FEB 26 - 27, 2019 | ABU DHABI

2019 agenda

First Abu Dhabi Bank is proud to bring you the 10th edition of the Global Financial Markets Forum.

Across two days, GFMF 2019 will feature a world-class line up of speakers and panellists, topical content and discussion as well as multiple networking opportunities.

The agenda for Day 1 is comprised of plenary sessions (all of which will take place in the main auditorium at Emirates Palace) including keynote speeches and interactive panel discussions by prominent speakers, personalities and renowned subject matter experts.

The agenda for Day 2 will host a number of breakout sessions and round table discussions, with several content streams running in parallel, from which delegates can pick and choose which sessions they wish to attend. In addition there will be ample networking opportunities throughout the day. Delegates will be able to build a personalised agenda by pre-selecting sessions that appeal to their interests through the GFMF 2019 app.

The GFMF 2019 app will be available for download shortly. Personalised emails containing login information will be shared with all registered guests once the app is launched.

Please note session content/titles subject to change and update.

 

DAY 1  Agenda – 26TH FEBRUARY 2019
08:30

Networking Breakfast

09:30

Welcome Address

Abdulhamid Saeed, Group CEO, First Abu Dhabi Bank

09:35 Keynote Address
Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Group CEO, Mubadala Investment Company
09:45 In Conversation with H.E. Ahmed Al Sayegh, UAE Minister of State, Chairman of ADGM

Moderator:

Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director, Head of Market Insights & Strategy, FAB Global Markets

10:15 What To Look Out For In 2019, and Why?

Mark Blyth, Professor of International Economics at Brown University
10:45

Coffee Break

11:30

Panel Discussion: Challenges Faced by Central Banks as Regulators in an Increasingly Digitised Financial Sector

Panelists:

H.E. Mubarak Al Mansoori, Governor of Central Bank of the UAE

H.E. Dr Mohammed Al Hashel, Governor of Central Bank of Kuwait

TBC

Moderator: TBC

12:15 Panel Discussion: Bankers, It’s Simple, Embrace Technology or be Left Behind!

Panelists:

TBC
13:00

Lunch

14:15

Panel Discussion: The Superpower Debate (US vs China vs India)

Panelists:

Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director, Founder and Co-Managing Director of Skybridge Capital

Dr. Keyu Jin, Professor, London School of Economics

Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India (2014-2018), Lecturer at Harvard University

Moderator:

Mark Blyth, Professor of International Economics at Brown University

15:00 Keynote Address: The Opening Up of Chinese Financial Markets

TBC
15:10 In Conversation with….

Moderator:

TBC
15:45 What Does the Future Hold for Us?

Professor Michio Kaku, Futurist and Best-Selling Author
16:15 Coffee Break
16:45 Around the World in 50 Minutes with Dr. Mohammed El Erian - Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz Group, Former CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO

Moderator:

Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director, Head of Market Insights & Strategy, FAB Global Markets
19:00 Dinner (Emirates Palace)
   

Please note session content/titles subject to change and update



DAY 2  Agenda – 27TH FEBRUARY 2019

  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
 08:30 - 09:15 WELCOME REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
(Exhibition Area)
09:15 India - Beyond Demonetisation
Lecture by Arvind Subramanian
Chief Economic Advisor to Govt. of India (2014 - 2018), Lecturer at Harvard University
    FAB's 2019 Global Investment Outlook   
09:30
09:45 Focus on Fixed Income
(FAB/Singapore Stock Exchange)
10:00 Disruptive Technology - is Islamic Finance at Risk?
Mohammad Kateeb, Path Solutions
Gavin Payne, Head of Innov. Lab, FAB
Shamzani Hussain, FAB Siraj
MENA Deep Dive with FAB's Market Insights Team
10:15     
10:30
 10:45 - 11:30 COFFEE
(Exhibition Area)
11:30   Meet the Traders
Outlook for FX, Rates, & Markets
directly from FAB's Traders
   
11:45 A Discussion with Mark Blyth
How to reduce inequality and take the anger out of politics
- all without soaking the rich
Africa Deep Dive
(FAB/Standard Chartered)
 People of Determination -
Some Truly Inspirational Stories
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45      
 13:00 - 14:15 LUNCH
(Exhibition Area)
14:15  China - A New Perspective
Lecture by Dr. Keyu Jin
Professor at London School of Economics
          
14:30 Women in Leadership
Afternoon Tea
Trump is the New Normal -
Get Used To It!
Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director, Founder and Co-Managing Director of Skybridge Capital
14:45
15:00
15:15   
15:30  
 15:45 - 16:30 COFFEE
(Exhibition Area)
16:30 onwards ACTIVITES (DAY 2 ONLY) - Delegates to register for one of the following

Helicopter Tours of Abu Dhabi (Emirates Palace)
Driving Experience (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi)
Karting Experience (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi)
Louvre Abu Dhabi Private Tours
Golfing with Members of the UAE Special Olympics Team (Yas Links Golf Course, Abu Dhabi)