Venue: Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa – Bahrain
Dress Code: Smart casual
Average temperatures: High 26°C | Low 18 °C
The group photo will take place on Day 1 at 13:30
For travel & transportation arrangements, please contact Munir Hamdun at: email@example.com +966 5 0266 3184
Thank you for not bringing laptops and tablets within the conference hall.
DAY 1: 16 November 2018
Sulaiman A.K. Al Muhaidib: Chairman’s Welcoming Speech
Scott Halford: Improving Your Performance Through Understanding Your Brain
Nicolas Latour: The future of Consumption: Welcome to an Artificial Intelligence First World
Panel Discussion: Optimising Human & Artificial Intelligence for Better Results
Prayer & Lunch
Doreswamy Nandkishore: 10 Lessons of Strategy & Leadership in a VUCA World
Wayne Lotherington: Game Changers: Creativity, Innovation & People
W. Lotherington/A. Yeoman: The Business Edge of Creative Intelligence
Closing Day 1
DAY 2: 17 November 2018
Emad A.K. Al Muhaidib: Vice-Chairman’s Opening Speech
Anne Yeoman: The People Factor: Moving Mountains
A. Yeoman/W. Lotherington: Inspiring Your People to Drive Change
Gerry Woods: Leading Change with Courage
Prayer & Lunch
Panel Discussion: The Leadership for Change
Jeremy Gutsche: How to Win at the Future
Essam A.K. Al Muhaidib: CEO’s Closing Speech
Closing Day 2
* Please note that the group photo will take place on Day 1 at 13:30
Scott Halford is an award-winning writer and producer, author, an advisor to Fortune 500 executives and a highly engaging presenter. His experience and expertise enrich the contribution that he makes to the business environment, and his brilliance in focusing on the strategy and application of concepts distinguishes his work, while eliciting praise from business leaders around the world.
Scott’s knowledge of the areas of achievement psychology, which includes neuroscience, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the principles of influence, add depth to his programs. His humor, wit and wisdom help drive home powerful concepts.
Scott is a Certified Speaking Professional and a 2014 inductee into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame in the USA. In addition, he is the best-selling author of Activate Your Brain (2015), Be a Shortcut: The Secret Fast-track to Business Success (2009), Senseless Acts of Beauty (1997), and was a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Son and Mother’s Soul.
Scott Halford’s specialties are as a keynote and workshop speaker in emotional intelligence, critical thinking, influence, presentation skills, the neuroscience of success and Emergenetics, the profiling tool for behavioral and thinking characteristics. He has a Master’s Degree from the NeuroLeadership Institute and a Bachelor’s in applied psychology from the University of Puget Sound.
Nicolas Latour is a business-to-consumer marketing expert and a passionate advocate of digital, having extensively studied the revolutions that have been wrought by digital technology in business and society over the past 20 years.
He began his career in Montreal in 1997 with Netgraphe, the leading web editor in Quebec, and participated in the very first integration of the Google search engine into a French website a year later. He is also one of the creators of the alliance between Netgraphe and 9 Telecom which paved the way to European market entry. Between 2003 and 2013, Nicolas held marketing positions for several brands including Calvin Klein, Raymond Weil and Lacoste, specializing in content delivery, advertising, e-commerce and the design, production and maintenance of websites.
In 2014, he created Fingal, an agency in digital transformation and innovation, which facilitated the transformation of clients such as Sanofi Pasteur, Voyages-SNCF, Novartis and the Pays de la Loire Regional Agency among others into the digital age. In 2017, Nicolas took over the Digital University, a spin-off of the DDB Group.
Nicolas is a graduate of the ICN Business School in Nancy, France, where he is today an affiliate professor for the Master’s degree course in Luxury and Design Management. He is also in charge of the Social Media and Digital Communication module for Master’s degrees in Marketing and Brand Management at Nuremberg, Germany.
Dr Wayne Lotherington is an author, associate professor and adviser to global businesses. He is the founder and CEO of the training consultancy Allsorts Habit Creation, through which he has provided services to organizations such as CNN, BBC, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, DHL, Publicis, M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett, DDB, BBDO, TBWA, JWT, Zenith Optimedia, OMD, Starcom, Rotana Media Services and the Choueiri Group.
Wayne holds a degree in Economics, a graduate diploma in Education, an MBA and a PhD in the field of Business Creativity. He has lectured in Marketing Communications and Strategic Marketing at Australian Universities at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels. His inspirational learning programs have been adopted by the Singapore Management University and the Auckland University of Technology. In business he spent 18 years in advertising working in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong with international advertising companies DDB, JWT and Leo Burnett.
Wayne is author or co-author of seven business books in the field of creativity and innovation. His first book, Flicking Your Creative Switch (2003), earned him the nickname ‘Switch Doctor’. Follow-up books include How Creative People Connect (2007), The Innovation Pipeline and a series of four Business 101 books.
Anne Yeoman is Managing Director Europe of the business consultancy Allsorts Habit Creation, and has worked for over 25 years throughout Europe and the Middle East on delivering high-level marketing programs at managing director and board levels. She has provided services to clients such as Reuters, Master Card, British Airports Authority, Diageo, Cadbury Schweppes and Carphone Warehouse. Corporate Vision magazine awarded her the ‘Best Problem-Solving Workshops Provider, Europe 2016’.
The creative workshops delivered by Anne are focused on improving people, products and, ultimately, sales. She is an experienced presenter, consultant, trainer and facilitator, working at all levels within companies to encourage creative solutions for better results.
Anne is also the co-founder of Wings Over Africa, a free aerial surveillance service which works with the Southern Tanzanian Elephant Program in Ruaha National Park on wildlife conservation.
She is the co-author of Presentations 101 (2010), a compilation of tips, stories, tools, musings and practical exercises aimed improving the art of persuasion. Anne has a BA and Dip Ed from the University of Adelaide.
Gerry Woods leads the Inspirational Development Group (IDG) team in Oman, set up in 2013 to provide high-quality leadership and team-building programs to PDO and other Middle East clients. He utilizes his extensive experience as a senior military officer and former company managing director, in part informed by IDG’s unique partnering relationship with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the centre of excellence in leadership for the British Army.
Gerry spent 25 years as a British Army officer, culminating in his appointment for two years as Head of Training Development. Thereafter, he led the design, delivery and accreditation of training for venue security personnel at the London Olympics in 2012. He has also researched mobile learning possibilities for the defense sector, and designed training systems for the Afghanistan Officers’ Academy. His focus is on performance enhancement at all levels looking at leadership, work ethics, team building, SME and youth development.
He has a Masters’ degree in Training Development and Human Resource Management from the UK’s University of Hull and a Bachelor’s from the University of Ulster. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK.
Better known as Nandu, Nandkishore is a former senior international manager for Nestlé SA. He first joined the company in 1989 and worked in various marketing and senior management positions in India, Indonesia, Switzerland and the Philippines, where he became Chairman and CEO. At the point he retired from the firm in 2015, Nandu was Executive Vice President of Asia, Oceania and Africa and a member of Nestlé’s Executive Board
Since retiring, Nandu has served as a non-executive director of Blippar.com, an advisor to the Global Gene Corp and a non-executive director of Delfi of Singapore, among other organizations.
He provides advice and assistance to senior leadership teams on matters to do with business turnarounds, crisis management, technology-based transformation, coaching in technology and the ‘sharing economy’, neuro-marketing, experimental marketing and digital. He is a specialist in emerging markets, globalization and cross-cultural operations.
Nandu is an Executive Fellow of the London Business School, a visiting faculty position in which he lectures on MBS and Executive Education programs, and participates in the intellectual life of the school. He has a Master’s degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Instrumentation from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.
Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA, is an innovation expert, entrepreneur and bestselling author. He is the founder and CEO of Trend Hunter, a leading website dedicated to identifying trends. Prior to establishing Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for Capital One. Today, over 500 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on his innovation keynotes, including Disney, Starbucks, Red Bull, Netflix, Lego, Victoria Secret, Coca-Cola, IBM and Wells Fargo. He has even helped Nasa protype a journey to Mars.
He is routinely sourced by the media and his appeal ranges from the Economist and CNN, to Entertainment Tonight and the New York Times. According to the Sun newspaper Jeremy is “… one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet”, while the Guardian wrote that he is “… a new breed of trend spotter”, and Association Week described him as an “… an intellectual can of Red Bull”.
Jeremy studied innovation at Stanford and completed an MBA from Queen’s University, before becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated as a Chancellor Scholar from the University of Calgary where he was awarded the accolade ‘Graduate of the Decade’. In the world of business, he spent several years as a management consultant at Monitor Deloitte before joining Capital One, as one of the bank’s youngest business directors and innovation leaders.
His books are Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change (2009) and the 2015 Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas, which was a New York Times best seller.