Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum Attracts Delegates
(Abu Dhabi) – The Abu Dhabi Entrepreneurship Forum 2013 (ADEF), has attracted massive attendance from regional and global delegates. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
During his speech, special guest Chad Hurley, co-founder of global social video-sharing giant YouTube said: “I would like to express my delight and honour at participating in this forum, as it gives me the platform to share some valuable insights that I have learned since I launched YouTube with my partners Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Our brand has become a global icon, and I believe this forum can facilitate knowledge transfer that nurtures other global brands.”
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth ‘&’ Community Development, officially opened the forum in the presence of H.H. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy; H.E. Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development; and a number of senior officials, decision-makers and entrepreneurial specialists from across the region and beyond.
The opening session of the forum focused on the theme of “Transforming economies through entrepreneurship.” Renowned speakers explained how entrepreneurs can lead a renaissance in the region’s economies by promoting strong leadership and innovation that achieves prosperity for all segments of society, while taking advantage of the available international opportunities.
The agenda also included a comprehensive presentation on the development of successful SME’s, highlighting the role played by the Khalifa Fund in helping numerous SME’s to adopt the latest technologies of e-learning and business management.