training and confidence to contribute to the economy?
Omar El Hamamsy, Group Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Development Holding
Mohamed Shelbaya, CEO, PepsiCo Egypt
Yasser Shaker, CEO, Orange Egypt
Moderator: Claudine Coletti, Managing Editor, Forbes Middle East

10:35 am – 11:00 pm

Global e-commerce transactions will exceed $7.5 trillion by 2026. And while card schemes currently remain the number one cashless payment method, there is a wave of innovation in digital payments to meet evolving consumer preferences. The emergence of BNPL services, digital wallets, crypto, omnichannel, M2M, biometric and QR code payments have created a complex payments matrix. With new business models emerging, how is the payments infrastructure reshaped? How can we unlock the potential of digital money? Which product and service innovations will emerge and further disrupt the industry in the coming years?
Islam Shawky, Co-Founder and CEO, Paymob
Ziyaad  Ahmed, Co-Founder, Spotii
Moderator: Kyane Kassiri , Partner, RaliCap Ventures

11:05 am – 11:20 am

In this fireside chat, ElGamal will talk about the potential of audio streaming platforms in the MENA region and how Anghami is working to establish itself as one of the major players in this growing market. He will also share with us his experience of mentoring entrepreneurs and working with different startups.
Hossam El Gamal, Vice President, Anghami- North Africa
Moderator: Ramia Farrage, Senior Presenter & Producer, Forbes Middle East

11:25 am – 11:55 am

A collision of troubling economic forces – a pandemic, Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, tanking stock markets, rising inflation and degrading consumer confidence – is pushing the global startup ecosystem into a downturn. Investors are signing fewer and smaller checks; a growing list of tech companies have announced layoffs; and quite a few are in danger of running out of cash. Hear from leading investors share how they’re re-evaluating their portfolios and rebalancing their risk profile in the current economic landscape.
George Robson, Partner, Sequoia
Courtney Powell, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, 500 Global
Bassem Raafat, Principal, A15
Ahmed Gomaa, Chairman & CEO, Egypt Ventures
Moderator: Kyane Kassiri, Partner, RaliCap Ventures

12:00 pm -12:25 pm

PropTech is transforming the real estate industry, the biggest asset class in the world. And it’s attracted the attention of venture capital investors with serious cash. In 2021, proptech investments hit $32 billion. Hear from leading proptech startups and investors discuss the opportunities for the next decade, and the future of real estate marketplaces, smart cities, building automation systems, construction tech, blockchain, AR/VR and blockchain.
Rami Tabbara, Co-Founder, Stake
Nadim Nagui, Co-Founder and CEO, Partment
Josh Wilson, Managing Director, Wilson Worldwide Productions
Moderator: Jamila Gandhi, Senior Reporter, Forbes Middle East

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:40 pm – 1:55 pm

In this one-on-one session, Dr Rascha Ragheb will share with us her valuable advice for young entrepreneurs out there. She will also talk about the World Youth Forum and how it is working to empower the next generation of professionals and intellectuals.
H.E. Dr. Rascha Ragheb, Executive Director, World Youth Forum
Moderator: Chantal Srour, Senior Presenter/Producer, Forbes Middle East

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

2:25 pm – 2:40 pm

Dorra Zarrouk kicked off her career with theatre, eventually going on to become one of the most successful actresses of the Egyptian film industry. In this one-on-one conversation, Zarrouk will retrace her walk to fame, her journey from working in theatre to starring in cinematic projects, and share with us any struggles that she faced along the way.
Dorra Zarrouk, Actress & Artist
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist, Forbes Middle East

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

Whilst the media & entertainment industry has experienced transformational changes in the last 2 years, it has also surged ahead, strongly outpacing overall global economic growth. In this panel, the world’s largest media and entertainment companies share their predictions around social media 2.0, NFT innovation, cross-platform consumer interactivity, how the metaverse is changing how businesses and consumers interact with products and services, and how a younger and more digital consumer base is shaping the future of the industry.
Claudius Boller, Managing Director Middle East, North Africa, South Asia excluding India, Spotify
Stefano Fallaha, CEO & Founder, Podeo
Amy Mowafi, Co-Founder & CEO, MO4Network
Shadman Sakib, Founder & CEO, Vurse
Moderator: Mohamad Hosam , Co-Founder, El-Da7ee7

3:15 pm – 3:40 pm

We put the spotlight on Under30 listers whose endeavors are making a positive difference in the world
Muatasam Aulaqi, Co-founder, NomuHub
Ramzi Mallat, Artist
Nouran Gohar, Squash Player
Nyla Khan, Founder, Casa Da Louisa Group
Moderator: Jayda Shoukry, Content Producer, Forbes Middle East

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

The intensifying climate crisis has driven public interest in clean energy and climate technology. Climate tech startups raised $53.7 billion in 2021 and by 2025, investment into this sector is expected to reach $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually. Hear from industry experts, leaders, and investors discuss opportunities & challenges in this rapidly expanding industry. What’s it like to be a climate tech founder today? What do investors look for when investing? What are some of the most impactful technologies in the race to decarbonize our economy? What have we learned from the collapse of Cleantech 1.0 and how can we apply these learnings towards the success of Cleantech 2.0?
Dan Bryant, CTO, Red Sea Farms
Said Murad, Partner, Global Ventures
Moderator: Aboudy Farkh , Founder & CEO, Blue Terra

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat: Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt

Dr. Nezar Sami, International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT)
Dr Ghada Khalil, Director of the Rowad 2030 Project, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Egypt
Dr. Suzan Hamdy, Chief Financial Inclusion, Sustainability and Business Development Officer at Banque Misr
Mina Ghaly, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expert
Dr. Omima Hatem, Chairman at Technology Transfer for Consulting and Trading

4:35 pm – 4:50 pm

Lights, Camera, Action With Stephanie Saliba (Arabic)

In this one-on-one conversation, Stephanie Saliba will share with us her journey of rising to stardom, the important lessons she has learned while working in the entertainment industry, and how she plans on using her celebrity status and public influence for good in the future.
Stephanie Saliba, Lebanese Actress
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist, Forbes Middle East

4:55 pm – 5:10 pm

In this one-on-one conversation, Talal Al-Ajmi will talk about the challenges and victories that come with running his trading platform Vi Markets, which is one of the most recognized and leading investments and trading forums in the Middle East. He will also share his insights on the growing reach of the metaverse and the future of trading in the region.
Talal Al Ajmi, Founder and CEO, Vi Markets
Moderator: Laurice Constantine, Digital Managing Editor, Forbes Middle East

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks by Forbes Middle East

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Awards Night

Aurora, El Gouna

7:30 pm – Onwards


Aurora, El Gouna

Under 30 Summit Entertainment Line-up

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Doa El-Sebaii

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Khaled Hussein

Under 30 Summit 2022

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast Exclusive for Under 30 Listers & Speakers

8:45 am

TUB Opens

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Neobanks are increasingly taking over the financial industry. Over 50 new Neobanks are established every year, and the market is expected to reach $578 billion by 2027. But whilst there are success stories like Wise, Monzo, and Chime that are valued at billions of dollars, less than 5% percent of the world’s 400 Neobanks have turned a profit. How can Neobanks remain relevant in the face of big banks offering highly digital product options? Which operational models and revenue-driving mechanisms drive profitability? How to deliver global growth amid contrasting global regulations? And how will the entry of GAFA brands – Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – impact the market?
Frans van Eersel, Founder and CEO, Dopay
Anna Hibino, Expansion & Partnerships Lead for Middle East and Africa, Wise
Ahmed Wadi, Founder and CEO, MoneyFellows
Ayman Essawy, Co-founder and Managing Director, Lucky App
Moderator: Nameer Khan, Chairman, MENA Fintech Association

10:05 am – 10:25 am

The next era of ad tech is about user consent. The rise of the “opt-out” and “reject all” buttons has left publishers, brands, tech platforms, and agencies scratching their heads. Players are forced to rearchitect their models and technology from the ground up. Long-established vendors are losing in importance, new technologies have sprung up, and it’s not clear how advertisers will navigate the landscape after third-party cookie deprecation. How are industry leaders reshaping their consumer targeting strategies? How are they preparing for a cookie-less future?
Hisham El Nazer, Country Director for Egypt and Startups & Geo-expansion Director MENA , Google
Ahmed Elsayed, Co-Founder & COO, FoxPush
Tarek Daouk, CEO MENA, Dentsu
Moderator: Jamila Gandhi, Senior Reporter, Forbes Middle East

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Cryptocurrencies have grown from digital novelties to trillion-dollar technologies, transforming our concept of money and becoming a significant disruptor to the world economy. Estimates suggest that there are currently more than 16,000 cryptocurrencies with a total value of $2 trillion. How will it continue to disrupt current financial networks and business models? What is the state of DeFi today and how can players capitalize on its momentous growth? How will the growth of CBDC refine the multiple phases of crypto assets and facilitate the wider adoption of cryptocurrency? How can FinTech’s and payments firms work together to develop scalable crypto payments infrastructure?
Nedda Iqbal, Director, Horizon Vision Commercial Brokers
Moderator: Ramia Farrage, Senior Presenter/Producer, Forbes Middle East

11:00 am – 11:25 am

The MENA region is proving to be a fertile ground for the Super App model, which is advancing faster in the MENA region compared to the West. Why has the Western world not witnessed the growth of Super Apps as seen in the East? What are some of the obstacles that may hinder growth? Which lessons can be learned from Chinese pioneers? Which partnership strategies are crucial for supporting growth? Who owns the customer? How to overcome data security challenges? And which regulatory and operational hurdles must be overcome to realize the potential in the region?
Manar Elamin, CEO, Rizek
Mounir Nakhla, Founder, MNT-Halan
Dr. Waleed Sadek, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PaySky
Moderator: Suraya Turk, Presenter, Forbes Middle East

11:30 am – 11:40 am

Astra Tech has put the ultra-platform model into use, considering it an “upgrade” from the super app model. In this fireside chat, Abdallah Abu-Sheikh will talk about the importance of and need for creating an ultra-platform, as well as its current and gradually spreading impact on the region and in the world.
Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, Co-Founder & CEO, Astra Tech
Moderator: Samar Khouri, Online Editor, Forbes Middle East

11:45 am – 12:10 pm

Quick commerce, dubbed as the next generation of e-commerce, has boomed during the pandemic, and is estimated to reach $72 Bn in 2025. But there are concerns over the sector’s long-term profitability: The market is characterized by low profit margins and last mile deliveries are the most expensive part of the fulfillment chain. Can the current model reach the scale it requires to pull the profit? How must players address current structural challenges? How must they consolidate their market position to unlock this multibillion-dollar opportunity?
Wassim Makarem, SVP Quick Commerce, Talabat MENA
Ahmad Yousry, Co-Founder and CEO, Rabbit
Moderator: Dina El-Shenoufy, Chief Investment Officer, Flat6Labs

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:20 pm – 1:45 pm

The global eCommerce market is growing at a rapid pace and expected to reach $11 trillion by 2025, and merchants continue to remodel their businesses to meet evolving customer preferences. What is the legacy of the global pandemic on the retail landscape? How is Web3 changing the playbook? How can marketplaces operate in and benefit from the metaverse? How are AI and AR improving the shopping experience? Which ground-breaking innovations will deliver growth and supercharge the customer experience? Experienced operators and investors will pull out a crystal ball and share their views on what ecommerce and marketplaces will look like in the next decade.
Mahmoud El-Said, Co-Founder & CEO, Wasla
Philip Johnston, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Opontia
Moderator: Michael Gord, CEO, GDA Capital

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

In this fireside chat, speakers Aline Murr, Khaled Taher and Elie Nakhle will discuss the ongoing transformation of the entertainment industry with the rise of content creators, content-sharing platforms like Instagram and Tiktok, and online streaming services. They will also talk about how these newer and more creative outlets for entertainment and recreation are in competition with mainstream media over the number of users and overall viewership.
Khaled Taher , Founder & Managing Director, Phlog
Aline Azour Murr, Public figure & TV Host
Elie Nakhle, TV Host and Correspondant, Insider
Moderator: Laurice Constantine, Digital Managing Editor, Forbes Middle East

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

We put the spotlight on Under30 listers who are harnessing the power of influencers to create social change
Hadia Ghaleb, Founder and CEO, Ghaleb Production House
Moderator: Nadin Hassan, Reporter, Forbes Middle East

2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

In this one-on-one session, Dr. Eman Atef will talk at length about her experience working with the World Youth Forum and elaborate on what the international NGO hopes to achieve through its many campaigns and initiatives.
Dr. Eman Atef Mohammed Ali El-Sokary, Accreditation Program in Charge Officer, National Training Academy of Egypt
Moderator: Chantal Srour, Senior Presenter/Producer, Forbes Middle East

2:55 pm – 3:20 pm

Inspired by and in pursuit of his father’s footsteps, the Lebanese designer Jad Soda founded his own fashion label, naming it JAD SODA, in 2018. In our one-on-one conversation with Soda, we will hear about his journey from working alongside his father at the Basil Soda atelier to establishing his own brand of fashionable clothing, and how he hopes to carry forward his father’s legacy while also creating a name for himself in the Lebanese fashion industry.
Jad Soda, Fashion Designer
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist, Forbes Middle East

3:25 pm – 3:55 pm

We place the spotlight on industry leaders whose contributions are changing the way education is delivered and experienced.
Dr. Sreejit Chakrabarty, Director for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, GEMS Dubai American Academy
Audrey Nakad , Co-Founder, Ostaz
Kareem El Hennawi , Executive Director, ESLSCA University
Abdelrahman Ayman, COO and Co-Founder Educatly ,World Youth Forum
Moderator: Claudine Coletti, Managing Editor, Forbes Middle East

4:05 pm – 4:25 pm

In this panel discussion, industry leaders will share some of the most effective strategies that startup founders can adopt to ensure that their businesses continue to grow even during times of economic uncertainty and when faced with certain business and funding challenges. They will also speak about sectors that are in need of innovation from startups, as well as certain industries that are worth investing in and hold the promise of good profits at the moment.
Shady Samir , CEO, Select Group International
Karima El Hakim, Country Director Egypt, Plug & Play
Moderator: Suraya Turk, Presenter, Forbes Middle East

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

In this panel discussion, Vishen Lakhiani and Thaddeus Koroma will share with us their personal journeys to success and how they built their unique businesses in response to certain consumer demands and gaps in the market.
Vishen Lakhiani, Founder, Mind Valley
Thaddaeus Koroma , President, Limit Breakers
Moderator: Dr. Sara Al Madani, Serial Entrepreneur, HalaHi

4:55 pm – 5:25 pm

Women in tech have been the subject of global goals, discussions, and debates for many decades. But while there has been significant progress over the years, women leave the tech industry at a 45% higher rate than men and the percentage of women in working in the tech fields was higher in the 1980s compared to today. And while female-founded and female-led startups are becoming more commonplace, they still only account for a small fraction of startups worldwide. What is needed to close the digital gender gap? How can women entrepreneurs be empowered to shape the digital future? And if diversity is critical in tech, what is the impact of gender disparity in the advancement of ICT?
Dina Ayman , Program Manager, Microsoft
Hoda Mansour , Head of Business Process Intelligence, Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, SAP
Dr. Sara Al Madani , Serial Entrepreneur, HalaHi
Moderator: Manar Elamin , CEO, Rizek

5:25 pm

Closing Remarks

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Awards Night

Aurora, El Gouna

7:30 pm – onwards

Music Fest

Aurora, El Gouna

Under 30 Music Festival

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Al Walid Hallani

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

DJ Chloe

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

The Homies