Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group and Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group, the 5th Cycle of UAE Ideas Conference will take place on 7th November 2016 in Four Seasons Resort Dubaiat 8:00AM.
His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum will inaugurate the conference, which aims at encouraging, empowering & recognizing UAE national talents, their achievements & innovations, as well as promoting UAE culture & identity.
UAE Ideas is an annual conference in Arabic that highlights the achievements of Emiratis , while encouraging local entities to invest in Emirati human resources a and create an ideal framework that will stimulate and encourage creativity and innovation.
In line with UAE’s strategy, UAE Ideas adopts creativity, innovation & continual improvement as key factors that lead to the development of the nation and its citizens.
Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, the Chairman of Dubai Quality Group, said “By organizing UAE Ideas Conference to promote a culture of creativity and innovation, we would like to contribute in achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; which aims at making UAE among the best countries in the world by recognizing innovation as a cornerstone of social and economic development. Innovation is the main key to promote economic growth, increasing competitiveness and productivity.
She added “Believing that innovation is the future of human investment, the UAE Leadership emphasizes its importance across all sectors through the UAE Vision 2021. Innovation, research, science and technology will form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy.”
She added “UAE is known world-wide as an icon for innovation and creativity. Through UAE Ideas, we want to further encourage the culture of creativity, by providing Emiratis with an opportunity to highlight their talents and achievements and to motivate them to actively participate in the development of the nation..
The UAE Ideas Award in a unique platform that invites submissions that highlight Emirati innovation in various categories. More than 110 submissions were received this year from various sectors including: education, service, health, media, real estate and communication. We have also noticed a rise in the submissions in the category of ‘Creativity in Smart Government’ as the number of participants reached to 18 this year. I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the enthusiasm shown by all the participants from government and private entities, and thank all the sponsors for supporting the conference. ”
The one day conference will feature keynote presentations by high profile Emirati speakers: HE. Major General Dr. Abdulquddus Alobaidly, assistant general commanding for quality and excellence in Dubai Police, will speak about ” Innovative & Excellence approaches followed by the UAE Leadership for a happy society “, HE. Azza Suleiman bin Salman, member of the Federal National Council will speak about “A morning of Innovation: UAE Vision”, H.E Dr. Amna AlDahak AlShamsi, Assistant Undersecretary-Activities Sector will speak about ” Innovative Generation: A Prosperous Nation “, HE Majida Ali Rashed, Assistant General Director Dubai Land Department, will speak about “21st century leaders”, Mr. Mohammed Murad Retired Colonel at Dubai Police & Businessman will speak about comparison “public or private”, Mr. Abdulatif Alsayegh Founder & Chairman Alsayegh Media, will speak about “innovation a way of life”, Eyad Al-Kourdi Senior Vice President & General Manager Master Card UAE, will speak about ” Creativity in times of Innovation”, Young Emirati inventor Mohammed Sultan Al Shamsi will display his case study of “Sustaining Excellence”,.
At the close of the conference, the best creative and innovative Emirati ideas will be awarded according to the following categories:
1. Innovation in promoting Arabic language.
2. Innovation in promoting National Identity.
3. Innovation in promoting, encouraging and empowerment of UAE citizens.
4. Promoting marketing and representation of UAE abroad.
5. Promoting voluntary and humanitarian work.
6. Promoting e-Government.
7. Promoting environmental work. (Eco Applications)
8. Promoting business.
9. Media coverage of a national initiative
10. Promoting Emirati inventors (Young Inventor and Overall Inventor)
The Main Sponsors of the event are Emirates Global Aluminum and Dubai Customs, and Gold Sponsors Dubai Municipality and Emirates Transport.