Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Daniel Lam

Regional Director of Middle East and Africa
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Mr. Daniel Lam is the Regional Director, Middle East and Africa of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). In this position, he is responsible for the supervision and implementation of the Council’s activities of promoting Hong Kong in the region. Mr. Lam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in Business Administration. He further received his Master of Science degree in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing from the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Lam held different important positions in the Council’s overseas offices in Japan and Germany in the past. His responsibilities included implementation of the Council’s promotional activities and developing business network in local business communities. Prior to the posting to this region, Mr Lam was in-charge of the sales promotion in Exhibitions Department of HKTDC, developing Hong Kong as the major trade fair capital in Asia.

Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

14:00 – 15:30

In the world of digitalisation and greater accessibility, it has become even more

important for SMEs to form the right partners who can help access markets globally,

which goes way beyond their local markets. The challenge for any SME is how to find

the right partner.

 

This session will discuss how effective partnerships can help SME to reach out to a

global market. What are the challenges when it comes to forming these partnerships?

14:00 – 14:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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Sufyan Al-Issa
Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group

14:05 – 14:10

Opening Keynote

Speakers:
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Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy
Chairman
Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt

14:10 – 14:25

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohammed Hanafy
Secretary General
Union of Arab Chambers

14:25 – 15:25

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy
Chairman
Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt
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Dr. Sami Abdullah Al-Abidi
Chairman
Council of Saudi Chamber
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Stephen Ruzibiza
Chief Executive Officer
Private Sector Federation – Rwanda
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Daniel Lam
Regional Director of Middle East and Africa
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

25-MAR-2020

14:25 – 15:25

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy
Chairman
Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt
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Dr. Sami Abdullah Al-Abidi
Chairman
Council of Saudi Chamber
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Stephen Ruzibiza
Chief Executive Officer
Private Sector Federation – Rwanda
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Daniel Lam
Regional Director of Middle East and Africa
Hong Kong Trade Development Council