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20 - 21 September 2021
ADGM Authorities Building, Al Maryah IslandAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Laura Buckwell
Former News Anchor at Event EMCEE


British national Laura Buckwell is a an industry event EMCEE and former TV news anchor. Throughout her time, Laura has interviewed many high profile CEO’s, personalities, entrepreneurs and government bodies.

As a prominent figure within the events industry. Laura enjoys hosting high profile industry platforms, including the 18th Session for UNIDO, the Finance Summit Ryiadh, GMIS, the Global Smart Energy Summit and Future Sustainability Summit to name a few. Laura has had the privilege of introducing global leaders to the stage including Presidents, Ministers, and UN officials.

Awards nights are also a forte, from the BBC Good Food Awards for 5 years running to the Emirates Woman Awards, Laura continues to be booked for prestigious gala dinners, recognizing different segments of society and industry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson

  • Panel Discussion - Academia-Industry Collaboration: Supporting Youth in their Transition from Education into the Labor Market

  • FIRESIDE CHAT: The importance of developing, promoting and retaining our homegrown experts in the highly competitive age of 'talentism'

  • Panel Discussion: Effective Professional Education for Increased Relevance in The Workplace

  • Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson

  • Panel Discussion: Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Transforming UAE into a Knowledge-Based Economy

  • Panel Discussion: Bridging the Education-Employment Gap: Developing Next Generation to Meet Business Needs