Forbes Middle East is preparing to launch the second edition of the Under30 Summit in El Gouna, one of Orascom Development Company’s cities on the Red Sea, which will take place from January 11 to 14, 2024, at the El Gouna Convention and Culture Center.
The vibrant city of El Gouna will host a group of young creators and innovators working on change from the Middle East at the second edition of the Under30 Summit, offering speakers and attendees a valuable experience of networking, entertainment, and exchange over four days.
The CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Middle East, Kholoud Al-Amyan, expressed her enthusiasm for this collaboration, stressing Forbes Middle East’s commitment to highlighting and developing young talent in the region through its partnership with Orascom Development Company’s El Gouna City and with the support of Visa, VIMarktes, and Prypco. “The Forbes Middle East Summit (Under30) in El Gouna will continue to be a platform for innovation and inspiration.”
Commenting on hosting the summit, El Gouna CEO Mohamed Amer said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Forbes Middle East for the second year, as El Gouna will once again host Arab and international youth from around the world, reinforcing its position as a multifaceted destination for young people suitable for business, tourism, and living. The anticipated event, which brings together a select group of young Egyptian and Arab talents, is growing after last year’s success. This summit is also important to us, as it aligns with our goal to position El Gouna as the most important hub for entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups, and entrepreneurs that offers a unique coastal life experience in the region.”
The summit will be chaired by Emirati entrepreneur and interviewer Anas Bukhash, known for his contributions to the entrepreneurial scene and the creator of the popular talk show #ABtalks. Bukhash is an influential figure as an inspirational and recognized speaker in the field of self-development and awareness in the Arab world, as he is committed to leading and empowering the next generation, inspiring them, and supporting their aspirations.
“I am honored to be chosen to chair the Forbes Middle East Summit (Under30) in El Gouna, a pivotal platform that brings together the leaders of tomorrow, providing them with a space to connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas. I am delighted to be collaborating with Forbes and look forward to welcoming you all to El Gouna, where we will gather to celebrate the incredible achievements of young people.”
The Forbes Middle East Summit (Under30) features a distinguished line-up of star speakers who will share their experiences and inspirational ideas, including director and actress Zeina Makki, Regional Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Business Leadership in North Africa, Mashreq and Pakistan at Visa Laila Sarhan, content creator Muhannad Al-Hattab, founder and CEO of Prypco Amira Sajwani, Head of Design for Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and South Asia at Pepsico Gianmauro Vella, as well as lyricist and writer Creative director Menna Al-Qai’i, Saudi Reporters twin comedy presenters Abdullah and Abdulaziz Bakr, presenter Sherif Fayed, influential personality Narine Beauty, presenter Rami Radwan, and YouTuber Ghaith Marwan.
The 2024 Under30 Summit in El Gouna promises to be a landmark event, empowering the next generation of leaders, fostering creativity and innovation, and celebrating the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
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