KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privatsely owned companies in the region, concluded its strategic sponsorship of the 5th annual Tmkeen Youth Symposium, which was held under the patronage of the HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, on the Oct 25-26, 2016.
During the second day of the symposium, Alghanim Industries CEO, Omar Kutayba Alghanim, received two of the event speakers: Jeremy Liew, a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and a key investor in Snapchat; and Jennifer Boulanger, Head of Global Recruitment at Booking.com. The guests took a tour in the company’s open offices in Al Hamra Tower and enjoyed the view of Kuwait City from the 73rd floor.
Speaking to his guests, Omar Alghanim said: “One of the reasons we are strong supporters of the Tmkeen symposium is the impact it leaves on the youth of Kuwait. We are a nation of entrepreneurs. This is made evident through our rich seafaring history. I believe that empowering the younger generation is a shared responsibility between the public and the private sector – to inspire youth to take the first step and to start owning their future economic success. Tmkeen is doing a great job by presenting some of the best success stories from around the world here in Kuwait, and we are proud to be part of this initiative.”
The two-day symposium held in Arraya Ballroom started with a seminar on “Innovation and Future of Technology”, in which the Head of Public Policy at WeWork, Corey Owens and Vice-Chairman of Zain Group, Bader AlKharafi discussed their perspectives. Following that, a group of local business leaders participated in a panel discussion on “Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurs”. And the day was concluded with the Head of Global Recruitment in Booking.com, Jennifer Bolanger, giving a seminar titled “Getting a Startup Team Right”.
The second day of the symposium had a group of young local entrepreneurs engage in a panel discussion titled the “SME’s Journey to Global Success”. And the day was concluded with a seminar titled “Keys to a Successful Viral Startup App” given by the first investor in Snapchat, Jermey Liew.
CEO of Tmkeen Youth Symposium, Ali Al-Ibrahim said: “As we celebrated our 5th anniversary this year, we are humbled with all the support we have been getting from the private sector in Kuwait. Alghanim Industries is one of the companies we turn to for support because we share similar goals of youth empowerment and education. We thank them for believing in us and look forward to more partnerships with them in the coming years.”
Sponsoring the Tmkeen symposium comes as part of Alghanim Industries’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, which is committed to giving back to the community, supporting education and encouraging entrepreneurship. It is worth mentioning that the company is the largest supporter for INJAZ-Kuwait, as it encourages its employees to volunteer regularly in INJAZ’s different programs.