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UAE – Israel | Shaping a New Business Landscape


12:00 pm


1:00 pm

UAE – Israel | Shaping a New Business Landscape

Having helped one of the first few Israeli owned companies establish themselves in Dubai, our next webinar on the ‘UAE-Israel business landscape’ is truly special for us. Joining us for the webinar will be Gilad Carni, CEO & Founder, UAE Israel Innovation Office, Zeev Lavie Director, International Trade Relations Division, Israeli Chambers of Commerce, James Khoury, Co-Founder & CEO, Newme, and Omar Al Busaidy, Author & Entrepreneur. The session will hold riveting discussions on the new and potential opportunities that businesses can explore in this emergent landscape, along with exploring the rising industries that are projected to be the driving force between the two countries. Moderating the session will be Lorenzo Jooris, CEO, Creative Zone.



    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.


    Gilad Carni

    Founder & CEO, UAE Israel Innovation Office

    Gilad is a prominent business player in the Israel technology scene and personifies the start-up culture of Israel, having founded and sold two companies and invested in an Israeli start-up later acquired by Google, among other accomplishments. Gilad has an MBA in international marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida. Mr. Carni has been promoting Israeli technology and innovation across the world for many years. He brought hundreds of business magnates, commercial delegation, and foreign governments to Israel for intimate knowledge and understanding of the Israeli innovation, technology, and achievements and was able to bring Israeli innovation to many parts of the world.

    James Khoury

    Head of Advisory

    James moved to the UAE in 2005 and, throughout this time, has built a strong reputation as a business advisor and leadership mentor. His expertise and approach to sales strategy, revenue growth, branding and marketing have contributed to helping to shape hundreds of SME’s and well-known corporate organisations throughout the region.  He now spearheads Creative Zone’s International Partnership division, which helps to build new relationships with overseas partners through Europe, Asia and Africa.

    Omar Al Busaidy

    Founder, Global Possibilities

    Omar Al Busaidy is driven by an unwavering passion for government affairs and public policy. With a rich background spanning 18 years in government, he has cultivated extensive expertise in advising individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Omar excels in developing comprehensive strategies and offering keen insights into Middle East decision-making processes, particularly in the realms of economic, technological, political, and social affairs. His commitment to fostering meaningful connections is evidenced by the robust network he has built with key decision makers across both public and private sectors.

    ZeÕev Lavie

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