The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

8:00am - 5:00pm
September 15th 2015

The Growth Agenda: a 5-year strategy for SMBs

Innovation, Information, Integration

Agile, responsive and aspirational, SMBs have enormous growth potential - but three key catalysts are required: Innovation, Information, Integration. How can SMBs unleash the power of these factors and learn to thrive in a market where the demands have never been greater and price competition never more fierce?

The Growth Agenda gives you powerful, practical answers in a brilliant, engaging format you’ve never seen before!

As the UAE expands infrastructure opportunities in the lead-up to Expo 2020, will your business have the know-how, the quality and the resources to deliver in a time of fresh promise? The Growth Agenda gives SME owners the vital clues and a vibrant blueprint for change. It covers key agendas such as:

  • How to innovate profitably without escalating costs
  • Creating powerful implementation strategies that align with the way your business works best
  • The top tips you need for growing your business - fast
  • Getting awareness of the regional economic trends so you can ride the waves of change - profitably
  • How the innovators actually think about their business and why their approaches can work for you
  • The massive infrastructure opportunities around Expo 2020 and how to benefit from them
  • How to create a practical five-year plan for real-time growth
  • How disruptive technology can leverage exponential change in your working targets and lifestyle


The programme doesn’t just talk about innovation - it follows a unique format that gives you rapid-fire information and lets you interact with the speakers to get first-hand, on-the-spot consultancy. You’ll enjoy concise, focused presentations from some of the world’s top business names - and then find them sitting at your table, willing and able to brainstorm on your biggest concerns and opportunities. So you’ll come away with a solid template for growth based around the three essential platforms: Innovation, Information, Integration.


A session that helps SMBs ‘learn to dream’, bringing them real-time interaction with inspirational role models and the environments nourishing SMB evolution and growth. It includes -

Then – ‘Un-conference’: a networking session where you prosper from informal on-table workshops. The presenters mingle and revolve the table mix to create near-perfect networking.



Fast, factual, fascinating. Close-up analysis of global and regional economic trends, from the people whose opinions are shaping international decision-making. Learn how the economic climate is affecting your business - and its ability to grow.



How do you integrate a growth model into the constraints of your business? What are the growth ‘escalators’ of the next five years - and can you be on them? What are the skills your teams will need and the new liabilities that your business will face?

Event Programme

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and networking

9:00am – 9:15am

Keynote by Salvador Anglada, CBO, Etisalat

9:15am – 9:30am

Welcome by CPI Media Group

9:30am – 11:15am

Session One – Innovation

11:15am – 11:30am

Coffee break

11:30am – 01:00pm

Session Two – Information

1:00pm – 2:00pm


2:00pm – 4:00pm

Session Three – Integration

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Closing remarks