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The Leadership Role of the GCC in the Global Economy

Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Leadership Role of the GCC in the Global Economy

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The Leadership Role of the GCC in the Global Economy

April 9, 2013 Dubai International Financial Centre

Conference & Exhibition Centre

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Countries once considered "emerging markets" have evolved into "emerging powers." Sovereign wealth funds have become major institutional investors, and governments have greatly increased their role in the financial system through regulation. In light of such complex issues confronting an ever-evolving global financial system as well as the recent financial crisis, this timely conference will examine the potential leadership role of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the global economy.

We would like to thank our sponors BNY Mellon, Gulf Capital, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

1:30-2:00 pm

Registration

2:00-2:30 pm

Welcome: Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Finance, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Jeff Singer, CEO, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

2:30-3:00 pm

Opening Keynote: Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee, The Abraaj Group

3:00-4:00 pm

Panel #1: GCC and the Global Economy What is needed for the development of the financial sector and the region's competitiveness in the global economy? What financial market reforms and regulations will encourage investment and development? How can the region become more competitive in the global marketplace? What are the prospects (and impediments) for a single currency in the region? Why is growth of the financial sector important for economic development? How will over reliance on crude oil and natural gas impact growth? 

Moderator: Camilla Hall, Gulf Correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers:

John Vitalo, CEO, MENA, Barclays

Chirag Shah, Head of Strategy & Corporate Planning, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Graham Hayward, Partner & Middle East Region Financial Services Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

4:00-4:30 pm

Coffee Break

4:30-5:30 pm

Panel #2: The Role of Financial Markets & Financial Institutions What steps are needed for development of financial exchanges in the region? What role will Islamic finance and Sharia compliance play in the development of the financial sector and the evolution of the Sukkuk market? How can financial institutions such as sovereign weath funds and private equity firms contribute to the growth of the markets?

Moderator: Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Finance, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Speakers:

Dr. Karim El Solh, CEO & Co-Founder, Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC

Iqbal Khan, CEO, Fajr Capital Group

Hossam Radwan, CEO, Abraaj Partners Holding Co. KSA 

Giambattista Atzeni, Vice President, MENA & Turkey, BNY Mellon Corporate Trust

5:30-6:00 pm Closing Keynote: Sheikh Saleh Ali Al-Turki, Chairman & President, Nesma Holding Co. Ltd. 
6:00-6:15 pm Closing
6:30-7:30 pm

Reception: Ritz Carlton, DIFC

Samaya Section D Ground Floor

 

 

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Dubai International Financial Centre
Conference and Exhibition Centre - Precinct Building 4 of the Gate District
Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


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Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Offering innovative and influential thought leadership, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy fosters discussion on critical policy and regulatory issues related to global financial markets. The center hosts dialogues, conferences, and events involving leading scholars, practitioners,and policymakers; provides a non-partisan forum for informed discussion; sponsors relevant and impactful research on key global market issues; and engages students interested in finance.

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Laura Schofield

Assistant Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy

202-687-3796

cfmp@georgetown.edu

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