Middle East Social Media Summit begins granting of scholarships in new media

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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
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The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE) (Supplied)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Middle East Social Media Summit begins granting of scholarships in new media

DUBAI: The Middle East Social Media Summit launched its scholarship award program in Dubai on Wednesday, in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates (AUE), and will run until Thursday.
The summit has announced the awarding of scholarships in Media for bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Professor Muthanna Abdul Razzaq, President of the American University in the Emirates, announced partial and complete scholarships for the children and wives of the martyrs based on meeting the requirements of admission in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
In the field of academic sponsorship in the Middle East Social Media Summit, Razzaq announced at the opening of the Summit the awarding of special scholarships for the Middle East Social Media Summit, including:

- 3 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and one for the master’s program — Full Scholarships
- 5 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and 2 for the master’s program with 75% discount
- 10 Scholarships for the bachelor’s degree and 5 for the master’s program with 50% discount
- 25% discount is awarded to any application depending on grades and admission criteria for some specializations

Professor Razzaq said in a press statement: “These scholarships are a constant confirmation of the vital role of the university in the Emirates and the region, and of its close relationship with all vital and new fields that contribute to participation with the community in its interests and issues, in addition to the continuous role of the university in developing new and non-traditional courses in different areas.
“Our partnership with the Middle East Social Media Summit through its major conference in Dubai or through its activities in the region is a culmination of new, creative, and innovative approaches to make the academic sector an important and active partner in life and the future, and to support youth opportunities in the region in order to achieve skilled qualification, that indulges them at the center of the business sector and its vitality, especially in a field that has rapidly changed and developed such as social media and its various current, expected and future applications, allows to view the successive transformations in this sector,” said Professor Razzaq added.
Nasser Al Sarami, CEO of the Middle East Social Media Summit, expressed the forum’s pride in this strategic partnership, and in the participation of the AUE, and what the university represents today as a beacon of various initiatives and its precedence in creating areas of study that are not available in the region in general.
“In this forum we, as a summit that cares for business, youth and initiatives in the region and the impact of communication in creating an environment conducive to the growth of the economic sectors, view this initiative as a great embodiment of the relationship between the business sector and the labor market in the academic sector, in which the University represents the top of its dynamism,” Al-Sarami added.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.