Conclave May 6th & 7th, Jebel Sifah
Training May 14th, Grand Hyatt
Final May 30th, PACA Auditorium

Entrepreneur's Conclave 2016

Shortlisted Candidates

Adel Al Abri - National High Trade Enterprises

Baida Al Zadjali - Riyam Muscat

Saif Al Manji - Engineering for Kids

Ruba Al Shaikh - Nutrilife Oman

Nabila Al Amri - Cake Heaven

Najah Al Abdulsalam - I Communicate

Aisha Alawi Baabood - White Hands Center for Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation

Yasser Shaban Al Abdullah - Dana Middle East

Sami Salim Al Siyabi - Moment of Creativity & Contracting

What is

Entrepreneur's Conclave?

This is a unique initiative that is held annually to enhance trade and cooperation between Startups and Corporates based in Oman.

With a strict selection process, ambitious workshops, the aim is to find the most promising young entrepreneurs of the nation.

Entrepreneur’s Conclave is now in its THIRD year.

What makes Entrepreneur's Conclave unique?

Bringing together established and emerging entrepreneurs in Oman to not only compete in a series of intellectual and fun activities, but also learn from each other.

The idea of having a special activity is to help provide young entrepreneurs with increased access to networking, mentoring, a platform to connect with investors and efficient instruments for the realization of their business projects.

30 Candidates

One Winner


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EC 2016

Eyab Al Haj

Eyab Al Haj

After graduating as an honor student from Imperial college of London in Mechanical engineering in 1996, Eyhab started serving the Oil and Gas industry in Oman. He took various roles starting with Mechanical Construction Supervisor, then senior Project & Concept Engineer on the Mukhaizna project, e-Business Strategist & Supply Chain Analyst (C&P) for Shell international.

He subsequently moved into strategy and advisory roles such as Senior Contracting & Procurement Strategist (C&P), Senior Contractual Advisor (C&P) & Senior Economist. Eyhab then wished to back up his strong technically grounded experience by strong business understanding so he completed his MBA from Nottingham University, Business School, UK in 2004.

He then took roles as Corporate Strategy & Planning and Director Business Development in one of the leading telecommunication companies in Oman. Subsequently, Eyhab partnered up with Khalfan to form a company on management consultancy called Prosper for several years before jointly creating HEMA Energy in 2011 to serve the Oil and Gas industry and be part of the In country value addition.

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Jokha Al Husseini

CEO of Shumook Engineering Consultancy, Winner of Entrepreneurs Conclave 2015 and Brand Ambassador for Entrepreneurs Conclave 2016. Jokha Al Husseini rose victorious in the Entrepreneurs Conclave 2015 with her triumphant efforts in every round, impressing our illustrious panellist. Her determination to excel deemed her as the most promising entrepreneur in 2015. She also stands to be the first Omani female engineer to enter the market of Cost and Contract Consulting.

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Jokha Al Husseini
Jalal Al Hadhrami

Jalal Al Hadhrami

Dr Jalal Saleh Al Hadhrami, chairman and founder of Celebrity Global Holdings, which started in Oman back in June 2006 in Oman as a trading company and grew to become a holdings company with offices in Dubai, Muscat and New York. Celebrity Global Holdings has 7 subsidiaries which operate in 5 industries.

He has a Doctorate degree in Finance and investment management from UCI, USA and a Masters in strategic management from University of Wales, UK. His companies has won awards such as, Dubai SME 100 for fastest growing company, SME star or Business award for excellence in trade in 2014, and has been shortlisted to the finals in the International Business excellence awards 2016 for two categories, best SME and the best opportunity SME in emerging market for 2016 with the winners to be announced on the 18th of May 2016.

He is also a finalist in the IBX awards as Inspirational Male Leader for 2016, the final results will be announced in May 18th 2016. He has started 15 companies out of which he successfully exited 5 and still manages 7 of them till date.

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A Brief Look At

The Past Winners

Dive into your destiny

EC 2016

As we all know destiny is all about the choices we make and the chances we take. This year’s program is custom made with three main objectives.

LEARN (Case Study)

  • Forum to network with best Entrepreneurs of Oman And Middle East over 2 days
  • To Learn about how to form and run an organization
  • Solving Critical Issues and facing high-pressure situation in business.
  • Team Work Skills Development
  • Personality Development

SURVIVE (Activity - Diving)

  • Young & Established Entrepreneurs will challenge themselves by taking part in diving activity in Jebel Sifah.
  • Helps to break the fear of doing something different and taking risk
  • To handle difficult situation in business.
  • To Challenge themselves to get to greater level.

GROW (Presentation - Finale)

  • Young Entrepreneurs to promote their business in 5 minutes to a selected audience which is EC* Critic Panel | Angel Investors | Funding Organizations | Existing & Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Training Program to improve presentation skills
  • Platform to promote to their own business to the whole world (Live telecast on EC* Website)

25 Candidates - selected by jury

  • Eligibility
  • Omani National
  • Age – 18 to 35 as of January 1st 2016
  • Business operational for min 18 months & max 5 years
  • Participant has to be the owner/manager of business
  • Revenue of RO 50000 to 150000 on average annually
  • Provided opportunity of employment for min 2 people

Opportunities and exposure throughout the event to learn, promote & raise capital

  • a platform to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs of Oman by working together on a unique case study and a challenging activity
  • a space to promote their company at the event
  • an opportunity to showcase their company credentials to a panel of critics, judges and investors to raise capital for their business
  • a chance to be nominated as brand ambassador For ENTREPRENEUR’S CONCLAVE 2017

Step 1

March 20th - Press Conference & Theme Announcement

Step 2

Registration is till 27th April

Step 3

May 6th and 7th

  • Conclave (Case Studying Solving & Team Activity)
  • Form an imaginary firm for a category
  • Appoint CEO and main functional heads
  • Go through real and imaginary situations while solving case studies
  • Conduct real time market research
  • Create a firm promotional campaign to be executed at the end of the case study

Step 4

May 14th - Training & Workshops

Step 5

May 30th - Shortlisted candidates to present their business to critic panel & Angel investers

What the winner gets?

OMR 10,000 worth media package from SABCOmedia and more.

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