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Jordan StartUp Expo is the #1 gathering and only large-scale B2B conference and exhibition in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan bringing together the country’s most Innovative and emerging Start-ups to meet and connect with the region’s leading cutting-edge solution providers, Venture Capital firms, Angel Investors, Accelerators, Incubators the start-up ecosystem in Jordan is ranked 3rd in the Middle East & 64th Globally. The Jordanian StartUp development has both regional and international recognition. The ecosystem is mostly shaped by young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector with prominent accelerators, Incubators, Angel Investors & Venture Capitals, Mentors, Coaches, and Government entities in Jordan.
There is a perceptible change in the way the Jordanian society views entrepreneurship and innovation in the Middle East. Jordan Startup Expo is conceptualized to fuel this existing growth and help Startups Bridge the gap between idea to funding to discovering essential solutions and Infrastructure to scale and progress.
The Jordan Startup Expo – The largest technology expo for empowering the startup ecosystem, brings together the most innovative and disruptive startups, along with C-Level executives from some of the top corporations, government agencies, incubators, investors, HNIs, VC funds, banks, and technology companies across the Middle East and Globally.
Immerse yourself in two days of entrepreneurial knowledge and networking.
JSE tackles the tough questions and delivers critical insight for the movers and shakers in the Startup ecosystem. Our agenda is carefully crafted to deconstruct the critical issues, grouped into key themes across stages with distinct personalities:
You developed an idea and now it’s worth taking every risk to making it happen. We’ll discuss business models, pricing strategies, Survival strategies, cash flows and much more. We’ll examine which functions to establish and how to structure your company to ensure you have the right tools to expand successfully.
Getting to grips with the mechanics of a company is an ongoing process. JSE will explore key processes, technology and science behind a successful startup. We’ll examine the components of successful products, dig deep into AI and machine learning, top tech innovations in different industries and how you can incorporate these processes in your business
Whether growing your company, targeting new markets or re-evaluating your strategy, perception matters. We’ll be hearing from popular growth hackers and marketing gurus, social media savants, analytics aficionados and channel champions. Expect concrete strategies for nailing and scaling your marketing efforts, uncovering new niches, and landing and expanding your startup.
How do you create a successful funding model that works for your company. JSE will explore what it really takes to get funded from an investor, decoding popular path for your startup, making your outreach process better and plot a successful exit strategy if things go south. Expect concrete strategies to secure funding you have been dreaming about.
Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
Chief Executive Officer with a passion for Technology, Entrepreneurship, Customer Experience and Innovation. International experience combined with a strategic mindset and a focus on deliverables and implementation. Insightful leader with versatile background in telecommunication ,logistics, finance, operations and business development and the ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom-line.
Most recent role has been the Chief Executive Officer of Zain Jordan, a leading Telecommunications company with more than 1300 employees and over 469 million US Dollars in revenues. Joined Zain Group in 2011 as Zain Sudan Chief Financial Officer and after less than three months and after demonstrating leadership and business acumen, has been appointed the CEO of Zain Jordan in June 2011.
During tenure at Zain Jordan, the company launched new technologies, expanded into new revenue streams, enhanced its Customer Experience and Satisfaction Index, increased its Employee Engagement scores, and launched the first of its kind Corporate Entrepreneurship entity within the Middle East region placing Zain Jordan as the leader in the Telecom sector within Jordan.
أشغل حالياً منصب وزير الاقتصاد الرقمي والريادة في الأردن، لدي شغف بالتكنولوجيا وريادة الأعمال وتجربة العملاء والابتكار. بالإضافة الى الخبرة الدولية مصحوبة بالرؤية الإستراتيجية والتركيز على التنفيذ والإنجازات . مع وجود خلفية متنوعة تشمل مجالات الاتصالات السلكية واللاسلكية والخدمات اللوجستية والتمويل والعمليات وتطوير الأعمال والقدرة على تحليل محركات الأعمال الرئيسية بسرعة وتطوير استراتيجيات لزيادة العوائد.
كان آخر منصب لي هو الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة زين الأردن ، وهي شركة اتصالات رائدة يعمل بها أكثر من 1300 موظف وعائدات تزيد عن 469 مليون دولار أمريكي. انضممت إلى مجموعة زين في عام 2011 بصفتي المدير المالي لشركة زين السودان وبعد أقل من ثلاثة أشهر وبعد إظهار القيادة والفطنة في العمل، تم تعييني الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة زين الأردن في حزيران 2011.
خلال فترة خدمتي في شركة زين الأردن ، أطلقت الشركة تقنيات جديدة ، وتوسعت في مصادر جديدة للإيرادات ، وعززت تجربة العملاء ومؤشر الرضا ، وزادت من درجات مشاركة الموظفين ، وأطلقت المؤسسة الأولى من نوعها في ريادة الأعمال في منطقة الشرق الأوسط ، حيث وضعت زين. الأردن كرائد في قطاع الاتصالات داخل الأردن.
Secretary General Ministry of Investment
Zaher Al Qatarneh holds a Master’s degree in International Law from Oxford Brookes University-England, in 2004.
H .E Zaher Qatarneh is currently the Jordan Ministry of Investment Secretary General, Jordan Investment Fund General Manager.
Before that, during the period (2016 – Oct 2021), Mr Qatarneh was the Deputy Undersecretary for Technical Affaires / Director of Foreign Trade Policies directorate at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply- Jordan he is supervising 4 of the main directorate in the Ministry namely the Industrial Development directorate, Competition department and the National Production Protection department.
Previously he worked as the Economic Counselor at the Jordanian Permanent Mission in Geneva for the period (1/2011-2/2016).
He has a working experience at several institutions representing both the public and the private sector. He has an experience in trade negotiations at the bilateral and multilateral level, more specifically on negotiating Free Trade Agreements including the Dispute Settlement Protocol with the EU.
Mr. Al- Qatarneh chaired different local committees mainly in the field of trade and development including the committee on developing the E-Commerce environment, the Committee on Women empowerment for the year 2016, and serves as the chair of the preparatory working Groups for the bilateral Joint Trade Committees.
Having the skills of negotiating and his accumulated knowledge of the FTAs, allowed him to be addressed at the top of many international delegation lists, including his membership in the Jordanian delegation at the High Levels Joint Trade Committees headed by the Prime Minister of Jordan.
Mr. Al-Qatarneh Chaired the Trade Related Investment Measures Committee at the World Trade Organization for the period 3/2015-3/2016, this position built over his experience gained when Jordan was the Coordinator at the WTO for the group of Asian developing countries, and the group of the Arab member countries in 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Being the representative of Jordan at the WTO and a Member of the Jordanian delegation to the WTO Ministerial Conferences held in Geneva, Bali, Nairobi and Buenos Aires in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively; was a great asset to enhance his knowledge on the multinational trade system.
Due to the vital role, Mr. Al-Qatarneh plays in the field of International Trade, he was invited to participate in The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for the year 2018, which is one of the US Department of State’s premier public diplomacy programs
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