FEB 27 - 28, 2018 | ABU DHABI
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

Agenda 2018

Growing Stronger in Today’s Challenging Environment



Welcome Address
H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Board Member of FAB and Group CEO of Mubadala


Panel Discussion - Abu Dhabi's transformation journey
H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Investment Company
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, ADNOC Group CEO
Mr. Abdulhamid Saeed, Group CEO of First Abu Dhabi Bank
Moderator: Lubna Bouza, Sky News Arabia TV


Keynote Address
H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry & President of OPEC Conference


Abu Dhabi Global Market
H.E. Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market
Moderator: Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director, Global Markets, First Abu Dhabi Bank

11:05 Coffee Break 1 + Networking

Panel Discussion - The role and perception of State owned long term investors in the current economic environment
Mr. Jean-Paul Villain, Director – Strategy and Planning Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Mr. Hang Paul Zhang – Managing Director – Asset Allocation Department, China Investment Corporation
Moderator: Omeir Jilani, Executive Director, Global Markets, First Abu Dhabi Bank


Panel discussion - Towards regional regulatory convergence
H.E. Mubarak Al Mansoori, Governor of Central Bank of UAE 
H.E. Ahmed AlKholifey, Governor of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority
H.E. Tarek Amer, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Hashel, Governor of Central Bank of Kuwait
Moderator: Ziad Daoud, Chief Middle East Economist, Bloomberg

13:00 Coffee break 2 + Networking

Brexit, Trump, Catalonia, Italy? Get used to the new normal
Mr. Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University


In conversation with...
Moderator: Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director, Global Markets, First Abu Dhabi Bank

14:30 Lunch
15:30 Afternoon breakout sessions (running in parallel)

FAB Global Markets – come and hear about markets directly from our team! (M031, Registration Mezzanine)
e-FX (C032, Registration Mezzanine)

19:00 Cocktail reception at Louvre Abu Dhabi
09:15 Oil - an alternative perspective
Dr. Sriram Vasudevan, Managing Director, Graticule Asset Management Asia

Panel Discussion - Alternative Energy as a necessity not luxury
Mr. Mohamed Al Ramahi, CEO, Masdar
Mr. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Mr. Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Middle East and UAE
Dr. Manar Al Moneef - President and CEO for GE Renewable Energy in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power
Moderator: Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, Reuters

10:45 Coffee Break 1 + Networking

Panel discussion - Incredible India v2.0?
Arundhati Bhattacharya - Former Chairperson of State Bank of India
Mr. BV Krishan, CEO of KKR India Financial Services
Dr. Vikram Mansharamani, Academic, Author, Entrepreneur and Investor
Moderator: Una Galani, Associate Editor - Reuters Breaking Views


Panel discussion - China: there's more to it than a belt and a road
Mr. Jiegen Wei, Senior Vice President, Research Department, China Investment Corporation
Mr. Joseph Ho, General Manager of Overseas Business Division (PB) at ICBC
Dr. Keyu Jin, Professor, London School of Economics
Dr. Zhihuan E, Chief Economist of Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Lead Anchor: Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder & CEO of Silk Road Associates

12:45 Coffee Break 2 + Networking
13:15 Growing stronger (and winning!) through leadership
Mr. Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club

In conversation with Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University
Moderator: Erik Schatzker, anchor, Bloomberg TV

14:30 Lunch
15:15 Women in leadership afternoon tea
15:45 Equities trading game in association with Thomson Reuters – join in and have some fun!
16:30 Forum close


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