FEB 26 - 27, 2019 | ABU DHABI

Global Financial Markets Archive

Global Financial Markets Forum 2016

2 - 3 March, 2016, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Building on the success of previous years, we will be raising the bar once again to bring you a truly world-class line up of speakers and panellists, topical and relevant content, plus unparalleled networking opportunities.

GFMF has evolved to become what is now regarded as the premier annual financial markets conference in the MENA region, attracting over 1600 delegates and set in what can only be described as the ultimate venue in the region, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Speakers & Panelists

homaid al shemmari daniel yergin andrew wilson michael liebreich richard teng eithne treanor

Please click on any of the above to see the full bio for the relevant participant.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan

Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan joined the Federal Government in 1990 as the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In March 2013, he was appointed the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.

In addition to his ministerial positions, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan has started as the Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (1983 – 2013), the Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (1988 – 2013) and the President of Zayed University (1998 – 2013). He is currently the President of the General Authority for Youth and Sports (2013 – present) and the President of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities (2013 – present). Sheikh Nahayan is also the President of the Future Centre for students with special needs in Abu Dhabi.

Educated in the United Kingdom, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Graduated from Millfield School and attended Magdalen College at Oxford University.

Sheikh Nahayan actively chairs and supports many groups, clubs and associations. He is the chair and patron of more than 100 annual conferences and symposia dealing with all aspects of life in the UAE, the region and the world.

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, as well as many honorary degrees from several universities around the world.

Press Releases


Highlights 2016

Duration: 6"01"

Behind the scenes of GFMF 2016

Duration: 1"28"

In conversation with Tony Blair

Tony Blair - Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)

Duration: 5"11"

In conversation with Dr. Mohamed El Erian

Mohamed El Erian - Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz

Duration: 4"01"

In conversation with H.E. Reem Al Hashimy

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy - UAE Minister of State

Duration: 3'23"

Welcome Address - Day 1

H.E. Nasser Ahmed AlSowaidi - Chairman of NBAD and Etihad Rail

Duration: 4'09"

Keynote Address

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan - Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

Duration: 16"41"

Keynote speech

H.E. Ahmed Al Sayegh - Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market

Duration: 13"21"

Building Abu Dhabi in a Changing Environment

Panel Discussion

Duration: 23"59"

China & India: Two Economic Superpowers?

Panel Discussion

Duration: 30"20"

Opening Address - Day 2

Alex Thursby - Group CEO, NBAD

Duration: 9"16"

The Relevance of Renewable Energy

Panel Discussion

Duration: 29"31"

Greece, Austerity, Brexit and Europe's other Darlings!

Panel Discussion

Duration: 44"49"

The Regulatory Environment and its Impact on Doing Business!

Panel Discussion

Duration: 39"45"

Sixteen Cubed: 16 Predictions for 2016, in 16 Minutes!

Vikram Mansharamani - Lecturer, Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University

Duration: 16"42"

The Geopolitics of Today's World - Audience Q&A

Alastair Newton - Co-founder and Director of Alavan Business Advisory Ltd

Duration: 30"05"


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