Dubai, July 5: KEL Dubai organized its annual exclusive members networking event recently at Excelsior Creek Hotel in Bur Dubai. Over 70 members participated in this event.
The event commenced with an ice-breaking session conducted by Mr. Charles D’Souza, during which the participants, who were from different walks of life, introduced themselves to one another.
KEL Dubai President Shobha Mendonca delivered the inaugural address in which she welcomed all the members and encouraged them to make the most of the evening. She said that this networking event is to get acquainted with one another, make friends, recognize one another’s potential, share talents, and forge new business partnerships.
The event was based on the theme “business planning workshop” and was organized with the purpose of providing members the experience of setting up a mock business plan within a restricted period. The exercise encouraged participants to think systematically and creatively in a fun environment and enabled them to work, set aside their egos, and develop the best within them.
Mr. Nelson D’Souza, the head of Talent and Leadership Development Emirates NBD Dubai, anchored the event. Dr. Nelson, who has a post graduate degree in human resources and a doctorate in social sciences, has 20 years of international experience in industry and academia.
The participants were put into six groups to create and present business ideas, at the end of which they were provided funds to invest in the best idea of the evening. The Dark Green team led by Kevin Mendonca and Deepak Machado were declared winners.
KEL also inducted new members on the occasion, following which there was a sumptuous dinner and a ghazal concert.
Frank Fernandes, the managing director of Mosaco Shipping LLC, and Michael D’Souza, the managing director of Humaid Al Suwaidi Real Estate, were the sponsors of the event