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E2E & IWG #ScaleUp2Success with Bassim Haidar, Founder & CEO – Channel IT & Channel VAS

October 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

E2E & IWG #ScaleUp2Success with Bassim Haidar, Founder & CEO – Channel IT & Channel VAS

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

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About the Event

Are you in the process of scaling up your business? Do you have access to the right support to help you successfully achieve this?

If not, this event is a must-attend for you! You will have the unique opportunity to talk to and learn from the Midland’s leading entrepreneurs as well as our award-winning special guest speakers to be announced.

You will also have the chance to hear from our joint hosts:
Richard Morris, CEO of IWG UK, the world’s largest serviced office supplier
Shalini Khemka, E2E’s Founder and CEO, Deal Maker for the UK Government’s Department of International Trade and a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.

Our Special Guest Speaker is telecoms entrepreneur and self-made billionaire, Bassim Haidar.

Bassim is one of the most successful telecoms pioneers and his expertise within the mobile and fintech sectors has enabled him to build successful businesses and achieve billionaire status!

When he is not flying around the world in his private jet or sailing the seas on his private yacht Bassim, heads up Channel VAS – a leading vendor of Mobile Financial and Fintech Services – which has a staggering 550 million+ customers in more than 30 countries!

Bassim is as member of Amnesty International’s Global Council where he uses his entrepreneurial talent, enthusiasm and commitment to justice to try and build a world where human rights are a reality for us all.

We are thrilled to give you this unique opportunity to listen and learn from Bassim’s exceptional proven business and entrepreneurial insights.

You will discover proven strategies to increase your revenue and will leave with invaluable connections to help your business continue to succeed and grow in 2020.

Why should you invest your time in this event?

You will…

  • Learn how to scale your business effectively with the opportunity to address your current business challenges, hearing opinions that matter.

  • Connect with our inspirational speakers and an entrepreneurial community of Founders, CEOs, Chairman and investors from Scotland.

  • Access E2E’s ecosystem of support by becoming an E2E Ambassador, which will result in invitations to our exclusive events, access to our £50m financing facility developed exclusively for SMEs and many more corporate services at discounted rates.

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Meet your Speakers

Shalini Khemka

Founder & CEO – E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker – UK Government

Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.

Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.

Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

Richard Morris


Richard is the CEO of IWG UK. He joined in 2014 following his role as CEO of G4S’s UK & Ireland Division. IWG UK is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions offering a fast growing global network of 3,000 locations in 120 countries. Since joining, Richard has consistently delivered year on year growth for Regus’ UK division.

Bassim Haidar

Group Founder & CEO – Channel IT

Bassim Haidar, a Lebanese national, was born in Nigeria and co-founded his first company, Intercomm Ltd. in 1991 and GMT, now the leading integrated procurement, finance & logistics provider in West Africa, in 1995. In 2003, he founded Channel IT to cater and provide supplies and services to the telecom industry in Nigeria. Today the company operates in 19 countries and plays a major role in infrastructure and services in Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, he founded Channel VAS; now the leading vendor of Mobile Financial and Fintech Services for emerging markets across the globe. Mr. Haidar has over 20 years’ experience in various sectors of the African market and has become one of the most successful pioneers in his industry. Channel VAS is currently reaching over 650 million customers in more than 30 countries. Channel VAS offers smart handset financing for emerging markets, offering financial inclusion to all and allowing users in underserved areas to bank more effectively.

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Disclaimer: Please note that event timings and dates are subject to change. Our event is designed for founders of growing businesses and business leaders. We try where possible to keep exclusivity. Should E2E deem your position as not suitable for our event, one of our team will remove you from our attendee list and you will be notified. Overt selling will be frowned upon.


October 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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