Speakers

We are developing a program filled with engaging keynotes, industry experts and dynamic panels. Please check back often for details as they become confirmed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Opening Keynote. To Be Announced.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Business Session #1

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Business Session #2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Business Session

Sultan

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem
Chairman & CEO, DP World 

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen.

Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors.

Highlights of his three-decade business career include:

  • Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland terminals in six continents
  • Overseeing the rapid development of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7300 companies
  • Establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the world’s largest man-made islands
  • Establishing and leading Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare
  • Pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities

Mr. Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA. He is a Board Member of the “Dubai Executive Council”, the “UAE Federal Tax Authority” and “Hyperloop One”.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10:30 am -11:30 am

Business Session #3

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Business Session #4

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Adam M. Goldstein
President & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Adam Goldstein was named President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in 2014.  Goldstein oversees the corporation’s shared services portfolio including HR, IT, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Commercial Development, Risk Management and Destination Relations.

Goldstein currently serves as Chair of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).  In 2015/2016, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA.  Previously, Goldstein served as the National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America (now U.S. Travel Association) in 2001 and has been inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders.  He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council, a leadership affiliate of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington D.C.

Goldstein graduated with honors from Princeton University. He also has a law degree from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, the European business school in Fontainebleau, France.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Business Session #5

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