Welcome to the London Business School 15th Middle East Conference

On behalf of the London Business School Middle East Club, we are delighted to welcome you to the 15th Annual Middle East Conference.


This year’s theme, "The Middle East: Paradigm Shifts", will explore the changing dynamics in the Middle East, as the fall in oil prices, emergence of new industries, and the prolific use of social media continue to drive stakeholders to rethink the way they do business. Focused panels featuring industry leaders will provide unique insights on the business outlook and changing entrepreneurial ecosystems in today’s Middle East. The conference will be followed by a networking reception with students, alumni and professionals from and working in the region. Refreshments and canapés will be served.


The Middle East Conference is the flagship event of the Middle East Club at London Business School. It attracts more than 250 guests including diplomats, corporate executives, professionals, academics and students interested in the Middle East.


A word of gratitude to our speakers, sponsors, partners and London Business School for the support provided in planning and hosting the Middle East Conference in its 15th cycle. We hope that you will enjoy this year’s conference, and we look forward to your continued support and participation.


Nayla Tahan & Georges Abou Nader

Co-Chairs of the 15th Middle East Conference