Upcoming Events

October

30 October 2018

Managing Conflict of Interest - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
30 October 2018 - 30 October 2018
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 8
Price (Members): 2500 USD
Price (Non-Members): 2750 USD

Description:
Board members have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the organization that they serve in an ethical manner. Some aspects of good governance, such as the management of a conflict of interest, are based on the circumstances and can involve a subjective assessment. Regulations require directors to declare their interests, so it is important to know how to manage this complex area.

This 1 day interactive workshop will cover:
• What constitutes a conflict of interest
• Case studies and examples of conflicts of interest
• Boards and Directors Roles and Responsibilities in relation to such conflicts
• Legal Duties of Boards
• Dealing with dilemmas: practical steps for managing conflicts of interest
• Global trends and best practices for dealing with conflicts of interest

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C Suite Executives who sit on a Board or who report to the Board.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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November

14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018

Foundations of Directorship - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
Venue: Dubai, UAE
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
OVERVIEW:
The Foundations of Directorship is a 2-day workshop which deals with contemporary issues and challenges that typically face GCC boards today. Through discussions and pragmatic experience-sharing, facilitators and participants explore and analyse potential solutions, tools and effective practices.

OBJECTIVES:
- The workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences;
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

This interactive workshop is built around the six pillars of Board Effectiveness.
1. Board composition and directors’ capabilities
2. Director duties and responsibilities
3. Board structure, processes and protocols
4. Delivery on roles of the board
5. Effective board dynamics
6. Board review and renewal

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for board directors with a minimum of 3 years experience but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends for boards.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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14 November 2018

Members' Networking Dinner - Dubai, UAE
Networking Dinner
14 November 2018 - 14 November 2018
Venue: Palazzo Versace Hotel
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

Description:
GCC BDI MEMBERS’ MUSICAL DINNER


You are cordially invited to the GCC BDI Musical Dinner, orchestrated by GCC BDI for our members. Enjoy an ensemble of contemporary and classical sounds throughout the evening, accompanied by a pitch perfect three-course menu composed by Michelin starred Executive Chef Mansour Memarian to be a symphony for your taste buds!

This complimentary event is designed to encourage connections and community among our prestigious network of board directors. It is also an opportunity to reconnect with fellow members and meet new members.

Guest speaker

Evans Munyuki
Group Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD

Topic - " Innovation in the Banking Sector"



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26 November 2018

Chairman Summit - Riyadh, KSA
Chairman Summit
26 November 2018 - 26 November 2018
Venue: Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

Description:
GCC BDI’s 6th Chairman Summit 2018 is being held on 26 November 2018 at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Elm. This is a high-level, invitation-only annual event which gathers together influential chairmen, regulators and other business leaders to stimulate dialogue on board issues to raise awareness and enhance corporate governance practices in the region.

Exponential leaps in technology mean that business is changing at the fastest pace the world has ever known. This year’s summit addresses the impact of digitalisation head-on with the theme: ‘Digital disruption and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – are boards ready?’.

GCC BDI’S very special guest of honour and speaker will be H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Alswaha, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Please find more details on our website, this link will take you to the page: http://gccbdi.org/events/chairman-summit-2018

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Elm

December

12 December 2018 - 13 December 2018

Mastering the Boardroom - Manama, Bahrain
Open Workshop
12 December 2018 - 13 December 2018
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 14
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
Objectives:
The Mastering the Boardroom workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences.
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

Module design
- Throughout the course of this highly interactive workshop we aim to cover four broad themes. We first review the role of the chairman in building an effective board closely followed by succession planning. We then delve into risk management and strategy.
- For each theme a theoretical case study will be presented to encourage debate and discussion relating to personal experience and contemporary issues.
- We end each session reflecting on what we can do collectively and individually to improve effectiveness in our boards.

Participants will walk away with tools they can share with their board(s) in order to help ensure sustainability and longevity despite any challenges they may face.

This workshop will focus on 4 key areas of effectiveness for high-performing boards:

1: The Role of the Chairman
2: Strategy
3: Risk Management
4: Succession Planning

Who Should Attend?
Mastering the Boardroom is specifically designed for more seasoned board members with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, who have already completed the Foundations of Directorship workshop, and who are seeking to further develop their knowledge and professional development, and who can enrich the sessions by sharing their experiences with their peers.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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January

30 January 2019 - 31 January 2019

Understanding Board Committees - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
30 January 2019 - 31 January 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

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Facilitators:
Sharon Ditchburn


Sharon Ditchburn is the Founder and Managing Director of Capital Advantage. She is a Chartered Secretary (ICSA/GIA), a Certified Practicing Accountant, Lawyer and has an MBA specializing in Corporate Governance. She is certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver Director Development programs globally. Sharon has wide ranging experience at Board and Senior Management including public and private companies in Australia, GCC and Africa.















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February

27 February 2019 - 28 February 2019

Risk Management Essentials for Board Directors - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
27 February 2019 - 28 February 2019
Venue: Dubai
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

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March

17 March 2019

Certified Board Secretaries Programme - "The Board Secretary Role- Board Members"
Open Workshop
17 March 2019 - 21 March 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 4950 USD
Price (Non-Members): 5500 USD

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Facilitators:
Alison Dillon Kibirige


Mrs. Alison Dillon Kibirige is a global expert on corporate governance (Governance, Ethics, CSR and Risk Management). She is the Founding Director of AMDK Consultancy & Training Services Limited (AMDK), a business she set up in early 2007, which focuses on improving corporate governance practices in all sectors (private, public and not-for-profit) globally. Her work at AMDK has taken her throughout Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. Alison has served as a member of Boards, Committees and industry working groups since the early 1980s. She is a member of the UKRIAT Committee, Qualifications Committee and of ICSA’s International Professional Standards Committee, company secretary of aBi Trust and aBi Finance Limited and a Director of the Leadership Team Uganda Ltd. Alison is the former Chair of ICSA Uganda. Alison has worked for the IFC/Global Corporate Governance Forum on projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi. She has developed a series of workshops for IFC for corporate secretaries in developing and emerging markets, Directors of Banks in Nigeria and for SME Governance. Alison has also worked for the African Peer Review (APRM) in Uganda and at the APRM Secretariat in South Africa reviewing the Corporate Governance portion of the APRM Country Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Alison has worked globally for over 25 years as a company secretary, previously as Secretary to the main Boards of Unilever and Barclays in London. She has also set up and worked as a Director in several SMEs Alison has also been involved in numerous consultations with governments, regulators and industry and professional bodies in Africa, Europe and the US. She is a Fellow of ICSA and a UK solicitor. Alison was awarded the 2013 ICSA President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the inaugural ICSA Company Secretary of the Year award in 2005 and has also won awards globally for her work with shareholders.















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April

09 April 2019 - 10 April 2019

Foundations of Directorship - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
09 April 2019 - 10 April 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
OVERVIEW:
The Foundations of Directorship is a 2-day workshop which deals with contemporary issues and challenges that typically face GCC boards today. Through discussions and pragmatic experience-sharing, facilitators and participants explore and analyse potential solutions, tools and effective practices.

OBJECTIVES:
- The workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences;
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

This interactive workshop is built around the six pillars of Board Effectiveness.
1. Board composition and directors’ capabilities
2. Director duties and responsibilities
3. Board structure, processes and protocols
4. Delivery on roles of the board
5. Effective board dynamics
6. Board review and renewal

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for board directors with a minimum of 3 years experience but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends for boards.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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May

07 May 2019 - 08 May 2019

Certified Board Directors - Corporate Governance Essentials - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
07 May 2019 - 08 May 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

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July

03 July 2019

How to be an Effective Chairman - London, UK
Open Workshop
03 July 2019 - 03 July 2019
Venue: London
CPD Points: 8
Price (Members): 2500 USD
Price (Non-Members): 2750 USD

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31 July 2019 - 01 August 2019

Finance for Non-Finance Directors - Dubai, UAE
Open Workshop
31 July 2019 - 01 August 2019
Venue: Dubai
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
The aim of this course is to equip board directors and c-suite executives who have a good basic knowledge of finance with further tools and skills so that they may contribute more meaningfully to discussions and decisions when finance items are on the agenda.

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September

15 September 2019

Certified Board Secretaries Programme - The Board Secretary Role - Shareholders & Other Shareholders
Open Workshop
15 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 1
Price (Members): 4950 USD
Price (Non-Members): 5500 USD

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24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Certified Board Directors - The Effective Director - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

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October

08 October 2019 - 09 October 2019

Foundations of Directorship - Dhahran, KSA
Open Workshop
08 October 2019 - 09 October 2019
Venue: Dhahran
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

Description:
OVERVIEW:
The Foundations of Directorship is a 2-day workshop which deals with contemporary issues and challenges that typically face GCC boards today. Through discussions and pragmatic experience-sharing, facilitators and participants explore and analyse potential solutions, tools and effective practices.

OBJECTIVES:
- The workshop addresses two of the primary objectives of the GCC Board Director Institute:
- To help build board member effectiveness and capabilities through the sharing of best practices and experiences;
- To create a regional network of board members by providing venues and opportunities to network between regional board members, professional advisors and senior executives.

This interactive workshop is built around the six pillars of Board Effectiveness.
1. Board composition and directors’ capabilities
2. Director duties and responsibilities
3. Board structure, processes and protocols
4. Delivery on roles of the board
5. Effective board dynamics
6. Board review and renewal

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for board directors with a minimum of 3 years experience but also for seasoned directors wanting to update themselves on the latest trends for boards.

Please note that effective from 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all workshops in UAE and KSA.

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November

05 November 2019 - 06 November 2019

Certified Board Directors - The Effective Board - Riyadh, KSA
Open Workshop
05 November 2019 - 06 November 2019
Venue: Riyadh
CPD Points: 0
Price (Members): 0 USD
Price (Non-Members): 0 USD

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December

11 December 2019 - 12 December 2019

Future Trends and Strategy - Manama, Bahrain
Open Workshop
11 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
Venue: Manama
CPD Points: 16
Price (Members): 3780 USD
Price (Non-Members): 4200 USD

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