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9th Annual Board Secretary

Supercharging your role as the silent soldiers behind building and strengthening your board’s value and credibility

8-10 May 2017
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Workshop

Strategising Your Business to The Next Level: How to Ensure Long-Term Relationship with Internal and External Stakeholders

How the Board Secretary builds relationships with the key “players” both within the company and outside so that they become a truly valued member of the team and achieve the seniority

Workshop Moderator: Simon Hodges

Company: Director, Simply Governance Limited, UK

Why You Should Attend

9th Annual Board Secretary

Reflecting to the present changes and development within Middle East and how the economy is gradually bouncing back from the recent financial roller- coaster ride, it is time for board secretaries to step- up their role. Board Secretaries are recognised as the trusted game changer in strategic decision making as their day – to –day routines become more in depth ensuring integrity within the Board and organisation as a whole.

However ongoing changes in regulations and policies within the region such as the New Corporate Governance Code in UAE, New Saudi Company Law, New Corporate Governance Code Oman and New Commercial Law UAE has boast the responsibility of a Board Secretary and increased the need  to always be up-to-date with constant changes. Are you ready to step in as the pillar of support for a strong and sustainable board? Do you want to be the achiever of your company’s vision? How to be a non-bias mediator and proactively manage a culturally diverse Board? Are board secretaries still known as the guardian of governance? 

Join us in the 3-day 9th Annual Board Secretary conference featuring transformative impacts of complying new regulations and modernising the corporate culture within the organisation. Enhance your role as the trusted advisor and strengthen the credibility of your board by participating in our conference which will explore themes on What is the Board’s Expectation? Changes within the Regulatory Landscape, Creating the New Era of Corporate Governance and The Role of Board Secretary in the Cyber World.   

Leverage on the post-conference workshop Trusted Board Advisor: Grow Your Business to the Next Level highlighting best practices for board secretaries to enhance their communication skills between the Board and other stakeholders.

Join us now and be prepared to put into practice key takeaways that will turn the organisation into your beacon of excellence!

Key Topics

  • Corporate Culture: The Essence To A Firm Corporate Governance
  • Board Secretary Being the Game Changer: Modernising the Governance Framework from Being Reactive to a Proactive Culture
  • Debate Session: Overlapping Responsibilities: Will Board Secretaries Go Back To Just Note Takers?
  • Industry Breakout Session: Board Secretaries Being the Strategic Advisor to The Chairman and Decision Makers
  • Tone from the Top: What Are the Expectations from the Board?
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Bahrain Airport
    Dubai Islamic Bank
    Zain Group

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    Practical Insights From

    Lubna Qassim
    Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
    Emirates NBD, UAE

    Noura Ben Farhat
    Executive Counsel
    GE Oil & Gas – MENAT, UAE

    Felipe C LAGO
    Deputy Company Secretary & Regional Company Secretarial
    HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, UAE

    Essam Sembawa
    Secretary of the Board & Executive Assistant to the MD & CEO
    Emaar- Economy City, KSA

    Dr. Raed Al Saadouni
    General Counsel & Head of Compliance
    Airbus Defence & Space

    Claire Alves
    FCIS Chartered Secretary
    Former Company Secretary Jumeirah Group

    Mona Hussein
    Director Legal and Compliance EM Central (MENA)
    Adidas Group, UAE

    Robert L Ford
    Board Secretary - Board Affairs
    Dubai Properties Group, UAE

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    • Overall great program, very useful information and updates that has certainly help to put my role as a Company Secretary in better perspective - ExxonMobil
    • It was a very fruitful experience, the topics were very interesting - Batelco
    • Well organised, good speakers and excellent chairman – Bahrain Airport
    • I had an excellent experience with marcus evans, I indeed benefitted a lot from this event - Dubai Islamic
    • Well organised event with insightful approach to topics’ – Zain Group
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    Mary-Anne Loui

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