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Region's biggest entrepreneurship conference

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Over 2000 top level attendees

Powerful agenda

Renowned speakers


Disruptive Entrepreneur Awards

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March 2017

Engage – Experience – Emerge

Welcome to the largest entrepreneurship conference

After the thumping success of 2014, 2015 & 2016 editions, SMEWorld Summit 2017 is back with a big bang! The summit will be held in partnership with Dubai SME at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai, Conference Center, in March 2017.

The summit celebrates the hopes and ambitions of each entrepreneur who strives in the challenging environment to win the race. It cherishes every innovative mind that seeks to bring change, every leader who aims to rise, and every investor willing to take risks to create value.

An initiative of Intelligent SME, the SMEWorld Summit 2017 draws the attention of high profile entrepreneurs, C-level executives, investors, government and the media. This event is for those who are looking to develop new connections, gather critical leadership insights, improve perceptions and gain inspiration.

Quality SME Service Providers, talented artists and painters, leading fashion designers, powerful keynotes, engaging panel discussions, strategic workshops and speed networking sessions draw over 2000 attendees from the highest level of hierarchy in the industry.

As an entrepreneur and a key stake holder, you don’t want to miss this amazing event. Please register now!

The world has sets its eyes on SMEWorld Summit-2017, it’s your turn now!

Are you the next big thing? If you think you are, then go ahead & participate!

Disruptive Entrepreneurs Awards 2016

Disruptive Entrepreneurs Awards aim to recognize & highlight the potential game changers. It’s an ultimate tribute to the spirit of entrepreneurship. We will be highlighting the achievements of 6 visionaries.

TV Coverage of our Events

(Our events have received massive coverage on leading TV channels over the last few years.)

Organized and Conceptualized By

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SPI : Strategy. Performance. Impact

SPI is a strategic performance enhancement platform for SMEs and Entrepreneurs. We have unified over 100,000 entrepreneurs through a unique combination of cutting edge media brands, highly immersive corporate events and digital assets.
We shape the future of SMEs and our clients by providing them with deep business insights, simplifying their understanding of how technology will impact their business and business models.

Our focus is on issues related to disruptive technologies and innovation, redefining competitiveness, global operating models, governance and leadership.

We help SMEs drive both efficiency and growth. We help them to stay ahead.

How are we different?
We create an unfair advantage for our clients by connecting them with thousands of high value customers and partners. Whether they are looking for growth focused opportunities or leadership positioning within the UAE business sector, we have the strategy, the people, skills and experience to effectively shape client value. We offer exclusive and highly differentiated offerings for our clients with an emphasis on business and technology, leveraging our deep connections with Government and SMEs and our long standing industry experience. With a very powerful think-tank, we enable our clients and SMEs to Stay Ahead.

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    Intelligent SME

    Award winning SME magazine

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    No.1 Innovation & Enterprise Tech. Magazine

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    The voice of RAK business community

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Snippets of SMEWorld 2016

SMEWorld Summit has attracted over 8000 delegates over the last three years. This event is a grand celebration of entrepreneurship & a fitting tribute to successful entrepreneurs.

Speakers – SMEWorld 2016

H.E. Abdul Baset Al Janahi
H.E. Abdul Baset Al JanahiCEO, Dubai SME
Steve Cox, Vice President, Suite & Industry Marketing, Cloud Business Group, Oracle
Steve CoxVice President, Suite & Industry Marketing, Cloud Business Group, Oracle
Dr. Bernd Reichert
Dr. Bernd ReichertHead of Unit, European Agency for SMEs
John Lincoln
John LincolnSenior Vice President, Small and Medium Businesses, Etisalat
Essam Disi
Essam DisiDirector, Strategy & Policy, Dubai SME
Jatin Sahni
Jatin SahniVice President, SMB Managed Indirect Sales , Etisalat
Dr. Anand Menon
Dr. Anand MenonStrategic HR Director, Xcellence Plus
Amir Ahmad
Amir AhmadPartner, Pinsent Masons
Michael Lahyani - Founder,
Michael LahyaniFounder,
Alexander Williams, Director - Business Development, Department of Economic Development
Alexandar WilliamsDirector - Business Development, Department of Economic Development
Dr. Premkumar Naidu
Dr. Premkumar NaiduVice President HR & Adminstration, Sobha LLC
Dany El Eid, CEO, Pixelbug
Dany El EidCEO, Pixelbug
Dr. Abdulaziz Istaitieh – Economic Advisor, The Executive Council, Dubai Government (TEC)
Dr. Abdulaziz IstaitiehEconomic Advisor, The Executive Council, Dubai Government (TEC)
Craig Moore
Craig MooreCEO, Beehive
Rajanikanth K – Leadership Trainer, WINNWIN Leadership Academy
Rajanikanth KFounder, WINNWIN Leadership Academy
Ryan Murdoch - Head of Data & Analytics, MENA & Emerging Markets, Starcom MediaVest Group
Ryan MurdochHead of Data & Analytics, MENA & Emerging Markets, Starcom MediaVest Group
Akram Miknas - Chairman, Middle East Communications Network
Akram MiknasChairman, Middle East Communications Network
Dr. Raed Safadi
Dr. Raed SafadiExecutive Director, Economic Research & Policy Division, Department of Economic Development
Ahmed Embaby
Ahmed EmbabyRegional HR Director, Oracle MENA
Ajay Bindroo
Ajay BindrooCEO & Managing Partner at Clasico Brands
Niraj Masand – Co-founder & Director, banke International
Niraj MasandCo-founder & Director, banke International
Gavin D’souza
Gavin D’souzaDirector & Practice Head, Xcellence Plus
Aziz MerchantDirector, Brandz Management Consultancy
Haider Salloum
Haider SalloumDirector, SMB Channel, Microsoft Gulf
 Tareq Hijazi
Tareq HijaziDirector - Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners Group, Microsoft Gulf
Jean-Luc Scherer
Jean-Luc SchererIoT Sales Engagement Lead, Engagement Practice Core & Cloud, Ericsson
Farah Aslam
Farah AslamManaging Director, Dimara International
Satyajeet Roy, Head of Business Banking (SME)
Satyajeet RoyHead of Business Banking (SME), Commercial Bank International