Ramzi Nakad-Co-founder Fashion Forward Dubai & BRAG

A Dubai-based entrepreneur and a strong supporter of regional talent and emerging retail concepts, in 2009 Ramzi Nakad co-founded BRAG now a leading experiential agency headquartered in Dubai Design District. As BRAG’s Managing Partner, Nakad helped secure partnerships with government and private entities, including Dubai Tourism, Dubai Festivals & Retail Authority and EMAAR. Nakad has directed some of Dubai’s most talked about events like Fashion Forward, Sole Dxb and Meet d3. He also conceptualised and produced large-scale community events that saw the introduction of new retail concepts in the form of pop-ups, for the first time in Dubai and the UAE. Dubai’s Market OTB and Beach Canteen were amongst his first creations, and Abu Dhabi’s Food Club Social was amongst his latest. A regular commentator for thought leadership, Nakad has been selected to be a guest speaker at Start-up Grind powered by Google and INSEAD’s Fontainebleau France Campus, in addition to being recognised as a voice for the evolving creative industry by many publications in the region.