Expo 2020 is likely to create 277,000 jobs, said Mahmood Ahmed Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, Dubai World, while delivering the keynote address at the first-ever industry breakfast series hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD recently on the challenges for the future of human capital development in the UAE.

Future workforce challenges, the expanding SME market, employee retention and implementation of Emiratisation policies were among the many topics debated at the industry breakfast event that was attended by over 60 senior executives representing a cross-section of the UAE business community.

Al Bastaki acknowledged the huge opportunities presented by Expo 2020, and added that academia would have an important role to play in its success by aligning future curriculum with the vocational needs of emerging industries.

Continuing the debate, Al Bastaki was joined by a panel of leading industry practitioners, including Sadiq Al Mulla, Chief Administrative and Finance Officer, Zayed University, Ms Fareda Abdullah, Vice President, Human Resources, Majid Al Futtaim, Abdulaziz bin Karam, Manager of Excellence and Strategy, Fujairah Municipality and Ronald Uchil, Senior Vice President Corporate Excellence and HR, Gerab National Enterprises… see more

source: khaleejtimes