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Tomorrow.. El Gouna is preparing to host the Forbes Middle East Under 30 Summit

More than 1,500 people have already signed up to attend Forbes Middle East’s second annual Under 30 Summit in El Gouna, the fully integrated and sustainable town by Orascom Development by the Red Sea, from January 11-13, 2024.

This exciting event will bring together the Arab region’s most exceptional young minds to discuss how they are navigating their journeys to success and how they can use their influence to help and inspire others and create positive change in the world.

The Under 30 Sumit El Gouna 2024 promises to be a landmark event, empowering the next generation of leaders, fostering creativity and innovation, and celebrating the achievements of young visionaries across the Middle East.

“I can’t wait to once again bring together and meet the Middle East’s most promising young talent as well as some of the most influential business leaders in the region.

I truly believe that using our platforms to create connections in this way has the power to change the world,” said Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Forbes Middle East.

“Through innovation, awareness, and creative thinking in business, we can learn from and transform the landscape for future generations.”

Mohamed Amer, CEO of El Gouna, agreed, saying, “We are pleased to host the Forbes Middle East Under 30 Summit for the second consecutive year. This summit is an opportunity for us to bring together exceptional young minds from across the region to connect, create, and collaborate here at El Gouna.

We are focused on building vibrant communities where people find inspiration in every aspect of life, driven by passion and purpose. That’s why El Gouna has become a hub for art, culture, business, sports, and entertainment.

We believe that with this crowd gathering in one place, we have the potential to make change, to forge new enterprises, and contribute to a brighter and more prosperous future.”

Dr. Rascha Ragheb, Executive Director of the World Youth Forum and the National Academy of Egypt, explained how the event is coming at the right time to inspire people.

“Young minds, in times of challenge, let hope be your guiding light. As we convene at the Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 Summit, aim not just for success but for a future built on peace, development, and boundless creativity,” she emphasized.

“Together, let’s ignite innovation, empower one another, and craft a path where every dream finds its place in shaping a brighter tomorrow.”

The influential platform will foster innovation and entrepreneurship, empowering young professionals to drive the future of business.

With an impressive lineup of speakers, engaging workshops, and interactive experiences, attendees will benefit from expert insights, learn new skills, and be inspired to drive the future of business in the Arab region.

The summit will empower MENA’s next generation of business leaders by providing a platform for young professionals to connect, collaborate, and learn from their industries’ most successful leaders.

The summit will feature a range of speakers, including: Dr. Rascha Ragheb, Executive Director at the National Training Academy of Egypt and the World Youth Forum; Leila Serhan, Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager – NALP at Visa; Amira Sajwani, Founder & CEO of PRYPCO; Youtubers the Saudi Reporters; Talal AL-Ajmi, Founder and CEO of Vi Markets; Shereen Mitwally, Founder & CEO of Naqqe Technologies; Samer Johnny Jamal, Strategic Partner and Manager at Meta; and Luma Fawaz, CEO of Oasis500.

Speakers will cover various topics, including diversity in the startup ecosystem, embracing forward-thinking entrepreneurship, how young business leaders can drive change, the inclusive potential of technology, and the art of achieving success.

The summit will also address the potential and impact of startups, how they can help build resilience in uncertain economies, and the global influence of fintech.

In addition to all this, the event will offer a range of interactive experiences, such as a sustainability workshop, a

collaborative painting session, and an expressive art workshop presented by the World Youth Forum and TikTok. Attendees will also be able to meditate on the beach, enjoy musical performances, and challenge themselves with fitness sessions emphasizing holistic well-being.

Forbes Middle East is working with a number of esteemed partners to bring this event to life: host partner El Gouna Red Sea by Orascom Development; support partners EFG Holding and Meta; event partners Vi Markets, She’s Next by Visa, Prypco, and Zouni Beach Mangroovy El Gouna; official transportation partner Abou Ghaly Motors; communication & PR partners Influence Communications and NABD; connectivity partner Orange; gift partner Parkville Pharmaceuticals; and official beverage partner PepsiCo.

The Under 30 Summit El Gouna 2024 promises to be a landmark event, empowering the next generation of leaders, fostering creativity and innovation, and celebrating the achievements of young visionaries across the Middle East. Visit the Forbes Middle East website for more updates and exciting announcements.

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