April 20–21, 2024 | Dubai
Please note Agenda and Timings are subject to change.
09:30 – 11:00 Doors Open. Registration & Welcome Breakfast

April 21. MAIN STAGE

Location Conference Hall
Timing 11:00 – 18:00
For the Main Stage program, attendees will have access to equipment for simultaneous interpretation into English, Arabic, and Russian languages.
Welcome Remarks
11:00 – 11:10
Beyond Degrees: Learning in a Changing Era
11:10 – 11:25
Keynote.
Please be informed that the session will be conducted in Arabic. We kindly request you to collect interpretation headsets prior to the session for seamless understanding.
Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan
Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Sheikh Mohammed bin
Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions
Speaker
The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli
11:25 – 12:10
Keynote
Delphine Bellini
CEO, Maison Schiaparelli
Speaker
Tech It Easy: How to Befriend AI
12:10 – 12:50
Panel discussion
Dona Raz Levy
Former Head of Public Affairs, Africa, Middle East & Latin America, Google
Moderator
Mahdis Gharaei
Co-founder & CEO, the female factor
Speaker
Sabine Holl
Vice President & CTO, IBM Middle East and Africa
Speaker
Andrea Prazakova
Senior VP, Innovation, ESG & Gaming, Mastercard EEMEA
Speaker
The Future of Fashion Business Is Now: Disruptive Technologies for Successful Business
12:50 – 13:30
Panel discussion.
Please be informed that the session will be conducted in English-Russian. We kindly request you to collect interpretation headsets prior to the session for seamless understanding.
Olga Leffers
Founder & Designer, LEFFERS fashion brand. Founder, Vintage Dream
Speaker
Speaker
Nick Vinckier
Director of Corporate Innovation, Chalhoub Group
Speaker
Svetlana Bondarchuk
Model, TV Host, Producer and Businesswoman
Speaker
Dr. Giovanna Graziosi Casimiro
PhD in XR technologies, Web3 Strategist and Head of Metaverse Fashion Week
Moderator
Understanding Elite Performance: The Mentality It Takes to Defy the Odds
13:30 – 14:10
Fireside chat
Mila Semeshkina
Founder and President, Women's Empowerment Council
Moderator
Maria Sharapova
World Class Tennis Champion and Entrepreneur
Speaker
Lunch
14:10 – 15:10
Fireside chat with Carla Bruni
15:10 – 15:50
Fireside chat
Mila Semeshkina
Founder and President, Women's Empowerment Council
Moderator
Carla Bruni
Singer & Songwriter
Speaker
Transforming Cities for a Livable Future
15:50 – 16:30
Panel discussion.
Please be informed that the session will be conducted in English-Russian. We kindly request you to collect interpretation headsets prior to the session for seamless understanding.
Farah Naz
Director of Innovation & ESG, AECOM Middle East
Speaker
Paula Yacoubian
Lebanese Political Activist & Lawmaker
Speaker
Giovanna Carnevali
Executive Director, Master Planning, ROSHN Group
Speaker
Elena Antonova
Architect, Designer, Founder & CEO, BURO ALL DESIGN
Speaker
Dr. Louise Lambert
Director of Happiness and Wellbeing Programs, HappinessMatters!
Moderator
Success Knows No Years
16:30 – 17:10
Panel discussion
Maja Antolovic
UAE Representative Office Director, Serbian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Speaker
Eng. Maitha Alblooshi
Electronics Engineer, Youth Leader, and Scrum Master, ENBD
Speaker
Rima Manna
Vice President ME, Nokia
Speaker
Mariam Hussein
Artist
Speaker
Elina Landman
Cognitive Psychotherapist, Executive Coach
Moderator
The Tao-Art of Effective Leadership
17:10 – 17:50
Fireside Chat.
Please be informed that the session will be conducted in Russian. We kindly request you to collect interpretation headsets prior to the session for seamless understanding.
Irina Khakamada
Business-speaker, writer, public figure
Speaker
Closing and Thank You Remarks
17:50 – 18:00

April 21. ROUNDTABLES

Roundtables are 50-minute discussions with industry leaders, providing attendees with the opportunity to address pressing business and societal issues. All the participants will spread independently between open roundtables. Each roundtable focuses on a specific topic and is facilitated by WE Convention speakers. Whether you're a speaker or general attendee, your perspectives are welcome, and you're encouraged to participate and share your insights.
Location Lawn of the Atlantis The Royal Convention Center
Timing 10:00 – 10:50
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TABLES No. 1,2,3,6 ARE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY. TABLES No. 4 AND 5 ARE IN RUSSIAN ONLY
Dr. Laura Aymerich-Franch
Emerging Tech Behavioral Scientist and Founder, Akazest
Moderator
Towards the Empowered AI Mindset
Roundtable #2
Moderator
Dr. Giovanna Graziosi Casimiro
PhD in XR technologies, Web3 Strategist and Head of Metaverse Fashion Week
Under
Development
Roundtable #1
Rana Alnasir-Boulos
Chairperson, Global Women Forum, Director International Business Development, EITEP
Moderator
Understanding MENA Cross-Cultural Business Landscape
Roundtable #3
Elina Landman
Cognitive Psychotherapist, Executive Coach
Moderator
Living the Moments of Life
Roundtable #4
Oxana Shturman
Strategic Development Director, Daigo
Moderator
Natural vs. Progressive Methods of Maintaining Health and Beauty
Roundtable #5
Amen Ghebre
Head of Wealth Advisory, Sarwa
Moderator
Personal Financial Well-being
Roundtable #6
Kindly note that the roundtable will be conducted in Russian. Interpretation to other languages is not provided.
Kindly note that the roundtable will be conducted in Russian. Interpretation to other languages is not provided.

April 21. MENTORING ZONE

Get one-on-one coaching by industry professionals in the Mentoring Zone powered by the female factor, the global community for future female leaders. Elevate your career by securing a 15-minute one-on-one meeting with the right mentor. Chat with industry leaders from tech, design, health, neuroscience, and leading names behind your favorite brands during Mentor Sessions
Location Topaz Hall
Timing 11:30 – 13:15
Registration is required, English language only.
3 sessions of 15 minutes each, one-on-one meeting
Danae Mercer
Journalist & Self Love Influencer
Table #1
Dr. Laura Aymerich-Franch
Emerging Tech Behavioral Scientist and Founder, Akazest
Table #2
Nimi Mehta
TV Host, Dubai One TV – Public Speaking Mentor & Founder, SPKR
Table #3
Eman Al Awadhi
Vice President of Network and Cyber Security, Expo City Dubai
Table #4
Kristine Lasam
Managing Director, Accenture Song
Table #5
Ambareen Musa
CEO, YABI
Table #6
Iris Rachel Voskov
Partnership Manager - Apps, TikTok
Table #7
3 sessions of 15 minutes each, one-on-one meeting
Rima Manna
Vice President ME, Nokia
Table #1
Zachia Kamaliza
Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai
Table #2
Monica Hernandez-Alarcon
Africa and Middle East HR Director, General Motors
Table #3
Iphigenia von Moock-Tsipas
VP of Enterprise Marketing, Core42
Table #4
Hannah Roberts
Innovation & Fintech Professional
Table #5
Maysoun Ramadan
Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Partner, Roche Chief Diversity Office
Table #6
Samsana Ismail
Head of Communication, Airbus Africa Middle East
Table #7
hosted by the Female Factor

April 21. SERENITY CORNER

Serenity Corner by Whispers of Serenity Clinic is a wellbeing pit stop to pause amidst the hustle and bustle, recharge and prepare for new opportunities ahead. A place to wind down tailored for self-reflection and personal growth. With instant access to brief sessions led by mental health experts, you can take a much-needed mental break and to reflect on anything on your mind.
Location Main Foyeh
Timing 12:00 – 16:00
hosted by Whispers of Serenity Clinic

April 21. GALA DINNER HOSTED BY THE WE CONVENTION

Location Armani Hotel
Timing 20:00 – 23:30
Dress Code Black tie
The Gala Dinner is a signature event of the WE Convention, held at the prestigious Armani Hotel. This distinguished occasion offers an exclusive networking opportunity within its luxurious setting, boasting breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai fountains.

The evening will feature a vibrant blend of live music and a gourmet dining experience, enhancing the ambiance of the event. The Gala Dinner provides a prestigious platform for guests to connect with esteemed speakers and fellow attendees, including Singer & Songwriter Carla Bruni, World-Class Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova, Founder and President of the WE Convention Mila Smart Semeshkina, Digital Entrepreneur Karen Wazen, renowned actress Meryem Uzerli, Musician and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Manizha, CEO of Andrea Bocelli Management Office Veronica Berti Bocelli and Emirati entrepreneur Sara Al Madani, among others.

Experience an evening of sophistication, inspiration, and networking.
Dear Attendees,
Please be advised that there will be recording and filming of parts of the WE Convention for future reference and promotional use. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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