(09.30-10.30) Session 6
Thematic Panel (Knowledge partnerships)
Moderator: Professor Ronald McQuaid, Professor of Work and Employment, University of Stirling, UK  
Rapporteur: Dr. Hala Abou Arraj, Interim Registrar, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

  • The Knowledge for Development Partnership as a public-private partnership: the evolution of the Agenda Knowledge for Development
    Sarah Cummings, VU University Amsterdam, Knowledge for Development Partnership, The Netherlands
  • Implementing the SDGs by subnational governments- urgent need to strengthen administrative capacities
    Raymond Saner, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Simona Constanzo Sow, United Nations System Staff College, Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

(10.30-12.00) Session 7
Thematic Panel (Building bridges to the private sector) 
Moderator: Professor Abdelkader DjeflatProfessor of Economics & Chairman Maghreb Technology Network, University of Lille, France
Rapporteur: Dr. Rui MuAssociate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dalian University of Technology, China

(13.30-15.00) Session 8
Thematic Panel (Partnership for innovation)
Moderator: Jonas Svensson, Head of Innovations Unit, United Nations Office for Project Services, Denmark
Rapporteur: Dr. Cristian Matti, Knowledge and Learning Manager, EIT Climate-KIC , Belgium and Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Mia RolfCEO, Ideon Science Park, Sweden
  • Elaine Chen, Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, USA
  • Konrad Bergstorm, President and Co Founder, Zound Industries, Sweden 
  • Hiro Tamura, Partner at Atomico, UK
  • Rys Farthing, Ocean Generation
  • Elisabeth Fosseli Olsen, Senior Advisor and Head of Humanitarian Innovation at Innovation Norway, Innovation Norway

(15.00-16.30) Session 9
Thematic Panel (Coalescing the energies of SMEs)
Moderator: Professor Danilo Sampaio, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil 
Rapporteur: Dr. Siham El-Kafafi, Director of Research, ICL Education Group, New Zealand

  • Roberto Suarez-Santos, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers
  • Govind Venuprasad, Coordinator, South-South Trade and Investment Programme, International Trade Centre
  • Willem Overbosch, Founder and CEO, Dutch Network Group, The Netherlands
  • Islamic banking finance to small entrepreneurs: a case of Kenya (An Institutional Network Approach)
    Mohammed Nurul Alam, Yorkville University, Canada
    Nurulayn Binte NoorWilfrid Laurier University, Canada

(16.30-18.00) Session 10
Thematic Panel (Measuring sustainability)
Moderator: Professor Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Rapporteur: Dr. Bhabani Shankar Nayak, Senior Lecturer, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK

  • José Alcorta, Manager, Technical Group, International Organisation for Standardisation
  • Markus T. Schweizer, Managing Partner, Strategic Solutions, Ernst & Young Ltd.
  • Sander Chan, German Development Institute, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Lichia Saner-Yiu, President, Centre for Socio-economic Development, Switzerland