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Step Saudi 2020 Live Stage Agenda




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    November 24, 2020
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    8:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage

Step Experience: Neftlix film production with Sohayb Godus

Actor, Writer, and Producer at Godus Bros tells us all about the production of their first Netflix film شمس المعارف

  • 8:20 pm
  • 8:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Actor, Writer, and Producer at Godus Bros tells us all about the production of their first Netflix film شمس المعارف

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    November 25, 2020
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    5:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Supercharging innovation: the role of venture builders in economic uncertainty hosted by Nuwa Capital

When successful, venture builders or startup studios can help shape a startup infrastructure that is close-to-ideal to launch market-relevant businesses. However,…

  • 5:05 pm
  • 5:35 pm
  • Live Stage

When successful, venture builders or startup studios can help shape a startup infrastructure that is close-to-ideal to launch market-relevant businesses. However, they also require a specific strategy and structure to create the right type of opportunities, or they can quickly run the risk of becoming another startup churning machine. This session will feature a discussion on the opportunity for venture builders in MENA, and why they won't necessarily be similar to global models.

  • Khaled Talhouni Nuwa Capital
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    November 25, 2020
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    2:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Money

Scaling Up MENA businesses via fintech innovation Hosted by Tap Payments

Join us for an unmissable chat with Ali Abulhasan, the co-founder & CEO of Tap Payments, the biggest payments company…

  • 2:40 pm
  • 3:10 pm
  • Live Stage

Join us for an unmissable chat with Ali Abulhasan, the co-founder & CEO of Tap Payments, the biggest payments company in the region. He'll be discussing how Tap designed their solutions to help scale MENA businesses, how innovation within fintech companies transformed the ecommerce industry, the impact of covid & the mass shift to online commerce, the future of payments and so much more.

  • ALI ABULHASAN Tap Payments
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    November 25, 2020
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    8:37 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage

Step Experience: Workout with Mohanned Shobain

  • 8:37 pm
  • 9:07 pm
  • Live Stage

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    November 25, 2020
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    8:25 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage

Announcement: Pitch Competition Winner

  • 8:25 pm
  • 8:35 pm
  • Live Stage

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    November 25, 2020
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    7:50 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Digital

Refining the E-commerce Game

What's the state of E-commerce in Saudi Arabia, how is it moving forward, and how is automation playing a role…

  • 7:50 pm
  • 8:20 pm
  • Live Stage

What's the state of E-commerce in Saudi Arabia, how is it moving forward, and how is automation playing a role in improving processes and supply chains?

  • Piyush Kakkar Alibaba
  • Mansour Althani ITCAN
  • Omar Malaikah َQuantum Platform - Martech
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    November 25, 2020
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    7:15 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP X

ICT in MENA: Creating a highly-connected ecosystem

Discussing the role that the ICT industry has been playing in the evolvement of human living, how far it can…

  • 7:15 pm
  • 7:45 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the role that the ICT industry has been playing in the evolvement of human living, how far it can go and the challenges that ICT companies could face in emerging markets.

  • Musab Abdullah Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Hasan Haider +VC
  • Tariq Alomaireeni Hudhud Conversational AI
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    November 25, 2020
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    6:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Money

Building a Crypto Currency Exchange in the MENA Region hosted by MEVP

A conversation with the founders of Rain about launching the region’s first regulated Crypto Exchange, challenges, struggles and what it…

  • 6:40 pm
  • 7:10 pm
  • Live Stage

A conversation with the founders of Rain about launching the region’s first regulated Crypto Exchange, challenges, struggles and what it means for the MENA region. 

  • Yehia Badawy Rain
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    November 25, 2020
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    5:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Digital

Criteo Conversation with Nana hosted by Criteo

Join us for an insightful conversation with Ibrahim Alqaraawi, Marketing Communications Manager at Nana, Saudi Arabia’s leading online grocery platform.…

  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • Live Stage

Join us for an insightful conversation with Ibrahim Alqaraawi, Marketing Communications Manager at Nana, Saudi Arabia’s leading online grocery platform. Understand how this innovative startup has grown since launching in 2016 to dominating in this space. See how Nana has driven growth and delivered results in the face of the pandemic.  And learn how they are planning continued growth going forward.

  • Abdalrahman Alfarra Criteo
  • Ibrahim Alqarawi Criteo
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    November 25, 2020
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    4:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP X

Leveraging technology to improve Healthcare experience in the GCC hosted by Okadoc

With technology, we can address several pain points faced by the patients, healthcare providers and other stakeholders. The keynote will…

  • 4:40 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Live Stage

With technology, we can address several pain points faced by the patients, healthcare providers and other stakeholders. The keynote will discuss how Okadoc's doctor booking platform and telemedicine solutions have bridged the gap, especially in this COVID19 era.

  • Fodhil Benturquia Okadoc
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    November 24, 2020
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    7:35 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Talent and Structure of Building products

Learning from product experts about product building in emerging markets vs. developed markets, and discussing the main elements for an…

  • 7:35 pm
  • 8:15 pm
  • Live Stage

Learning from product experts about product building in emerging markets vs. developed markets, and discussing the main elements for an ideal infrastructure from landing talents to building great products.

  • Mahmood Alabbas Workhint
  • Sarah Toukan Zina
  • Ali Shabdar Zoho
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    November 24, 2020
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    7:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

In Conversation with HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud

HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., in a conversation with Christopher Shroeder about the role…

  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Live Stage

HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., in a conversation with Christopher Shroeder about the role of Women in our societies, and the importance of being connected in today's world. 

  • HRH Princess Reema Al Saud Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Christopher Schroeder NEXT BILLION VENTURES
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    November 24, 2020
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    5:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Money

Moving Online: Necessity vs. Luxury? Panel hosted by Hyperpay

Discussing the need to have an online presence and how online business stakeholders are dealing with the changing nature of consumer…

  • 5:20 pm
  • 6:05 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the need to have an online presence and how online business stakeholders are dealing with the changing nature of consumer behavior. 

  • Abdullah Aljuma Zid
  • Ghassan R. Khalifa Saudi Post
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    November 24, 2020
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    2:45 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

From Zero to Hero: The evolution of e-Grocery

Kicking off Step Saudi with a highlight conversation between Fadi Ghandour and Sami Alhelwah, founder and CEO of Nana, Saudi…

  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:10 pm
  • Live Stage

Kicking off Step Saudi with a highlight conversation between Fadi Ghandour and Sami Alhelwah, founder and CEO of Nana, Saudi Arabia's largest e-grocery platform to discuss the changing nature of human behavior and how technology has saved the day during teh pandemic

  • Fadi Ghandour Wamda
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    November 24, 2020
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    2:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage

Step Saudi is back, online!

Step Saudi is back for its second edition, this time virtually for 2 days full of inspiring content, speakers, workshops…

  • 2:30 pm
  • 2:40 pm
  • Live Stage

Step Saudi is back for its second edition, this time virtually for 2 days full of inspiring content, speakers, workshops and experiences. Sit back and enjoy the show from anywhere!

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    November 24, 2020
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    3:15 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Saudi Arabia ecosystem infrastructure

Discussing Saudi Arabia's current startup ecosystem map with key industry players, and its projection in the next few years for…

  • 3:15 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing Saudi Arabia's current startup ecosystem map with key industry players, and its projection in the next few years for an ideal infrastructure.

  • Yousef Albabtain SHOROOQ PARTNERS
  • Ahmad AlNaimi STV
  • Abdullah Alyahya Morni
  • Mohammed Aldhalaan Noon Academy
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    November 24, 2020
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    4:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Why startups Choose AWS hosted by AWS

AWS provides startups with a low-cost and easy-to-use infrastructure that they can use to scale and grow their businesses. From…

  • 4:05 pm
  • 4:25 pm
  • Live Stage

AWS provides startups with a low-cost and easy-to-use infrastructure that they can use to scale and grow their businesses. From Airbnb to Zocdoc, the world's top startups build on AWS. But they didn't do it alone. So whether you need help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or finalizing a fundraising round, we have all the resources you need to get started. In this session we will take a look at some of the many reasons why startups build on AWS.

  • Carlos Sanchiz AWS
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    November 24, 2020
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    4:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Landing an Angel: Investments and Risks

Saudi Arabia has a big pool of Angel investors compared to other emerging market, in this conversation we will be…

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:15 pm
  • Live Stage


Saudi Arabia has a big pool of Angel investors compared to other emerging market, in this conversation we will be discussing the best practices and what other investors need to learn from angel experience.

  • Dr.Abdullah Alaraj Riyadh Angel Investors
  • AMAL DHOKAN Global Entrepreneurship Network Saudi
  • Emon Shakoor Blossom Accelerator
  • Nizar Fakih Step
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    November 24, 2020
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    6:10 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP X

Saudi Arabia: The First Global Healthtech Hub?

Saudi Arabia has proven to have the greatest potential in the region and even globally to become the hub for…

  • 6:10 pm
  • 6:55 pm
  • Live Stage

Saudi Arabia has proven to have the greatest potential in the region and even globally to become the hub for health technology in the world, we'll discuss the main healthcare projects and plans forward.

  • Othman Abahussein Nala
  • Samar Nassar KPMG
  • Mazen M. Hassanain SaudiVax
  • Dr. Yasmin Altwaijri King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
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    November 25, 2020
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    2:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage

Welcome to Day 2 of Step Saudi

Recap from yesterday and quick run through on the day, what to look forward to and how to make the…

  • 2:30 pm
  • 2:35 pm
  • Live Stage

Recap from yesterday and quick run through on the day, what to look forward to and how to make the best out of it.

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    November 25, 2020
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    3:15 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Logistics of the Future: From Warehouse to Customer

Delivery, logistics, warehouse management and efficiency, discussing the ideal dynamic and systems required for efficient transactions in the delivery industry.

  • 3:15 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • Live Stage

Delivery, logistics, warehouse management and efficiency, discussing the ideal dynamic and systems required for efficient transactions in the delivery industry.

  • HASAN JABARTI FASTCOO
  • Hashim Larry Kitopi
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    November 25, 2020
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    6:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Start

Corporate VC Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Discussing the opportunities for corporates to enter the startup ecosystem through investments from a CVC and VC perspectives, exploring the…

  • 6:05 pm
  • 6:35 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the opportunities for corporates to enter the startup ecosystem through investments from a CVC and VC perspectives, exploring the existing players and ways of attracting traditional corporates to join the wave.

  • Hashim Alawadi Tech Invest Com
  • Yash Patel Telstra Ventures
  • Salman Jaffrey Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
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    November 25, 2020
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    4:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Live Stage
  • STEP Money

Seize the Untapped MENAP Opportunities of E-commerce hosted by Checkout.com

In their latest research report, Checkout.com reveals exclusive new payments insights from Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Including how…

  • 4:05 pm
  • 4:35 pm
  • Live Stage

In their latest research report, Checkout.com reveals exclusive new payments insights from Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Including how the pandemic forced businesses to swiftly move away from cash payments and why the growing youth population promises huge opportunities for e-commerce.

  • Jessy El Murr Jessy Trends
  • Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo Checkout