Alex Morriss Director of Affiliate Partnerships - EMAF, Expedia

Amer AlHalabi General Manager MENA, Hotelscombined

Amer has a wealth of experience in the tourism, e-commerce and business development, spending over 18 years working in the tourism world across e-commerce and market development for various international companies. He has deep knowledge in the Middle East & North Africa markets, established presence and branches of international brands and companies in almost all cities in the region. In 2013 he was appointed as General Manager for the MENA region for hotels combined com. In this role, he is responsible to manage the existing relation and affiliate and to develop the affiliate business with key strategic partners. Amer is holding MBA in marketing and has great experience in all media mediums and marketing.

Amira Al Abbas Founder, Gawareer

Ben Maher Executive Director EMEA, Mashable

Khansa'a Abu Naji Managing Director, Meshbak Design Studio

• Founder and managing director of Meshbak design studio in Riyadh. • MBA graduate from University of Leicester, a Certified brand manager from AIPMM. • A serial designer with 12 years of experience in communication and branding, designed more than +65 corporate identities for various projects in different fields. • Founder and general manager of Azyan, a social initiative to enrich Arabic content in design and branding.

Lorenzo Benedetti Founder & CEO, Studio Bagel

Mamoun Hmedan Managing Director - MENA & India, Wego

Mamoun Hmedan first joined Wego in 2013 in the role of Manager, Media Sales - Wego, Middle East & North Africa (MENA). He was pivotal in establishing Wego’s media business in the region and also in the setup of Wego’s Private Advertising Marketplace which provides media agencies programmatic access to advertising inventory via their trading desks. Hmedan was later promoted to the role of acting General Manager, Wego MENA in April 2014, and was officially appointed to the position in October the same year, after scaling the media business and further developing key commercial partnerships in the region. In July 2015, Hmedan’s responsibilities were geographically expanded and he was appointed to the role of Managing Director, Wego MENA & India. The two regions enjoy similar rapid growth and common business paths.

Namek Zu'bi Managing Partner, Silicon Badia

Namek is a Founder and Managing Partner at Silicon Badia, a group of venture capital funds based in Jordan and New York City. Across its various vehicles, Silicon Badia invests in entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of disruptive tech-enabled companies in the Middle East and the US. Namek started his career building technology platforms on Wall Street and then went on to become the Founding Principal of an early stage venture capital fund based in NYC. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and currently resides between NYC and Amman.

Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo Expansion Director, MENA, Travelstart

Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo is leading the expansion of Travelstart in the Middle East. Previously Remo was part of the team that founded Africa Internet Accelerator, which launched three of the fastest growing e-commerce services in South Africa. Remo was also part of the founding team of Rocket Internet Australia & South East Asia.Remo holds a Dual M.Sc. in Management of Innovation and New Technology from Bocconi University and Copenhagen Business School.

Samer Abbas Co-founder, Play 3arabi

Siddharth Puri CEO, Tyroo Technologies

Siddharth Puri, CEO, Tyroo has over 10+ years of experience in the digital space. Siddharth is a veteran in setting up and operating Internet as profitable delivery channel for businesses. In his current association, Siddharth not only established performance marketing as an effective marketing channel in India but also enabled Tyroo to be the market leader in the performance marketing space. Under Siddharth’s leadership, Tyroo became one of the largest customer acquisition channels for e-commerce, BFSI and other digital businesses. Today, Tyroo works with almost 90% of e-commerce companies and all large digital media and BFSI players. Prior to Tyroo, Siddharth established and managed Admissionhelp.com, India’s Leading Online Admission Management Service for Universities. Siddharth is an active blogger and a frequent at industry events in the digital media space. Siddharth holds a B.S degree in Software Engineering from Australia.

Sofana Dahlan CEO & Founder, Tashkeil

Sofana Dahlan, a lawyer and an accomplished social entrepreneur, is the CEO & Founder of Tashkeil, Kayan Space + Studios, Saudi National creative Initiative, and SRD Legal Law Firm, where she continues to revive the Creative Industry in the Middle East. She is a motivational speaker, an icon for women empowerment. Sofana holds a MBA Degree from AUT in Lebanon and a LLB & LLM Degree from the Cairo University.


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