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CREATIVE ZONE Tax & Accounting senior Tax Advisors have teamed with Beehive to bring you a full day of information-rich workshops. Learn how to maintain optimal financial health for your business.

Workshop Schedule

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Alternative finance options by Robert Davis
11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Incorporating VAT into your financial planning by Salik Khatri
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | What do investors want to see from your business finance health by Fahim Al Qasmi
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Getting the right business structure in place from the start by Anisha Sagar
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | The financial challenges faced by startups & SMEs by Robert Davis and Anisha Sagar. Panel discussion and networking (5:00 to 5:30 Panel discussion | 5:30 to 5:45 Q & A | 5:45 to 6:30 Networking)

The speakers

Robert Davis
Robert Davis

Investment Consultant, Beehive

Maxsale solutions

As Investment Consultant for Beehive, Robert builds relationships with SME’s across Dubai, introducing them to the Beehive platform where innovative technology of crowdfunding directly connects creditworthy established SMEs seeking finance with smart investors who are keen to support the SME ecosystem.

Beehive believes that SMEs should have faster access to lower cost finance to grow their business, while investors should have direct access to alternative asset classes that can generate higher returns in an environment where risks are shared.

Robert holds an MSc in Financial Services from University College, Dublin with over 15 years’ experience across international asset management and investment companies.

Salik Khatri
Salik Khatri

Senior Tax & Accounting Advisor

Salik Khatri brings a breadth of practical experience from international markets and a variety of industries. He seeks to add value through his contribution of unique set of skills by providing the best care to clients through transparent communication, clear guidelines and personalized consultancy services.

Extensive education and training including ACCA membership, UAECA (United Arab Emirates Chartered Accountant) and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, Salik remains up to date with the latest developments in tax laws within the UAE. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate discussion with clients and negotiation with the FTA (Federal Tax Authority).

Strong instructing ability that allows him to educate clients on the tax code so they know the actions they need to take for a more efficient tax preparation process. Superior written and oral communication skills, which allow him to speak to clients in terms they can easily understand.

Fahim Al Qasimi
Fahim Al Qasimi

Angel Investor from Beehive

Fahim is a partner at AQ&P, a UAE based corporate advisory and investment firm. AQ&P advises Boards of Directors, founders and CEOs on implementable corporate governance practices to support transparency and prudent oversight in organisations. As an advocate for strong corporate governance in SMEs, Fahim has spoken on the importance of addressing corporate governance at the outset of any venture. He believes that strategic advisory is not reserved for large conglomerates and has worked with startups and SMEs as a corporate governance consultant.

Fahim is an angel investor in a number of ventures in the UAE. He is a non-executive director at Taqarabu Hybrid Communications and has served as a director and chaired the audit committee of a large media conglomerate in the UAE. He holds a masters degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge where his research focused on global financial governance of state-owned investment firms and cross border investments.

Anisha Sagar
Anisha Sagar

Business Setup Advisor

Anisha Sagar is a strategic thinker with hands on experience to deliver innovative marketing initiatives that drive revenue, brand loyalty and best practice. She has true passion for pushing the boundaries of conventional marketing.

She has proven record of accomplishment piloting and driving several businesses into new marketplaces along with in-depth experience in creating sales and marketing plans, budgeting, forecasting and establishing goals, identifying markets, managing the sales cycle, as well as maintaining hands-on responsibility for securing and managing key sales accounts.

Currently, Anisha is effectively managing a portfolio of clients, and support them in the establishment of their own businesses by identifying an appropriate solution from various free zone or mainland business incorporation registrations at Creative Zone.

Join us to Shop a little so you can Help a lot!

The students at SNF will be displaying their our very own brand, “it’s Handmade”. The aim of the shop is to provide

the students with perceptual, cognitive, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic growth besides improving their fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, group work and vocational skills. Their little handicrafts shop offers a variety of products for you to choose and purchase gifts for your loved ones.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Location Map:

Suite 1702, Level 17, Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai UAE

We recommend parking in Dubai Mall - Fashion or Grand Parking, for your convenience.