GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
Dubai is the perfect example of visionary leadership, says former Malaysian PM

H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pays tribute to Dubai leadership at opening of international conference

Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2016:   Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, has been sharing his insights on leadership as a key driver of the global economy, citing Dubai as the “perfect example of what leadership means and what leadership can do.”

Dr. Mahathir was delivering the keynote speech during the opening of the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE'16), a two-day forum organized by Canadian University Dubai (CUD), hosted at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. 

Leaders need to be broad-minded and have the ability to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as their country's assets, in order to succeed in nation building, said Dr. Mahathir. Speaking about his own experience of leading the transformation of Malaysia during his 22 years as Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir said that the foundations of good leadership were to unite a population and to know what your followers expect from you.  

During the opening day of the conference Dr. Mahathir also shared a discussion with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, on the parallels between the rapid economic advancement of Malaysia and that of Dubai and the Emirates.

Also delivering a keynote address during the opening session was Mr. David Wang, CEO of leading technology solutions providers and chief sponsor of ICLIE'16, Huawei UAE. Speaking on the theme of innovation, Mr. Wang addressed the topic ‘Building a Better Connected Tomorrow'. He said that we are only at the ‘beginning of the beginning' of the information society and future decades will see Dubai as a world centre on the technology stage.

The speech preceded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mr. But Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of CUD and Mr. Wang, in the presence of H.E. Chang Hua, Chinese Ambassador to the UAE. The new agreement will see CUD and Huawei UAE cooperate on a range of initiatives that promote R&D, and the professional development of students.

Day one of the conference saw researchers, practitioners and policy makers come together to debate the emerging challenges and long-term solutions to some of the key business challenges arising in the globalized economy. 

The 200 delegates present at the conference went on to attend a series of workshops on the subjects of International Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Contemporary Leadership and Management; Technology, Innovations, and Sustainability; and New Trends in Global Economics, Finance, and Management.  
The conference themes were set to align with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and to support innovators across various sectors within the UAE to transform ideas into innovative projects that will contribute to the country's national innovation strategy and to achieving the UAE Vision 2021. 

This was also the theme for the high school competition, which ran alongside day one of the conference, and saw senior students from schools across the UAE exhibit their enterprising ideas and innovations.

Day two of the Conference will hear from internationally renowned figures in the field of enterprise and innovation, including Professor Benoit Montreuil of Georgia Tech Institute, USA, who is leading the International Physical Internet Initiative, and Dr. Margaret Dalziel of the University of Waterloo, Canada, who is widely recognized as an international authority on the design and evaluation of business support programs. 

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Canadian University Dubai is grateful for the support of conference sponsors, Huawei UAE and Air Canada.

 




Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 46165 times
Posted on : Thursday, April 21, 2016  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Abu Dhabi to host global event on Digital Innovation in Education on April 25th 2016, announces ADEC
Next Story : UAE students get experimental with five-day Sharjah Science Carnival
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Hackket's Bags of Style
Tissot Introduces Chrono XL 3x3 Street Basketball Special Collection
Introducing the Swim and Beachwear Summer Collection from Marks & Spencer
Saint Honore
Chloé Launches The New Cloud-shaped “rosie” Sunglasses
BYS COSMETICS Now in UAE
VBQ-presskit-denim-70s Capsule
New Land Rover Defender Completes Tusk Testing to Support Lion Conservation in Kenya
OMEGA Rocket Engine - Introducing the Master Chronometer Calibre 3861
Ministry of State for FNC Affairs Launches Forum Titled ‘Political Empowerment i...
Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE
Natural and gentle haircare essentials for your little ones from Fifi & Friends'
From the Big Screen to Real Life: Tag Heuer Unveils New Monaco Limited Edition ...
Eberhard & Co. Alfa Romeo Limited Edition
Jaguar Land Rover & Bmw Group Announce Collaboration for Next Generation Electri...
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Limited Edition with travel case'
Britain's Greatest Test Driver, Norman Dewis Obe, Passes Away
Aston Martin Produces First Cars at St Athan
The Gucci Runway Makeup Looks for Cruise 2020
BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation elect...
Kickstart your summer workout with Ibn Battuta Mall's free indoor family Fun Run
Certina DS PH200M collection'
Vincitore Realty sells out 108 homes in the Dh375 million Benessere project in j...
Backseat battles: kids driving their parents to distraction – and danger on the ...
Sony World Photography Awards Reveals New Categories for 2020 and Latest Sony Gr...
The Chaumet Garden of Earthly Delights
UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing
Choose the perfect fragrance this Father's Day with Rasasi
ZAAM Launches a spin on their iconic Polyhedron bag
Jaquet Droz Unveils Its 2019 Novelties at Dubai Mall
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
The SS19 Exclusive Edit From Etoile “La Boutique''
Ferragramo Cuir
Happy Father's Day with Tonda 1950 Skeleton
Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier
Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the ...
Dubai Cares supports 3-year teacher training program in Ghana to boost early chi...
Team Abu Dhabi award Cappellini new long-term contract
Celebrate Father's Day with Marks & Spencer
Hamilton present Ventura collection
Dp World, UAE Region's Strategic Solutions Boost the Automotive Sector
Eberhard & Co. Alfa Romeo Limited Edition'
Introducing the MK Beach Club Pieces
Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development Calls on Citizens to ...
Aston Martin Ready to Race in the Spirit of '59 as It Honours 60th Anniversary L...
Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC
La Grande Vie by Corum
Turkish Airlines added Strasbourg to the list of its destinations in France
AMD and Samsung Announce Strategic Partnership in Ultra Low Power, High Performa...
The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is t...