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Youth Summit: A Bold New World


Tamakkan Presents a Debate on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Ethics

Presented in collaboration with Sorbonne University, Sky News, Emirates Foundation and the Harvard Business Review.

Tamakkan Forum Issues Youth Policy Guidelines for the Changing Landscapes of Technology, Media, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

ABU DHABI, UAE – Youth need to be media literate, technologically savvy, ethical and think like an entrepreneurs, according to the BOLD NEW WORLD Manifesto issued at the end of the Tamakkan’s Youth Forum.

The event, held under the Year of Zayed banner, issued guidelines developed by four expert panels on the transformation taking place in technology, media, ethics, and entrepreneurship, and the measures that need to be in place right now, to enable and guide youth to face emerging challenges and opportunities, and build a ‘bold new world’.

The forum took place at the Sorbonne University, and included partners Sky News Arabia, Emirates Foundation and Harvard Business Review (HBR). It kicked off with presentation of HBR’s Top Key Youth Indicators.

The four panels explored issues relating to ‘Media’ which was led by Sky News’ Chantal Saliba; ‘Technology’ led by New York University Abu Dhabi’s Jared Grogan; ‘Ethics’ led by Canadian University Dubai’s Dr. Franziska Apprich; and ‘Entrepreneurship’ led by The Improbable Agency’s Laura Toma.

The Manifesto defined clear recommendations to help youth realize their capabilities and identify new opportunities that are open for them to challenge and conquer.

Youth 2018: A Bold New World
Paris-Sorbonne University

23rd January 2018

with Emirates Foundation, Harvard Business Review and Sky News Arabia
Summit theme song performed by the celebrated singer, Zain Awad
+ AMP: An art exhibition celebrating HH President Sheikh Zayed

Panel 1: Technology Panel:
Moderator: Jared Grogan
Singularity Studies, Special Advisor: NYUAD
Expertise: AI, Augmentation, Advanced Robotics, Internet of Everything, 3D Printing, Synthetic Biology, Virtual Reality

Co- Panelist: Britt Spyrou, Spouse of the Australian Ambassador
Lawyer and Scientist in Behaviour and Partnerships

Panel 2: Media Panel
Moderator: Chantal Saliba
News Anchor, Sky News
Expertise: Broadcast Journalism, Political Science, Economics.
Saint Joseph University of Beirut

Panel 3: Ethics Panel
Moderator: Dr. Franziska Apprich
Professor, Canadian University Dubai
Expertise: Media consultant, Journalist, Filmmaker, Creative Director, Producer, Composer

Co Panelists: Anne Russell, American Community School
Lina Hourani,  Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group
Fatema Al Hameli, Mechanical Engineer, Abu Dhabi Space Agency

Panel 4: Entrepreneurship Panel
Moderator: Laura Toma
Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency
Expertise: Education and SME Consultancy

Co-Panelists: Lina Hourani – Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group
Maria Pearson – Founder,
Taleb Al Hashmi  – Founder, TBH Consultancy
Hanane Benkhallouk –  Founder, Sustain Leadership


8:30-9:30 – Onsite Registration

9:30-9:45 – Welcome Statement
Eric Fouache, Vice Chancellor, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Sana Bagersh, CEO, BrandMoxie and Founder of Tamakkan

9:45-9:50 – Year of Zayed Song Performance by Zain Awad
Celebrated Jordanian SInger

9:50-10:10 – HBR Key Indicators by Hadi Malaeb
Vice President, Conferences and Events of Haykal Media

10:10-10:30 – Plenary Discussion: Emirates Foundation CEO Maytha Al Habsi – Facilitated by Alan Marzo

10:30-11:10 – Plenary: Media Panel with Chantal Saliba of Sky News Arabia (Arabic)

Technology Panel with Jared Grogan of NYUAD (English)
Singularity Studies, Special Advisor, NYUAD

11:10-11:25 – Break

11:25-12:05 – Entrepreneurship Panel with Laura Toma
Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency

12:05-12:45 – Ethics Panel with Dr. Franziska Apprich
Professor, Canadian University Dubai

Author: BrandMoxie

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