SME World

Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has partnered with the Pearl Initiative consultancy to raise awareness among regional micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) on the importance of good governance and accountability.

CPI Business hosted this year’s edition of SME Beyond Borders 2017, its annual conference dedicated to the local SME sector, last November 9, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. The conference was held with the aim to foresee trends that will impact the way we work, live and interact with one another—emphasizing on the importance of designing the right strategies that will help change the shape of businesses in the future.

Paul Kenny, an established technology entrepreneur in the Middle East, was named ‘Mentor of the Year’ at the 2017 Arabian Business StartUp Awards, held at The Rixos Hotel, JBR, Dubai.

Dr. Shayma Al Fawwaz, Founder and CEO of Gossip The Brand, a leading company managing the popular Gossip Café and Desserts and other concepts, shared recently her industry expertise in a food and beverage (F&B) workshop in Sharjah that was organized by the Young Arab Leaders (YAL)in partnership with Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. As one of the guest panelists, Dr. Al Fawwaz discussed the major challenges and emerging opportunities in the UAE’s F&B market along with Abdullah Mullah, Co-Founder of Home Bakery, and Mariam Al Hashemi, Co-Founder of Roux, during the session held at the Sheraa – Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center of the American University of Sharjah. Nabra Al Busaidi, Executive Director of the YAL provided an introductory speech for the panel while Jassim Al Bastaki, Secretary General of the Emirati Entrepreneurs Association served as the main speaker and chief moderator for the session.

This year, for the second time, the Gulf Capital SME Awards has recognized Souqalmal.com for their success for The Disruption of the Year Award.