CEDAR Leadership Forum

Op 17 mei opende de Stadsschouwburg zijn deuren voor het CEDAR Leadership Forum 2014, gevolgd door het C100 Gala. Het leiderschapsforum is een initiatief van the Cedar Foundation en vindt voor de eerste maal in Amsterdam plaats en is georganiseerd in samenwerking met projectbureau Fyousion, Jacques Koeweiden en Bridgizz. Het doel van dit evenement is nieuwe leiders inspireren op het gebied van ondernemen, duurzaamheid en leiderschap. De focus ligt op het verbinden van nieuwe leiders in Europa, Turkije, het Midden-Oosten en Noord Afrika om zo partnerships en het ontdekken en exploiteren van nieuwe kansen te bevorderen.

In de avond vindt een exclusief gala plaatsvinden. Paneldiscussies waarin belangrijke onderwerpen worden aangesneden, waaronder: Smart cities, tomorrow’s leaders, internationaal zaken doen, diversiteit in de zakenwereld, de positie van vrouwen in het bedrijfsleven en jeugdwerkloosheid, staan deze dag centraal.

De speeches en paneldiscussies worden aangevoerd door bekende namen als: Harry Van Dorenmalen, directeur IBM Europe en voorzitter van Amsterdam economic board, Hussein Kanji, Technologisch investeerder, Topzakenvrouw Rahma el Mouden, Assim Siddiqui, head of compliance van ICBC Londen en Maurice De Hond, opinieleider.Ook zijn aanwezig topdesigners Hans Wolbers(Lava Design), Jacques Koeweiden en David Mulder.

Tijdens het forum zullen meerdere interessante sprekers een bijdrage leveren vanuit diverse landen en disciplines. Diverse Europarlementariërs, politici en ambassadeurs zullen tevens een belangrijke rol spelen zowel tijdens het forum als het gala.

Stedelijke jongerenorganisatie Asri, Navigate Your Career en stichting Giving Back presenteren de interactieve tentoonstelling ‘Young Amsterdamcommunity leaders’. TV- bekendheden Sylvana Simons en Aicha Marghadi nemen de presentatie voor hun rekening.

Schedule

Friday Evening 16 May – Cedars Restaurant / Invitation Only

Tijd Event Description Language
20.00 – 22.00 Opening reception for International guests – Invitation Only

Welcome and Doing Business in Amsterdam

Encouraging Entrepreneurship in European-MENA Trade Relations post-Arab Spring

·       Policies for improving trade and developing investment opportunities between Europe and MENA.

·       Post Arab spring economies – an economic revolution?

·       European strategy for trade, investment and democracy promotion in the MENA region.

·       Are current economic policies helping or hindering innovation?

 

Speakers

1.     Mustafa Tanriverdi (Director Haarlemmermeer Office and Country Manager Brazil & Turkey at amsterdam inbusiness)

2.     Hussein Kanji, (Venture Capitalist and Partner at Hoxton Ventures)

English

 

 

Saturday 17 May Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Tijd Event Description Room Language
08:30 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 Aicha Marghdadi, Host CLF2014 forum, TV and Radio Journalist (NL) Rabozaal English
  Freek Ossel, Vice Mayor & alderman for harbours, schiphol, poverty, work and income, and diversity for the amsterdam city council Rabozaal English
  H.E. Abdelouhab Bellouki, Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco Rabozaal English
  H.E. Timothy Broas, US Ambassador to The Hague Rabozaal English
  Maurice de Hond, founder at o4nt/steve jobsschool + running the opinion panel peil.nl (NL) Rabozaal English
  Mr. Max Cohen de Lara & Mr. David Mulder, XML architecture research urbanism Rabozaal English
10.15 – 11.00 Panel Discussion A (Breakout Sessions)
  Panel 1 – Tomorrow’s Leaders

Discussants:

1.     Maurice de Hond, founder at o4nt/Steve Jobsschool + running the opinion panel peil.nl (NL)

2.     Ralph Mamadeus, CEO Change=s Holding (NL)

3.     Amma Asante, politician and consultant security & healthcare (NL)

4.     Mina Adampour, journalist/politician, (Norway)

Moderator: Mostafa Hilali, Major Dutch Army (NL)

Rabozaal English
  Panel 2 – Tomorrow’s Smart cities

Discussants:

1.     Samir Bantal, architect/designer|founder at studio oblique (nl)

2.     Said Zarrou, President Marchica (Morocco)

3.     Jacques Koeweiden, designer and owner Koeweiden Design (NL)

Moderator: Mohamed Mahdi, Entrepreneur and Consultant at Forum Multicultural Institute

Plein Foyer English
  Panel 3 – Diversity in the corporate world: A solution for growth

Discussants:

1.     Nadia el Ouadhani, Policy Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL)

2.     Yesim Candan, Author & Youth ambassador Mena Pearls Foundation (NL)

3.     Rabah Ghezali, Managing Director of European Government Affairs & Head of Government Affairs, (France

Moderator: Ludo Keizer, Moderator – Consultant – Model (NL)

Koninkelijk Foyer English
  Reframing Game by By Karim Maarek, founder of Teach to Fish & faculty member at THNK, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.

Reframing will take you out of your mental comfort zone, enabling you to discover new perspectives and creative solutions. If you can make yourself chuckle during the process, then you’re on the right path.

Gijsbrecht Bordes English
11:15 – 11:45 Pauze
11.45 – 12.30 Panel Discussion B (Breakout Sessions)
  Panel 4 – Women Entrepreneurs: A dynamic force in business

Discussants:

1.     Damlagul Tanriover, owner private hospital Mersin (Turkey)

2.     Silvana Simons, TV Personality & Owner The House of Power (NL)

3.     Monique van ‘t Hek, Director Plan Nederland (NL)

Moderator: Emine Bozkurt, member of European Parliament (Brussels)

Rabozaal English
  Panel 5 – Ethics in Business: Are international standards a prerequisite for success?

Introduction by Arwa Al-Alim/Ruttink, owner law firm, Al Alim Legal (NL)

Discussants:

1.     Adnan Tekin, Candidate for European Parliament (Holland)

2.     Imane Karich, Finance and Islamic banking expert (Belgium)

Moderator: Asim Siddiqui, Head of Compliance, ICBC (London)  (uk)

Plein Foyer English
  Panel 6 – Developing global connectivity through digital technology

Discussants:

1.     Hussein Kanji, Capital Investor and Partner Hoxton Ventures (UK/USA)

2.     Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament

3.     Fadime Örgü, former MP and media expert (NL)

4.     Arthur Steiner, Programme manager Mideast Creatives and co-founder NewSilkRoads (NL)

Moderator: Kamran Ullah, TV Journalist (NL)

Koninklijke Foyer English
  Young Leadership Interaction by Asri Youth Organisation, instituut Navigate Your Career  & Giving Back Students Community

Facilitated by: Bram Has

Gijsbrecht Bordes English
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 Panel Discussion C (Breakout Sessions)
  Panel 7 – Cultural Panel will focus on the booming Contemporary Middle Eastern Art market to compliment an exhibition

Discussants:

1.     Robert Kluijver, Curator and Producer Framed Frame (NL)

2.     Eddy Appels, directeur SAVAN en Beeld voor Beeld Festival (NL)

3.     Sabine Gimbrere, Programme Manager International Affairs Department of Social Development City of Amsterdam

4.     Natasja Van ‘t Westende, Director at Dancing on the Edge

Moderator: Özkan Gölpinar. Art Critic, Writer and Lecturer

Koninklijk Foyer Dutch
  Panel 8 – Youth employment Generating opportunities

Discussants:

1.     Taoufik Amzile, Chair ABPM and Finance expert (Belgium)

2.     Mawra Mahmoud, Economist and Chair Muslim Academic Board (Norway)

3.     Sihame Arbib, Director Victory consulting/ UN MENA consultant (France)

Moderator: Sabri Riahi, Director Fyousion Taining and Consulting (NL)

Plein Foyer English
  Panel 9– Doing Business in a changing world

Discussants:

1.     Muddassar Ahmed, CEO Unitas Communication and Chair Concordia Forum (UK)

2.     Dimitri Zandvliet, Founder MeerBusiness Amsterdam & Amsterdam Business Award (NL)

3.     Hans Wolbers, CEO Lava Design(NL)

Moderator: Ahmed Larouz, Chair The Cedar Network (NL)

Rabozaal English
  Young Leadership by Asri Youth Organisation, institute Navigate Your Career  & Giving Back Students Community

Facilitated by: Bram Has

Gijsbrecht Bordes
14.30 – 14.40 INTERMEZZO by Jeroen Pater & Rachid Larouz Comedians Rabozaal
14.40 – 15.00 Plenary session and closing remarks Rabozaal
15.00 – 17.00 Site Visits    
  Visit to a local project, successful business or institute, highlighting leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation in Amsterdam (in groups)
15.30 – 17.00 Frame Framed Tolhuistuin
15.30- 17.00 Boat trip (tickets are limited) Boat trip

Gala 17th May 19:00 – 00:00

Gala Activity Description Venue
19.00 – 24.00 Gala event

Hosted by Sylvana Simons, TV Personality

Keynote speakers

C100 presentation

Dinner with entertainment

Stadsschouwburg

 

 

Panel Discussions

 

Doing business in a changing world

  • The challenges to business are increasingly complex in the competitive 21st century. What have these challenges evolved into? How do we tackle them?
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Models for the Future
  • Innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.
  • Making money the social way – how profitable is social entrepreneurship?

 

Tomorrow’s leaders

  • Tomorrow’s leaders must think and act as global citizens in order to address the challenges facing humanity. Broadly defined, global citizens are people who are consciously prepared to live and work in the complex interdependent society of the 21st century and contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants.
  • Characteristics of the leadership (in government, business and amongst citizens), that we need to realize the transformation that is needed. Where do we see signs of this new leadership? What is holding us back?

 

Tomorrow’s smart cities

  • When we look at the criteria for smart cities we talk about smart governments, smart healthcare, smart buildings, smart mobility, smart infrastructure, smart technology.
  • How do we best design cities of the future, where culture, form, function and technology converge to improve the quality of life of its people, as well as boost their economic productivity in a globally connected world?

 

Diversity in the corporate world: What’s the Bottom line?

  • A diverse workforce means access to diverse markets – profit?
  • Diversity in corporate Europe – which countries and companies are the winners and losers?
  • Minorities and Muslims in the Board room – challenges and opportunities for global companies?
  • Companies who are leading the way on Diversity – what is the advantage?

 

Upward Mobility for People with Minority Backgrounds: Innovative approaches in Europe and MENA

  • Smashing glass ceilings for people with minority backgrounds in Europe, a how to guide.
  • Does the European dream exist? Migration, Minorities and Money.
  • Minorities in the MENA and Europe – who are the economic winners and losers?

 

Youth Employment: Generating opportunities by Sabri Riahi

  • Riots and Revolutions- Youth unemployment, a societal and an economic challenge.
  • What employment models actually work – can innovation bring youth into the workforce?
  • Inspiring entrepreneurship for the next generation.

Ethics in Business: Are international standards a prerequisite for success?

  • Is there “international standard” of ethics in business?
  • Ethical Islamic finance in Europe – what are the lessons which can be learned?
  • Labour rights, CSR and environmental protection – a concern for investors.
  • Is it reasonable for investors to expect MENA companies and governments to live up to the same standards as practised in Europe without damaging the potential for growth which is vital to the MENA region.

 

Women Entrepreneurs: A dynamic force in business

  • Women’s power and potential in business and entrepreneurship in Europe and the MENA region.
  • Why have women on the Board? Challenges facing the next generation of Diaspora women entrepreneurs and business leaders.
  • Women Entrepreneurs and business leaders – measuring the impact of success.
  • Explore the abundant opportunities for businesswomen to build relationships across sectors locally, nationally and internationally

 

Developing global connectivity through digital technology

  • Advancements in digital technology and innovation foster entrepreneurship, enable nations to develop rapidly and connect the world in new ways. What is the role of tech cities in developing the digital technology industry?
  • What are the prospects and opportunities for collaboration between these clusters around the world?

 

Cultural Panel: Arab and Islamic Art: Investing in Culture

  • The role that cultural institutions and the arts have played – and can play – in pre- and post-war situations, in reconciliation and forgiveness, in post-conflict society rebuilding, and in conflict prevention.
  • How do we rebrand the Arab world / Diaspora groups
  • Starting a collection – a beautiful investment.
  • Investing in Arab and Islamic Art market – history culture and religion.
  • Emerging artists from the MENA region.

 

REFRAMING Session by Karim Maarek, founder of Teach to Fish & faculty member at THNK, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.

  • When we’re stuck on a problem or in a situation, sometimes all we need is another perspective. This new perspective can help us to come up with a new approach or solution. Reframing is a key technique used in the curriculum of THNK’s Creative Leadership program. Reframing is an easy, four-step process to generate creative approaches for your own life and work, whether you want to: Rethink private or professional relationships; Come up with new products or services; Create a new way to help people in your community, Reframing leads to totally new perspectives.
  • The technique of reframing has been developed by philosopher and THNK faculty Karim Benammar. The methodology is rooted in the theory of paradigms by Thomas Kuhn. The methodology and its background are explained in detail in the book “Reframing – The art of thinking differently”.
  • Reframing will take you out of your mental comfort zone, enabling you to discover new perspectives and creative solutions. If you can make yourself chuckle during the process, then you’re on the right path.

The Young Leadership by Bram Has, Chair of Asri Youth Organisation

  • Youth organization Asri, Navigate Your Career and Giving Back will present you an interactive show, called ‘Young Amsterdam community leaders’.