The event received worldwide media coverage and we list a number of articles below:
UAE- Abdullah bin Zayed attends final event of Pitch@Palace GCC 1.0
ABU DHABI, 24th October 2018 (WAM) – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, attended the final event of Pitch@Palace GCC 1.0, in the presence of The Duke of York, Founder of Pitch@Palace, at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), founding partner of Pitch@Palace UAE and GCC, announced the four winners of Pitch@Palace GCC 1.0.
The winners are: Saif Al Darmaki, for Artelus, which is an AI start-up company that utilizes artificial intelligence to provide screening solutions for the ‘forgotten billion,’ a term reflecting the billion people around the world who do not have access to primary healthcare screening. Abdullah Al Shimari, for Foodate, an online-based smart system for Food & Beverage services. It provides high-end tech-savvy services through an eCommerce gateway, which includes business tools like customized eCommerce web/app, smart management tools and payment gateways. Hala Sulaiman, for Alrawi, a new application that looks towards enhancing digital capability through audio book creation and distribution of Arabic books translated to a wide range of languages. Alharith Al Atawi, for One GCC, which is a breakthrough app that helps match the skills of today’s line of job seekers with potential employers.
H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said at the closing event: “The country believes in its youth and their potential to make a positive difference. Youth are the pillars of development, and any investment in encouraging their creativity, ideas and abilities, and equipping them with the right knowledge and guidance, will yield substantial results and contribute to the process of progress in the country.”
H.H added: “The wise leadership is making every effort to encourage young minds to innovate, think fearlessly and help in the smooth transition of the country into a post-oil era. In this context, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, launched the “Tomorrow 21” – “Ghadan 21″ plan, the Abu Dhabi Accelerated Development Program, aimed at stimulating businesses and enhancing knowledge and innovation, giving the Emirate a competitive edge and bolstering its economic, developmental and social progress.”
Sheikh Abdullah also affirmed Abu Dhabi’s keenness to continue its pioneering role as a global hub of innovation and creativity by promoting entrepreneurship among citizens, providing support to ensure their success and creating a platform to implement their ideas and converting them into fruitful projects.
H.H. thanked His Royal Highness for supporting the Pitch@Palace UAE and GCC, by providing youth with timely advice and guidance to start their dreams and achieve success in their businesses.
H. H Sheikh Abdullah, along with The Duke of York, toured the Khalifa Fund Innovation Oasis exhibition held on the sidelines of event and met with the Entrepreneurs supported by the Fund and its local partners. His Highness discussed with them their ideas and ambitions, providing them with timely advice.
HRH The Duke of York said; “It is an enormous pleasure to be here at Pitch@Palace GCC. Pitch has been expanding in this area for two years to include other members of the GCC. I believe very strongly that enabling entrepreneurship is a team effort. We need to build a community that gets behind and encourages these startup businesses, and working with colleagues here makes our job easier. Pitch works for entrepreneurs in a country, with the county, to give them that doorway to help their business move forward.”
He added: “The one thing that makes more of a difference than anything else are the connections that you – the Audience – can make. You’re going to have a ‘lightbulb moment’ when you realize exactly who you can put these businesses in touch with. All of you can make an enormous difference to these businesses when you make that serendipitous connection.”
Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, commended all local, regional Entrepreneurs of this year’s Pitch@Palace competition, which has become a frontrunner in promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
He said: “Ever since the launch of Pitch@Palace UAE last year, we have been able to achieve tremendous success in encouraging Emirati youth to become entrepreneurs. We owe our thanks and gratitude to our wise leaders, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their continuous support and encouragement. The competition provides the perfect platform for innovation and creativity to flourish. It also encourages our young entrepreneurs to dream big and benefit from global exposure and exchange of experiences.”
Al Nowais pointed out that since its establishment, Khalifa Fund has taken upon itself the responsibility of supporting and developing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as instilling a culture of entrepreneurship in UAE society in an effort to empower the young generation and strengthen their leadership skills.
He added: “Khalifa Fund has been a major contributor in promoting the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a leading global hub for innovation and projects that rely entirely on advanced technologies. Right from inception until today, we have approved more than 1,400 projects with loans equaling AED 1.66 billion. The successful projects financed by the Fund exceeded 80 per cent. We conducted over 800 targeted campaigns that attracted more than 18,000 Emiratis to avail of its services. The Fund’s specialized team provided timely advice, guidance and training to over 8000 Emiratis, of which over 60 per cent were women. While start-ups accounted for 79 per cent of approved projects, and 21 per cent were growth. Over 8 per cent of our active portfolio are exporting and more than 10 of our projects are now being franchised, which indicates a doubled investment rate and the success of the fund in supporting young local entrepreneurs to think creatively and harnesses new technologies, Artificial Intelligence and robots to serve fellow human beings and their homeland.”
The winners will be able to participate in Pitch@Palace Global 2.0 and showcase their innovative projects at St. James’s Palace in London this December. Entrepreneurs from the UAE and the Gulf region will be given an opportunity to present their ideas before an elite group of businessmen, investors, and high-level company executives, hosted by The Duke.
On 28th November, 2016, His Royal Highness The Duke of York and His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces attended the launch of Pitch@Palace UAE event in Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was selected to be the strategic partner of this prestigious international competition in the Gulf Region.
Following the celebration of the launching of this initiative, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said, “We welcome such qualitative and creative initiatives that will enhance the possibilities and capabilities of Entrepreneurs and give them the opportunity to benefit from prestigious international expertise in various fields.” His Highness thanked The Duke of York, for launching this initiative.
His Highness added the drive by UAE to diversify its economy and create an innovation based culture to reduce dependence on oil resources has been the direction given by the father of the nation His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Following this direction UAE can now boast global recognition in terms of economic growth and prosperity. His Highness also pointed out the critical role Khalifa Fund has played in cultivating a culture of Entrepreneurship, capacity building of national Entrepreneurs, funding start ups and supporting the transition to a knowledge based economy.
It is a tremendous honour to be partnering with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and The Khalifa Fund to deliver Pitch@Palace UAE.
The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to support Entrepreneurs with a platform dedicated to accelerating and scaling early stage entrepreneurial businesses. In the last 3 years, the UK platform has grown and now see an opportunity to build access and connectivity for Entrepreneurs across the world. Pitch@Palace Global, through Pitch@Palace UAE, will support Emirati Entrepreneurs grow their business networks and audience. In due course, we hope via the Pitch@Palace network to help businesses develop into new markets and find new partners and investors. Developing this connectivity will support the growth of all of the entrepreneur alumni, building prosperity and creating jobs in and between the Entrepreneurs and markets.
His Royal Highness is very pleased to bring the unique formula to the UAE and to partner with Sheikh Mohammed, together they are committed to developing entrepreneurial activity. The Duke of York wishes all potential Entrepreneurs in the UAE and more broadly in the GCC every good fortune and encourages you to apply to be part of Pitch@Palace.
Red Sea Translation Interprets at WETEX 2018 Press Conference
GRAND HYATT HOTEL, DUBAI, 8 OCTOBER 2018: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Mr Zakariyya Rahahleh to collaborate in interpreting for DEWA’s press conference, announcing the 20th Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018).
Adel Alhaimi Interprets for DEWA’s WETEX 2018 Press Conference – Getting set for the event
WETEX, will be held from 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and will cover an area of 78,413 square metres, with the participation of more than 2,100 exhibitors from 53 countries. The exhibition under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, will be organised under the umbrella of Green Week in conjunction with the third Dubai Solar Show, the region’s largest solar energy exhibition, covering an area of 14,000 square metres.
Adel Alhaimi Interprets for DEWA’s WETEX 2018 Press Conference
Adel conducted simultaneous interpretation at the fast-paced and highly technical conference.
A speech by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX was followed by a question-and-answer session and Adel covered both sections, as well as the introductory speeches by the M.C. of the event.
The conference was extensively covered in both local and international media and we list one of the articles below:
Leadership, Agility and LEGO – Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi facilitates Course Interpretation
DUSIT THANI HOTEL DUBAI 16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2018: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to interpret the proceedings at a course for UAE Public Servants.
Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi with Course Facilitator and Delegates
The three-day interactive workshop included sessions with LEGO® and was facilitated by a professor from Spain.
The delegate’s leadership agility came into the spotlight as they developed various models as part of their innovative planning.
The delegates’ interactive LEGO projects
Adel reported that he tried to use an interpreting style that would bridge the cultural gap between the delegates and the facilitator as he tried to convey each side’s messages, making the interpreted messages interesting and avoiding verbosity that would be over the heads of the delegates.
UAE China Week – Adel Alhaimi interprets at Prospects for UAE-China Relations Symposium
ABU DHABI 17 JULY 2018: Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist with communication at a symposium held by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), hosting a number of dignitaries including:
Ambassador Ni Jian, of the People’s Republic of China
Ambassador Ali Obaid Al-Dhaheri (UAE Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China)
Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi (ECSSR Director General)
Adel helped facilitate English-Arabic simultaneous interpreting for this event, held at the prestigious Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall at Abu Dhabi’s ECSSR headquarters.
Adel Alhaimi interpreting at ECSSR UAE-China Symposium
The Symposium was held at the start of UAE’s “China Week”, an event the country hopes to host annually.
The ECSSR listed some in-depth information on China week – and the Symposium – on its website:
Overview of the Symposium (Courtesy of the Symposium’s Program):
“UAE-China relations provide an inspiring model for relations between friendly countries because they are not only comprehensive, diverse, and not limited to a particular aspect, including political, economic, cultural, military, and defense dimensions, but there is also a strong political will to support these relations, contributing to the interests of the two nations.
The great economic and development potential of the United Arab Emirates and the great capabilities of China offer various opportunities for bilateral cooperation. At the same time, the political understanding between the two countries, embodied in identical visions of regional and international issues, makes them two active pillars in the efforts to maintain peace and security in the region and the world.
The continuous development of UAE-China relations, which have been translated into an increase in mutual trade and investment; and the development of bilateral cooperation in the areas of energy, infrastructure, trade, investment, and space, reiterates that these bilateral relations are ready for a new and more advanced stage. This new stage will reflect the aspirations of the leaders of the two countries to strengthen their comprehensive strategic partnership.”
Culture Summit 2018 – A Dream Assignment for Interpreter Adel Alhaimi
ABU DHABI APRIL 2018: Adel Alhaimi was privileged to be invited to facilitate simultaneous interpretation for one of the world’s top cultural events.
Culture Summit is an invitation-only forum “convening leaders from the arts, policy, technology and media” from around the world. The USD 5,000 a head registration fee included sumptuous dining and featured some of the region’s (and the world’s) most prestigious cultural figures including top leaders, artists, speakers and performers.
Adel Alhaimi interpreting at Culture Summit 2018
The summit is characterized by the overall aim to identify ways that culture can raise awareness, build bridges and promote positive change.
The summit included a staggering 450 participants from 80 different countries, spread across a series of 65 workshops.
“This year’s programme, titled Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose, will focus on partnerships that are unique, different, and which blend tradition and innovation. Workshops, presentations, and performances throughout the event will engage participants in expanding on their ideas about the role of culture in improving our world. A special portion of the programme will take place at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, with events and tours scheduled exclusively for participants of CultureSummit 2018.”
AJMAN – 1 TO 5 APRIL 2018 – Adel Alhaimi assists at 4th Arab Gulf Education Forum: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist with Consecutive Interpretation at the Arab Gulf Education Forum 4 held in Sharjah.
The forum, held in two different locations, included 370 workshops in total, 25 different partners, 90 different trainers and was intended to target 8,800 educational delegates.
“His Excellency Dr. Hussain Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and HE Dr. Saeed Musabih Al Kaabi, President of the Sharjah Education Council, have attended the events of the Forum, accompanied by education experts and knowledge leaders, as well as a large number of audience that is interested in education, like international knowledge leaders, as well as students.”
The Forum was divided into two different groups. Adel facilitated Arabic<>English communication at a series of discussions and workshops in the first group of the Forum, which comprised of a staggering 250 workshops held at the Ajman Teacher Training Institute.
According to the Ministry of Education, The aim of the Forum this year was “to achieve a pioneering educational experience in the UAE’s STREAM education approach and to enhance the role of educational policies to support the STREAM approach to education.”
This was perceived as one of the most important objectives of the Forum in promoting the region’s “culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among Emirati schoolchildren, and to boost the STREAM-based community partnership to prepare the Emirati generations for the era of knowledge economy”.
Cultural Feast – Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Sharjah Art Foundation
SHARJAH MARCH 2018: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to participate in the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting and was privileged to enjoy a cultural feast while in the process of interpreting.
As the Art Foundation puts it, the March Meeting is an “annual gathering of artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally”.
The various exhibitions, performances and discussions stretched from the 16th to the 19th of March 2018 and were spread across a number of venues, from Al Mujeijah Square to the old planetarium.
Adel enjoyed the creative and stimulating discussions but also commented on the challenges faced by the simultaneous interpreter in capturing and conveying the aesthetic sense of creative pieces – as well as remaining true to the style of the artists striving to express their deep and often complex world views.
EXTRACT FROM THE FOUNDATION’S WEBSITE:
March Meeting 2018: Active Forms panel discussions and talks: Dar Al Nadwa, Calligraphy Square, Sharjah
Wael Shawky’s The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version: Calligraphy Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s Naham – Songs of light and weight: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s A revolting talk: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Neo Muyanga’s Tsohle – A revolting mass: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Active Forms: Works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection: Gallery 6, Bait Gholoum Ibrahim, Bait Al Aboudi, Bait Abdul Raheem Jasem in Al Mureijah Square, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square, Sharjah and the Old Sharjah Planetarium
Over 50 speakers participated in the event, which ended after 21:00 nightly.
DUBAI – 26-28 FEBRUARY 2018: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi, Dr Ralph Leo and Jeremiah Cady collaborated with OPlus in providing a team of simultaneous interpreters to cover the second workshop for the Middle East & North Africa CSP and Innovation Program.
The program was co-hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and World Bank.
Adel Alhaimi led the team of two Arabic-English and two French-Arabic Simultaneous Interpreters, in addition to coordinating the Interpretation equipment and booths for the event.
Adel Alhaimi and Dr Ralph Leo – DEWA CSP Workshop Dubai
DEWA recently reported the event on their website, outlining the significance of the workshop:
“Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Bank Group co-host a workshop on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Markets, System Value, and Financing. This is part of the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-supported MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Programme (KIP). The workshop explains how Dubai is successfully integrating CSP into its power system at a market-changing drop in price. Participants exchange expertise and best practices related to CSP technologies and financing, and how it contributes to greening energy systems alongside other renewables.”
The workshop abounded in dignitaries, as reported by the Emirates News Agency which goes on to outline the event in detail:
“Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, inaugurated the workshop at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel.
Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Erik Fernstrom, Energy and Extractives Global Practice Manager at the World Bank, and DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents were present. The workshop was also attended by officials from the World Bank, experts and specialists, and representatives of utilities, developers, and investors from around the world.
In his keynote speech, Al Tayer thanked the World Bank Group for organising this workshop in Dubai.
“The main challenges to implementing clean energy strategies are: funds and prices, the efficiency and intermittency of renewable energy, regulatory and legislative frameworks, engagement with the private sector, and capacity building. In Dubai, we have dealt with these challenges through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050, and its 5 main pillars of infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and an environmentally-friendly energy mix,” noted Al Tayer.
He said, “In Dubai, we have a holistic approach to the energy sector that has contributed to the UAE, represented by DEWA, being ranked first in the world for getting electricity according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. In 2017, DEWA achieved the lowest Customer Minutes Lost (CML) worldwide at 2.68 minutes. The major projects launched by DEWA have contributed to reducing the cost of solar projects globally.
“This workshop reflects the accelerating pace of energy transition in the Middle East and North Africa and the desire to develop a whole range of clean and competitive clean energy solutions to underpin economic growth. DEWA has proven time and time again its ability to innovate and lead both in technology early adoption as well as scaling up project development with remarkable operational effectiveness and efficiency,” said Fernstrom.”
Red Sea Update – Recent Simultaneous Interpreting Events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
UAE – NOVEMBER 2017 Red Sea Translation’s Freelance services to the Translation Industry Update: Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to provide Simultaneous Interpreting at a number of international and local conferences.
MS International Federation
The conference revolved around awareness and management of Multiple Sclerosis in the region and was held in Dubai (the 3rd Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in MS)
WAIPA Conference Dubai – View from the Interpreter booth
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee
This event took place on the 30th of November and Red Sea’s Adel was at the site to assist with Simultaneous Interpreting.
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Committee Meeting – Adel in the Booth
Taking a break after a busy session
Adel reported that this busy final week in November was interesting and packed with information – and one wonders about the incredible amount of information interpreters have to process on a routine basis. Nevertheless, the stimulation, the challenge and the prestigious trappings of the job are a constant driving force with its own rewards.
Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Dubai Government’s HR Lighthouse Conference on 18 July 2017. Adel conducted simultaneous interpreting for the conference.
The event was hosted at Dubai Mall’s prestigious Address Hotel.
Speakers included Essa Bin Natoof who discussed “Future HR Strategies”, Sarah Davis (Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager – Middle East & GCC) on Future Talent Dynamics, and David Jones (Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise).
The following is an article from WAM Emirates News Agency:
DUBAI GOVERNMENT HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ORGANISES 7th EDITION OF ‘HR LIGHTHOUSE’
DUBAI, 20th July, 2017 (WAM) — Dubai Government Human Resources Department yesterday hosted the activities of the “HR Lighthouse” under the title “HR Future Trends” during an interactive conference.
With a wide participation of stakeholders and peers that take active interest in matters surrounding human resources at various government departments and institutions in Dubai, the 7th edition of the HR Lighthouse aims to embody the partnership between the Government of Dubai and various human resources professionals as well as to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of knowledge in addition to serving as an enlightening centre for creative thinking.
The session, which is part of the “HR Lighthouse” conference, discussed the challenges and prospects of the future of human capital. The choice of this hub is an affirmation to the UAE government’s approach and strategies for the future.
Eissa Abdulla Bin Natouf, Director of Insurance Affairs at Dubai Government Human Resources Department, pointed out that the human resources community in the government sector in Dubai is focused on creating an outlook from a human capital perspective within specific pillars, which he outlined employing the development of future scenarios of government work and public services.
He stressed the importance of achieving a tight link between education outputs and future perceptions and models on the labor market and its needs.
Ms. Sarah Davis, Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager- CIPD Middle East and GCC, delivered a presentation on the vision of the workforce in the Middle East from the CIPD perspective.
The second presentation was on “The Dynamics of Future Talents”, presented by David Jones, Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise, in which he addressed the future characteristics of human capital stemming from the effects of technological developments.
On the sidelines of the HR Lighthouse activities, a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was signed between Dubai Government Human Resources Department and CEB Consulting, which aims to enhance research and knowledge cooperation in the field of human resources development.