Crossroads is the flagship forum of the HBS Club of the GCC bringing together Harvard alumnus and renowned leaders from across the region and across industries, for a unique two-day forum with special keynotes, panels and debates centered around the theme ‘Leading minds for future impact’. The Forum will take place on 14-15 September at the Museum of the Future in the heart of Dubai.

As our world continues to transform, we call on HBS alumni and regional and global pioneers to come together and share new ways to revive, reinvent, and drive the speed of innovation.

Over the course of the two-day event, a series of keynotes, panels and workshops, speakers will address transformations GCC leaders continue to drive, about the digital economy, sustainability, and even post-pandemic realities as the way forward.
The objective of this key gathering is to deliver an experience where HBS alumni come together to discuss the theme of innovation and develop sector-led initiatives that deliver value to the industry and key audiences.

The Forum will be attended by 400 senior guests central to the development of the GCC. Closed-room briefings as well as sector-specific innovation studios concentrating on six primary themes: healthcare, real estate, technology, food, finance, and retail industry are set to add value to the knowledge-sharing agenda.

HBS Crossroads GCC Future Impact Forum

Bringing together key stakeholders for the GCC


Semi-Government Agencies


Fortune 500 Companies
Multinational, Regional and Family Businesses


United Nations, EU, GCC
World Bank, IMF

Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

Saleh Lootah

President - HBS Club of the GCC

H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani

CEO, Qatar Foundation

H.E. Mohammed Ali
Al Shorafa

Chairman - Abu Dhabi Economic Development Department

H.E. Mohamed Alshaya

Executive Chairman
M.H. Alshaya Co

H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Fadley

Minister of Agriculture
Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mariam bint Mohamed Al Mheiri

Minister of Climate Change and Environment - UAE

H.E. Hessa Sultan
Al Jaber

Chairperson - Es’hailSat

H.E. Abdulwahab M
Al Rasheed

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs - Kuwait