Upcoming Events


Maher Kaddoura “ I went to the future and I came back”

30 September 2020
Venue: TBC
Location: Bahrain

“ I went to the future and I came back” . He will share with you his take from the below program attended 10 months ago . His aim is to stimulate thinking about leapfrogging a much as we can in everything that we do ..

“ The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. This intensive program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors with the desire to have a positive impact at scale, and who want to create their organization’s future—and the world’s future—not simply react to it.
World-class experts deliver interactive presentations in an immersive classroom setting, paired with insightful discussions and activities that leverage the diverse cohort of thought leaders and innovators we convene for each session. Participants also experience technology first-hand and get a taste of Silicon Valley’s “maker” culture through SU’s iLab and off-campus visits. By convening a class of future-oriented senior influencers from over 30 countries and a broad range of industries, the program fosters insightful dialogues with uncommon partners and builds a supportive community of like-minded peers. 
At the EP, you’ll learn what it means to “think exponentially” and develop the insights and framework you’ll need to design for an abundant future."
About the speaker : 

Maher Kaddoura is a management consultant, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, social change maker, public speaker and adventurer:

• Entrepreneur& Angel Investor:Upon retirement as Accenture-Middle Eastmanaging partner, he established a number of professional services firms that became regional leaders in their relative sectors (strategy consulting, system integration and training). He invests and serves on
the board of a number of companiesin the following sectors :knowledge economy, food & beverage, electro-mechanical,retail,micro finance and financial services.
• Social Change Maker: Maher established Al-Jude NGO in 1999 and launched a number of social programs focused on road safety, youth leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Maher is a visionary who believes in achieving more with less for manyusing his own theory named "The Falafel Theory".
• Board Member:Maher is also active in a number NGO boards including research on aging, youth development, entrepreneurship, micro-ventures, health services standards
• Thought Contributor: Maher is a public speaker and storyteller. He shares his experience and
thinking on social media using Snackable format of videos, digital books, and visual posts. King Abdullah II, Sheikh Mohammad Ben Rashid of Dubai, United Nations and Ernest & Young
recognized him.
• Adventurer & World Traveller: Maher is a street photographer, world traveler who travelled to more than 60 countries and 100 cities. He is an adventurer who trekked to Everest Base Camp, the Arctic, Alaska, the Jungles of Africa and the mountains of South America.
Social Change Maker: He established a number of high impact social programs including:
• Hikmat Road Safety: is a program to address Road Safety and reduce thepercentage of road
death and injuries in Jordan,
• Playground:Built 1200 football playgrounds in public schools with a national neighborhood
football championship involving 500 neighborhoods,
• Sherkitna: a program to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship among Jordanian students which now included 650 school companies,
• Meqdam: a program to plant the seeds of leadership in youth,
• Newthink: programs designed to inspire youth to unleash their potential. It includes a theater, summer outdoor festival, and a learning institute. This initiative was awarded Arab Social Media
influencers Award in 2015.
• “Fikrezyon” On-line TV: the first Arabic online TV focused on spreading hope and curiosity
• Sonbola:is a social innovation incubator focused on young social entrepreneurs

He can be followed on twitter and Instagram on @maherkaddouraand Facebook on www.facebook.com/maher.kaddoura.3. Websitemaherkaddoura.org


Igor Opeshansky (a.k.a. Vitruvian Physique) "Fitness Expert"

28 October 2020
Venue: TBC
Location: Bahrain

Igor Opeshansky (a.k.a. Vitruvian Physique) (born May 30, 1991) is a bodybuilder sponsored by Alphalete Athletics[1] (First male in the back from the left side, covering the letter "H"). Alongside his bodybuilding career he also actively runs his YouTube channel VitruvianPhysique[2] which was initially created back in 2014 (with it being more active since the Summer of 2015). He is a semi-regular bodybuilding & power-lifting competitor.

Igor has a BSc with a double major in Human Physiology and Economics from the University of Western Ontario[3] in Canada. He has worked 2 years in the financial district in downtown Toronto after graduating back in 2014. His "non-fitness" interests include American politics, science documentaries, and Japanese animated series (a.k.a. anime). He had been pretty into sports during adolescence (high school basketball, rugby, track) and played competitive volleyball outside of school with a team which went to the Jr. Olympics. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 4 and lived in and around Toronto his entire life.

Personal Life

Igor started training in the gym at an age of 14 years old, but even before that he had been doing light workouts at home using bodyweight exercises at an even younger age. Alongside the calisthenics, he used to do P90X in his basement with a single set of adjustable dumbbells with an addition of pull-ups using an I-beam in the ceiling.

His training was a mix of CrossFit and "bro-style" bodybuilding[4] throughout high school with an emphasis on chest, arms, whey protein, and chicken breast.

His training and nutrition vastly improved as he attending University at the age of 19. This improvement partially came from his ability to better control his own nutrition and training regiment. First squat/deadlift he ever performed was when he was 19. This resulted in the most noticeable and/or drastic improvement to his physique. Most likely because he had finally at this age begun to research and actually understand proper nutritional/training protocols. Igor has previously stated: "I really believe that had I trained/eaten properly, the first 4-5 years worth of physical development could have been achieved in ~6 months."

 



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