government officials, business leaders and industry experts. Valuable insights and thoughtprovoking discussions were held during the 2-day high-level summit and this included interactive sessions, panel discussions, speeches and presentations as well as the Creative Economy Competition; whereby Dr. Hashim was one of the main international Judges. Islamic Creative Economy Competition 30th - 31st October 2018 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates ITPO Bahrain joined hands with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and Culture & Arts Authority to organize the first Islamic Creative Economy Competition. The competitionran during the Global Islamic Economy Summit; organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre in cooperation with Thomson Reuters as a Strategic Partner, and Held under the theme “A Shared Future”. The 4th edition of the GIES hassuccessfully retained its place as the world‟s largest and most comprehensive forum dedicated to the Islamic economy. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, GIES 2018 brought together over 3000 attendees among them decision makers, policymakers, 7 Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the weeklong initiative takes place every November, and it is supported by dozens of world leaders as well as a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. During the aforementioned week of November, thousands of events will take place globally all with the shared intention of increasing entrepreneurial activity through connecting collaborators, mentors and investors to existing and/or aspiring entrepreneurs and with the participation of field experts, policy-makers, Academia, and others. Global entrepreneurship Week 2018 12th – 18th November 2018

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