The Board and CEO’s consulted in a strategy session to set the strategy for Raya 2020. Building on the outcomes of the Management Seminar, the strategy session took all the opportunities further turning them into actionable plans. Over the course of the past four years, Raya underwent numerous expansion plans including adding new industries to the portfolio and opening locations outside Egypt.
Raya Management Seminar is an annual event held to realign the direction of the group involving all senior managers, directors, CEOs, and Chairman. The 2016 seminar was held in Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort, with 78 leaders across all of Raya group. “Mega Trends” was the topic of the seminar, facilitated by “Frost & Sullivan”, a global research and consulting organization. Each line of business examined the global trends shaping the future and explored how these trends affected their operations and forecasts.
Using different tools and activities the lines of business presented their findings to the Chairman and Board as opportunities to be included in their growth plans. The seminar is a perfect opportunity for the leadership team at Raya to sharpen their skills as well as provide a platform for open discussion between the different companies sharing their business acumen and easing networking to expedite collaboration.
Cairo is a platform under the umbrella of TED organization that provides an opportunity for individuals to share “ideas worth spreading”. Talks vary in topics to include technology, innovation, and education featuring people telling their real-life experiences and learnings. TEDxCairo was held for the fifth year in 2016 at the Marquee Theater in Cairo Festival City, and it saw a turnout of over 1000 guests. Raya sponsored the event as part of raising awareness of the different Lines of Business (LOBs) and marketing Raya as an employer of choice. Representatives from the different LOBS came together to create an unforgettable fun experience for the attendees through different games and activities with a focus to inform attendants about Raya. Various interactive activities took place. Raya setup a “fun lounge” with different activities for the attendees to engage in the Ovio team was on hand catering the event.