Visionary leaders come together to discuss Global Sustainable Development Goals


More than 35 visionary leaders will come together to share their insights and strategies in achieving sustainability in their brand, business, work environment and life with determination towards UAE’s vision in building innovation, sustainability, empowerment, tolerance and a culture of “giving”.

2nd Annual National Treasure Conference is hosted Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Minister and Minister of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates and President of UAE Genetic Disease Association in Amity University Dubai, 29-30 April 2018.

The conference is organised as a dedication to “Year of Zayed” to mark 100 years since the birth of the country’s Founding Father, Late HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan AlNahyan and strongly promotes the values on which UAE is built as a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society.

Neha Shaikh – Founder, National Treasure

Neha Shaikh, Founder & Producer, National Treasure says, “The two-day conference will host many sustainable businesses, social enterprises and innovative business leaders with aim of discussing and achieving national development goals for UAE. Our speakers, partners and sponsors believe that National Treasure is giving them a platform to bring public attention to these development challenges and vision a better future for the society.”

HE Dr Maryam Matar, Chairman, UAE Genetic Disease Association as an advisory member and keynote speaker of National Treasure will share her thoughts in the leadership of women in STEM. Other distinguished speakers are of the conference are Loujain AlHathloul, Women Rights Activist; DR. LANCE E. DE MASI, President, American University in Dubai; Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence; Charles Blaschke, Managing Director, Taka Solutions and many more.

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of Dubai Science Park and Chairing Member of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Taskforce of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, said: “A significant amount of the UAE’s healthcare expenditure goes into treating lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Most of these diseases can easily be prevented through an increased focus on education and raising awareness. The Annual National Treasure Conference offers an ideal platform for leading representatives from the local healthcare industry to explore and examine how the current patient journey can be improved and how we can make the shift from curing to preventing diseases. It will be a great honour to meet with leading business leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs to highlight how Dubai Science Park that is home to leading healthcare brands, can contribute to those efforts and play its role in ensuring the general health and well-being of our wider community.”

The second day of conference will host The National Treasure Business Excellence Award to acknowledge extraordinary work and achievements of individuals in the field of leadership, innovation, youth empowerment and social commitment. The nominations for the awards are open to all companies; local, regional and international.

The conference is hosted in association with UAE Genetic Disease Association and supported by Dubai SME, Official Government Partner, ABIS Group, Gold Sponsor; Precise General Trading, Premium Award Sponsor; Best Western Hotel Deira, Silver Sponsor; Filli Café, Energizing Sponsor; Anjali K Couture, Official Fashion Sponsor.