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Global Financial Markets Archive

Global Financial Markets Forum 2014

4 - 5 March, 2014, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE


NBAD is extremely proud to once again host the Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), which has become the premier annual financial markets conference in the Middle East region. Having grown substantially since its inception five years ago, the GFMF now truly sets the benchmark by attracting world-class speakers and panellists, providing thought provoking and topical content, and offering a highly interactive forum with excellent networking opportunities – all set in one of the most unique and prestigious venues in the world, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

The Forum has hosted highly distinguished speakers from around the world including Nicholas Sarkozy, James Baker, Axel Weber, Paul Volcker, and David Milliband among others, and attracted over 1300 delegates in February 2013.

Global Financial Markets Forum 2014 will take place on 4 - 5 March and will once again raise the bar in terms of content and the overall standard of the event. We are delighted to confirm Dr Ben Bernanke, Lawrence H. Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, and Secretary James Baker as speakers for the Forum, to name just a few.

The event will also provide delegates with the opportunity to attend Investor Presentations from prominent corporate and financial entities in the West-East corridor and to interact with senior management of these entities. In addition, we are pleased to announce that the 2014 GFMF will also feature a state of the art ‘virtual’ conferencing facility, which will allow delegates from other parts of the world to attend the forum and benefit from the content in a highly sophisticated and interactive online platform. We invite you to find out more about this platform and watch a brief video about it on the relevant section of this website.

We are working towards making the 2014 Global Financial Markets Forum another landmark event and we hope to see you there.

Speakers & Panelists

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H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan

Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan’s life and career have been characterized by creativity, innovation, bold action and dedicated public service. After more than 20 years as the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, he was appointed in March 2013 the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development in the United Arab Emirates.

Concurrent with his previous role as the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan served as the Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, the President of Zayed University and the Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan is also a recognized leader in dealing with the major social and economic issues that impact the United Arab Emirates and the Arab region. He has played a major role in policy formulation related to the economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates. H.E. Sheikh Nahayan has chaired several federal government Cabinet committees on manpower planning and social development in the United Arab Emirates as well as other committees charged with formulating policies for the development in the country. He is an accomplished public speaker. He gives more than 150 public speeches and presentations every year.

A noted patron of the arts, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan strongly supports a wide range of activities, from natural history to music and culture, from national heritage to sports. He is a strong proponent of advanced technology and global best practices in education and business. An active philanthropist with a high sense of social responsibility, he champions many humanitarian causes and provides strong support for individuals with disabilities. He also chairs and actively supports many groups and associations including the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, the UAE Natural History Group, the Medecins Sans Frontieres in the UAE, the Society of History and Historical Heritage of the UAE, The Millfield Association in the Arabian Peninsula, and Friends of Al-Quds University in Abu Dhabi. A strong supporter of all cultural activities in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, including literature, theater, music, painting, sculpture, photography, and folk arts, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan is a regular patron of art exhibitions and heritage festivals.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan is the recipient of many national and international honors and awards including the Oman Civil Order, from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Hilal-e-Pakistan, from the Government of Pakistan, Global Advocacy Recognition Award, from the TESOL Organization, Hamdan bin Rashid Prize for the Year’s Distinguished Person of Education.

Educated in the United Arab Emirates and in the United Kingdom, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan holds honorary degrees from several universities around the world.


Highlights 2014

Duration: 04'12"

Welcome Address

H.E. Dr Al Taher Musalah Al Kindi al Murar

Duration: 03'48"

Keynote Address: Establishing Abu Dhabi as a financial centre

H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

Duration: 19'44

Abu Dhabi

Panel Discussion

Duration: 31'17"

Keynote Address

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Duration: 15'06"

Keynote Address

Secretary James Baker III

Duration: 24'24"

Five things they didn't tell you at Davos

Mark Blyth & David McWilliams

Duration: 36'52"

Keynote Address: NBAD strategy

Alex Thursby

Duration: 23'54"

Central Bankers and Policy Makers

Panel Discussion

Duration: 46'53"

The State of the World Today

Panel Discussion

Duration: 59'32"

West-East Corridor: The New Silk Road

Panel Discussion

Duration: 40'

Aerospace and beyond

Panel Discussion

Duration: 36'53"

Did we learn anything from the 2008 banking crisis?

Panel Discussion

Duration: 1h4'20"


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