Adult event
Tom Hudson: Exponential Emirates

Tom Hudson: Exponential Emirates

Authors: Tom Hudson

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 February 2022 15:00-16:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 167 

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the first 50 years of our nation, and look forward the next 50 – heralded as a Golden Age for the UAE by Tom Hudson, who will be launching his book Exponential Emirates at the Festival. He will take a look at the exceptional growth story of the UAE through the eyes of the people that have been, and continue to be, a part of it, with interviews with some of the personalities featured, the magic mix of Emiratis and Expats who have contributed to its success. Hudson maintains that the growth of the UAE can provide lessons on leadership and that the secrets of its success can be applied globally, with EXPO showcasing these achievements in the same way the Great Exhibition showcased the first industrial revolution 175 years ago. Look forward to the remarkable feats that are on the horizon for our ‘Scale-Up Nation’ as we acknowledge the achievements or the past. Tom Hudson is a lawyer by background and moved to the UAE with Linklaters in 2006. He worked on a number of IPOs, including the IPO of DP World where he ultimately went in house. In 2016, he left to DP World to set up a boutique advisory firm in the DIFC that advises the world’s best tech companies on their Middle East Expansion. In the last 5 years he has worked with more than 50 such companies, many of them now unicorns and listed themselves.

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