Agenda

April 2, 2020

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Arrival and Breakfast


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Welcome Comments


9:15 AM - 10:05 AM | Lead with Authenticity 

Can embracing your authentic self-accelerate your leadership? Our panel will explore the natural proclivity towards creating a public version of oneself, based on others' expectation of "a leader". The speakers, with input from the floor, will discuss among other things how they have embraced non-traditional leadership qualities, curated a personal brand, and gained influence within their organisation.
Najwa Attiga, General Counsel, Emirates Investment Authority
Maria Kavaratzis, General Counsel, The Entertainer 

Christian Murad, Legal Director, Kellogg Company of Great Britain Ltd. (Dubai Branch)  


10:05 AM - 11:00 AM | The Rise of Saudi Arabia

With help from the floor, the speakers will provide an update on Saudi Arabia and its Vision 2030. As the country becomes a key economy in the Middle East, the panellists will explore the key business opportunities and challenges that are likely to impact in-house functions operating in the area. 
Khalid Khan, Chief Legal Officer, The Zubair Corporation 
Nicola Packer, COO and Head of Legal, Extreme 


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Coffee and Networking Break


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Embracing and Sustaining Change In-House

A world of organisational change, constant technological advancement and disruption has become the new norm for the context in which many chief legal officers operate in. As the skill-set evolves for modern in-house counsel to focus more on business acumen how can the GC become a catalyst for change within an organisation? With input from the floor, the speakers will discuss their journey of embracing change, strategies to implement technology transformations and smart collaboration to drive value, as well as key tips to create a legal team that is agile and can respond to fast-moving events.  
Francesca Gori, Managing Director - Regional Legal Lead for EMEA, Accenture 


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch and Networking Break


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Navigating Global Chaos 

The risk profile of today's companies has the ability to change at lightning speed. Our speakers will candidly share their own war stories and the key steps that they have implemented to ensure they can lead the organisation through the next global chaos. 
Salah Mostafa, Head of Legal MENA, Novartis 
Gregor Pannike, Group Head of Legal, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group 


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | Creating a Culture of Inclusion

 Join the panellists for a candid conversation on the topic of diversity and inclusion within the legal sector. With input from the floor, the speakers will discuss the importance of diversity of thought and the successful steps that they have taken to create a culture of inclusion.   

 


3:00 PM - 3:20 PM | Coffee and Networking Break


3:20 PM - 5:20 PM | Closing Keynote: Interactive Executive Presence Masterclass 

Kiran Scarr, Co-founder & Principal, Changeosity


5:20 PM - 5:30 PM | Closing Comments