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Theme: Inspire Confidence, Empower Change

This event occurred on
May 12, 2016
6:30pm - 10:30pm +03
(UTC +3hrs)
Riyadh, Ar Riyāḑ
Saudi Arabia

Through inspiring confidence and empowering change, our theme for TEDxKPMGRiyadh aims to unlock the potential of young professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds and inspire them to be the leaders of the future.

Here’s to ideas worth spreading
Here’s to inspiring confidence and empowering change

Alkhozama Banqueting and Conference
King Khalid Rd
Riyadh, Ar Riyāḑ, 12582
Saudi Arabia
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Hala Alturki

CEO at Themar Academy
Beaming passion and enthusiasm, Hala is widely known for the profound legacy she leaves in every place she visits and amongst every person she meets. An ex-KPMG, Harvard and Texas A&M graduate, Hala is a public speaker and author of several books. In her talk (KWN is the Change to Embrace) Hala will be talking about, Where do we find optimism and opportunity in the world that is changing? What is (KWN)? and why is it the answer and the change we all need to embrace.

Hamza Iskandar

Cancer Fighter
Hamza is a young activist who survived three open heart surgeries and a stage 3 cancer. He aims to change the way people think towards cancer and cancer patients and have founded the Cancer Fighters Support Center. (More information about his talk are coming soon)

Khalid Alkhudiar

Founder and CEO at Glowork
Khalid has founded a women empowerment organization that has created thousands of jobs for women also led Glowork to be awarded the Best innovation globally for job creation by the UN. Previously he held the role of COO-Markets at KPMG in Saudi, Kuwait and Jordan. In his talk (Turning Obstacles into Opportunities) Khalid will be talking about, the Importance of human interaction, Entrepreneurship How we should look at life from a different angle? How to follow your dreams and overcome challenges?

Khalid Alomran

Khalid spent some time working with various different teams & projects all to attain an end goal of trying to create something new. Be it start-ups, research or consulting. It all came down to how to reach that goal. In his talk (The world is Gray), Khalid will be talking about, How the struggle of reaching goals can help us find balance? How can the right approach affect your goals?

Lama Alfard

Comedy writer
Lama is a former stand-up comedienne who performed about 10 shows in (Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Orlando), and have found ways to share comedy and connect with the audience. In her talk (Tell me I'm pretty...funny), Lama will be talking about, her story in comedy, how to overcome the struggles? and how to lead to a new path?

Mushal Almasaad

Mushal has a passion for learning and self-development. He spent good part of his life in Education sector. Mushal has a PhD in Management, taught in the UK for 4 years, written few papers that he presented at global conferences, and won twice the best paper award. In his talk (The decline of content knowledge and The rise of adaptive knowledge) Mushal will be talking about, How valuable a degree in this age? What type of learning is needed in the coming decades? and how do we prepare ourselves to the new reality?

Nora Alokail

Founder and General Manager of Squares Group
Nora is a serial entrepreneur who founded and co-founded 3 companies specialized in exploring knowledge through events, entertainment and enrichment. Nora was Awarded the king’s award for young female entrepreneur in 2014 and was selected as one of top 3 most creative businesswomen in the Middle East and Africa in 2012 and many other awards. In her talk (If I could do it, You Can!) Nora will be talking about, The myths about entrepreneurial world and business, What does it take to build a business? And what should a person worry about the most when building a business?

Raghad Aljughaiman

Research and Development
Raghad is a highly ambitious young Saudi professional and a lifetime learner who invests her business mindset, curiosity, and passion for social development in one of the main areas that have an extreme thirst for change, Education. In her talk (Life as a learning journey) Raghad will be talking about, How playing it safe can get into your way of learning? How learning about oneself fit into our life learning journey?

Taufiq Bamatraf

Professional Football Freestyler
Taufiq is a football passionate who use sports to bring out the best of him and others. Taufiq is now a sponsored athlete by Adidas and FitnessFirst, a professional football freestyler and a passionate contributor to the community. In his talk (Inspire and lead a Movement) Taufiq will be talking about, Why do we fear change? What is Freestyle Football? What does it mean to be diagnosed with ADHD and how life coaching can help?

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia