The ICSB 2015 World Conference At-A-Glance (graphic above) provides an overview of conference activites from the evening of June 3 until lunch time on June 9, 2015. Below is a detailed listing of these activities to supplement the graphic. Please don't hesitate to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Don't miss your chance to visit wonderful Dubai this June for the 60th annual ICSB World Conference!
Cultural and Sightseeing Options at ICSB 2015
The 60th Annual ICSB World Conference in Dubai, UAE includes some unique cultural and sightseeing options.
Discover Your Dubai. Find Treasures At Every Turn.
The Dubai Creek Boat Dinner, the Dubai Creek Boat Lunch and the Dubai Museum are optional social events available for delegates to add during registration (not included in the normal registration fee). If you or your companion would like to attend this social activity, please add the required quantity during check-out.
*Special for ICSB Academy Attendees* The Dubai Creek Boat Lunch and the Dubai Museum visit are included in your registration fees.
The Gala Dinner is included in some registration packages, however if it is not included and you or your companion would like to attend, please add the required quantity during check-out.
Registration categories and entitlements are listed online at http://www.icsb2015.org/registration.html.
Find information on all events in Dubai - conferences, concerts, exhibitions and festivals related to culture, art, fashion, health and sports.
You name it, Dubai has it. Or if it doesn’t have it, it’s building it. Or if it’s not building it, it’s dredging up an island to put it on. The busiest of the seven United Arab Emirates is growing so fast that its newest developments can only be measured in hummingbird flaps.
While not the capital of the United Arab Emirates – that’s Abu Dhabi – Dubai is the totem of this progressive nation. Located on the shores of the Gulf in the north-east, Dubai was little more than a fishing village 50 years ago. Today, clusters of sparkling skyscrapers rise from the barren desert as the city’s rapidly changing skyline confirms its position as the most forward-thinking city in the Middle East.
H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates since February 2008, has previously been Minister of Communication and Minister of Development for the Government Sector.
A multifaceted personality respected for his insightful mind and sharp analytical thinking, Eng. Sultan serves as Chairman of several high-profile public and private corporations as well as national initiatives including the General Civil Aviation Authority, Securities and Commodities Authority, Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection and Standing Committee for Economic Affairs of the Supreme Committee for National Security. Eng. Sultan is also member of the Committee of Finance and Economy, Federal Council on Population Composition and board of directors of Emirates Investment Council.
Earlier, Eng. Sultan was Chairman of the National Bureau of Statistics, and Aman (Dubai Islamic Insurance Company) and Vice Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank.
Eng Sultan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management Systems from Arizona State University/ USA and a diploma in Computer System Analysis from the Institute of Computer Technology, Los Angeles, California / USA.
Mr. Al Darmaki is the Chief Executive Officer of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, a government entity that spearheads the support and development of Small & Medium enterprises in the UAE. His role is integral to the strategic planning and management of the organization in alignment with the Executive Council’s objectives.
With Over 17 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing industries, and a background in Sales & Marketing, Mr. Al Darmaki has held a number of leadership positions with governmental and private organizations in the United Arab Emirates. In 2006, Mr. Al Darmaki developed and led the Abu Dhabi Polymers Park project, the first integrated downstream petrochemical cluster in the MENA region where later on he moved to the Human Capital Development area and was appointed as the General Manager of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, (The National Employment Agency of the Abu Dhabi Government). He was Chief Executive Officer responsible for transforming the Council into a comprehensive government Khalifa Fund employment agency and played a key role in establishing the Council’s strategic relationships with both public and private sectors.
H.E. Abdul Baset Al Janahi is currently the CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SME’s development. In his role as CEO, Al Janahi has contributed significantly to their growth and development. In addition, he has become renowned for his support of young and aspiring entrepreneurs in the UAE, and developing the Eco systems of SME’s in Dubai.
Prior to his appointment with the Establishment in 2002, Al Janahi held a number of senior managerial positions in leading organisations in the UAE. He was a founding member of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). As Projects and Events Manager at the DSF, he successfully liaised with various organizing committees and government departments to add new and exciting dimensions to the global event. His creative ideas further augmented the success of the DSF brand.
Following his stint at DSF, he moved on to Dubai Internet City (DIC) in 1997 as one of its founding members. He was responsible for formulating a business model that is now regarded as one of the most successful ICT hubs internationally. DIC’s Commercial Department was also set up with his support.
In recognition of his exceptional strategic and business development capabilities, Al Janahi was selected in 2001 to join a taskforce responsible for setting up the Dubai Development and Investment Authority (DDIA), later renamed as Tatweer. The formation of Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SME’s development (MBRE) was a significant milestone for Dubai under the leadership of Al Janahi in DDIA. In 2005, Al Janahi was appointed as a board member and CEO of ASWAQ, a public joint stock company under foundation.
Hermawan Kartajaya is the President of World Marketing Association and a co-founder of Asia Marketing Federation. In 2003, he was named by the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Marketing on the list of"50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing" that includes the likes of Philip Kotler, David Aaker, Gary Hamel, Tom Peters, and Seth Godin.In 2009, he received the Distinguished Global Leadership Award from the Pan-Pacific Business Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He is a unique combination of a thinker of strategic business concepts, particularly in marketing, and a practitioner. He has written five international books with Philip Kotler—the father of modern marketing. His latest book, Marketing 3.0 is widely acknowledged globally and is translated into 23 non-English languages around the world. His marketing concepts can also be found in Global Marketing Management and Principles of Global Marketing textbooks by Warren Keegan—the world’s renown expert of global marketing. To help companies in Southeast Asia grow, he founded MarkPlus, Inc.—Southeast Asia’s leading professional services firm in the area of marketing consulting, research, and training—in 1990. Prior to leading his own firm, he was the sales and distribution director of a major consumer goods company.
Hermawan Kartajaya is also an internationally acknowledged speaker and lecturer. He attended Harvard Business School’s Program on Case Method and Participant-Centered Learning in Boston and Beijing, exclusively designed for senior professors and deans of universities in Greater China and Singapore. Since 2006, he guest lectured for Nanyang MBA and Nanyang Fellows Programme in Singapore. He has been invited as a speaker by seminars and conferences around the world. Recently, he became the first speaker at the World Marketing Summit 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and also became speaker at the World Marketing Summit 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. He was also the keynote speaker for the QSP Summit 2012 in Porto, Portugal and a featured speaker for the Kellogg Innovation Network Global Summit 2012 in Evanston, US.
Gregg is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost - Tomorrow's Research Today.
Currently the number one social science research repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. More importantly, SSRN works with researchers to reduce the time needed to find relevant material, provide easy access to a broad array of interdisciplinary content, and significantly accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has 600,000 papers from over 275,000 authors and users have downloaded close to 85 million full text papers since inception.
Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and entrepreneurial companies in technology and health care. Gregg speaks around the world and writes regularly about scholarly research and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.
TITLE of Gregg's Keynote at ICSB 2015: The Practical Application of Research
SHORT SUMMARY: SSRN sits in the distinct position of being the leading social science repository in the world and a small business. It's scholarly networks, including the Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network, run in partnership with The Kauffman Foundation, provide the latest scholarly research to scholars, business people and other professionals around the world. Gregg will share the evolution of SSRN’s business model, unique in scholarly communications, and how the research community contributes to its success.
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Jae-Hee Song, Executive Vice Chairman of Korea Federation of SMES (KBIZ) and Former Deputy Administrator of KSBA