U30 Summit ElGouna 2024


Get ready for a celebration of brilliance and innovation as we bring together the Arab region’s most exceptional young minds. Forbes Middle East’s Under 30 Summit is back, where the future is shaped, and dreams come alive.

The Under 30 Summit is an influential platform designed to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship; empowering young professionals with the potential to drive the future of business.

The second edition of Forbes Middle East Under 30 is set to take place from January 11-13, 2024, at the stunning El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt.

Be part of the transformation and the incredible journey that awaits. Stay tuned for more updates and join us at Forbes Middle East’s Under 30 Summit.



Mohamed Amer

CEO El Gouna

Orascom Development


Anas Bukhash

Entrepreneur x Speaker

Bukhash Brothers Co.


Dr. Rascha Ragheb

Executive Director

National Training Academy of Egypt and World Youth Forum


Dr. Ashraf Sobhy

Minister of Youth and Sports and Head of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers


Talal AL-Ajmi

Founder and CEO

Vi Markets


Leila Serhan

Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager – NALP



Amira Sajwani

Founder & CEO



Dr. Mohammed M. Jamjoom

Co-founder, Juleb and Head of Operations

Jamjoom Pharma


Al Walid Hallani


Evlin Abdullah-Khalifa

Miss Universe Bahrain 2022


Jeffrey Henseler

Founder & CEO

Passport Legacy & Property Legacy


Mohamed Algawish

Co-Founder & CEO



Amr Kawashti

Cofounder & Managing Partner



Hadeer Shalaby

Cofounder and CEO



Ezz Tarek

Co-founder & Managing Partner



Ali Makki

Group CEO

Kilimanjaro Energy


Dahlia Hassan

Innovation and Research Specialist

Siemens Healthineers


Yasmina Zaytoun

Miss Lebanon


Patrick Sawaya


Patrick Sawaya Photography


Jad Hobeika

Co-creative Director

Maison Georges Hobeika


Rashwan Hammady

CEO, Retail Banking &Financial Inclusion

Commercial International Bank – Egypt (CIB)


Mirna Arif

Country Manager

Microsoft Egypt


Yara Yassin




Ahmed Hanafi


TLT Concepts


Farah Tukan

Director of Public Policy for Middle East, Africa, Turkey, South Asia, and Pakistan



Zeina Makki

Lebanese Filmmaker and Actress



Menna elKiey

Lyricist, Writer and Creative Director


Luma Fawaz




Ali Abulhasan

Co-Founder & CEO

Tap Payments


Sabrina Mouhieddine

CEO & Founder

Lili Blanc


Mohanad Hattab

Comedian Influencer


Aladdin ElAfifi

CEO of EFG Finance, EFG Holding Company

EFG Finance


Bassel ElTokhy

Group Chief Operations Officer



Youssef Shokeir

Chief Strategy and Financial Officer



Mohamed FakhrElDin

Senior Product Manager

EFG Hermes ONE


Samer Johnny Jamal

Strategic Partner Manager



Sherif Fayed

TV Host


Ramy Radwan

TV Presenter



Ahmed Tarek

Co-CEO & Partner

Tarek Nour Group


Mohamed El Bassiouni

Co-Founder / Managing Director Tayarah



Hoda Mansour

Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa, IFS



Nikita Hegde

#ABtalks Show Manager

Bukhash Brothers


Galawesh Wyatt

Director of Digital Marketing

Bukhash Brothers


Kareem Hassan

Executive Director

UN-ESCWA Technology Center for Development


Noor Eid

Director of Creative Services

Bukhash Brothers


Norshek Fawzy

Co-Founder and CEO



Ruwaida Abela Northen

Managing Director

JRN Consultancy


Aysha Abdulmalek


Aisha Jewels


Deana Shaaban

Fashion Designer, Wellness Specialist and Experience Architect


Mohamed Emara

CEO & Managing Director

Influence Communications


Waleed Sadek

Founder & CEO

PaySky and Yalla Super App


Ahmad AlZaini

Cofounder and CEO



Adnane Ben Halima

Vice President of Public Relations, North, West, and Central Africa



Mohamed Shelbaya


PepsiCo Egypt & North Africa


Shereen Mitwally

Founder & CEO

Naqqe Technologies


Zaina Khaled

Public Policy Programs Associate, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey



Eman Yahia

Writer, Content Creator


Hend Rabie

Medical Intern, Artist, Content Creator


Shaimaa Hassan

WYF Mental Health Initiative Coordinator


Ali Khaled

Architect, Freelancer Photoshop Ambassador, Content Creator


Dr. Moustafa ElNaha

Psychiatrist, Consultant in psychiatry and drug treatment. Director, Sabeel Center for Psychiatry and Addiction. , Founder

School of Psychotherapy Preparation and Training


Nancy Bahmad


Forbes Middle East


Ramia Farrage

Senior Presenter / Producer

Forbes Middle East


Sally Mousa

Senior Presenter

Forbes Middle East

Guest Speakers


Dina Ayman

Serial Entrepreneur


Khoubaib Kouas



Dana Alsulaiman

Assistant Professor

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Ahmad Haffar

Managing Partner

Mindloop Studios


Lama Aloraiman

Cofounder and COO

Ignition LLC


Bader Shirah

Researcher, Founder and CEO

Nebula Research and Development


Galal Elbeshbishy

Cofounder and COO

Synapse Analytics


Kareem Ayyad




Keswin Suresh

Cofounder and COO



Abdulrahman Qumsani




Sanjeet Sahni


Swing Capital


Diala Khashan




Hasan Jaafar

Cofounder and COO

YY ReGen


Hiba AlMasoud

Cofounder and Managing Partner

Sauce Capital


Mohamed Ehab, Omar Rezk




Dania Moussa

Scriptwriter, Director, and Author


Bassel Jalaleddine

Founder and Managing Partner



Magdi Moussa




Mohammad Zatara

Founder and CEO



Abdelrazek Aly




Mustafa Abd Ellatif

Cofounder and CEO



Abdullah Al-Atrash




Omar Emara

Cofounder and COO



Alaa Afifi

Founder and CEO



Omer Badokhon

Cofounder and CEO



Reine Metlej




AbdelQader Al Saqqaf

U.A.E. Youth Delegate at the United Nations for 2022


Abdulaziz Abdulmalek

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Aisha Jewels


Maria Zavodskova


Pelican Buro


Stephanie Nour Prince


Nuwa Capital


Fadi Al Awami

Fintech Expert and SME Consultant


Shams Aldeen

Founder & CEO

Dozzer Middle East


Maram Abadi

Vice President of the Young Arab Researchers Council

Arab Youth Center


Haneen Asfour

TEDx Speaker - Youth Advocate


Alaa AlZawawi

Serial Entrepreneur


Ahmed Zaki

SVP - Legal Affairs

Al Hamra Group LLC


Sana Choyakh

Sales & Business Growth Manager



Nargiza Akbekova

Founder & CEO

AI Group


Khaled Ghorab


Irtiqa International Consultancy


Gergana Abdulrahman

Co-Founder & CEO



Sarah Badr

WYF General Coordinator, and Egypt's Nominee for the UN Assistant

Secretary General for Youth Affairs


Mohammed Eliyan




Marina El Khawand


Medonations NGO, Global Health Equity Leader


Hasan Alsoud




Jad Al Fakhani

Co-founder & CEO

Beycom LLC


Dr. Randa Diab-Bahman, SFHEA

Sustainability Head

Kuwait Technical College WASD Member


Nourhan Maher Salem

Positive Psychology and Well-Being Coach


Mohammed Bader

Co- Founder / CEO

Division International Engineering consultants


Ingy Yousri Ismail

CEO and Founder

Flare PR


Kish Jeane

Fashion Designer


Sultan Kayed

Founder and Head Chef

GOAT and LIT Pizzeria

Content Creators and Media


Saba Shamaa

YouTuber & Content Creator


Sara Alwari

Content Creator


Ghaith Marwan




Content Creator


Bana Elayyan

Content Creator


Mohammad Alsabbagh

Content Creator


Yasmeen AlMasri

Content Creator


Moseb Jaber

Content Creator


Frah Ashour

Content Creator




Themed workout Concept


Lamiaa Mahmoud

Yoga Instructor






Photo Experience



Live graffiti show and workshop


Ngd sketches


Mahmoud Abwahab


Glow up by Alice


Basel Elbagory


Igniting Connections

All Day | Guest Arrivals – Hotel Check-in

8:00 PM – 01:00 AM

Welcome Reception at Zouni Beach (Entertainment by Al Walid Hallani and Marsellio + DJ Chloe and DJ Adham Dou )

Nurturing Young leaders – Inspire Impact

8:00 – 9:00 am

Meditation Session

Experience peace and serenity during our beach meditation session. Breathe in the ocean’s calming sounds and feel the gentle sea breeze against your skin, enhancing your connection to nature and encouraging deep relaxation. The session will be led by yoga instructor, Lamia Mahmoud| Location: Makani Beach Roof Top

9:30 – 10:00 am

Arrivals at the Plaza, Registration and Networking

10:00 – 10:15 am

Set by DJ Chloe

10:20 – 10:25 am

Welcome Speech

By Forbes Middle East

10:30 – 10:35 am

Opening Speech

By Mohamed Amer, CEO of El Gouna

10:40 – 10:45 am

Special Address

Dr. Rascha Ragheb, Executive Director, National Training Academy of Egypt and World Youth Forum

10:50 – 11:00 am

Musical Performance By Marsellio

11:05 – 11:15 am

Special Address

Anas Bukhash , U30 Summit Chair

Transforming Passion into Reality – Building Leaders of Tomorrow

11:20 – 11:35 am

Panel: The Alchemy of Entrepreneurship

Learn to unlock success through a balanced blend of foresight, inventive thinking, collaboration, and tech savvy finesse from a panel of achievers.
Speaker 1: Jeffrey Henseler, Founder & CEO, Passport Legacy & Property Legacy (Under30 lister)
Speaker 2: Ahmed Hanafi, Founder, TLT Concepts
Speaker 3: Luma Fawaz, CEO, Oasis500
Moderator: Mohamed El Bassiouni, Cofounder & Managing Director, Tayarah

11:40 – 11:50 am

Fireside Chat: Bridging Financial Gaps – Empowering Individuals and Businesses

Join the conversation on reshaping finance to embrace everyone, from small ventures to individuals, through inclusive banking and affordable lending options.
Speaker: Aladdin ElAfifi, CEO of EFG Finance, an EFG Holding Company
Moderator: Ramia Farrage, Senior Presenter and Producer, Forbes Middle East

11:55 – 12:10 pm

Panel: Spotlight Chronicles – Candid Conversations between a Celebrated Actress Filmmaker and TV Icon

Immerse yourself in the raw and authentic narratives between two entertainment powerhouses as they engage in an unfiltered dialogue, exploring the highs and lows of their extraordinary careers.
Speaker 1: Zeina Makki, Lebanese Filmmaker and Actress
Speaker 2: Sherif Fayed, TV Host
Moderator: Ahmed Haffar, Managing Partner, Mindloop Studios (Under30 Lister)

Investing in Innovation – Resilience and Strategies with the Wow Factor

12:15 – 12:30 pm

Panel: Investor Magnetism – Decoding Startup Success For Attracting Capital

Experts unravel the intricacies of prosperous startups, delving into the artistry of dynamic growth strategies that act as the key to unlocking the doors to dynamic investments.
Speaker 1: Leila Serhan, Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager – NALP, Visa
Speaker 2: Rashwan Hammady, CEO, Retail Banking & Financial Inclusion, Commercial International Bank
Moderator: Layan Abo Shkier, Women’s Editor & Researcher, Forbes Middle East

12:35 – 12:50 pm

Panel: How to Build a Successful Business

Understand from the experts what goes into building a successful business with the right branding, consistent social media presence, effective influencer marketing, and engaging production of content creation.
Speaker 1: Nikita Hegde, #ABtalks Show Manager, Bukhash Brothers
Speaker 2: Noor Eid, Director of Creative Services, Bukhash Brothers
Speaker 3: Galawesh Wyatt, Director of Digital Marketing, Bukhash Brother
Moderator: Anas Bukhash, Entrepreneur & Interviewer, Bukhash Brothers Co.

12:55 – 1:05 pm

Open Mic – Unravelling Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Arab Region

Kareem Hassan, Executive Director, UN-ESCWA Technology Center for Development

1:10 – 1:25 pm

Panel Empowering Innovation – Navigating Education, Entrepreneurship, and the Creative Economy in the MENA Region

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit with compelling success narratives as industry veterans reveal trade secrets on navigating and capitalizing on rejection and failure.
Speaker 1: Dr. Rascha Ragheb, Executive Director, National Training Academy of Egypt and World Youth Forum
Speaker 2: Farah Tukan, Director of Public Policy for Middle East, Africa, Turkey, South Asia, and Pakistan, TikTok
Moderator: Ramy Radwan, TV Presenter

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Networking & Lunch Break I Live Graffiti Show by Toxik I Entertainment by DJ Chloe

The Art of Design Thinking and Storytelling – Attracting the Right Customers.

2:35 – 2:45 pm

Masterclass ‘How to TikTok’ – Insights on Recent Product & Tools

Zaina Khaled, Public Policy Programs Associate, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey, TikTok

2:50 – 3:00 pm

Fireside chat: The Under 30 Celebrity Story – Ways to Achieve Your Dream (Arabic Panel)

Embark on an intimate journey as a young achiever shares the twists, turns, and triumphs of his personal success stories, revealing insights to help you realize your dreams.
Speaker 1: Al Walid Hallani, Lebanese Singer (Under30 Lister)
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist and Presenter, Forbes Middle East

3:05 – 3:20 pm

Panel: Marketing Wizardry – How to Attract and Retain Customers

Understand what it takes to craft dynamic marketing strategies that not only attract the right customer but also foster long-term loyalty.
Speaker 1: Ahmed Tarek, Co-CEO & Partner, Tarek Nour Group
Speaker 2: Hiba AlMasoud, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Sauce Capital (Under30 Lister)
Speaker 3: Diala Khashan, Cofounder, Vatrin (Under30 Lister)
Moderator: Dina Ayman, Serial Entrepreneur

3:25 – 3:40 pm

Panel: The Way Ahead – A Content Creator’s Expedition into the Future

The creator ecosystem is evolving before our eyes. On the current landscape, virtually every conceivable idea has been explored, so how should influential creators approach the next major trend, and what strategies should newcomers adopt to achieve success?
Speaker 1: Mohanad Hattab, Comedian Influencer
Speaker 2: Evlin Khalifa, Miss Universe Bahrain 2022 (Under30 Lister)
Moderator: Samer Johnny Jamal, Strategic Partner Manager, Meta

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Panel: Fuelling Success – The Power of Ambition and Inspiration (Arabic Panel)

Explore the pivotal role of ambition and inspiration as catalysts driving success in the business realm. Join the conversation as the convergence of passion and strategy takes center stage.
Speaker 1: Patrick Sawaya, Founder, Patrick Sawaya Photography (Under30 Lister)
Speaker 2: Jad Hobeika, Co-creative Director, Maison Georges Hobeika (Under30 Lister)
Speaker 3: Aysha Abdulmalek, Founder Aisha Jewels (Under30 Lister)
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist and Presenter, Forbes Middle East

Celebrating U30 Leaders

9:30 – 10:15 am

Power Workout

Limber up for a fun, themed workout by ignite, and DJ Adham DOU at The Plaza

10:15 – 11:00 am

Networking at the Village

11:00 – 11:10 am

Fireside Chat: Prioritizing Community Engagement in an Evolving Work Environment

Explore the evolving essence of community with a reflection on El Gouna’s vibrant journey over the past 30 years, while navigating the transformative landscape of working patterns, well-being and sustainability.
Speaker: Mohamed Amer, CEO, El Gouna, Orascom Development
Moderator: Ramy Radwan, TV Presenter

The Green Path to Profit: Building a Sustainable Start-up for a Better World

11:15 – 11:30 am

Panel: Sow, Grow, Thrive – Startups Crafting a Greener Tomorrow

Discover how startups are revolutionizing business models with sustainable strategies, paving the way for environmentally conscious and successful ventures.
Speaker 1: Ali Makki, Cofounder and Group CEO, Kilimanjaro Energy (Under30 lister)
Speaker 2: Amr Kawashty, Cofounder, IN YOUR SHOE (Under30 lister)
Speaker 3: Ezz Tarek, Cofounder & Managing Partner, IN YOUR SHOE (Under30 lister)
Moderator: Sally Mousa, Senior Presenter, Forbes Middle East

11:35 – 11:45 am

Fireside Chat: Seams of Success – Building a Career in Fashion (Arabic Panel)

Join us for an informative conversation on the essentials of forging a path to success in the fashion world through practical guidance and real-world perspectives.
Speaker: Sabrina Mouhieddine, Founder, Lili Blanc
Moderator: Nancy Bahmad, Journalist and Presenter, Forbes Middle East

11:50 – 12:05 pm

Panel: Fintech Futures – Voices Reshaping the Financial Game

Join us as visionary minds illuminate the future of finance, insurance, and trade, where innovation meets insight to reshape the rules of the financial game.
Speaker 1: Bassel ElTokhy, Group COO, Valu
Speaker 2: Youssef Shokeir, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, Kaf
Speaker 3: Mohamed FakhrElDin, Senior Product Manager, EFG Hermes ONE
Moderator: Ramia Farrage, Senior Presenter and Producer, Forbes Middle East

12:10 – 12:20 pm

Fireside Chat: Empowering Innovations and Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Join in on the conversation about empowering the Egyptian startup ecosystem and how the power of guided expertise, assistance, and sustainable approaches are helping cultivate a new era of entrepreneurship.
Speaker: Mohamed Shelbaya, CEO, PepsiCo Egypt & North Africa
Moderator: Jayda Shoukry, Content Producer, Forbes ME

12:25 – 12:40 pm

Panel: Green Legacy Crafters – Building Beyond Profits for Lifelong Brand Love

Explore the innovative approaches of startups as they intertwine sustainability with brand strategy. Learn how these endeavours foster consumer loyalty through meaningful social and environmental contributions, carving a path to business continuity and the establishment of a green legacy.
Speaker 1: Yara Yassin, Cofounder, Upfuse
Speaker 2: Norshek Fawzy, Founder & CEO, Norshek
Moderator: Ruwaida Abela Northen, Founder and Managing Director, JRN Consultancy

The Technologies Supercharging Product Development

12:45 – 12:55 pm

Masterclass – A Deep Dive into Meta’s Latest Innovations

Join an exclusive session unveiling the cutting-edge updates transforming Instagram, Facebook, Threads, and WhatsApp.
Speaker: Samer Johnny Jamal, Strategic Partner Manager, Meta

1:00 – 1:10 pm

Open Mic – Creating Captivating Content by Menna Adli ElKiey, Writer, Lyricist, Creative Director

1:15 – 1:30 pm

Panel: Quantum Leap – Tech-Driven Journeys from Idea to Market Marvels

Embark on a journey from ideation to execution as experts discuss the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology in streamlining processes, product development, and market entry.
Speaker 1: Mirna Arif, Country Manager, Microsoft Egypt
Speaker 2: Dahlia Hassan, Innovation and Research Specialist, Siemens Healthineers (Under30 lister)
Speaker 3: Shereen Mitwally, Founder & CEO, Naqqe Technologies
Moderator: Hoda Mansour, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa, IFS

1:35 – 1:50 pm

Navigating the Digital Wave – Building Robust Startups in the Tech Age (Arabic Panel)

Tune in to a conversation exploring the technical intricacies of digitization, where successful entrepreneurs will dissect the methodologies behind building startups that leverage cutting-edge
Speaker 1: Mohamed Gawish, Cofounder & CEO, iSchool
Speaker 2: Ahmad AlZaini, Cofounder and CEO, Foodics
Speaker 3: Ali Abulhasan, Cofounder & CEO, Tap Payments
Moderator: Galal Elbeshbishy, Cofounder and COO, Synapse Analytics (Under30 lister)

1:50– 1:55 pm

Open Mic: Hustle Over Hype: Avoiding the Investor Trap

Speaker: Omar Emara, Cofounder and COO of FreshSource (Under 30 Lister)

1:55 – 3:00 pm

Lunch Break and Networking I Entertainment by Balqeis (Electric Oud)

Special Cocktail Reception by ElGouna and Solariz at the Plaza

3:05 – 3:20 pm

Panel: UnleashHER Power – Women Champions Nailing it!

In this session, we shine the spotlight on the importance of amplifying women’s voices and uplifting their visions, emphasizing the need for inclusivity to cultivate a workplace that champions empowerment.
Speaker 1: Yasmina Zaytun, Miss Lebanon 2022 -2023 (Under30 Lister)
Speaker 2: Hadeer Shalaby, Cofounder and CEO, Freeziana.com (Under30 lister)
Moderator: Deana Shaaban, Fashion Designer, Wellness Specialist and Experience Architect

Embracing Difference: Nurturing Mental Health, Diversity, and Inclusion

3:25 – 3:40 pm

Panel: Gearing for Greatness – The Power of Upskilling

Learn how upskilling can transform traditional business operations into dynamic ecosystems that thrive on diverse strengths, increasing productivity and outcomes.
Speaker 1: Mohamed Emara, CEO & Managing Director, Influence Communications
Speaker 2: Adnane Ben Halima, Vice President of Public Relations, North, West, and Central Africa, Huawei
Moderator: Fadi Al Awami, Fintech Expert and SME Consultant

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Panel: Mindful Living – The Power of Prioritising Mental Health

Uncover the psychology behind social media and peer influence as the experts discuss practical ways to maintain a positive mental outlook in today’s digital age.
Speaker 1: Shaimaa Hassan (WYF Mental Health Initiative Coordinator)
Speaker 2: Ali Khaled, Architect, Freelancer Photoshop Ambassador, Content Creator
Speaker 3: Eman Yahia, Writer, Content Creator
Moderator: Dr. Moustafa ElNaha, Director, Sabeel Center for Psychiatry and Addiction, Founder, School of Psychotherapy Preparation and Training

4:05 – 4:15 pm

Open Mic: Disruptive Dynamics: How Fintech is Reshaping Nations by Waleed Sadek, Founder & CEO, PaySky and Yalla Super App

4:20 – 5:20 pm

Master Class: The Startup Starter Pack – Branding 101

An interactive activity “Starter Pack” essential of what you need to start a project from product development to branding basics and more, by Anas Bukhash, Entrepreneur & Interviewer, Bukhash Brothers Co. and Noor Eid, Director, Creative Services, Bukhash Brothers

5:25 – 5:30 pm

Closing Address by H.E. Ashraf Sobhy Minister of Youth and Sports, Arab Republic of Egypt

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Networking & Entertainment by DJ Nadim Assal

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Live Performance by Noha Fekry at The Plaza Main Theatre

8:05 – 9:30 pm

Recognition Ceremony at The Plaza Main Theatre

9:30 pm – 2:00 am

Closing Event at Villa Coconut (Entertainment by Rima and DJ Tala – DJ Nadim Assal)

All Day | Guest Departure – Hotel Check-out

Forbes Talk

Nurturing Young leaders – Inspire Impact

11:05 – 11:10 am

Open Mic: Traditions in a Modern World Navigating Change

Speaker: Khoubaib Kouas, YouTuber and Travel enthusiast (Under 30 Lister)

11:10 – 11:15 am

Open Mic: Space is one click away – BluDot

Speaker: Lama Aloraiman, Cofounder and COO of Ignition Kuwait, Founder & CEO of BLUDOT (Under 30 Lister)

11:15 – 11:25 am

Open Mic: Breaking Barriers: Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in Startup Ecosystems for Innovation and Growth

Speaker: Stephanie Nour Prince, Partner, Nuwa Capital

11:25 – 11:30 am

Open Mic: Building and Scaling AI/Software Enterprises in MENA

Speaker: Galal Elbeshbishy, Cofounder and COO of Synapse Analytics (Under 30 Lister)

11:30 – 11:35 am

Open Mic: Shaping Tomorrow: UAE Youth Empowerment in Action

Speaker: AbdelQader Alsaqqaf, U.A.E. Youth Delegate at the United Nations for 2022 (Under 30 Lister)

11:35 – 11:40 am

Open Mic: Survival of the Techiest

Speaker: Aayushman Dalmia, Founder and CEO of Zoftware (Under 30 Lister)

11:40 – 11:50 am

Open Mic: Inspire, Explore, Accomplish: Youth Empowerment through the Lens of Scientific Excellence

Speaker: Maram Abadi, Vice President of the Young Arab Researchers Council, Arab Youth Center

11:50 – 12:00 pm

Open Mic: Future-Forward Entrepreneurship: Why Sustainability Matters Now More Than Ever

Speaker: Dr. Randa Diab-Bahman, SFHEA

12:00– 12:05 pm

Open Mic: From Ideas to Impact: Motivating Youth to Change the Future

Speaker: Reine Metlej, Cofounder of BIOwayste (Under 30 Lister)

12:05– 12:10 pm

Open Mic: The Power of Technology in Fostering Inclusion

Speaker: Abdelrazek Aly, Cofounder of Bonocle (Under 30 Lister)

12:10– 12:20 pm

Open Mic: The Art of Triumph: Empower, Connect, and Prevail.

Speaker: Ingy Yousri Ismail, CEO and Founder, Flare PR

12:20– 12:30 pm

Open Mic: The Culinary Landscape of the UAE: Inspired by Culture, Driven by Innovation and Collaboration

Speaker: Sultan Kayed, Founder and Head Chef, GOAT and LIT Pizzeria

12:30– 12:40 pm

Open Mic: Achievement Unlocked: Turning Young Dreams into Reality

Speaker: Haneen Asfour, TEDx Speaker – Youth Advocate

12:40– 12:50 pm

Open Mic: TechTrailblazers: Shaping the Future with Women in Tech, Collaboration, and Communication

Speaker: Dina Ayman, Serial Entrepreneur (Under 30 Lister)

12:50– 12:55 pm

Open Mic: Revitalizing Industries: How Impact Startups Are Changing the Game

Speaker: Alaa Afifi, Founder and CEO of Bekia (Under 30 Lister)

12:55– 1:05 pm

Open Mic: Small Giants, Big Impact: Conquering Untapped Markets

Speaker: Shams Aldeen, Founder & CEO, Dozzer Middle East

1:05– 1:15 pm

Open Mic: Finding your True Calling: Navigating the Path to Purpose

Speaker: Nourhan Maher Salem, Positive Psychology and Well-Being Coach

1:15– 1:25 pm

Open Mic: Global Reach, Regional Impact: Fintech Empowerment in the Middle East

Speaker: Fadi Al Awami, Fintech Expert and SME Consultant

1:25 – 2:30 pm

Lunch Break and Networking

2:40– 2:45 pm

Open Mic: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Resilience in Times of Economic Uncertainty through the Integration of Data and Policy

Speakers: Mohamed Ehab, Omar Rezk, Cofounders of Entlaq (Under 30 Lister)

2:45 – 2:50 pm

Open Mic: Empowering Minds, Shaping Futures: The Evolution of Education

Speaker: Mustafa Abd Ellatif, Cofounder and CEO of EYouth (Under 30 Lister)

2:50– 2:55 pm

Open Mic: Driving the Transition to a Greener Future

Speaker: Hasan Jaafar, Cofounder and COO of YY ReGen (Under 30 Lister)

2:55– 3:05 pm

Open Mic: From Struggles to Success: Blueprint for Building Startup Excellence

Speaker: Jad Al Fakhani, Co-founder & CEO, Beycom LLC

3:05– 3:10 pm

Open Mic: Empowering the Underserved: AI Chatbots in Education

Speaker: Bassel Jalaleddine, Founder and Managing Partner of eFlow.ai (Under 30 Lister)

3:10– 3:15 pm

Open Mic: Healthcare at Your Doorstep: Embracing the Future

Speaker: Keswin Suresh, Cofounder and COO of DarDoc (Under 30 Lister)

3:15 – 3:25 pm

Open Mic: Sustainable Ventures: Navigating the Essentials and Building a Lasting Brand

Speaker: Gergana Abdulrahman, Co-Founder & CEO, WILD FABRIK

3:25– 3:35 pm

Open Mic: Law, Leadership, and Lasting Influence: Legal Excellence in the Middle East

Speaker: Ahmed Zaki, SVP – Legal Affairs, Al Hamra Group LLC

3:35– 3:45 pm

Open Mic: Innovate to Elevate: Harnessing the Power of Digital Age Advancements

Speaker: Mohammed Eliyan, CEO, SaVest

Celebrating U30 Leaders

11:05 – 11:10 am

Open Mic: Soundtrack of Success: The Fusion of Sonic Branding and Personal Brand Power

Speaker: Ahmad Haffar, Managing Partner of Mindloop Studios (Under 30 Lister)

11:10 – 11:20 am

Open Mic: Diving into the Unknown: The Journey of a Fearless Female Saudi Entrepreneur

Speaker: Alaa Alzawawi, Serial Entrepreneur

11:20 – 11:25 am

Open Mic: Transforming Marketing with Transactional Data Intelligence

Speakers: Abdulrahman Qumsani, Cofounder of Mthmr (Under 30 Lister)

11:25 – 11:30

Open Mic: Cosmic Ventures: Navigating the Future of Space in the Middle East

Speaker: Bader Shirah, Researcher, Founder and CEO of Nebula Research and Development (Under 30 Lister)

11:30 – 11:40 am

Open Mic: Game-Changer: The Rise and Impact of Strategic Investments in Sports and Entertainment

Sanjeet Sahni, Cofounder, Swing Capital

11:40 – 11:50 am

Open Mic: Redefining Couture: Fashion, Feminism, and Eco-Conscious Designs

Speaker: Kish Jeane, Fashion Designer

11:50 – 12:00 pm

Open Mic: Thriving Young: Keys to Success in Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Speaker: Nargiza Akbekova, Founder & CEO, AI Group

12:00 – 12:05 pm

Open Mic: Dealing with Waste as a Treasure!

Speaker: Omer Badokhon, Cofounder and CEO of BioTreasure (Under 30 Lister)

12:05 – 12:10 pm

Open Mic: Palestinian Pioneers: Overcoming Challenges, Building Startups, Re-Branding Hope

Speakers: Diala Khashan, Cofounder of Vatrin (Under 30 Lister)

12:10 – 12:15 pm

Open Mic: Start, Stumble, Soar: A Journey of Social Impact, Challenges, and Future Aspirations

Speaker: Mohammad Zatara, Founder and CEO of Wajeez (Under 30 Lister)

12:15 – 12:25 pm

Open Mic: Unlocking Networking Secrets: Strategies for Startup Growth and Success

Speaker: Khaled Ghorab, Founder, Irtiqa International Consultancy

12:25 – 12:30 pm

Open Mic: Storytelling As a Reality Changing Tool

Speaker: Dania Moussa, Scriptwriter, Director, and Author (Under 30 Lister)

12:30 – 12:40 pm

Open Mic: Mastering Content Creation: The Power, Limitations, and Impact on Brand Success

Speaker: Abdulaziz Abdulmalek, Cofounder, Aisha Jewels

12:40 – 12:50 pm

Open Mic: Emerging Trailblazers in the Contemporary Travel Industry

Speaker: Maria Zavodskova, Founder of Pelican Buro

12:50 – 1:00 pm

Open Mic: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Next-Generation Biosensors: Personalized Medicine and Sustainable Healthcare at Your Fingertips!

Speaker: Dana Alsulaiman, Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Under30 lister)

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Open Mic: Sustaining vs Reinventing the Wheel: Strategies for Commercially Sustainable Products

Speaker: Abdullah Al-Atrash, Cofounder of Natrify (Under 30 Lister)

1:05 – 1:10 pm

Open Mic: From Local to Global: Pioneering Impact in the Tech Sphere

Speaker: Abdullah Kamel, Cofounder and Co-CEO of adam.ai (Under 30 Lister)

1:10 – 1:15 pm

Open Mic: From Kitchen to Boardroom, Inspiring the Next- Gen of Women in Leadership

Speaker: Hiba AlMasoud, Cofounder and Managing Partner of Sauce Capital (Under 30 Lister)

1:15 – 1:20 pm

Open Mic: IMMERSIVE Tale of Innovation and Global Influence.

Speakers: Magdi Moussa, Cofounder of IMMRSV (Under 30 Lister)

1:20 – 1:30 pm

Open Mic: Revolutionizing Care: The Digital Transformation Wave in Health

Speaker: Marina El Khawand, Founder, Medonations NGO, Global Health Equity Leader

1:30 – 1:40 pm

Open Mic: Fortify the Future by Empowering the Youth

Speaker: Sarah Badr, WYF General Coordinator, and Egypt’s Nominee for the UN Assistant, Secretary General for Youth Affairs

1:40 – 1:50 pm

Open Mic: Navigating Career Paths: Entrepreneurship vs. Corporate Journey

Speaker: Sana Choyakh, Sales & Business Growth Manager, Lutron

1:50 – 1:55 pm

Open Mic: Sustainable Realities: Putting Customers at the Core for Lasting Growth

Speaker: Omar Emara, Cofounder and COO of FreshSource (Under 30 Lister)

1:55 – 2:00 pm

Open Mic: Beyond Generative AI, The Era of One-Person Unicorns.

Speaker: Kareem Ayyad, Cofounder of Uktob.ai (Under 30 Lister)

2:00 – 2:10 pm

Open Mic: Risk, Reward, and Resilience: Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Speaker: Mohammed Bader, Co- Founder / CEO, Division International Engineering consultants

2:10 – 2:20 pm

Open Mic: The Power of Team: Building a High-Performance Unit for Your Startup

Speaker: Hasan Alsoud, CEO, Tiptop


Nurturing Young leaders – Inspire Impact

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Waste to Wonders By Up fuse

Interactive sustainable workshop experience
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 60mins

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

You’re the Artist By NG Sketches

A collaborative painting experience
Location: The Plaza
Duration: 30mins

1:00 – 1:40 pm

Expressive Art Workshop “Unbottle Your Feelings Activity” By World Youth Forum and Tiktok

Interactive experience for attendees, centered around utilizing art as a form of expression for emotions.
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 45 mins

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Waste to Wonders By Up fuse

Interactive sustainable workshop experience
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 60mins

Celebrating U30 Leaders

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Waste to Wonders By Up fuse

Interactive sustainable workshop experience
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 60mins

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

You’re the Artist By NG Sketches

A collaborative painting experience
Location: The Plaza
Duration: 30mins

1:00 – 1:40 pm

Expressive Art Workshop “Unbottle Your Feelings Activity” By World Youth Forum and Tiktok

Interactive experience for attendees, centered around utilizing art as a form of expression for emotions.
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 45mins

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Urban Expressions by Toxik

Explaining graffiti culture and the different styles then intro on spray-painting techniques
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 30mins

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Waste to Wonders By Up fuse

Interactive sustainable workshop experience by transforming plastic into products
Location: Workshop Station at The Plaza
Duration: 60mins


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Nestled between mountain ranges and a scenic stretch of Red Sea coastline, El Gouna covers 10 km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast with a total land area of 36.92 million sqm. Home to a variety of sought-after amenities, including 18 reputable hotels, 100 exciting restaurants, bars and eateries, three marinas, 2 championship golf courses, a world-class international hospital, schools, co-working spaces, and an airport, banks and ATMs.

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