Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
25 November 2018: INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete over 12 award categories before their peers and a panel of high-profile judges.
Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the event will welcome over 180 attendees from INJAZ teams, volunteers and chaperons. The competition will conclude with a glittering award ceremony to be held on November 28, welcoming over 400 guests, including high-school and university students.
Laila Hilal Al- Mutairi, INJAZ Kuwait CEO said: “INJAZ Kuwait has always remained at the forefront to support young Arabs and Kuwaitis capabilities to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The regional competition will provide an excellent platform for our students to gain hands-on experience in dealing with real-life challenges as well as equip them with the required knowledge and practical experience to succeed in their careers.”
The regional competition is organized in strategic partnership with Alghanim Industries, and national esteemed entities namely Gulf Bank and Zain, and with the support of esteemed local partners including LOYAC, NAS, Kuwait Airways, Kout Food Group, Al Shaheed Park, Ali Abdulwahab and Sons, Jumeirah Hotel and Aramex. On the regional and global front, Citi Foundation, MetLife Foundation, FedEx, MBC Al-Amal and Boeing are recognized as signature sponsors.
The participating students will be competing over 12 awards including the ‘Citi Client Focus Award, ‘FedEx Access Award’, ‘Boeing Business Challenge’, ‘MBC Al Amal Pitch of the Year’ and ‘MetLife Innovation Award’, ‘Company of the Year’, ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Social Impact’. Each award will be presented to one high school and one university teams. The judging panel hosts representatives from Google, Honeywell, Investcorp, MBC Group, Gulf Bank, MetLife Foundation, Zain, FedEx, Citi Kuwait, Boeing, McKinsey and Schneider.
Launched in 2007, the INJAZ AL-Arab competition aims to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of the Arab youth and help create future job opportunities. The annual competition follows the completion of individual country rounds and closes six months of training in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship based on INJAZ Al-Arab’s internationally acclaimed Company Program©.