middle-east-news

Dubai beckons Mumbai Dabbawalas

Mumbai, June 2 : Mumbai's legendary lunch-box suppliers - Dabbawalas - will feature at an august gathering of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders in Dubai Tuesday, an official said here Sunday.


Arvind Talekar, spokesperson for Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Trust (NMTBST), will represent the 5,000 dabbawalas at the two-day "Third GCC Government Organisations Third and Fourth Line Leaders' Development Conference" opening in the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

"I will be speaking on best practices in leadership development and management practices to foster competitiveness, the issues, challenges, failures and successes in implementing leadership strategies," Talekar told IANS.

This will be done through a case study on the history of Dabbawalas, their gruelling day-to-day operations through Mumbai's mind-boggling commuting conditions, ensuring "On Time Delivery, Everytime".

The conference itself would highlight innovation in leadership that involved advanced decision-making and execution skills to obtain cross-functional responsibilities, as they need to drive excellence as multi-faceted leaders, he added.

The two-day event will feature eminent speakers like Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University; Hani Al Ghfaili of Al Riyadh Newspaper; Majed Alhaisoni, Dean of IT and e-Learning at University of Hail, Saudi Arabia; Ahmad Tahlak, president and chairman of Levenbert; Abdullah Hamad Bin Zarah, CEO of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City; and Lorenzo Maravigliad, director of Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

The event will conclude with the Second Middle East Third and Fourth Line Leaders Excellence Awards.

The dabbawalas' work has been a topic of several international management studies and research and earned laurels from all over the world. They have been in service, delivering lunch and snack-boxes in the city for 125 years.

--IANS (Posted on 02-06-2013)

middle-east-news headlines

Dubai faces 500,000 construction workers' shortage

Bahrain blasts leave two killed

Iran to uphold nuclear achievements: Cleric

Gaza: UN calls for end to Israeli blockade

Half-Saudi children will enjoy same rights as Saudis

Indian jumps to death in Sharjah

36 killed, 53 wounded in Iraq violence

Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood members from running in polls

'Middle East dependent on Asian oil demand'

Saudi king replaces intelligence chief

Indian woman jailed in Oman for husband's murder to be freed, deported

MERS under control, says Saudi Arabia

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top