The STEP Show

The STEP Show is a talk show format featuring international guests with captivating stories and live interactive sessions with the audience.

 

What Happens

The STEP Show is the first live talk show on stage at a conference. The STEP Show premiered at STEP 2019 featuring Ali Jaber of Arab’s Got Talent and MBC Group; Fadi Ghandour of Wamda Capital; Zahra Lari, the first female Emirati figure skater to compete nationally; and Saman Darkan, co-Founder of Kitopi.

STEP Show Host

Sinan
Khatib

STEP Show Host

Sinan
Khatib

STEP Show Host

Sinan Khatib is an entrepreneur who has built several businesses in the US and the Middle East. He is the founder of several fresh fast food chains and a manpower company that services companies with drivers, cleaners and general staff. Sinan was previously based in New York where he worked as a Vice President at the investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners, and also as an attorney at the international law firm of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold. Sinan holds a BA in Psychoanalytic Theory and a Juris Doctorate degree.

Guests

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Sameh
Saleh

Harmonica

Sameh
Saleh

Harmonica

Sameh Saleh, is a unique leader who has strong evidence, taking businesses to the top level bydynamic entrepreneurship. In just over 18 months, Sameh and his team have led his founded company,Harmonica,to become the first Egyptian startup to be acquired by a key player in the global internet landscape, Match Group. Sameh’s skillset, know-how, and creativity have inspired Match Group’s top Executives to appoint him as CEO of Harmonica Global and join the top management club at the group.Sameh’s engineering background has influenced him to always have a longing for the solution and think big with conceptualizing what needs to be put together to build something big.In Africa’s & MENA’s entrepreneurial Eco-system Sameh is viewed as a symbol of inspiration and aspiration for rising stars in the region. Sameh is also the Founder of Hezaha We Safer, an Egyptian based media company & Tripdizer, a leading travel technology company in the Middle East and North Africa.He had a 8 years career as a Senior Petroleum Engineer at Petronas Carigali, HQ, Malaysia. He holds a Master of Reservoir Engineering from Herriot watt University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.Sameh dreams big and always reiterates, that with hard work, commitment and devotion dreams become reality.

Vilhelm
Hedberg

ekar

Vilhelm
Hedberg

ekar

Vilhelm Hedberg was born in Venezuela to Norwegian parents. After spending his adolescence in England, his family later moved to Florida and graduated with a BBA from the University of Florida. Vilhelm later went on to earn an MBA in International Business from EAE Barcelona. In 2009 Vilhelm saw the opportunity to move to Dubai – an innovative and forward-thinking city where he could pursue and implement his creative business and logistics concepts. Three years in concept development, 2016 saw the launch of ekar, the Middle East’s first pay-as-you-go hourly car rental service. The idea was to create an easy-to-use carsharing platform allowing residents and tourists alike to book cars conveniently parked throughout the city from the comfort of their laptop or smartphone. We envision UAE as having carshare members outnumber car owners by 2025. Vehicles will be conveniently located throughout the Emirates to connect people to each other and to public transportation nodes. We deliver on-demand mobility while leaving a small environmental footprint. An adventure buff, Vilhelm is passenger number 165 for the World View Experience ‘Statolite’ which launches from Arizona, USA in late 2019, making Vilhelm the first Norwegian to travel to space.

Marie-Lou
Nahhas

Actress

Marie-Lou
Nahhas

Actress

Marie-Lou Nahhas is a Lebanese American actress, model and activist who is starring in the break-out role of Shani Abboud on the final season of Netflix’s Emmy® award winning drama series Orange Is the New Black. In 2018, Nahhas appeared in Hulu’s Emmy® nominated series The Looming Tower. Her additional film and television credits include, but are not limited to Southpaw and Madame Secretary. Born in Beirut, Lebanon Marie-Lou Nahhas moved to the United States with her family to complete her higher education.The passion of acting led her to constantly explore the medium through coaching and workshops, while completing her degree in Biology and Masters in Public Health. In 2012, Marie-Lou was a finalist in Miss Lebanon pageant, which exposed her to the model and fashion industry both in the Middle East and internationally. Following a unique and diverse path, Marie-Lou Nahhas continued on crafting her acting career and is based in New York City. Nahhas speaks French, Arabic, Spanish and English and is working on many advocacy projects that combine her artistic and scientific endeavors.