Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Financial Markets Archive

Global Financial Markets Forum 2013

27 - 28 February, 2013, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Introduction

Following on from the success of this forum over the last four years, NBAD is extremely proud to once again host this prestigious event in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Global Financial Markets Forum brings together key decisions makers and distinguished experts from around the world to discuss the outlook from Economic, Political, and Financial perspectives. The programme includes keynote speeches and interactive panel discussions by global political leaders, acclaimed economists and senior bankers.

This forum, endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, has become the largest financial markets event in the region with over 700 delegates having attended in 2012. We have been privileged to have very distinguished speakers and panellists in recent years, including Paul Volker, Former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve and Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS and Former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, among others. The programme will provide timely updates and commentary on a range of topical issues including:

  • Eurozone; challenges, opportunities and the outlook – What decisions should investors outside of Europe be making given the current crisis? Nicolas Sarkozy, Former President of the French Republic
  • Prospect of European Union – UK perspective by David Milliband, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, UK
  • Delusions of the European Elite in an age of Deleveraging and Democracy & Turning the Euro into the Lira by David McWilliams
  • Role and contribution of United Arab Emirates in the local as well regional economic growth – Discussions by Corporate leaders of UAE
  • After the Great Recession: An Agenda for Economic Growth – Secretary James A. Baker III
  • The Bond Bubble. How long will this irrational exuberance last? – by Lawrence McDonald
  • Impact on Financial Markets and the global growth – Discussions by Global Economists
  • Constant changes and role of Financial sector in global growth – Discussions by leaders of Global Financial institutions
  • The West and the Rest: Degeneration and Regeneration after the Global Financial Crisis – by Professor Niall Ferguson

For the 2013 event, we have a very prolific line up and we encourage you to view further details of the speakers, panellists and agenda on this site. We are confident that the 2013 forum will once again raise the bar with stimulating content and discussion, and we look forward to seeing you there.


Speakers & Panelists

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H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE

Sheikh Nahayan's career has been characterized by his great dedication to public service and his strong support of education and culture in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. He is actively involved in formulating and implementing policies for human resource development in the country. He is a strong supporter of major efforts to preserve and promote national and Arab heritage.

Higher education is the centerpiece of Sheikh Nahayan's public life. He is the Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, the President of Zayed University, the Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Sheikh Nahayan has been a chair of several ministerial committees, including the Ministerial Committee responsible for proposing strategies for national social development and the National Committee on Manpower Planning.

A noted patron of the arts, Sheikh Nahayan also strongly supports many activities, ranging from natural history to music and cultural events. He has led many important initiatives for promoting cultural flow and exchange between the UAE and the rest of the world. He is strongly committed to the advancement of the values of tolerance, mutual understanding, and cooperation across national and cultural boundaries. Sheikh Nahayan has extensive contacts and relations with many like-minded political, cultural and educational leaders around the world.

Sheikh Nahayan is the recipient of many national and international honors and awards in recognition of his many efforts and accomplishments.


Press Releases

March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013
February 28, 2013

Videos

Highlights 2013

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