FEATURED SPEAKERS 2019
 
Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmad Sarhan
Secretary-General, International Organization for Relief, Welfare and Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 
Ms. Alice Laugher
CEO of Committed To Good (CTG), Dubai
 
Mr. Amin Awad
Director of Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, UNHCR - Chair
 
H.E. Mr Antonio Vitorino
Director-General of International Organization for Migration (IOM)
 
H.E. Mr. Bernardino Leon
Director-General, Emirates Diplomatic Academy; Former Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
 
Mr. Carsten Schmitz-Hoffmann
Country Director, Afghanistan, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
 
Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary
UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
 
H.E. Mr. Christos Stylianides
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
 
Mr. Claus Sorensen
Member of the Board, Norwegian Refugee Council, and Former Director-General, ECHO – Chair
 
Mr. David Kaatrud
Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, World Food Programme (WFP), Bangkok
 
Ms. Delphine Moralis
Secretary-General of Terre Des Hommes International Federation
 
Mr. Dominique Burgeon
Director of Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Strategic Programme Leader, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
 
Mr. Fahad Abdul Rahman Yusuf Ali Bin Sultan
Deputy Secretary-General for International Aid, UAE Red Crescent Authority
 
H.E. Mr Filippo Grandi
High-Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 
H.E. Dr. Francesco Rocca
President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
 
H.E. Amb. Gerhard J.W. Putman-Cramer
Director of DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board
 
H.E. Prof. Gilles Carbonnier
Vice-President, of International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva
 
Mr. Giuseppe Saba
Chief Executive Officer of the International Humanitarian City Founder of UNHRD Network and former Network Coordinator
 
Ms. Grainne O'hara
Director of Division of International Protection, UNHCR
 
H.E. Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei
Speaking on Behalf of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President, United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority
 
Mr. Ian Ridley
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Head of Office, Afghanistan
 
Ms. Josephine Schmidt
Executive Editor, IRIN "The New Humanitarian"
 
Mr. Karzan Noori Othman
Head of Programs and Public Relations, Barzani Charity Foundation, Erbil
 
Dr. Khalid Koser
Executive Director of Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund - Chair
 
Mr. Mario Stephan
Executive Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), UAE Regional Office
 
Ms. Merete Johansson
Founder, Real Food Systems
 
Ms. Michele Klein Solomon
Director of Global Compact for Migration, IOM
 
Ms. Mina Al Oraibi
Editor-In-Chief of The National in UAE - Chair
 
Dr. Mukesh Kapila
Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester; Executive Director, Defeat-NCD Partnership, Geneva - Chair
 
Mr. Nils Kastberg
Director, Board of Special Olympics International; Consultant (SDGs); Former Director of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF
 
H.E. Amb. Peter Schatzer
International Institute for Humanitarian Law, San Remo, and Former Chief of Staff at the International Organization for Migration
 
H.E. Mr. Philippe Lazzarini
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Beirut - Chair
 
Dr. Randolph Kent
Director of The Futures Project, Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies, London
 
Dr. Richard Brennan
Director of Emergency Operations, World Health Organization (WHO)
 
Mr. Rudolf Muller
Chief, Emergency Response Support Branch, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Geneva
 
Ms. Runa Khan
Founder and Executive Director, Friendship NGO, Dhaka
 
Dr. Ryszard Cholewinski
Senior Migration Specialist, Regional Office For Arab States, International Labour Office (ILO), Beirut
 
Ms. Saba Al Mubaslat
CEO of Humanitarian Leadership Academy
 
Ms. Sabrin Rahman
Head of Corporate Sustainability (Middle East) and Coordinator, Human Rights, HSBC
 
Mr. Sami Mshasha
Spokesperson and Chief of Communications, UNRWA
 
H.E. Dr. Sergio Piazzi
Secretary-General of Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
 
Ms. Su'ad Jarbawi
Middle East Regional Director of MERCY CORPS
 
HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece
Vice-President Business Development, The Lemon Tree Trust
 
Ms. Valerie Leon
Training Coordinator and Evaluator of Groupe URD, France
 
Prof. Vincent Chetail
Director of Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva - Chair
 
Mr. Yannick Du Pont
Director of SPARK, Amsterdam