Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Agenda 2016

EVENING EVENT – 1ST MARCH 2016 - PRE FORUM EVENT
19:00 onwards Welcome reception, Auditorium & Terrace, Emirates Palace
   
DAY ONE – 2ND MARCH
07:30 Registration opens
09:30 Delegates to be seated
10:00

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

10:05

Keynote Address: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan – Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

10:15

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

10:25

Building Abu Dhabi in a Changing Environment
H.E. Khalifa Salem Al Mansoori - Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi
H.E. Homaid Al Shemmari - CEO of Aerospace & Engineering Services at Mubadala
Moderator:
John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor, CNN

11:00 In conversation with H.E. Reem Al Hashimy - UAE Minister of State
Moderator:
Aishah Al Dhanhani, Group Head of HR Business Partnership, NBAD
11:30

Coffee Break

12:00 China & India: Two Economic Superpowers?
Xiaodong Tang - CEO of China AMC
Professor Rana Mitter - Deutsche Bank Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford
Alok Agarwal - Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Industries Limited
Zia Mody - Founding and Managing Partner, AZB Partners
Moderator:
Vikram Mansharamani - Lecturer, Program in Ethics, Politics & Economics at Yale University
12:45

In conversation with Tony Blair - Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)
Moderator:
Chavan Bhogaita - Head of Market Insights and Strategy, NBAD

13:30

In conversation with H.E. Khalifa Al Kindi - Founder of Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Central Bank
Moderator:
Chavan Bhogaita, Head of Market Insights & Strategy, NBAD

14:00 Current status of the Sovereign Wealth Funds in the midst of global transition
Jean-Paul Villain - Director, Strategy Unit, Managing Director’s Office Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Uche Orji - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
Moderator:
Omeir Jilani - Head of Alternative Investments, NBAD
14:30 Lunch
From 15:30 Afternoon sessions (running in parallel)
Investor Presentations
15:30 National Bank of Abu Dhabi – Presented by James Burdett - Group Chief Financial Officer
16:15 Aldar Properties – Presented by Greg Fewer - CFO
Breakout Sessions
15:30 Global Markets 2016: What do our Traders Think?
15:30 Adjusting the Sails: Regional Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets Overview - Presented by Omar Mehanna, Managing Director & Global Head of Merchant Banking & SFAS
15:30 NBAD Global Markets – Risk Management Workshop
19:30 Pre Gala Dinner Reception
20:30 Signature Gala Dinner
   
DAY TWO – 3RD MARCH
08:30 Delegates to be seated
09:00

Opening Address: Alex Thursby - Group CEO, NBAD

09:10

Oil, Power and Money: The Age of Energy Insecurity, Daniel Yergin - Vice Chairman, IHS

09:45

Renewable Energy: Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi - Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity Clean Energy and Desalination of Water Ministry of Energy 

10:00

The Relevance of Renewable Energy
Michael Liebreich - Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Moderator:
Eithne Treanor - Founder & Managing Director of E Treanor Media

10:30 Coffee Break
11:00

Greece, Austerity, Brexit and Europe's other Darlings!
Yanis Varoufakis - Former Minister of Finance in Greece
Moderator:
Mark Blyth - Eastman professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International Studies and Brown University

 11:45

The Regulatory Environment and its Impact on Doing Business!
Richard Teng - CEO of Financial Services Regulatory Authority (ADGM)
Rashed Abdul Kareem Al Baloushi - CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
Alex Thursby - Group CEO of NBAD
Moderator:

Axel Threlfall - Editor-at-Large of Reuters

12:30

Sixteen Cubed: 16 Predictions for 2016, in 16 Minutes!
Vikram Mansharamani - Lecturer, Program in Ethics, Politics, & Economics at Yale University

12:45 Coffee Break 2
13:15

The Geopolitics of Today's World - Audience Q&A
Alastair Newton - Co-founder and Director of Alavan Business Advisory Ltd

13:45

In conversation with Dr. Mohamed El Erian
Moderator:
Chavan Bhogaita - Head of Market Insights & Strategy, NBAD

14:30 Lunch
15:30 Afternoon sessions (running in parallel)
Breakout Sessions
16:00 Equities trading game (in association with Thomson Reuters)
15:30 Women in Business: Afternoon Tea
17:30 Forum close

 

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