10th, 11th, 12th of May 2016 | JW Marriot Marquis Business Bay


The Journey to Innovation Leadership

Your organization is being challenged – internally and externally.

While your markets continue their own rapid pace of change, your relevance and resilience in those markets is increasingly being called into question. The day has arrived for your organization to think differently about what it does. The day has arrived for it to embrace a mandate for innovation.


Anthony-SpeakerAnthony Mills

Anthony Mills is the Founder & CEO of Legacy Innovation Group, a growth & innovation consulting firm, and the Executive Director of the Global Innovation Institute, the accreditation and standards association providing certifications globally in the field of business innovation.

Anthony is a globally recognized expert in the field of strategic innovation, and has advised hundreds of business leaders on how to build, grow, and monetize sustainable innovation to deliver new business growth. He has a passion for connecting companies with the big opportunities they need to lead their markets.

Anthony-SpeakerSteve Wells

Steve Wells is the Director of Insights at Legacy Innovation Group, a growth & innovation consulting firm, and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Hope College and NewNorth Center for Design in Business.
Steve is a seasoned market strategist and futurist, having spent considerable time inside Fortune 100 businesses conducting research for new innovation opportunities. Steve is a talented trainer and workshop facilitator. He has led countless innovation workshops with clients to help them conceive many new ideas for innovation.

Anthony-SpeakerJames Bidwell

James is the CEO of Springwise, the world’s leading source of Innovation ideas.

Established in 2002, and powered by 19,000 Springspotters, Springwise scans the globe to discover & share carefully curated, real time, real business, innovation and start up ideas.



Shatha Alhashmi
Director of the Mohamed Bin Rashid Government Innovation Center at the Prime Minister Office


Dr. Abdulla Al Hammadi
VP – Strategy & Performance Managment


Khalil Haddad
Director of Strategy and development for Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and heads the Innovation DevelopmenAt Team for the Private Sector


Ghanim Al Falasi
Senior Vice-President – Corporate Services and Vice Chairman of Smart City Project Committee Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority


Bashar Hawamdeh
CEO & Founder of
MenaITech and MenaIP


Moh’d Al Hemairy
Head, IP & Tech Transfer Office Member, Innovation Support Committee.


Official Partners

gii-The Global Innovation Institute is an international nonprofit organization providing professional membership associations in the field of Innovation.

legacyLegacy Innovation Group is an award–winning Growth and Innovation consulting firm. We help companies tackle big wicked growth challenges. And become relentless innovators.

SpingwiseSpringwise is the global innovation discovery engine. Every day, our team of over 19,000 Springspotters sources the latest innovation, start-up and new business ideas from around the world.

Official Media Partner


The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think & Do Tank setup by Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004, dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance. It does so through a number of different avenues such as a Networking Group, a series of MasterClasses, Advisory & Coaching Services, Workshops, Presentations, Public Speaking, and the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities.