Travel and Tourism Industry
In-depth with Global Women Leaders in the face of COVID-19

9 June 2020, Thursday
Time: 4pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Welcome Speech:
Swati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee

Keynote Speaker:
Natalia Bayona, UNWTO Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation

Moderator:
Miguel Martin, WBAF High Commissioner for Spain

Panelists:
Valentina Ndou, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Italy / Project manager of the Interreg Italia-Albania-Montenegro project 'Networking for Smart Tourism-NEST'
Nofar Nistani, Director, Jerusalem Tourism Innovation Hub
Mulemwa Moongwa, Business Tourism Specialist

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Global Perspectives
A Global Health Check for Entrepreneurial Financing

21 May 2020, Thursday
Time: 4pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Fireside Chat with:
John Mullins, Associate Professor of London Business School, author, The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers’ Cash.

Moderator:
Baybars Altuntas, Executive Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Speakers:

Matthew Gamser , CEO of the SME Finance Forum, IFC / World Bank Group

JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO, Startup Genome

Closing Remarks:

Dr Paul Doany, Rector, WBAF Business School & Chairman, ICT/Renewable Energy Ventures

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Engendering Investment
Increasing Women’s Participation in the Global Investment and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

14 May 2020, Tuesday
Time: 3pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Welcome Speech
Swati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee & High Commissioner for South Africa

Moderator:
Prof Nikhil Agarwal, World Business Angels Investment Forum, High Commissioner for India

Speakers:

Andrea Sesum, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Senator for Canada

Bianca Tudor, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Senator for Romania

Feryal Nass, World Business Angels Investment Forum, High Commissioner for Bahrain

Sharesz T. Wilkinson, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Senator for USA

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Gender and Leadership:
How women are being led globally by male dominated decision makers during COVID 19. Why the World needs more Women Leaders.

5 May 2020, Tuesday
Time: 3pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Welcome Speech
Swati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee

Moderator:
Kevin Hin, Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (JCI)

Speakers:

H.E. Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius

HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science International Trust

Vali Marszalek, Global Compact Network, Croatia

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Global Insights
Insights from Iran, Italy and Spain

Date: 30 April 2020, Thursday
Time: 4pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Moderator:
Ivan Jovetic, President of the Montenegro Television Broadcasting Company (RTG)

Speakers:

Marjam Najafi, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Iran

Miguel Martin, High Commissioner, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Spain

Enrico Fiore, Faculty Member, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Italy

Valentina Di Milla, International Partner, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Italy

Elnaz Entezar, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Iran

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Open Forum
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world

Date: 27 April 2020, Monday
Time: 4pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Moderator:
Tahir Mahmood, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, United Arab Emirates

Speakers:

Tina Allton, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, United Kingdom

Zsolt Katona, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Hungary

Viviana Angulo, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Bolivia

Roger Collantes, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Philippines

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The Post-Pandemic Business Environment:
The post-pandemic business environment for startups, angel investors, and VCs

Date: 24 April 2020, Friday
Time: 4pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Moderator:
Israel Pons, High Commissioner, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Mexico

Speakers:

Fabrice Testa, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Luxembourg

Mohammad Al Rashidi, High Commissioner, World Business Angels Investment Forum, Kuwait

Nikhil Agarwal, High Commissioner, World Business Angels Investment Forum, India

Lucy Chow, Senator, World Business Angels Investment Forum, United Arab Emirates

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A Response From Thought Leaders:
What is the response of the world startup economy to the reality of COVID-19?

Date: 20 April 2020, Monday
Time: 3pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Moderator:
Prof Inderjit Singh, President of the Global startup Leaders Committee, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Speakers:

Kevin Hin, Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Headquarters, United States

Jacopo Dettoni, Deputy Editor of fDi, Financial Times, UK

Dr Hashim Hussein, Head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Investment & Technology Promotion Office

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A Response From World Leaders:
What leadership skills do policymakers and business owners need during a pandemic?

Date: 16 April 2020, Thursday
Time: 2pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Welcome & Keynote Speech:
Dr Paul Doany, Rector of the WBAF Business School

Moderator:
Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of Board of Directors, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Speakers:

H.E. Antonio Couto dos Santos, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Portugal

H.E. Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius

H.E. Nooman Fehri, Former Minster of ICT & Digital Economy, Tunisia

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A Response From Regional Leaders:
Coping with the effects of COVID-19

13 April 2020, Monday
Time: 3pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A


Welcome & Keynote Speech:
Dr Paul Doany, Rector of the WBAF Business School

Moderator:
Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of Board of Directors, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Speakers:

Abdulmalek Al Jaber, President, Middle East Business Angels Network (MBAN)

Harry Tomi Davies, President, Africa Business Angels Network (ABAN)

Israel Pons, Honorary President, Latin America & Caribbean Business Angels Network (XCALA)

Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)

Linda L. Smith, Emeritus President, American Angel Capital Association (ACA)

Paulo Andrez, Emeritus President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN)

Tarek El Kady, President, Mediterranean Business Angels Network (MEBAN)

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