Speakers
Sheikha Al Zain Al Sabah Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs - Kuwait,

Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs and Film Producer, Kuwait City, KUWAIT. Charged with conceptualizing and running operations for the newly established Ministry of Youth Affairs, former Chairperson and Managing Director of Eagle Vision Media Group KSCC, Al-Zain is a pioneering film/TV producer and social entrepreneur. A vocal proponent of value-based leadership, Al-Zain is combating old government administrative and legislative models and is a strong advocate for the creation of a youth-centric third sector. Prior to heading EVMG, Al-Zain worked for ABC News’ World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, in New York City. A MELI fellow at the Aspen Institute, she serves on the board of a number of media and youth-charged organizations. Al-Zain has earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, awarded her within the supreme youth and sport leaderships with the GCC Medal of Excellence. She has been honored with the Al Haitham Arab Media Award of the United Arab Media Council (UAMC) 2017, for supporting causes of the Arab youth.

Twitter:@alzains
Abdullah Al Mutawa Co-Founder and CEO, Carriage

Benjamin Ampen Head of Revenue - MENA, Twitter

Since joining Twitter in 2012, Ampen has launched the company's sales activities in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he worked at Google for four years, where he spent his last years spearheading the business development team across the UK and EMEA region. Ampen also previously worked at Universal McCann and Detecon Consulting. He holds three Master's Degrees in Management from highly esteemed universities in London, Germany, and Paris and has lived in Paris, Berlin, Dublin, and London before relocating to Dubai.

Twitter:@bampen
Boye Balogun Managing Director, Future Tech Media

Boye Balogun is MD of Future Tech Media, a digital solutions and technology business. He is Co-founder of Lowe Profero Performance and ex- Regional Head of Digital at Mindshare. Boye specializes in helping brands accelerate their digital marketing & achieve digital transformation, with experience from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Twitter:@BoyeB
Fadi Ghandour ‎Managing Partner, Wamda Capital

Matthew Gardiner Founder, Catch London

Matthew Gardiner is the founder of Catch London. He advises FinTechs, international & central banks, VCs & CVCs & in EMEA, MENA, APAC & ASEAN on scaling emerging technologies, RegTech & cyber security. He has recently spoken at Next Money, CSFI, Google, Dubai Futures, MIT, Barclays, The Bank of China & The Turing Trust. He is a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School and the Asian Banking School and a founding member of the charity Techfugees.

Nathan Hull Chief Commercial and Content Officer, Bookchoice

Neil Hardwick CEO - UAE, MEC Global

Omar Almajdouie Founding Partner, Raed Ventures

Twitter:@omar7772
Roger Graell Online Sales Director, Mango

Walid Barakat Co-Founder, Awfar Market