Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority organises third Happiness Forum

DUBAI, 9th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, DSOA, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO, the integrated free zone technology park, today hosted the third edition of its Happiness Forum.

Held at the Rove Downtown in Dubai, the event convened entities from the public and private sector to discuss initiatives aimed at boosting corporate happiness.

Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO for Operations and Client Affairs, Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Haidar Ali, Senior Vice President - People Happiness & Innovation, and other senior executives represented the DSOA at the forum.

The event drew the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, Emirates Transport, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, Drydocks World, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, DAFZA, DP World, Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, University of Dubai, UD, Community Development Authority, Dubai Economy, American University in the Emirates, and Nakheel.

Speaking at the forum, Dr. Al Matrooshi said, "In line with our commitment to supporting the vision of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the happiest city in the world, we conceptualised the third edition of the Happiness Forum as a platform for collaboration. We firmly believe a dynamic exchange of ideas and best practices in the field is vital to boosting synergies among organisations that will ultimately lead us to achieving our common goal."

Moderated by motivational speaker and happiness expert Jo-Dee Walmsley, the forum featured two presentations on corporate happiness best practices from Emirates Transport and DP World.

Mohammed Al Tamimi, Manager of Strategic Planning and Corporate Excellence at Emirates Transport, presented the organisation’s initiatives aimed at boosting the happiness of all stakeholders – employees and customers alike. These initiatives include the Emirates Transport Innovation Award, happiness and positivity workshops, as well as letters of gratitude to employees and corporate customers marking their anniversary with Emirates Transport.

For her part, Hamdah Alkassim, Assistant manager of employee engagement, recognition and performance section at DP World, introduced the entity’s corporate happiness campaigns, such as the annual Taqdeer Award that recognises outstanding employees, DP World Smile Week, International Family Fun Day, Happy Team Award, as well as workshops and friendly competitions.


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