Access Abu Dhabi, a program powered by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, welcomed the inaugural delegation of entrepreneurs at the stunning Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. The program was founded by Sarah Omolewu, Managing Partner of Maven Global Access, to support women and minority businesses in their expansion to Abu Dhabi.
Showcasing Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort's renowned hospitality and culinary expertise, the event was hosted by Kevin O'Leary, star of business reality show Shark Tank. Also present at the inspiring event was award-winning American musician, Christina Milian, former Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra, Los Angeles Lakers NBA legend Metta World Peace, NBA player Kevin Durant's mother, Wanda Durant, Kate Goodall, founder of Halcyon, Hill Harper star of 'The Good Doctor' and founder of The Black Wall Street App, and more. The evening also saw attendance from Abu Dhabi's burgeoning American business community, including Sarah Omolewu, Founder of Access Abu Dhabi, Managing Partner of Maven Marketing and Events and Liz Beneski, Chief Executive Director of AmCham Abu Dhabi, as well as UAE media from representatives.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island provided the picture-perfect location for the star-studded event highlighting Jumeirah Group's dedication to developing future talent and support of the UAE's vision to drive economic progress.