Youth to Business Forum held in Muscat

MUSCAT: Under the theme of “Connecting tomorrow’s employees with today’s corporate leaders,” AIESEC in Oman held its annual Youth to Business Forum on Saturday at the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS). AIESEC is the largest global, non-political, independent and non-for-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates who are interested in world issues, leadership and management. It offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical soft and hard skills.

Young people have a chance to develop their leadership potential by going on international internships and participating in the Global Leader programme represented by local chapters of AIESEC in Muscat’s universities.

Y2B Forum is an event organised by AIESEC that takes place in more than 100 countries around the world. It brings young leaders together with business representatives and experts for a conversation around pressing global issues with the aim to generate new but most importantly, actionable ideas, which will impact the world and its future.

Its sixth edition in Oman is a space for business representatives and young Omani students to discuss the issue of youth unemployment in Oman and develop solutions. The forum contained various sessions and activities delivered by representatives of a number of global businesses and local authorities such as Ali Shaker, a business advisor from the Zubair Small Enterprises Centre, Mulkie al Hashmi, Director of Marketing at the National Business Centre, Ghassan Mahfouz, Sales Development Manager at Nestle Oman amongst others.

291128Mahmood Zeyad, the current President of AIESEC Oman said: “The Forum was a success for us as we have delivered all the goals and objectives of it with all the sessions and activities we had. I would like to thank the organising committee of the Forum for their hard and good work. We are proud of them all.”

Mohammed Abu Bakr, Organising Committee President also shared similar sentiments on the event. “I am very happy that I was given the chance to be the Organising Committee President of AIESEC Oman’s Youth to Business Forum 2015,” he said. “The Forum was a success for us on the basis of attendance, speakers, agenda and outcome. I would like to thank our partners, speakers and attendees for their cooperation,” he continued. “Most important are my organising committee team for their full commitment and hard work and we hope to see all the delegates next year as well.”

Abeer al Khadouri, a student from Mazoon College, said: “This was my first Youth to Business Forum ever and I am so happy that I got the chance to attend it and I will make sure I attend the next one because of all of the new things I have learned in the Forum.

Mohammed Al Ismaili, a student from Middle East College, said: “It was a great experience for me to attend this Forum, I got to meet many people and got to learn many things related to my field of study as I am a business student and I know that what I learned at the Forum will help me in the future”


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