THE TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST TALKS
Sep19

THE TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST TALKS

TAMAKKAN BRAINTRUST KICKS OF FIRST SMART CITIES EVENT   The Tamakkan BrainTrust was formed in 2005 to serve as a catalyst for growth and innovation, providing government and business leaders with essential insight and access to high level guidance on strategic and fast-moving topics. We have been able to respond rapidly to provide mission critical information through a dynamic network of highly qualified individuals who share their knowledge and expertise. Our BrainTrust sessions have assembled small and larger groups of experts in multi-disciplinary fields to engage in candid discussion and debate on issues that are transforming our everyday experiences and transforming the world.W We have worked with government and public entities, as well as industries that include telecom, healthcare, finance, retail, education, infrastructure and real estate.   Date: 18 September 2018 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Venue: Beach Rotana Residences [AN EXCLUSIVE...

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SME Innovation
Jul02

SME Innovation

A Knowledge Sharing Seminar with Abu Dhabi Municipality   When it comes to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, how should the decision makers choose between accelerating this process or pacing it carefully to make sure that we take the global practices that are a proper fit for UAE? And how much is this push for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem just the temptation to build a Silicon Valley of the Middle East?   Join us at the Abu Dhabi Municipality’s knowledge sharing seminar to listen and discuss with regional and international experts how the UAE can harness the potential entrepreneurship to build its nation. Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 4pm Venue: HQ Theater in Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Salam St. Register: events@brandmoxie.com   FEATURING: Tiberiu Iacomi Founder The Improbable Agency Robyn Brazzil Director StartAD, NYUAD Toufic Mansour Managing Director Al Dhary Holding OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE TO...

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Youth 2018: A Bold New World
Dec06

Youth 2018: A Bold New World

A Forum Celebrating the Year of Zayed Paris-Sorbonne University 23rd January 2018 with Emirates Foundation, Harvard Business Review and Sky News Arabia Register: events@brandmoxie.com The forum theme song performed by the celebrated singer, Zain Awad + AMP: An art exhibition celebrating Sheikh Zayed and his message to the youth Panel 1: Technology Panel Moderator: Jared Grogan Singularity Studies, Special Advisor: NYUAD Expertise: AI, Augmentation, Advanced Robotics, Internet of Everything, 3D Printing, Synthetic Biology, Virtual Reality Panelist: Britt Spyrou, Spouse of the Australian Ambassador Panel 2: Media Panel Moderator: Chantal Saliba News Anchor, Sky News Expertise: Broadcast Journalism, Political Science, Economics. Saint Joseph University of Beirut Panelist: Panel 3: Ethics Panel Moderator: Dr. Franziska Apprich Professor, Canadian University Dubai Expertise: Media consultant, Journalist, Filmmaker, Creative Director, Producer, Composer Panelist: Anne Russell, American Community School Lina Hourani,  Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group Fatema Al Hameli, Mechanical Engineer, Abu Dhabi Space Agency Panel 4: Entrepreneurship Panel Moderator: Laura Toma Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency Expertise: Education and SME Consultancy Panelists: Lina Hourani – Director of CSR at Al Ahli Group Maria Pearson – Founder, Grow.me Taleb Al Hashmi  – Founder, TBH Consultancy Hanane Benkhallouk –  Founder, Sustain Leadership AGENDA 8:30-9:30 – Onsite Registration Emcee: Omar Al Busaidy, Author and Motivational Speaker 9:30-9:45 – Welcome Statement Eric Fouache, Vice Chancellor, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Sana Bagersh, CEO, BrandMoxie and Founder of Tamakkan 9:45-9:50 – Year of Zayed Song Performance by Zain Awad Celebrated Jordanian SInger 9:50-10:10 – HBR Key Indicators by Hadi Malaeb Vice President, Conferences and Events of Haykal Media 10:10-10:30 – Plenary Discussion: Emirates Foundation CEO Maytha Al Habsi facilitated by Alan Marzo 10:30-11:10 – Plenary: Media Panel with Chantal Saliba of Sky News Arabia (Arabic) News Anchor, Sky News Technology Panel with Jared Grogan of NYUAD (English) Singularity Studies, Special Advisor, NYUAD 11:10-11:25 – Break 11:25-12:05 – Entrepreneurship Panel with Laura Toma Managing Partner, The Improbable Agency 12:05-12:45 – Ethics Panel with Dr. Franziska Apprich Professor, Canadian University...

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Learn E-Commerce Today!

  TAMAKKAN BRINGS YOU “POWER UP WITH E-COMMERCE!” Is your business truly ready for E-Commerce? Is your website equipped with the right systems to deliver results and ensure compliance with VAT and other regulations? 27 August 2017 | 6:00-7:00 pm Suite #307, twofour54 building#6, Park Rotana Complex, Abu Dhabi RSVP: events@brandmoxie.com | 02-4918624 TRENDS! Current marketing and sales trends Benefits of going online Why businesses are shifting online SCOPE! Scope of online business Limitations and ease of use DEMO! Demo of Dynamic E-Commerce platform Digital Marketing SEO, Facebook, and Google Ads Impact of Social Media PAYMENT Payment integration...

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How to Find Happiness by Owning Your Success!

Recognizing the Success Paradox and Avoiding Stereotype Traps By Sana Bagersh   How many times have you heard, “She is so successful, I don’t know how she does it”? Or “I wish I could be wealthy like him”?   Do you ever think about what ‘success’ means to you? Is it driving a fancy car? Owning a big house? Running your own business? Working for a large company? Is it marrying into wealth? Working for a social cause? Running a charity?   I’ve met countless entrepreneurs through Tamakkan and counselled many others through BrandMoxie, who come with big dreams. Many of them know what they want to achieve but some become imprisoned by others’ notions of ‘success’ – whether it is the ideals of their parents or friends, or the values promoted by popular culture.   If you isolate the word ‘success’ you’ll see that it carries immense power: to empower and to inspire. But conversely, it also has the potential to entrap us within preconceived narratives of success.   How each of us sees success depends on our interpretation of the word, and that is uniquely defined by each person’s background, culture, class, age and circumstances. Just like a person on Wall Street and a trader in Tanzania will have very different aspirations and understandings of ‘success,’ the definition also changes over a person’s age and life cycle. But what’s ultimately important is to realize that your interpretation of success at any given time could either be a catalyst to spur you on, or act as a barrier that constricts your thinking and actions.   I see my ‘success’ as a deeply personal thing. My definition, for me, is driven by my goals, shaped by my past experiences and determined by my future aspirations. My success is also very imperfect, because it comes with pain and compromise. It is not always perfectly aligned with my ‘inner self’ or with the priorities of family. But – and this is the point being made here – it is distinctly mine; I own its definition and its execution, and I am also fully responsible for its shortcomings.   I urge you to be aware of your own journey, and to take ownership of your success…     Align your ‘dream’ with your definition of success   I know people who identify with the popularized version of success, while underselling their own dreams. Some women for instance introduce themselves (apologetically) as ‘I’m just a stay at home mom’ – as if being a mother is the opposite of being ‘successful.’ Can a stay at home mom be described as ‘successful’? Definitely. She...

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HE Omar Ghobash Urges Muslim Youth to Embrace Moderation and Independent Thinking
Feb15

HE Omar Ghobash Urges Muslim Youth to Embrace Moderation and Independent Thinking

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Omar Ghobash, UAE ambassador to Russia and author of the acclaimed new book “Letters to a Young Muslim,” called for a less didactic, more open approach to Islamic education for children, at a Tamakkan seminar organized by BrandMoxie at twofour54.   Ghobash, who wrote the book with his sons, Saif, aged 16, and Abdullah, 12, in mind, encourages moderation in religious thinking and teaching,  especially at a time of political turmoil where young Muslims can be susceptible to extremist propaganda that is promoted through today’s technology platforms.   “One of the key messages I wanted to get across to my son and his generation is don’t feel ashamed for being a human being who reacts with disgust towards certain things and with pleasure at other things. And to actually locate your own humanity before approaching the world of politics, religion, or ideology or any other sphere where people fight,” he said.   Sana Bagersh, CEO of BrandMoxie and founder of Tamakkan said the release of Ghobash’s book is timely and its message vital in today’s world. “Young Muslims today need guidance and this book beautifully presents advice that is learned, logical and extremely balanced. Omar Ghobash is a relevant, courageous and most welcome champion for peace and reason – we should listen to his important message.” said Bagersh.   “The middle ground is actually a teaching attributed to Prophet Mohammed himself who advocated balance and moderation in thought and action, and described Islam as a ‘middle path,” said Bagersh.   Ghobash stated that his book does not quote the Quran and was not pre-read by a theologian. “It is the individual that needs to participate” he said, pointing out that faith is a person’s understanding and that “common individuals can acquire enough psychological and soft knowledge to be able to engage with religious scholars”.   In Tamakkan’s event moderated by Faisal Al Yafai, the chief columnist for The National, Ghobash, also talked about what his perspective as a diplomat and a father, and shared anecdotes about his family and work life. He spoke about the ideological challenges young people encounter, and how thinking independently can help them shape a future of hope and possibility.   When asked about what his next plans are after publishing the book, Ghobash said: “My response was that there is no ‘next’ – there’s only following some of these passages to see what kind of difference it would actually make and how we slightly reorient ourselves after reading it.”   Apart from being the UAE’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Omar Ghobash also established “The Third Line” art gallery which showcases...

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