AUIS Student Wins AINAC 2016 Corporate Challenge in Jordan

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:45

Maryam Nabeel, an AUIS business major, was recently in Amman, Jordan, where she participated in the Arab Innovation Network conference. She was the only student selected from Iraq, and the only non-engineering student at the conference. She came back with the winning prize!

The Arab Innovation Network (AINAC) corporate conference brings together youth from all over the Middle East every year to work together towards innovative and industry-based solutions. In December 2016, AUIS business major Maryam Nabeel attended the AINAC 2016 conference in Amman, Jordan, where she was selected to participate in the AIN Corporate Challenge. With her two Palestinian teammates, Maryam worked on a challenge to design a delivery packaging system for Aramex Logistics. The team were given two days to design and present their solution at AINAC 2016. Maryam's team won the corporate challenge, and were awarded a fully funded corporate internship with Aramex in the country of their choice.

The AINAC 2016 conference also featured talks by influencers and sector leaders, business networking opportunities, and workshops for participants, "I got to know a few very well known people in the Middle East, which is always a plus to building up your network," said Maryam, who is now starting up an AINAC Society at AUIS. "A lot of our engineering students would really enjoy the experience," she said, and hopes that the new society will help establish links with AIN and ecounrage more participation from AUIS students at the annual conference. 

We wish Maryam all the best with her new internship at Aramex! 

Read more about Maryam's experience at AINAC Corporate Challenge in her blog.