Amman to host first 'Ideas Festival'
Amman, November 9, 2010
The Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) Alumni is set to host the first “Ideas Festival” exhibition from November 12 to 13 at Zara Expo Exhibition Centre in the Jordanian capital Amman.
This year's event will display raw ideas by 300 amateur participants, ABS said in a statement. The creative ideas will be under the following categories: Business, Science & Technology, Environment, Social Development, Arts & Design, and Random, it stated.
According to ABS, forty finalists have been shortlisted who will showcase their ideas at the interactive exhibition. A jury will select the winner in each category for the cash prize along with a comprehensive mentorship program.
Since its launch six weeks ago, Ideas Festival engaged young entrepreneurs from different districts with a considerable enthusiasm from university students, the ABS statement said.
The exhibitors will interact with visitors by presenting and initiating various activities that revolve around innovation and idea development under the various themes, it added.
Throughout the two day event successful mentors from different business sectors will be involved in open discussions with the attendees.
The key speakers lined up for the event include: Dureid Mahasneh, CEO of Tawfiq Gargour and Fils Shipping Company, Wael Attili, from Kharabeesh, Amr Toukhy, visual creator and inventor for photography tools and solutions, Raja Batarseh, trainer in stress management and self motivation, Raghda Al Kurdi, general manager, Pharmaserve, Wissam Rabadi, director of the Innovation at the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Samar Dudin, regional director, Ruwwad the Arab Foundation for Sustainable Development, Mohammad Diab from IPCO, and Talal Qdah, director, Social Development Centre.
Tamer Atia, president of the ABS Alumni, said: “We are excited to launch such an activity encouraging the younger generation to be creative entrepreneurs who seize opportunities. We believe that having an interactive exhibition will be beneficial for all parties involved.”
Ideas Festival, he said, will become an annual event and will be organised by the ABS Alumni. This year's event, being sponsored by Capital Bank, coincides with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).-TradeArabia News Service