Launch, an annual conference for Qatar’s Future Leaders, has announced that Aysha Al Mudahka, CEO of QBIC, will be the keynote speaker on Day One of Launch.

QBIC, INJAZ and Launch are inspired to support Qatari Nationals who are commencing their professional career. Launch, as part of their strategic partnerships as well as through future collaborations will offer a series of associated learning events, learning workshops and networking events, as all organisations continue to aid the Qatar National Vision through their development of the Human Capital.

The inaugural Launch conference will take place over two days on 26 – 27 April 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Doha.  Launch has been designed and developed for young professionals who are commencing their career and seeking professional development, inspiration and job enrichment.

Launch focuses on equipping Qatari Nationals with the tools and knowledge to help them succeed professionally in a range of ways, such as ongoing coaching and mentoring support, networking amongst peers from a wide range of industries, along with sharing different learning and thinking styles. In addition, Launch also supports Social Development; the development of a just and caring society based on high moral standards who are capable of playing a significant role in global partnerships for development, one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision.
Elizabeth Fleming, Founder of Launch, spoke ahead of the conference and said:

Launch is a valuable proposition within our community – it is unique in that Launch supports both the delegates and the organisations who are placing these delegates.  We have a wide range of industries already in attendance – these are some of the forward thinking industries within Qatar, which require our future leaders to stand up and be accountable for moving Qatar towards the 2030 vision.

Fleming concluded:

We are proud to provide real stories of courage, determination and competence from industry leaders and workshops that elicit deeper thinking about the personal contributions made by delegates within their current organisations.  We offer a rich learning experience for our conference participants as they develop themselves within their current and future roles.  We want to ensure the future leaders of Qatar are prepared and plan appropriately to further their careers within their existing organisations and beyond. We will provide a range of blended learning events along with multiple forums so that Qatar’s future leaders remain focused, connected and challenged.’

Aysha Al Mudahka, CEO of the Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), who will be giving a keynote address on the opening day of Launch, said:

Creating and pursuing a professional dream is something I feel very passionate about, and I’m delighted to have the chance to share my thoughts on this personal topic with ambitious, young professionals. I urge young Qataris to seek what they are passionate about, be proactive, and make use of the great opportunities available to them.’

She added:

It’s a privilege and a refreshing thing to see initiatives such as Launch take place in Qatar, as it is through workshops and dialogues that we can exchange ideas and form a new public discourse that includes leadership and entrepreneurship.’

Launch has confirmed more than 150 participants from a range of leading Qatari-based industries, including telecoms, airlines, televised media, not for profit industries, oil and gas, Government, universities, property developers, banks and many more.  Forward thinking organisations are jumping onboard this unqiue opportunity to support their existing Qatarisation programmes.  Day One of Launch will focus on ‘Creating a professional dream you are passionate about’.  Meanwhile, Day Two will focus on ‘What will I do to reach my professional dream’.

Emad Al Khaja, the newly appointed CEO of INJAZ Qatar, commented ahead of the conference saying:

Launch is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals seeking career development, and we are delighted to be part of this initiative given that INJAZ is also recognised as a place that inspires and prepares youth for a better tomorrow. We are looking forward to our partnership and future collaboration with Launch as INJAZ facilitates investment in the development of human capital through our volunteering programmes. The young professionals will be encouraged to transfer their knowledge and ambition to the students participating in INJAZ programmes and help build a better future.’

Further, Launch will also include dynamic local speakers, such as Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon, CEO of H.U.G and ILQ Network and Creator of the Q-Tips Show; Mohammed Al Hayder, Founder at Takallam and Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, Director of Community and Public Relations at Ooredoo who will all be speaking at Launch.

Launch was founded by Ms Fleming and co-founded by Isra Al Jefairi, due to their unwavering passion to establish an effective platform for the professional growth of Qatari Nationals to network and benefit from the expertise of leading industry experts.

Following on from the initial success and interest in the inaugural Launch conference which will be held later this month, Launch has confirmed that plans are already underway for a second conference in November 2015.  To find out more about Launch, the learning event of the year, visit: www.qatarlaunch.com or email the Launch team directly: [email protected].