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Abu Dhabi: Setting Up and Doing Business in the Emirate


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3:00 pm

Abu Dhabi: Setting Up and Doing Business in the Emirate

Abu Dhabi is the fastest growing business hub in the Middle East and the hub for foreign investment. The capital city of the UAE is the largest and wealthiest of all Emirates and enjoys a prime position as leading business centre in the region.

Creative Zone invites you to join an exclusive live-streamed discussion on setting up and conducting business in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO).

Join our webinar in which we will discuss the newly introduced Setup In Abu Dhabi platform designed to facilitate the entire process of business setup in Abu Dhabi. Whether you are an early-stage start-up, an SME or a large organization, the Setup In Abu Dhabi platform is your gateway to setting up your business in Abu Dhabi.

We are pleased to welcome our esteemed panelists – Ms. Souad Al Hosani (Director of Investor Care, ADIO); Mr. Jaafar Jaafar (Channel Partner Manager, KIZAD); Mr. Qussay Abdul Wahab (SME Expert, Abu Dhabi DED) – who will be speaking in this 1 hour session. The event will be moderated by Creative Zone CEO, Mr. Lorenzo Jooris.



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Jaafar Jaafar

    Channel Partner Manager, KIZAD

    Qussay Abdul Wahab

    SME Expert, Abu Dhabi DED

    Qussay has over 24 years of entrepreneurial experience in gastronomy, information technology, supply chain management and SME advisory. During his MBA studies, Qussay decided to join the corporate world and started with Injazat Data Systems, an IT outsourcing company, as a business consultant. He joined Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development as a business counselor assisting UAE Nationals to startup their own ventures. Qussay has supported over 300 Emirati-based projects. In addition, he initiated and/or executed several strategic initiatives such as the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mentor, Big Data through Business Intelligence, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC), Kitchen Incubator, e-Knowledge platform, Agribusiness (Za’arie Program), and awareness campaigns (AKOUN, Technopreneurship).

    Souad Al Hosani

    Director of Investor Care, ADIO

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