Programme

We look forward to welcoming you at the Start-Up Innovation Summit 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, Marjand Island BLVD in Ras Al Khaimah.

 

 

Wednesday, 19.01.2022

13:30 - 14:00

Registration

14:00 - 14:25

 Setting the Scene

  • Reto Wittwer, Chairman, World Tourism Forum Lucerne
  • Massimo Baggi, Swiss Ambassador to the UAE
  • Raki Phillips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
14:25 - 14:40

Pitch

14:40 - 15:10

Discussion

The importance of an innovation ecosystem

  • Michael Ros, Co-founder at Bidroom
  • Alex Fries, Co-founder and General Partner Digital Twins Capital, California
  • Adib Samara, VP Brand & Marketing at Sweetheart Kitchen
15:10 - 15:25

Pitch

15:25 - 15:50

Interview

  • Samih Sawiris, Chairman Orascom Holding
15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 16:35

Insight

  • Michael O'Shea, Chairman, Founder and Owner, Kerten 
16:35 - 16:50

Pitch

16:50 - 17:15

Keynote

Does biodiversity Matter to Us All?

  • John Scanlon, Chair of the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime
17:15 - 17:30

Pitch

17:30 - 18:05

Panel

How to cleverly link up with tomorrow's business models

  • Adel Al Ali, Board Member and Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia
  • Gerald Lawless, former CEO Jumeirah Group, Advisory Board Member RAKTDA
  • Sameer Al Ansari, CEO RAK International Corporate Centre
18:05 - 18:15

Summary & Outlook

  • Martin Barth, President & CEO, World Tourism Forum Lucerne
18:15 - 19:00

Cocktail Reception