Event Details

Join British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi for a panel discussion with representatives of the industrial and education sectors to discuss the integrated role of academia in supporting business and industry to grow today and in the future.


When: Thursday, 30th June 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Amity International School Abu Dhabi


This event is focused on promoting the collaborative role between the industrial and education sectors within the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. This is with the long-term aim to enable better business outcomes for our members, and to provide a forum for stakeholders within the corporate, education and vocational sectors.


You are invited to attend this informative event for FREE but registration is essential.


Panelists:


  • Dr. Ghanim Kashwani (Moderator) - BCC AD Education Lead and Vice-chair & Convener of the Education Committee. Senior Manager, Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Higher Colleges of Technology Sharjah
  • Prof. Dr. Sabih Khisaf - Trustee Board Member and Vice President International of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Dr. Waddah S Ghanem Al Hashmi - Hon Chairman of the Energy Institute, Middle East
  • Michael Wilson – Principal Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Sabouni - Registered professional engineer of Ontario in Canada; CIOB fellow in UK, ACI fellow and founding president of the ACI Chapter in UAE, ASCE fellow and life member in USA.
  • Dr Roger Griffiths - Business Development Manager - University of Birmingham, Dubai


Important Reminder:

Green Al Hosn App is required to attend Abu Dhabi events. Un-vaccinated attendees must show a negative PCR result within 48 hours of the event. Please ensure you are compliant with these regulations in order to attend. We appreciate your understanding.


Speakers

  • Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

    Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

    BCC AD Education Lead and Vice-chair & Convener of the Education Committee. Senior Manager, Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Higher Colleges of Technology Sharjah

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  • Prof. Dr Sabih G. Khisaf

    Prof. Dr Sabih G. Khisaf

    UAE Trustee Board Member and Vice President International of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

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  • Dr Roger Griffiths (Business Development Manager at University of Birmingham Dubai)

    Dr Roger Griffiths

    Business Development Manager at University of Birmingham Dubai

    Roger has developed a deep understanding of the UAE, specifically those businesses, government agencies, contractors, influencers and other stakeholders that contribute to the research, business & enterprise ecosystem, supporting the longer-term development of the University of Birmingham as the ‘preferred knowledge partner’ for leading organisations and government entities in the UAE. As a key member of the global business development team, Roger leads opportunities for strategic partnerships and research activity benefiting its stakeholders and communities.

    With a degree in Industrial Design Engineering, Roger spent thirteen years in the design industry working for international companies including ITT and Mitsubishi. He moved into academia in Cardiff in 1998, teaching industrial design, entrepreneurship, social innovation and business management. In 2011, Roger and his family moved to Doha, Qatar to lead the Centre for Research, Design and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University. A strong believer in life-long learning, Roger completed an MBA in 2007 and published his doctoral thesis on female entrepreneurship in the Middle East in 2019. In his spare time, he cycles and has recently completed his PADI Rescue Diver certification and volunteers to restore the region’s coral reefs.

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  • Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

    Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi

    BEng (Hons), MBA, MSc, DBA, DipSM, DipEM, AFIChemE, FEI, FIEMA, MIoD, FBDIGCC, FIIRSM, Certified Director

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  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Sabouni

    Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Sabouni

    Registered professional engineer of Ontario in Canada; CIOB fellow in UK, ACI fellow and founding president of the ACI Chapter in UAE, ASCE fellow and life member in USA.

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  • Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson

    Principal at Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi

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