The Global Opportunity Panel in Abu Dhabi on June 9th 2015 gathered 23 innovative and creative people for a fast-paced 4-hour workshop.
The starting point for the discussion was five specific global risks:
These risk represent a pressure on societies to start wide ranging changes in many areas from the way we transport ourselves to the diets we eat. The panel provided insights and inspiration on how we can design these changes wisely creating opportunities for long term benefits for society and business both.
The material produced at the workshop is part of the basis of the Global Opportunity Report 2016.
The panel took place June 9, 2015, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi. (Google map)
The participants are selected on the basis of their background, their work with sustainability, and other relevant areas. They are mixed across the public, private, and non-governmental sector, as this is the way we believe we create synergy and sustainable solutions.
|Nibal El Kurdie||Divisional Communications Manager (Oil & Gas)||DNVGL|
|Mohamed Shahrin||Manager for Middle East (Maritime Advisory)||DNVGL|
|Mohamed Atif||Area Manager for Middle East (Energy)||DNVGL|
|Michael J. Yassay||Intern Inspection Division||DNVGL|
|Fred Leo Ebers||Regional Manager, Middle East & India (Maritime)||DNVGL|
|Alireza Majd||Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa (Business Assurance)||DNVGL|
|Peter Zickerman||Executive VP and Head of Strategic Investments||Polarcus DMCC|
|Nabil Battal||Director Global Safety and Environment||DP World|
|Maritza Vargas||Environmental & Sustainability Advisor|
|Hadi Tahboub||Vice President / Programs Director||Middle East Solar Industry Association|
|Shyam Nair||Business Excellence Manager||Al Futtaim|
|Timothy Musila||Senior Health Planner||Ministry of Health Uganda|
|Rasha Abdrabu||Laboratory Manager and Research Technologist||Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University Abu Dhabi|
|Ameera Amir||Founder & CEO||Weyakum, an Emirati Social Enterprise|
|Ahmed Al Kalbani||Lecturer and unit coordinator||Monash University|
|Kehkashan Basu||Founder President||Green Hope|
|Thom Bohlen||CTO||Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD)|
|Jason Ruehland||Managing Director||Emrill|
|Rukhsana Kausa||Founding partner||Liquid of Life|
|Rima Shaban||Manager||Abu Dhabi University|
|Kosmas Povlopoulos||Professor||Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi|
|Ovijit Roy||Head Of Fleet||Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)|
|Abhay Bhagarva||Frost & Sullivan|