Speakers from the first forum of Skilled Moroccans Residing in the United Arab Emirates, held in the conference room of the Sofitel Jardin des Roses Hotel in Rabat on Friday, March 16th at 9:00 am seek to encourage Moroccan entrepreneurs living abroad to invest in Morocco. Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group was invited to be a part of this great meeting.
Casablanca Finance City (CFC) Managing Director, Said Ibrahimi, stressed that it is necessary to encourage Moroccan investors living abroad to operate in the Moroccan market in order to promote and facilitate the development of economic exchanges between Morocco and foreign markets. Mr. Ibrahimi also said that Morocco has a “pull ” of investors because of its many strengths including political stability, open market economy, strategic position, strong infrastructure, rich history and excellent relations with African countries.
He also highlighted the network of 15 international airports serving 32 African cities, 1800 km of motorways, the first TGV in Africa and a maritime connection to 161 ports and 63 countries. The Kingdom of Morocco also has a strategic position at the crossroads of continents with 3500 km of coastline overlooking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, he added, noting that Morocco has an open economy, giving access to a free market of one billion consumers with countries representing about 60% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.
Abdel Karim Ben Ateeq, Minister Delegate responsible for Moroccans residing abroad and immigration affairs, called on the Moroccan community residing in the United Arab Emirates to mobilize and contribute to the development project known to Morocco.
Speaking on Friday at the first forum of Moroccan competencies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized in Rabat, Benitez said that the future of Morocco’s development is linked to its competence at home and abroad, stressing that the Moroccan competencies have been able to impose their presence in the Diaspora as in the UAE where ” Strongly in decision-making
With regard to political stability, Morocco has experienced a dynamic of political, economic and social reforms and has strong historical and spiritual ties with Africa, said Ibrahimi. Moroccan entrepreneurs are distinguished by their skills, performance and good integration in their host countries and are therefore a good link between their host and home countries, said Adil Zaidi, the president of the 13th region and the project “CGEM MeM.”
Moroccans residing in the United Arab Emirates, whose number is estimated at more than 25,000 Expats, hold key positions in various fields, including the banking sector, finance, tourism and journalism thus constituting a bridge between Morocco and UAE as well as with the other countries in the Gulf and has strengthen Morocco’s external trade.
More than 150 Moroccans residing in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, including businessmen, business leaders, and executives took part in this forum whose work revolves around three themes namely, investment opportunities in Morocco, the business climate between Morocco and the UAE and the role of financial and port platforms in economic development.
The novel “Khannatha, Alif-Lam-Ra / Mercy” was published by the Moroccan Novelist Dr. Abdel-Elah Ben Arafa, He was born in 1962 in Salé. He holds a doctorate in linguistics from the Sorbonne University in Paris, Supervisor of Federation of the Universities in Islamic World (FUIW) and General Secretariat of Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and a researcher in linguistics, mysticism, and Islamic thought. Dr. Abdul-Ilah Ben Arafa founded what he called the new literature, which is his narrative and the mystical project inspired by the Holy Qur’an, in which he sees a different concept of literature as his cognitive aims lie in the production of cognitive literature that transforms the reader’s conscience, knowledge and behavior.
He has published several books in Arabic, French, and Spanish, including 6 novels in Arabic including The Novel “Khannatha, Alif-Lam-Ra / Mercy” that was dedicated to Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, Founder and Chairman of Adgeco Group, by the author Dr. Abdel-Elah Ben Arafa, on 28th April, during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018.
About the Book:
In this historical narrative novel, we are renewed with the story of Khannatha, “Mother of the Sultans”, which originates from the clan of the Kings of Morocco, from the State of the Alaouite Dynasty since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Novel is the story of the desert girl Khannatha and her tribe. Deliberating, how she turned her life after her marriage to Sultan Moulay Ismail, how she faced the plans of the Royal Harem, and establish a strong state under the umbrella of ʿAbīd al-Bukhārī.
We can also read here about the trembling caused by the appearance of Sabbatai Zevi who declared himself to be the Messiah, among the Jews in the world. And how Khatannah live after the death of her husband and enter into an inspiring spiritual experience.
Adgeco Chairman and Founder Mohamed Dekkak received a book dedication from award-winning author Waciny Laredj. The book given during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair held at ADNEC is entitled “The Prince’s Book: The Paths of the Wooden Gates” and has won the literary prize Sheikh Zayed in 2007.
One of the immense figures of Arab literature, Algerian Waciny Laredj was conceived in Sidi Bou Jnan located in Tlemcen territory in 1954.
He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Arabic literature from the University of Algiers and afterward headed out to Syria to seek postgraduate studies, granted a scholarship by the gov’t. He acquired a Maters and a Ph.D. from the University of Damascus. Having completed his education, he came back to his home country Algeria and became a professor at his former school, the University of Algiers. He kept on educating there until 1994. When the war started in Algeria in the 1990s Laredj was constrained to leave the nation. Following a short stay in Tunisia, he moved to France and joined the teaching staff of the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he lectured Arabic literature.
As an author, Laredj is notable all through the Arabic and French nations. Starting in the mid-1980s, he has circulated a lot of novels. Most of his books speak of the pained history of his country Algeria and its cruel disorders. For as long as ten years he has created narratives regarding the tragedies of the Arab country, scrutinizing the holy and static record of its history. He himself translate a couple of his books into French. No less than two of his books were presented in French before they were translated into Arabic.
Laredj together with his wife Zineb Laouedj, have worked on African literature’s anthology in French, entitled Anthologie de la nouvelle portrayal africaine. Before, Laredj has created literary programs for Algerian TV. He has likewise supplied articles for a regular column to the Algerian daily paper El Watan.
His best-selling and award-winning books include “The book of the Emir”, “Necklace of Jasmine”, “The kingdom of the Butterfly”, “The Andalucian House”, “The “Fingers Lolita” which won an award at the 7th Literary Creation of the Arab thought foundation in Beirut. His book “Keeper of Shadows” was chosen in 1997 among the five best publications in France.
New Adventure, new experience! Let’s FLY HIGH ABOARD!
A unique experience that introduced me to new standards of in-flight comfort, associated with extreme luxury, traveling in style with the luxurious features of Airbus A318. They said that this aircraft has one of the most spacious cabins, which a long-range private jet can provide, so I climbed up the plane and see it for myself how its roomy interiors have been customized to fit the needs of business and leisure travelers.
Manufactured by Airbus and gathering inspiration from Boeing, the Airbus A318 was first introduced in 2003. A decade after its first batch of production, this CFM Intl.-powered aircraft roughly has 80 units being flown all around the world. While commercial passengers already find this limited edition plane’s interiors a delight, private and luxury geared flyers can even more revel in its luxurious facilities. If you’d like to experience luxury, stylishness and comfort flight, the A318 is precisely a very good choice.
The A318 is equipped with avionics manufactured by Northrop Grumman, Thales and Rockwell Collins. The cockpit is centered on six 7.25-inch LCD displays. Another advantage of the aircraft is its fly-by-wire and steer-by-wire capabilities.
Although the A318’s mechanics and design are impressive, its cabin steals the show. It measures a lengthy 70.2 feet from front to back, 12.2 feet wide and 7.4 feet high, forced me to forget that I am even in an aircraft. Seating 19 passengers comfortably, the cabin features full berths, pull-out-sleepers and sofas, and pairs of individual facing chairs. Also standard is a temperature control system divided by the cockpit, forward and aft cabin, allowing for maximum comfort.
From the moment you board your luxury private jet and touch down and head back home with unforgettable memories & beyond remains at your side. LIFE IS A JOURNEY, ENJOY THE FLIGHT!
From downtown to the beach to a slightly out-of-the-way, the first experience can never be repeated. M/Y Chakra made every moment of my onboard experience count and this is one of my ultimate escape.
Chakra was built in 1963 as Cumulus II at Gebr. Van der Werf Shipyard in Deest, Holland as an ocean weather ship for the Civil Aviation Authority in The Netherlands. She was a former “Ocean Station Vessel” and used for air traffic control by the Dutch Civil Aeronautical Service, as well as a weather station in the North Atlantic.
The 71.2m/ 233.’7” ship was handed over to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) 12 years later. In 1998 the ship was converted into a superyacht at Devonport Yachts (now Pendennis Shipyard) in the UK and renamed Salem.
In 2016 this luxurious yacht went through a thorough renovation at SSH Maritime in Greece. Demonstrating what can be succeeded with the unwavering efforts and commitment of an outstanding team. The converted Super yacht Salem sails again under the new name CHAKRA. Some notable appearances after the three-month refit are the new hull paint, the swim platform at the stern and her extension; the yacht was lengthened to 86m/ 282’1”. The impressive transformation of CHAKRA includes replacing engines, generators, air-conditioning, and stabilizers, as well as fitting her with a highly luxurious interior. Refitted for a Middle Eastern client, Salem offers a rather unusual layout, where men and women are accommodated on different sets of self-contained decks. A design feature is seen on only a handful of other superyachts.
CHAKRA is meant to be one of the most exclusive, high-class and special superyachts. The results of the refit are spectacular, not only on its re-made design but in the way the elegance flows, the peculiar arts, painting and decors mesmerizes, and the neutral shades with a pop of tones dominate each room. The classic lay outing, elegant fittings and lavishing areas all over, to create a captivating and pleasant ambiance.
A yacht is the ideal setting for a celebration, with the crew going the extra mile to make your event unforgettable. Yachts also make excellent settings for corporate days; many offer business equipment on board.
Combined with roomy and comfortable lodging with an extraordinary 21 cabins. Visitor areas include the beauty salon and spa room to experience the ultimate relaxation with crew massage and beauty therapists standing by to offer treatments at any time.
For guests with a fitness regime, there comes with the fully equipped gym and a selection of sea toys to have fun, explore or learn a new skill on the yacht’s water toys, with instruction by trained crewmembers. Race jet skis, fly on a Jet-Lev, learn to kitesurf or explore the world under the ocean with onboard dive gear.
It was indescribable; if it can offer an experience that is impeccably curated, leaves nothing to chance and appears effortless while at the same time introduces you to a new adventure, an absolute sense of belonging to this luxurious place. I enjoyed every moment as we set sail on this beautiful, large, comfortable and modern yacht.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group at Arab Innovation (A Business Festival for Innovation)
Arab Innovation is the initiative of His Highness Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum which was held on February 26-27, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Arab Innovation is a great hub and Innovation Festival for the entrepreneurs, investors, speakers, business visionaries, speculators, the media and more. It was very resourceful Innovation festival for more than 10 thousands of people to let them bring more advanced technologies and the innovations in a single platform. It was the multi-dimensional innovation festival which had Expo. Startups, Summit and Awards Programs. It revealed the innovative ideas from around the world regarding Renewable Energy, Health and Care, Advance Technology, Transportation, Government Services and Business Services.
More than 10,000 Visitors got the unique and great ideas from the case studies, experience and progressive ideas of International experts & speakers. More than 400+ companies including the leading entrepreneurs from the world, showcase their latest technology inventions, their brilliant concepts, and ideas to bring & compel the entrepreneurs and investors to interact with the latest innovations to change their life.
The main speakers in the conference were:
Opening Speech: H.E. Jamal Bin Huwaireb (CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation)
Opening Speech: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih (Director of Dubai Customs)
Topic: Dubai Government Excellence Program:
Speaker: H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Nusairat (General Coordinator of the program of the Dubai Government Excellence)
Topic: Dubai Innovation Index:
Speaker: Amira Alhaddad (Business Strategy – Senior Analyst)
Topic: Dubai Innovation Index:
Speaker: Khalil Haddad (Director of Strategy and Development – Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
Topic: What is at the Heart of Future Shaping Innovation? How to take advantage of the innovation shortcut
Speaker: Gabor George Baurt (Director Slingshot Group)
Topic: Policy Lesson for a New Growth Model
Speaker: Daria Tataj (CEO, Tataj Innovation)
Topic: Corporate Innovation in Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Speaker: Ghanim Al Falasi (SVP. People Happiness and Innovation at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority)
However, there were many conferences on different topics in which various speaker shared their innovative ideas to the world.
In the award ceremony on the final day, the Arab Innovation honored the awards to the top innovative leading companies. Arab Innovation brings the most advanced technology to the UAE to discover the future technology, innovative ideas, wide technology products, and decision-makers to achieve your business objectives.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group and Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh Permanent Representative of United Arab Emirates to the United Nations/(Ambassador) at Joint Business Group “The UAE’s Strategic Global Priorities at the United Nations”
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group and H.E Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja (MP) Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries, Uganda at
Russia-UAE-Africa Food Security Forum 2018 at World Trade Centre Dubai.
Mohamed Dekkak Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group with Abdelali Namli (Sky News), Wafa Lamrani and H.E Abdelkarim Benoutiq Minister Delegate for Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs