(MENAFN Press) Kele Contracting, a leading construction management and contracting firm in the Middle East, will be a sponsor of the prestigious Forbes Global CEO Conference in Dubai this October 21-23, 2012.
Now in its twelfth year, the conference will bring together some 400 of the world's global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs, up-and-comers and thought-leaders to discuss and debate global economic and business challenges as well as to strengthen existing relationships and build new partnerships.
Speaking of Kele's sponsorship of this significant event, Andrew Elias, CEO of Kele Contracting said, "We are very proud to be sponsoring this year's Forbes Global CEO Conference here in Dubai.
The presence of this extremely prestigious event in the emirate of Dubai is yet again a strong indicator of the positive change and growth that Dubai and the UAE are undergoing. We are thrilled to be taking up this position to support what is one of the most influential networking events in the world."
Elias added that Kele would make use of this substantial opportunity to develop new and meaningful international relationships and continue its growth and expansion strategies.
market with progressive and innovative methods, and that the Forbes Global CEO Conference provided the perfect platform to showcase Kele's capabilities as one of UAE's most reputable contracting firms.
The host sponsor of the twelfth annual Forbes Global CEO Conference is the Government of Dubai and is facilitated by Falcon & Associates. This will be the first time that the Forbes Global CEO Conference will be held in Dubai and the Middle East. Previously it was held in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.
Under the theme of 'The Race Ahead', this year's conference will focus on how policymakers and business leaders must address today's global risks and opportunities. A series of panels will focus on how policy makers in the developed world must balance the need for austerity as well as stimulus, while leaders of emerging countries must adapt to a more moderate pace of growth.
The sessions will provide insights on how business leaders can develop the best strategies to capture growth, in areas such as money and investing, energy and commodities, new technologies, real estate, rising cities and the business of sports. Other panels will highlight the best practices in philanthropy and leadership, as well as the most sustainable models for building prosperity among companies and nations.
More than 50 prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world will be speaking at the conference. His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the UAE Minister for Foreign Trade, will join a stellar cast of speakers from around the world to share insights on today's global risks and opportunities.
They include: Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Group, Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman and CEO of Fosun International, Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation, Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, Kathy Ireland, CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, Xiang Wenbo, President of Sany Heavy Industry, and Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman of Fortis Healthcare.
Other distinguished speakers include: Dr. Tahir, Chairman and CEO of Mayapada Group, Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman of Visy, Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair “ Public Policy of Ernst & Young, Lindsay Fox, Founder of Linfox, Roger Wang, Chairman and CEO of Golden Eagle International Group, Arif Masood Naqvi, Group CEO of Abraaj Capital, Joshua Harris, Managing Partner of Apollo Management and Philadelphia 76ers, Mohamed Loutfy Mansour, Chairman of Mansour Group, Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club, Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, Ken Hu, CEO and Deputy Chairman of Huawei Technologies, and Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group.