Growth takes center stage at the Evonik Middle East & Africa Sales Conference 2022  

In Dubai, this year's MEA Conference brought together over 80 colleagues, nearly 40 innovative ideas, and insight into the pulse of the region. 

Held between May 9th to 11th with a focus on growth, the Middle East Sales Conference finally took place in Dubai reuniting the region after 3 years, thus making it the first largest internal event since the pandemic.

Dr. Hendrik Schoenfelder, Regional President, MEA commenced the event by highlighting key strategies to foster better relationships between business lines and customers. Following the State of the Nation presentation were updates from the country managers on the respective legal entities and a touch of Green – sustainability.

Themed around growth, a specially curated workshop was created for colleagues to share engaging and innovating project ideas that reflected Best Learnings or Best Business Opportunities. This was followed by a unanimous voting process for the best projects in both categories and the winners bagging the first place were Soumaia El-Gamel for Best Learning and Kenneth Badong for Best Business Opportunity, followed by the second and third place bagged by Siyouna Shamirian and Patrick Bennet for Best Learning growth projects, as well as Ahmed Khater and Douglas Malala for the Best Business Opportunity.

The conference concluded with key takeaways on growth and building customer relationships, as well as a keynote presentation from Dr. Anita Stoll, Head of Supply Chain and Special Projects, MEA, who presented an overview of business lines’ feedback on the growth workshop and other initiatives. 

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.38 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


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