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State of Global Affairs: Economy, Business, Investments, and more


8:00 pm


9:00 pm

State of Global Affairs: Economy, Business, Investments, and more

The year 2020 has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for businesses, investors and countries at large. With the first quarter of 2021 behind us, leaders and entrepreneurs are making imminent changes in preparing their employees and organisations for a dramatically changed future.

Join us for an exclusive webinar with Vusi Thembekwayo and Paulo Do Carmo as they discuss how leaders should respond to the destabilised market conditions & reposition their teams for competitive advantage, the best bets for investors, examining the likely short-term trajectory for the global economy and consider some of the key lasting global changes that the pandemic may have triggered.



    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.


    Paulo Do Carmo

    Founder, Shushka Media

    Paulo is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Telecommunications, Gaming, Property and FinTech industries. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Customer Service, Advertising, and Entrepreneurship - Paulo is a strong business development professional graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Informa and The University of the Witwatersrand.

    Vusi Thembekwayo

    Venture Capitalist

    Vusi Thembekwayo is a world-renowned South African entrepreneur, public speaker and venture capitalist. Vusi is best known as one of the 'dragons' in the South African version of Dragons Den. Dragons Den was a DSTV Mzansi Magic reality show in which entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a group of investors with hopes for investment in their businesses. Vusi Thembekwayo has invested in many businesses and is regarded as one of the richest South Africans under 35. His talks empower his audience with new knowledge, research findings, and tools to immediately apply in their businesses or careers to achieve "step-change" results. At 25, Vusi ran a R400mn division in a R17bn multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. Vusi was amongst the youngest directors of a listed in South Africa and now serves on several boards. Currently, Vusi is the CEO of a boutique investment & advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, his firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed and lucrative new directions. Having graced the covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, with features on Forbes and Inc500, Vusi's social media engagement often mirrors that of a Rockstar.

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