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Live from SES: Nadim Jamal | MANAGING DIRECTOR & CO- FOUNDER, EVENT LAB
Nadim Jamal is Managing Director and co-founder of Event Lab. Prior to founding Event Lab, Nadim spent over a decade quickly rising through the ranks of mega-events production. With a keen insight for complex planning, he’s been a project director and advisor behind numerous large-scale national and international events.
Since Event Lab’s formation, Nadim has been a transformative figure in the events industry of the region. His ability to rapidly find and deploy locally based talent, combined with a conscious effort to identify and train homegrown event management and production talent has shifted the dynamics of the sector. The industry now operates more locally, more efficiently and with greater use of multi-cultural and local talent.
Live from SES: Mark Benaicha | MANAGING DIRECTOR, ESMOS RECRUITMENT
With an extensive and acclaimed career in events and entertainment industry, Managing Director Mark Benaicha has brought people together for 25 years. Having begun his professional journey in the 1990s, Mark has since enjoyed successful tenures as Managing Director of a multi-award-winning events agency and Associate Director at a prominent recruitment company.
Mark's name has become synonymous with excellence in events recruitment, and he is widely regarded as the 'Go to' recruiter for the industry, working closely with some of the world's largest global events organizers.
ESMOS' reputation for client service excellence continues to break new barriers as Mark leads the consultancy with a wealth of local and regional market understanding and extensive insights in a rapidly evolving sector.
Live from SES: Nasser Al Towaijri | CO-FOUNDER & CEO, FESTIVITY
Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Business Planning, and Analytical Skills. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Industrial Engineering from Kuwait University. Completed an executive program in Decision Making, Negotiation and Leadership Strategies in Harvard Business School.
Old history & New envision with Dr. Zohair Al Sarraj | Chairman of the Saudi Exhibitions and Conferences Association (SECA)
A true expert in the events industry, Dr. Zohair is the Chairman of the Saudi Exhibitions and Conferences Association (SECA) and CEO of the Specialist – ExiCon International Group.
He is also a board-member in the IAEE MENA Chapter, was a member of the previous Supervisory Committee of the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB – now Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA) and CEO of the Saudi Events Management Academy. He holds a PhD in Maintenance Engineering from the University of Manchester. Dr. Al Sarraj is also member of several local and regional bodies and organizations in the field of maintenance such as being the Chairman of the International Maintenance Association (IMA) and Vice Chairman of the Arab Council for Operations and Maintenance (OMAINTEC) and many other MICE international associations.
Rising up the pipe with Shadab Anwar | CEO, TECH ROBOTIX
Shadab Anwar co-founded Techrobotix FZCO in 2012 with a vision to provide innovative, interactive, and impactful solutions. Shadab with his team of enthusiasts, Techrobotix FZCO has been providing unforgettable experiences and technology in events and exhibitions around the world for the biggest brands for more than a decade.
His background in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Marketing gives him room to play with Mechanics and Technology and love for hardware make him a master at 3D and industrial animation and give him a creative edge in designing experiential solutions.
Pioneers in a pivotal time with Benoit Honnart | CEO, ELECTRA
Benoit Honnart joined Electra in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on January 1st 2021. He started his career in Shanghai where he worked for almost 10 years before moving to Dubai holding various Directors position in the field of Logistic and Events.
Coming from the supply chain world, his mindset is very in line with our fast-paced industry and Electra’s mission to offer agility to its clients. Electra is a fully integrated solutions provider and production house for events, exhibitions, and environments in the Middle East.