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Shirley Shahar to Keynote AgriNext Conference in Dubai 2024

Shirley Shahar, esteemed leader and Founder of DANA Venture Builder and investment platform, as a speaker at the upcoming event in Dubai, scheduled for 13-14 November 2024. Shirley Shahar brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the forefront of agricultural and food innovation. With a distinguished career spanning marketing, business development, and mentorship across corporate enterprises and startup ecosystems, Shirley has emerged as a prominent figure driving change in the landscape of agritech and food tech.

About Shirley

As the Founder of DANA, an Abu Dhabi-based venture builder and investment platform, Shirley spearheads initiatives that empower women-led startups across the MENA region. DANA’s focus on desert-tech sectors, including agrifood, sustainability, water solutions, renewable energy, and circular economy, underscores Shirley’s commitment to fostering innovation that addresses pressing global challenges.

Shirley’s dedication to promoting diversity, sustainability, and gender equality aligns seamlessly with AgriNext’s mission to catalyze transformative change in the agricultural sector. Her strategic leadership and vast experience will undoubtedly inspire attendees and drive meaningful dialogue around actionable solutions for a more sustainable future.

Shirley’s extensive background in agritech and food tech positions her as a visionary leader adept at navigating complex market dynamics and identifying practical solutions that meet evolving marketplace needs. Her strategic planning regarding deal flow, business development, and ecosystem partnerships at DANA exemplifies her commitment to driving tangible impact and fostering innovation across regional ecosystems.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Shirley’s dedication to mentorship and community engagement underscores her commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders. As a mother of four, including twins, she embodies resilience, perseverance, and a steadfast commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

Shirley will be speaking at the AgriNext Conference in Dubai which stands as the foremost assembly of agricultural visionaries, influencers, and policymakers committed to propelling sustainable solutions in the agricultural sphere. With vibrant keynote sessions, engaging panel dialogues, and networking platforms, AgriNext endeavors to ignite collaboration, cultivate innovation, and catalyze significant change within global food systems.

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