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This event occurred on
April 28, 2018
Muscat, Masqaţ

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VOX Cinemas Seeb Center
City center
Muscat, Masqaţ, 122
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Hatim Harith Al Abdissalaam

Youth Influencer
He is multi talented, specialised in Accounting and Auditing; Media and Broadcasting; plus extensive years of experience in Oil and Gas company and International Audit firms. He does not stop there, currently he is working on producing his first book before the end of 2018. His achievements are a reflection of his idea ‘ to always take the extra mile.’

Jehan Al Saegh

Certified Consultant +Executive Coach
Jehan is a Certified Consultant, and Executive Coach, from lots of International Bodies, including: Consultant Certification in Strategic Planning and Balanced Scorecard from Palladium Kaplan-Norton; specialised in Business process Re-engineering from IPAP. As she sought for more meaning to her life, she found it in helping others live a better life and find potential within them,so she became a life coach, after her tragic loss. She experienced healing and ultimate happiness through giving, when she joined ‘Relief for Life’ that provided her a legitimate platform to share unconditional love, time, energy, and tools to help the under-privileged start micro-finance businesses.

Joanna Abeyie

Managing Consultant + Talent mapper
Multiple Award Winner, Founder and Director of the Award winning intiative, Hyden Talent. There are few under 30s that can claim similar achievements, one of which being among Broadcast magazine’s hotshots of 2016, Having helped to place more than 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds in permanent and freelance jobs in the creative industries. It is Joanna’s efforts in improving the creative industry’s diversity that truly have made her stand out. Joanna shares the idea of how Award winners are born, which is just a simple thought that turns into a global solution.

Maher Kaddoura

Angel Investor + Management Consultant + Philanthropist
He established a number of high impact social programs in Jordan such as Hikmat Road Safety, Playground, NewThink, Sherkitna, Meqdam, Mesh Mosta7eel Newthink Discover, Fikrezyon, Sonbola and more. After a personal tragic story, Maher became a visionary social entrepreneur who believes in "achieving more, with less, for many" using his “Falafel Theory.”

Nicole Smart

International Corporate Trainer + Certified Development Coach + Accredited Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
Nicole states, “coaching and training is not Just a job for me but rather, it is my passion to make a difference in people’s lives.” considering that making a difference is her calling and purpose she chose to share her story of self reflection that created initiatives for a waste free world.

Rabee Zureikat

Community Innovator
Multiple award winner for his innovative community projects such as: King Abdullah ll Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement, UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Founder of the Award Winning ‘Zikra Initiatives.’ Rabee’ is one of a kind, a man who believes in his vision, and through belief and persistence he managed to make his dream and the dreams of many others COME TRUE, through empowerment and promoting sustainable solutions. Rabee shares ideas that can make a difference and can be easily developed in any community by using regional resources.

Rita Panicker

Social educationalist + youth developer
Founder of Butterflies, that conceptualized and initiated Children’s Cooperatives (Children’s Development Khazana & Child Health Cooperative) that offer various education programs on topics such as life skills, democratic values, financial management with the aim of promoting safe and healthy living among children and communities and enable them to be responsible decision makers. Rita came to share the idea of empowering children to operate a children public bank and give education in child health.

Sara Al Mahrizi

Software Engineering Student
Sara is a Software Engineering Student from Higher College of Technology. Although she is only 23 years old, her dreams are big and her teams’ (Ithar Ba Makalif and Muthla Al-Wahibi) vision is unique to their peers. She had many choices for her graduation project, exploiting technology was her goal but she sought one that can be sustainable and add value to the community with just a snap of a finger. She shared her journey in developing the volunteers mobile application for Al-Rahma association using hybrid technology.

Yasser Bin Ali Al Hadi

Community developer
He had the vision of building a society characterized by individuals with social responsibility and productive behaviour, so he of the first people in Oman, who since 2005, introduced the idea of volunteerism specifically in "Al Swadi village" in the Wilayat of Barka in southern Batinah. Despite all the resistance and difficulties he faced from the public and culture, he managed to conquer it all and he is still progressing. Now, he is the Head of Al Sawadi Volunteer Team sharing his idea on building a foundation to empower and promote not only the importance of volunteerism but the management of volunteer work to make it more impactful.

Zaina Kanaan

Social Entrepreneur
Co-founder of Charicycles. Zaina’s initiative ‘Charicycles’ that upgrades vintage bicycles in a quest to conserve the environment and give back to children in refugee camps. She shared her passion for cycling that she turned into a social enterprise, calling for bridging between a business with social impact and redefining ones’ purpose to life. Zaina is also a co-founder and marketing director of numerous other homegrown startups that focus on community building and social impact.

Organizing team


Muscat, Oman