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23-25 October 2021

WORLD BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2021

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SVP & Group Head of Regulatory Compliance- First Abu Dhabi Bank
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Group Chief Compliance Officer - Emirates NBD,
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not just a large-scale conference, digital technologies for business,

08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:30 - 09:35

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Murat Efe, Founder & Chairman, Turkish-Arab Economic Forum, Türkiye

09:35 - 10:15

Ministerial Session: Meeting Global Challenges, Seizing New Opportunities, and Forging Financial and Digital Frontiers

  • Navigating Global Challenges and Newly Found Opportunities
  • Innovative Financial Instruments for Investment and Mobilizing Capital.
  • Regional and Global Ramifications of Libya's Central Bank Reunification
  • Adapting Supply Chains to Today's Geopolitical and Economic Realities
  • The Evolving Digital Landscape: Where We Are and Where We're Headed

Moderator: H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye

Speakers:

  • E. Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Free Zones Authority, Qatar
  • E. Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs, Kuwait
  • E. Sadek Al Kaber, Governor, Central Bank, Libya

10:15 - 10:45

Opening Remarks

Speakers:

  • Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
  • E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General, The Union of Arab Chambers
  • Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB)
  • Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu, President, Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye

10:45 - 11:00

Awards Ceremony and TAF14 Official Family Photo

11:00 - 11:15

Networking and Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00

Session 1: Regional Collaboration: Towards Building a Resilient and Diversified Future

  • The Role of Partnerships in Fulfilling National Vision Goals
  • Strategies for Strengthening Financial Cooperation
  • MEGA Projects: Avenues for Collaborative Growth
  • Key Insights into the Regulatory Landscape
  • The Avenues and Prospects of Fintech Collaborations

Speakers:

  • E. Osman Çelik, Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye
  • E. Dr. Ryadh M. Alkhareif, Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, KSA
  • E. Dr. Saud Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Qatar
  • Ozan Ozkural, Founder and Managing Partner, Tanto Capital Partners, United Kingdom
  • Barış Öney, Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital, Türkiye
  • Erkan Kork, Chairman, Bankpozitif, Türkiye

Moderator: Mr. Faysal Abou Zaki, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

12:00 - 12:45

Session 2: Energizing Kuwait-Türkiye Cooperation

  • Exploring Potential Investment Opportunities in the Energy Landscape, Defense and Aerospace
  • The Great Transition: Energy of the Future
  • Kuwait's Vision 2035 Development Plan: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Green and Renewable Energy Investments
  • Facilities Management, Urban Planning, and Construction Contracting; Kuwait's Promising Frontier

Speakers:

  • E. Saad Al-Barrak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs, Kuwait
  • Talha Pamukçu, Deputy Managing Director, BOTAŞ (Petroleum Pipeline Corporation), Türkiye
  • Stefan Paciorek, Global Head, DWF Legal & Business Services, United Kingdom

Moderator: Ms. Ebru Özdemir, Chairperson, Limak Holding, Türkiye

12:45 - 13:15

keynote address

H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Treasury and Finance, Türkiye

“A Deep Dive into Türkiye 's Economic and Financial Landscape”

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch hosted by The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB)

14:15 - 15:00

Session 3: Revitalizing Egypt- Türkiye Relations: Opportunities for Bilateral and Regional Collaboration

  • Enhancing Egypt - Türkiye Economic Resilience Through Recent Trade Growth Strategies.
  • Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation to Streamline Cross-Border Transactions
  • Investment prospects and opportunities in Real Estate and Construction Projects.
  • Policy and Regulatory Alignment for Seamless Investment and Tourism Exchanges
  • The Shared Commitment to Food Security

Speakers:

  • E. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • Erdal Eren, President, Turkish Contractors Association, Türkiye
  • Ahmed El Wakil, President, General Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, Egypt
  • Alaa Ezz, Secretary General · Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, Egypt
  • E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General at The Union of Arab Chambers

Moderator: Mr. Gazi Misirli, Presidential Representative, MÜSİAD, Türkiye

15:00 - 16:00

<p>Session 4: <em>“Istanbul's Financial Nexus”- </em>Traditional Banking, Islamic Finance, and Fintech Integration</p>

  • Istanbul Financial Center as the Epicenter of Multidimensional Ecosystem
  • The Role of Istanbul in Facilitating Capital Flows Between Türkiye and Arab Countries
  • Türkiye and Arab Government Bonds Market: Trends, and Opportunities.
  • Exploring Principles and Applications of Islamic Finance for Economic Stability.
  • The Role of Sukuk in Turkish-Arab Economic Integration.
  • Fintech's Impact on Modernizing Islamic and Conventional Banking Systems.
  • A Focus on Participation Banking in Turkish-Arab Partnerships.

Speakers:

  • Ahmet İhsan Erdem, Chief Executive Officer, Istanbul Financial Center, Türkiye
  • Güzhan Gülay, Executive Vice President, Borsa Istanbul (BİST), Türkiye
  • Ufuk Bilgetekin, Chairman, Association of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions of Türkiye (TÖDEB), Türkiye
  • Orkun Özkan, Managing Partner, OGB Attorney Partnership, Türkiye
  • Faisal Mansour Sarkhou, Chief Executive Officer, KAMCO Invest and Vice Chairman, Burgan Bank, Kuwait
  • Bashar Al-Natoor - The Global Head of Islamic Finance - Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, UAE

Moderator: Mrs. Ayşe Özden, Chief Economist, A&T Bank, Türkiye

16:00 - 16:15

Networking and Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:40

Session 5: Unveiling Iraq's Investment and Finance Outlook

  • The Investment Map of Iraq
  • A Comprehensive Look at Iraq's Capital Market

Speakers:

  • Ammar Abd Al Jabbar Moussa, Assistant Director General of the Economic Department, National Investment Commission, Iraq
  • Faisal Al-Haymes, Chairman of the Securities Commission, Iraq

16:40 - 17:20

Session 6: An In-depth Exploration of the Regional Investment Landscape

  • Examining FDI Landscape and Strategies to Mitigate Investment Risks
  • Leveraging Disruptive Technologies for Reciprocal Economic Advancement
  • Modern Investment Paradigms via Entrepreneurial Ventures and ESG Integration
  • Cracking the code of the Regulatory Landscape for Turkish Investors
  • Exploring Trustable Turkish Investment Avenues
  • The Role of Youth and Tech-Savvy Innovators in the New World Economy

Speakers:

  • Hashim Hussein, Head, UNIDO-ITPO, Bahrain
  • Cemalettin Akgül, Co-Founder, Golden Way Real Estate Fund, Türkiye
  • Onur Koc, Regional Technology Officer - Southeast Europe at Microsoft, Türkiye

17:20 - 18:00

Ending Remarks Followed by Networking and Coffee Break

08:15 - 09:00

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:00 - 09:05

Opening remarks

09:05 - 09:10

UBF Welcome note

09:10 - 09:25

Keynote address

09:25 - 10:10

Panel 1: Financial crime trends and FATF role in preventing criminal abuse of the financial system

  • 2017 Financial crimes overview
  • FATF role in combatting financial crimes
  • Internationally endorsed global standards against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation
  • Strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing
  • The need for continuous assessments and mutual evaluations

10:10 - 10:30

Interview: Living in the Age of De-Risking

  • Global financial Potential institutions perspectives on De-risking
  • impact of De-Risking on the region’s banking industry

10:30 - 11:10

Panel 2: Aligning local regulatory frameworks with the Global regulations

  • Government’s role in creating the regulatory framework
  • The Regulatory landscape: How is the UAE leading the way, and what does this mean for the region’s banking sector?
  • The strategic impact of global regulation

11:10 - 11:40

Networking Coffee Break

11:40 - 12:20

Panel 3: Trust, KYC and Compliance in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Era

  • Digitization Regime – Regulatory developments/alignment, challenges and risks
  • Where is the financial sector heading next with blockchain?
  • The rise of cryptocurrencies: Regulation challenges, risks and opportunities

12:20 - 13:00

Panel 4: Advanced Technologies influence on Compliance

  • The RegTech/FinTech revolution
  • Public/Private Partnership towards establishment of AML/CTF Intelligence Sharing Platform
  • How machine learning is changing the future of compliance, fraud detection and risk assessments
  • AI and machine learning governance: Why and how?
  • The ever-evolving risk of cyberattacks and data manipulation

- 13:30

Closing note: Presentation - Conduct Business in Banks

  • Identifying and managing Conduct Risk
  • Designing and implementing system and control to mitigate Conduct risk
  • Monitoring and reporting conduct risk.

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

08:00 - 09:00

Registration at Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel - Beirut

09:00 - 10:00

OPENING CEREMONY:

AWARDS CEREMONY:

SIGNING INVESTMENTS AGREEMENTS WITH IDAL

Presented by the Chairman and CEO Dr. Mazen Soueid

  • Build and Invest in a Factory for the Production of Human Pharmaceuticals in Ghassanieh - Said, Lebanon.

Abbas Fawaz, Chairman, International Trade and Investment Company (ITICO), Lebanon

  • Pharmaceutical Production Project in Qalhat - Koura, Lebanon.

Zakaria Khaled Al-Sayed, General Manager, UBSA Pharma Industries, Lebanon

  • Factory for Medical Serums’ Production of various sizes according to international standards, using the latest technologies in Sareen - Baalbek, Lebanon.

Hamad Mohammed Abdullah, General Manager, Serum & Solution SAL

Mr. Abbas Fawaz Mr. Abbas Fawaz President
The World Lebanese Cultural Union
Mr. Raouf Abou Zaki Mr. Raouf Abou Zaki CEO, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
H.E. Dr. Abdallah Bou Habib H.E. Dr. Abdallah Bou Habib Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon
10:00 - 11:15

PANEL I: The Changing Landscape of Lebanese Emigration in Arab Countries

  • How the Arab Economies are changing?
  • How are Emigrants Positioning to Deal with Economic Transformation in the Gulf Countries?
  • The Changing Role of Emigrants in the Arab Countries

Mr. Ramzi Raad Mr. Ramzi Raad Group Chairman
TBWA\RAAD Middle East
Mr. Nassim El Dada Mr. Nassim El Dada President
Lebanese Jordanian Business Forum
Mr. Boutros Younes Mr. Boutros Younes Board Member Lebanese Business and Investment Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Eng. Mohamad Bashar Al Abdallah Eng. Mohamad Bashar Al Abdallah President, Lebanese Businessmen Association in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Rabih Al Amine Mr. Rabih Al Amine President, Lebanese Executive Council, Saudi Arabia
H.E. Mr. Amine Salam H.E. Mr. Amine Salam Minister of Economy and Trade, Lebanon
11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break and Networking

11:45 - 12:45

PANEL II: The Crisis, Potential of Recovery and Reforms: An Emigrants Perspective

  • How do Emigrants See the Crisis?
  • How do Emigrants Envision the Potential of Economic, Monetary, and Banking Recovery?
  • Are Emigrants Ready to Start Mobilizing Long-Term Capital into Lebanon?
  • How can "Nudge" Theory be Applied in the Current Lebanese Context?

H.E. Eng. Nicolas Nahas H.E. Eng. Nicolas Nahas Advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon
Dr. Issam Raad Dr. Issam Raad President and Chair of the Board
HOME
Dr. Fadi Makki Dr. Fadi Makki Partner & Director / Global Co-lead,Behavioral Science Lab
Boston Consulting Group, Qatar
Mr. Nicolas Boukather Mr. Nicolas Boukather President
Lebanese Business Leaders Association
Dr. Nassib I. Ghobril Dr. Nassib I. Ghobril Chief Economist, Head of Research and Economic Studies, Byblos Bank, Lebanon
Eng. Ali Al Khalil Eng. Ali Al Khalil Chairman, Lebanese Business Council, Kuwait
H.E. Mr. George Boujikian H.E. Mr. George Boujikian Minister of Industry, Lebanon
13:30 - 14:45

PANEL IV: What Role Can Emigrants Play in the Revival of Key Economic Sectors?

  • How the recovery is likely to take shape?
  • What Industries are Likely to Drive the Recovery?
  • Potential Role of Emigrants in the Recovery of Key Industries?
  • Needed reforms to Bolster Emigrants Confidence and Encourage them to Start Investing Again in Lebanon.

H.E. Fadi Al Zouki H.E. Fadi Al Zouki Honorary Consul for Lebanon in the State of Tasmania and President of ANLCCI
Mr. Antoine Menassa Mr. Antoine Menassa President
HALFA FRANCE
Mr. Fadi Daou Mr. Fadi Daou CEO
MultiLane
Mr. Jacques Sarraf Mr. Jacques Sarraf Chairman
Global Lebanese Investors
Mr. Nidal Abou Zaki Mr. Nidal Abou Zaki Secretary General, Lebanese Business Council in Dubai, UAE
Dr. Mazen Soueid Dr. Mazen Soueid Chairman and CEO, The Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
H.E. Eng. Talal Hawat H.E. Eng. Talal Hawat Former Minister of Telecommunications
Lebanon
H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon
13:30 - 14:45

PANEL IV: What Role Can Emigrants Play in the Revival of Key Economic Sectors?

  • How the recovery is likely to take shape?
  • What Industries are Likely to Drive the Recovery?
  • Potential Role of Emigrants in the Recovery of Key Industries?
  • Needed reforms to Bolster Emigrants Confidence and Encourage them to Start Investing Again in Lebanon.

H.E. Fadi Al Zouki H.E. Fadi Al Zouki Honorary Consul for Lebanon in the State of Tasmania and President of ANLCCI
Mr. Antoine Menassa Mr. Antoine Menassa President
HALFA FRANCE
Mr. Fadi Daou Mr. Fadi Daou CEO
MultiLane
Mr. Jacques Sarraf Mr. Jacques Sarraf Chairman
Global Lebanese Investors
Mr. Nidal Abou Zaki Mr. Nidal Abou Zaki Secretary General, Lebanese Business Council in Dubai, UAE
Dr. Mazen Soueid Dr. Mazen Soueid Chairman and CEO, The Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
H.E. Eng. Talal Hawat H.E. Eng. Talal Hawat Former Minister of Telecommunications
Lebanon
H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon
14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break and Networking

15:45 - 16:15

PANEL V: Can Emigrants be a Catalyst for the Recovery of Services?

  • How the recovery is likely to take shape?
  • What Industries are Likely to Drive the Recovery?
  • Potential Role of Emigrants in the Recovery of Key Industries?
  • Needed reforms to Bolster Emigrants Confidence and Encourage them to Start Investing Again in Lebanon.

Eng. Elie Gebrayel Eng. Elie Gebrayel Chairman and Managing Director
Erga Group
Mr. Raja Makarem Mr. Raja Makarem Founder and Managing Director
Ramco
Mr. Mohamad Abdul Rahman El-Hout Mr. Mohamad Abdul Rahman El-Hout Chairman-Director General
Middle East Airlines Airliban
Ms. Dalia Jubaili Ms. Dalia Jubaili Member of the Board of Directors
Jubaili Bros Holding
Mr. Selim El Zyr Mr. Selim El Zyr Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Rotana
H.E. Eng. Walid Nassar H.E. Eng. Walid Nassar Minister of Tourism, Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Ziad Makary H.E. Mr. Ziad Makary Minister of Information
Lebanon
16:15 - 17:15

The Pitching Stage: "Lebanese Startups: A Catalyst for Change"

Lebanese Start-ups still offer a glimmer of hope in the midst of unprecedented economic crisis. More Start-Ups are transforming the current challenges into opportunities and succeeding in scaling up and going regional. An Accomplished group of Lebanese start-ups will pitch their visions to a selective number of emigrants investors where success and resilience will be matched up.

  • Karl Naim, Co-Founder and CEO, Purpl
  • Yusr Sabra, CEO, Wakilini
  • Jan Willem de Coo, General Manager, Wave Bike
  • Fidele El Achkar, CEO and Founder, Foodsight
  • Hasan Jaafar, Co-Founder and COO, YY ReGen
  • Antoine Kanaan, CEO and Founder, HAQQ
  • Luna Al Achkar, Management Team Member, Cezar’s Projects

H.E. Dr. Manal Abdel Samad H.E. Dr. Manal Abdel Samad Former Minister of Information, Lebanon
09:30 - 10:30 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Registration

10:30 - 11:00

Opening Session: “A New Era for Turkish-Arab Financial Partnership”

Walid Abou Zaki Walid Abou Zaki

Executive Director
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Ufuk Bilgetekin Ufuk Bilgetekin

Chairman of the Board of Directors
TÖDEB

Mr. Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu Mr. Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu

President
Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye

H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade
UAE

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:30

Panel 1: The Future Outlook of Banking in Türkiye

  • How Turkish Banks are navigating the Economic Landscape?
  • How innovation is shaping the future of financial services?
  • Opportunities for Arab Banks in Türkiye
  • Payment and Digital Money in Türkiye

Serkan Turan Serkan Turan

General Manager
Fastpay

Ayşe Özden Ayşe Özden

Head of Economic Research
A&T Bank

Dr. Yusuf Varlı Dr. Yusuf Varlı

Strategy and Business Development Director
Istanbul Financial Center

Bilgün Gürkan Bilgün Gürkan

President - TÜSİAD Gulf Working Group
Chief Representative Officer - Bank of Bahrain, Kuwait and Türkiye

Adnan Ahmed Yousif Adnan Ahmed Yousif

Chairman
Bahrain Association of Banks

Erkan Kork Erkan Kork

Chief Executive Officer Payfix
Chairperson Bankpozitif

12:30 - 13:00

Fire Chat: Use of private equity and venture capital to promote economic growth in Turkey and the Arab world

Fire Chat: Use of private equity and venture capital to promote economic growth in Turkey and the Arab world

Saleem Ahmed Saleem Ahmed

Digital and Fintech Leader | Ex Chairman
UAE Banks Federation Digital Committee

Ihsan Sancay Ihsan Sancay

Executive Director of Private Equity
Kamco Invest

13:00 - 13:15

Presentation: Overview of Turkish Capital Markets and Borsa İstanbul

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Panel 2: A New landscape for Fintech in Türkiye and the Arab Countries?

  • The Role of Fintech startups in Driving innovation in Banking
  • Fintech and Regulations: Balancing Innovation and Compliance in the Evolving Digital Banking Landscape
  • Fintech trends in the Turkish and Arab markets
  • How the Fintech ecosystem is evolving?
  • Fintech from VCs perspective

Gozde Demir Celen Gozde Demir Celen

Partner
Wings Capital & Advisory

Mohammed Ali Yusuf Mohammed Ali Yusuf

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Fuze

Olivier Crespin Olivier Crespin

General Partner
True Global Ventures

Kokila Alagh Kokila Alagh

Founder
KARM Legal Consultants

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:00

Panel 3: How DeFi and Tokenization are Shaping the Future.

  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Opportunities and Challenges for Banks in the Digital Age
  • Who is embracing decentralized finance?
  • How DeFi regulations are shaping up in the GCC?
  • Can digital assets regain their appeal in 2023?

Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat

Co-Founder
Crypto Oasis

Gilson Costa Gilson Costa

Chief Executive Officer
VAF Compliance

Mehtap Önder Mehtap Önder

Managing Director
GC Exchange, Dubai

Christian Borel Christian Borel

Branch Manager
SEBA Bank AG ADGM

17:00 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

08:00 - 09:00 Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel in Beirut

Registration of participants

09:00 - 10:00

Opening session:

  • Mr. Raouf Abou Zaki, CEO, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
  • Mr. Sameer Nass, President, Union of Arab Chambers and Chairman of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • H.E. Mr. Mohamad Choucair, President, Lebanese Economic Organizations
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General, League of Arab States

AWARDS CEREMONY:

  • Sameer Nass, President, Union of Arab Chambers and Chairman of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ahmad Al Wakil, President, Union of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry "ASCAME" and Chairman of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon

SIGNING TWO MOU AGREEMENTS BETWEEN:

  • Union of Arab Chambers and Arab Organization for Agricultural Development “Arab Bureau for Agriculture Entrepreneurship”
  • Union of Arab Chambers and MEAZone Ltd.

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Session I: the Road to Oil

After the historic marine borders’ demarcation agreement, how will Lebanon move into the next phases particularly into exploration, production and marketing of its potential oil and gas finds? How could the national oil and gas industry take shape? How could the oil and gas domestic supply chain develop? How to strengthen the governance framework of the oil and gas sector? What are the likely benefits the Lebanese economy could derive from the emergence of a national oil and gas industry? How to build robust national supply chains to the fledgling oil and gas industry? How to create business and investment opportunities for local companies and therefore help create new jobs?

Moderator: Dr. Walid Khadoury, Energy Writer

Panelists:

H.E. Dr. Walid Fayad, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Eng. Wissam Zahabi, Board Member and Head of Economic and Finance Department, Petroleum Administration Authority (LPA), Lebanon

Mr. Ghaby Daaboul, Board Member and Head of the Legal Department, Petroleum Administration Authority (LPA), Lebanon

Eng. Wissam Chbat, Baord Member and Head of Geology and Geophysics Department, Petroleum Administration Authority (LPA), Lebanon

Mr. Ali Hamdan, Advisor to H.E. the Speaker of the Parliament for Foreign Affairs and Media, Lebanon

Dr. Fadi Jawad, Board Member, Lebanese Business Council, Kuwait

Mr. Romain de la Martiniere, Director, Exploration, Egypt, Lebanon and Cyprus, Total Energies

12:00 - 13:15

Session II: The Challenge of Growth and Mobilizing Investments in The Arab Countries

How can the Arab countries face the implications of the prevailing global economic and geopolitical risks? What are the needed reforms to safeguard growth and mobilize private capital and create jobs? How regional and global partnerships can help boost growth and accelerate capital flows into the region?

Lebanon in the Midst of the Economic Collapse, How and when can Lebanon get out of this crisis after more than three years of economic and monetary crisis? Is it possible to implement reforms and reach a program with the International Monetary Fund that opens the doors of international financing and aid again? How can growth, confidence and investment be restored?

Moderator: H.E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General, Union of Arab Chamber

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Amine Salam, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Lebanon
  • H.E. Mr. George Bouchikian, Minister of Industry, Lebanon
  • Dr. Mazen Soueid, Chairman and CEO, The Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL)
  • Mr. Alain Bejjani, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Holding (MAF), UAE
  • Mr. Jacques Sarraf, Chairman, Global Lebanese Investors

13:15 - 14:30

Session III: Potential Role of Lebanese Immigrants in the Recovery and Future of Lebanon

The Lebanese diaspora has always been the key driver of capital flows to Lebanon and a main pillar of the economic mainstay of the country. This has been more evident than ever during the current economic and financial crisis engulfing the country since 2019. What future Lebanese emigrants envision for the country? How do they see the way out of the current crisis? What reforms they seek to remedy the crisis?

Chairman: H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon

Moderators:

  • H.E. Eng. Ziad Makary, Minister of Information, Lebanon
  • H.E. Mr. Mohamad Choucair, President, Lebanese Economic Organizations
  • Eng. Samir Al-Khatib, President, Lebanese Gulf Businessmen Councils Federation
  • Mr. Raouf Abou Zaki, CEO, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Panelists:

  • Mr. Mohamad Chahine, President, Lebanese Business and Investment Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Rabih El-Amine, President, Lebanese Executives Council (LEC), Saudi Arabia
  • Eng. Ali Al Khalil, Chairman, Lebanese Business Council, Kuwait
  • Eng. Mohamad Bashar Al Abdallah, President, Lebanese Businessmen Association in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Fayssal El Husseini, Director, CARDIF Group, France
  • Dr. Habib Jaafar, Executive Chairman, Apple And Pears Limited, Nigeria
  • Mr. Selim El Zyr, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Rotana Group
  • Mr. Elie Rizk, President, Lebanese-Gulf Economic Development Commission
  • Mr. Fadi Saab, President, Lebanese-Qatari Business Council
  • Mr. Nidal Abou Zaki, Secretary General, Lebanese Business Council in Dubai, UAE
  • Mr. Nassib I. Ghobril, Chief Economist, Head of Research and Economic Studies, Byblos Bank, Lebanon

14:30 - 03:30

Lunch hosted by H.E. President of the Council of Ministers Mr. Najib Mikati (upon invitation)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:00 - 10:15

Opening Session

10:15 - 10:30

Inauguration of Exhibition & Networking Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30

Session one: The New frontiers of Investment between Turkey and Arab Countries: From Resilience to Growth.

Turkish-Arab economic relations have received significant boost from the recent reset in political relations between Turkey and major Arab countries. Trade, Investment and Tourism flows are expected to grow at faster rates. New investments are expected to include new industries such as Manufacturing, Energy, Digital Technology, Defense, Tourism, Food Security
• New drivers of investments in Turkey
• Navigating the global challenges to accelerate investment flows and economic diversification in the GCC
• Reform agendas
• Key investment sectors: Energy, Oil & Gas, Electricity

11:30 - 11:45

Keynote Address

11:50 - 13:00

Session Two:The Next Phase of Partnership in Banking and Capital Markets


• The new frontiers of Banking in Turkey
• How Arab banks are building on their Turkish pillars?
• Digital Transformation of Banking in Turkey
• Nurturing the capital markets connection
• Opportunities in equity, bonds and Sukuk
• The impact of global conflicts and sanctions on financial services
• New era for convertible currencies, commodity exchanges after Pandemic
• Where the Crypto Currencies stand on trade and investment relations?

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch hosted by TOBB

Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

14:30 - 15:30

Session Three: Investing in Economic Transformation and Diversification in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


• Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: Ambitious Nation, Thriving Economy, Vibrant Society
• United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) National Energy Strategy 2050
• Qatar National Vision 2030, an advanced country, an advanced society
• Investing themes and opportunities in GCC

15:30 - 15:45

Keynote address

15:45 - 16:00

Networking coffee break

16:00 - 17:15

Session Four: Building a Safe, Welfare, Healthy Future Together


• Renewable Energy
• Food Security
• Cooperation on Technology and Space Industry
• Exchanging information, sharing expertise, increasing trading value and volume
• Importance of logistics and transportation for economic development

17:15 - 17:45

Closing Remarks

A concluding Q&A session with H.E. Nureddin Nebati and honoring Ministers from Arab countries.
• Needed policies and initiatives to expand trade and investment between Turkey and Arab countries.

09:40 - 09:45

Introductory message

Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
09:45 - 11:15

Panel 3:

Emerging technologies shaping the future of the banking sector.

Mriganka Pattnaik Mriganka Pattnaik CEO & Co-Founder
Merkle Science
Sonia Cheng Sonia Cheng Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
Wai Lum Kwok Wai Lum Kwok Senior Executive Director, Authorisation & Fintech
FSRA-ADGM
Deepa Raja Carbon Deepa Raja Carbon Vice Chairperson
Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) Executive Board
Richard Teng Richard Teng Regional Head of MENA
Binance
Malcolm Wright Malcolm Wright Founder- InnoFi Advisory
Vice-Chair Advisory Council & co-lead of the AML working group - GDF
Oonagh van den Berg Oonagh van den Berg Chief Platform Officer, Uphold
Founder, RAW Compliance
11:15 - 11:35

Presentation on the Evolution of the Compliance Function

Kevin Ludwick Kevin Ludwick Chairman
UPHOLD Europe Limited
11:35 - 12:35

Panel 4:

Shaping the future of the Compliance function

Anna Isaac Anna Isaac Deputy Group Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Rasha Mortada Rasha Mortada Group Chief Compliance Officer
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Haseeb Ansari Haseeb Ansari Chief Compliance Officer , Senior Vice President
Emirates Islamic Bank
Shelley Schachter-Cahm Shelley Schachter-Cahm Chief Compliance Officer
CEX.io
Oliver Morgans Oliver Morgans Head of Compliance & MLRO
Uphold Europe
Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
12:35 - 12:40

Closing Event Remarks

Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
09:40 - 09:45

Introductory message

Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
09:45 - 09:50

Welcome speech

Victor Matafonov Victor Matafonov Group Chief Compliance Officer - Emirates NBD,
Chairperson - UBF Compliance Committee
09:50 - 10:15

Presentation on FATF requirements and Regulatory views

Fatma Aljabri Fatma Aljabri Assistant Governor - Financial Crime
Market Conduct and Consumer Protection Governor's Office CBUAE
10:15 - 11:45

Panel 1:

Local Banks to adequately address FATF requirements

Victor Matafonov Victor Matafonov Group Chief Compliance Officer - Emirates NBD,
Chairperson - UBF Compliance Committee
Nagendra Shivaraya Nagendra Shivaraya MD, Head of Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank
Scott Ramsay Scott Ramsay Group Head of Compliance & Bank MLRO
Mashreq Bank
Ramnath Sankaran Ramnath Sankaran SVP & Group MLRO
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Richard Grint Richard Grint Senior Managing Director, Head Financial Crime Consulting, EMEA
FTI Consulting
Ari Redbord Ari Redbord Head of Legal and Government Affairs
TRM Labs
Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
11:45 - 12:45

Panel 2:

Expanding role of banks to address a new and emerging challenges in relation to Financial Crime

Muzaffar Khan Muzaffar Khan SVP & Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Waheed Rathore Waheed Rathore Group Chief Compliance Officer
Dubai Islamic Bank
Nishanth Nottath Nishanth Nottath EVP - Head AML, ABC & RegTech
Mashreq Bank
Andrew Kimbrough Andrew Kimbrough Head of Compliance
SEBA Bank AG
Micheal Wong Micheal Wong Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance
Emirates NBD
John Cusack John Cusack Chair, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
Editor & Founder, Financial Crime News
Abi-gail Marshman Abi-gail Marshman Senior Managing Director , Head MENA Financial Crime Compliance
FTI Consulting
12:45 - 12:50

Closing Event Remarks

Wael Qahoush Wael Qahoush SVP and Head of Compliance
First Abu Dhabi Bank - USA
09:00 - 11:00 City hall

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