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Gary Vaynerchuk To Speak At 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival

Internationally renowned serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has been announced as one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SharjahEF), which will be held on November 20-21, 2018 at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.

Vaynerchuk, one of the world’s most sought after public speakers, will deliver a keynote address on the first day of the event, where he will share his unique take on entrepreneurship to inspire and invigorate the startup ecosystem that will come together at this year’s SharjahEF, organized by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa).

The 42-year-old Vaynerchuk -a bonafide social media star boasting of millions of followers across all of his multimedia platforms- is a serial entrepreneur who is currently the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern day communications parent company, which includes VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients, and Gallery Media Group, which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow, and men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm.  VaynerX also houses an ad tech platform, Tracer, and recently launched speaker's bureau, VaynerSpeakers.

Following Vaynerchuk’s on-stage appearance, the audience will also get a chance to personally interact with the five-time New York Times bestselling author in a book signing exercise hosted at the event. Vaynerchuk will also be engaging with a select group of UAE-based entrepreneurs for an informal Q&A that will be facilitated by Sheraa.

“We are glad to announce that Gary Vaynerchuk’s first appearance in the Middle East will be here in Sharjah, UAE, at the 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival,” said Najla Al Midfa, CEO, Sheraa. “As an event that’s all about smashing the status quo and daring to be different, we believe that Gary perfectly epitomizes these ideals, and will thus serve to inspire our audience to follow in his footsteps as well.”

Najla Al Ansari, General Manager, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, added, “For this year’s edition of SharjahEF, we have focused on bringing in speakers who have walked the talk when it comes to following through on one’s entrepreneurial dreams, and becoming an innovative trailblazer in their respective fields. Given the success Gary has seen with his various endeavors over the years, he definitely ticks all the right boxes in terms of being a role model for our audience at SharjahEF.”

Vaynerchuk is one of more than 50 speakers slated to be speak at the second edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, which will happen this year on November 20-21, 2018, at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.