28 Nov 2018 | 16:40 - 17:00 | Keynote: Building an Exceptional Expo with SMEs
Khalid Sharaf is Head of International Business Engagement at Expo 2020 Dubai, where he has worked since September 2014. Khalid is responsible for developing outreach programmes and collaborative platforms for local, regional and international businesses, including SMEs. These programmes and platforms, including BusinessConnect and Business Concierge, help not only facilitate businesses’ integration into the Expo 2020 supply chain but also drive global business connectivity and long-term growth, as part of Expo 2020’s legacy plans.
Previously, Khalid was responsible for developing and managing programmes to engage youth and enhance their skills in the workplace as well as their mega events knowledge. He successfully led the Expo 2020 Apprenticeship Programme.
Prior to Expo, Khalid was a Senior Project Engineer at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) from 2011 to 2014.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston (2011) and a higher diploma in mechatronics engineering from Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai (2008).