Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Mumbai’s legendary lunch-box suppliers - Dabbawalas - featured at an august gathering of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders in Dubai on Tuesday.
Arvind Talekar, spokesperson for Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Trust (NMTBST), represented the 5,000 dabbawalas at the two-day “Third GCC Government Organisations Third & Fourth Line Leaders' Development Conference” opening in the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.
The conference itself highlighted 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
The two-day event featured 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 concluded 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.
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First Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11:52