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Building the Ideal Skill Set for the 21st Century

Building the Ideal Skill Set for the 21st Century

How students can prepare for the modern workplace

  • Time  ICOn
    Date & Time 10 December | 18:00-19:30 GST
  • duration
    Duration 1.5 Hours
    • Panel discussion on how the global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the workplace and the future of work
    • Find out about the ideal skill sets for the 21st-century workplace and how to prepare to enter the job market
Many graduates will soon enter the workplace in unprecedented times. As today’s university students grapple with a post-pandemic world, how can they succeed and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead?

Get expert advice on how to navigate through these changes, adopt an entrepreneurial and growth mindset, unlock hidden opportunities and best future-proof your career.

Highlights you can expect

Reskilling & Reimagining the Future
Discover the importance of science vs creativity; hard skills vs soft skills; systemic thinking; and adaptability. Find out more about the gig economy and the importance of diversity and inclusion from senior leaders in NGOs, global organisations, industry and academia.

Recruiting for an Increasingly Digital Workplace
Hear first-hand from SAP professionals on what they look for in future employees and how they recruit in the present day.


Dr Fida Afiouni
Associate Professor, Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, American University of Beirut

Wadia Ait Hamza
Head of the Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum

Haifa Al Kaylani
Founder & Chair, Arab International Women’s Forum

Kailash Nagdev
Vice President, Sales & Analytics, Expo 2020 Dubai

Dr Katharina Schäfer
Global Head of University Alliances, SAP


Fatima Alloghani
Head of Expo Academy & Emiratisation, Human Resources, Workforce & Volunteers, Expo 2020 Dubai

Wissam Kadi
Global Initiatives Director at SAP Next-Gen & University Alliances, SAP
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