AmCham MENA Council


AmCham MENA Regional Council Conference 2018
“Commercialization of Innovation: A Driver for Growth in the MENA Region”
Hosted by AmCham Jordan
October 27-28, 2018 – Amman, Jordan

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan is hosting the AmCham MENA Regional Council Annual two-day Conference, “Commercialization of Innovation: A Driver for Growth in the MENA Region” during the period of October 27-28, 2018. The conference will take place in Grand Hyatt Hotel, Amman.

With a focus on innovation in the MENA Region, the Conference will provide an opportunity for businesses to share experiences and develop strategies that will build modern and sustainable economies, and will shed light on regional and global case studies of how innovation can boost economic activity and drive growth. Participants will hear from global leaders, experts, and practitioners on latest developments in Energy, Healthcare, Information Communication & Technology, Education and Finance, as well as measures needed to create innovation-powered enterprises.

Additionally, an Exhibition showcasing innovations by local and regional enterprises will be held on the sidelines of the two-day Conference to present participants with first-hand examples of innovative ideas and products that can inspire growth and job creation.


Day 1: October 27

8:30-9:00 AM Registration & Welcome Coffee Break
9:00-10:00 AM  Welcoming Remarks


Opening of the Exhibition by Patron
10:30AM - 12:00 PM Session 1: Business Environment: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of MENA Marketplace
12:00-12:30 PM Coffee Break
12:30-2:00 PM Session 2: Innovating Finance: Global Strategies Tailored to MENA’s Startup Community
2:00-3:30 PM Conference Luncheon
3:30-4:30 PM Session 3: How to Build a Resilient Business in the MENA Region
4:30-6:00 PM Session 4: Policies and Strategies that Encourage Spinouts: The US Model  


Day 2: October 28

8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00-10:30 AM Session 5: ICT Innovation for SMEs
10:30AM - 12:00PM Session 6: Reshaping the Business of Financial Services
12:00-12:30 PM Coffee Break


Breakout Sessions (12:30-2:00 PM)

Session 7(A): Accelerating Innovation in Energy Technologies
Session 7(B): Educated Insight: The Reinvention of Learning
Session 7(C): Bringing Innovation to Health Care Systems in the MENA Region
2:00 PM Conference Luncheon

For more information, please contact Ms. Sarah El Etribi, MENA Council Regional Secretariat at AmCham Egypt