Our event has evolved!
The Story So Far: Event Background
For 12 years, we have successfully delivered the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit in Dubai gathering corporates, government and NGOs/Charities across the GCC and the Middle East to network, create partnerships, learn best practices and exchange expertise. The event became MENA's must-attend meeting and grew to welcome over 250 participants in 2015. Recently, there has been an evident shift in the mind-set of businesses and organisations moving away from traditional philanthropic and charitable donations towards more sustainable and strategic social impact.
Evolving with the Industry: Introducing Ta'atheer 2016
Businesses can no longer think of social and environmental issues as purely ethical considerations and deal with them through traditional philanthropic activities. Businesses and investors are now looking for opportunities and ventures that can generate sustainable social impact and value to the economy and community they operate in.
Introducing Ta'atheer — the Middle East
Social Impact & CSR Forum
Ta'atheer is Arabic for impact, influence and creating legacy. The new name came as a result of extensive research conducted with all industry stakeholders in the Middle East. There is an obvious change in mind-set of businesses and investors that are socially responsible to focus on social programmes that ensure sustainable impact and value.
What the New Structure Means to our Partners
Ta'atheer 2016 will attract a wider audience and many more stakeholders than in the past. In addition to our main audience, the event in 2016 will have professionals and peers from new:
- Social impact investors
- Corporate institutions
- NGOs, NPOs, Charities
- Venture capital and private equity
- Angle investors
- Social enterprises and entrepreneurs
- SMEs and Start-ups
- Investment advisors
- Government and policy makers
INNOVATIVE NEW FORMATS
FOCUS ON COLLABORATION
Introducing never-seen-before formats that allow high level of engagement between corporates, investors, social enterprises, government, NGOs / Charities and start-ups. The event will feature platforms where engaging collaboration takes place and new partnerships are born.
Ta'atheer's programme will feature the latest trends, case studies and key topics within the CSR and social impact arena.
With Ta'atheer attracting a wider audience and new stakeholders, a large addition of regional and international media channels be will be covering the event, bringing it to the forefront of the industry in the region.