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A distinguished gathering of thought leaders, influential decision-makers, and CEOs from UAE’s most prominent conglomerates will convene in Dubai on Wednesday, September 6, to drive progress and usher in transformation in the global business landscape, as reported by the Khaleej Times.
Presented by KT Events, the i3 forum, aptly named “Innovate, Inspire, Influence,” will revolve around the theme of “Redefining Innovation, Inspiring Change, and Shaping the Future of Business.”
The event will be graced with a keynote address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a multifaceted personality who has held prestigious positions, including Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, diplomat, bureaucrat, politician, writer, and public intellectual. Dr Tharoor currently serves as a Member of Parliament in India’s Lok Sabha.
Among the illustrious speakers at i3 are Udaya Indrarathna, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the UAE; Suresh Vaidhyanathan, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Ghassan Aboud Group; Riyad Mathew, Chief Associate Editor & Director of The Week and Malayala Manorama Group; Dr. Jean Shahadpuri, Managing Director of Nikai Group of Companies; Ravi Rao, Founding Partner & CEO, Middle East & Africa, Turbo start; Lloyed Lobo, Co-founder of Boast.ai; Walter Jopp, Chief Executive Officer of Salama Insurance; Ibtissam Ouassif, Co-founder of Cashew Payments; Amin Nasser, Private Business Senior Advisor at PwC Middle East; Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group; Christiana Maxion, Founder of Maxion; Venkat Mahadevan, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Business at Citi; Dr Tarek Hajjiri, Expert in Family Business, Private Wealth & Innovation; Nirj Deva DL, Presidential Envoy of Sri Lanka to the EU, and Azhar Sajan, Director of Casa Milano.
Nilesh Devadia, Director of Business Development at Khaleej Times, remarked, “At i3, we bring together government ministers, top CEOs, and trailblazers from startups, life sciences, artificial intelligence, and renewables to tackle a compelling agenda. This exclusive invitation-only event is meticulously designed for CEOs, presidents, managing directors, and founders committed to leveraging business as a catalyst for elevating humanity.”
The event promises a dynamic mix of panel discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, providing an all-encompassing platform for exchanging ideas and fostering connections among industry peers.
i3’s gold sponsor is Port City Colombo, while Citi is the wealth management partner. Blacklane is the chauffeur partner, and QuestionPro acts as the survey partner.