Remarks by Co-Chairperson, Amb. Arshi Ayub Mohamed Zaveri
Greetings from the United Arab Emirates
2020 has been a year that taught everyone to adjust and refocus. Remarkable, in so many ways.
The extent of the pandemic brought up extraordinary challenges and uncertainty in personal and professional lives. The world went remote overnight. A development that was going to take 2-3 years, at the least, happened in a matter of months. Each one of us had to adjust instantly to remote leadership and ways of working.
Times are hard for a lot of people. As the pandemic continues to take a hit on the economies, thousands have lost their jobs in the process. The testing times have taught us all plenty of lessons, it has given us a different view on life and that certain things should never be taken for granted.
We appreciate the efforts of leaders globally, for tirelessly working to contain the spread of the virus and also for their unending support to people, in reviving their business and daily routine.
Extending utmost gratitude appreciation for our leaders; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Dept Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces & His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The leadership of the country has enabled the containment of the pandemic successfully in the UAE, exceptional safety, sanitization and precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus, in a very short time.
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, total economic stimulus packages of 6.8 billion AED were announced in the UAE in the year 2020.
Too many business owners focus too much on the what, the how, and details of their product and offer, and fail to focus on the one thing that will help their business grow the fastest: relationships – other people promoting them, evangelizing their product, and potentially introducing hundreds or thousands of customers and strategic advisors to them. Continuing technological innovation, abundance of real-time information & activities has intensified already increasing pressures from competitors, regulators & stakeholders.
Leading any organization today is clearly a challenging endeavour but also an opportunity for expansion in the global overseas market.
The Leaders without Borders Annual Business Summit and International Honors is an incredible opportunity for you to network with the World renowned Executives, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Family Business Owners, Small Business Owners, and Government Officials.
I welcome you all to the Leaders without Borders Annual Business Summit and International Honors 2021.
Positively look forward to seeing you next year, April 21st and 22nd in Dubai, UAE.