The Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit makes its Middle Eastern debut in 2016 as Bloomberg convenes the world’s financial leaders for a day of conversation, networking and cross-border thought leadership in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Summit harnesses the power of Bloomberg LP’s global footprint and its news arm’s unparalleled reporting resources to deliver cutting-edge ideas and smart perspectives across all of the Bloomberg platforms– TV, radio, digital, web, print and Terminal.
Registration is now closed as this event is at capacity.
December 7 - Wednesday
Registration opens, welcome breakfast
Welcome Remarks: Reto Gregori, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg
Keynote Address: His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market
His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh
Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market
The Reign of Sovereign Wealth
With oil prices and national incomes under pressure, sovereign wealth funds are taking on new importance as sources of economic and financial diversification. What investment strategies can help meet that critical objective?
Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
Global Head of the Official Institutions Group, BlackRock
Long Term Investing in an Uncertain World
The Brexit vote, Trump's election victory and many other unexpected events have shaped financial markets during 2016. We'll hear from prominent investors on how they structure and manage portfolios to withstand volatile market and geopolitical conditions.
Gulf Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
Looking East: In Conversation with Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Market Group
Despite the past year's turmoil, China remains ripe for investment as do several South Asian and APAC countries where barriers to entry are being lowered. Where is smart money headed in 2017?
New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television
Dr. Mark Mobius
Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Franklin Templeton Investments
Oil and the New Normal
Oil has fluctuated between $45 and $50 a barrel for most of 2016. We gather experts to discuss the commodity's prospects for 2017. What are the implications for production; how should suppliers respond and where is demand headed?
Chief Energy Correspondent, Bloomberg News
The Fintech Opportunity
Despite being small in size, momentum is building in the UAE fintech ecosystem. We look at what's driving investment, overcoming challenges in the system and where the opportunities lie.
Investing in the Middle East
Political upheaval in the West, rising market volatility and the push to diversify carbon-based economies all have investors yearning for new ways to put money to work. We explore the top investment strategies for the Middle East with the region's leading voices and reveal where the real opportunities can be found.
Yousef Gamal El-Din
News Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Vision 2030: The Blueprint for Life After Oil
Both Saudi Arabia and the UAE, two of the Middle East's biggest powerhouses, are establishing a roadmap for economic development based on reduced reliance on oil. Top experts discuss what they see as the plan's biggest challenges and opportunities.
Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg
Transforming Capital Markets in the Middle East
Low oil prices have created both a challenge and an opportunity for investors in the Gulf, with the possibility of snapping up a wide variety of assets at attractive valuations. We discuss how investors are positioning for distressed securities, M&A activity, applying new and alternative investing techniques, and uncovering value in rapidly transforming capital markets.
Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & North Africa, Renaissance Capital
Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and North Africa, HSBC Group Deputy Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
CEO & Executive Director, Afkar Capital
Senior Country Officer, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, J.P.Morgan
Nguyễn Xuân PhúcPrime Minister Vietnam
Nazir RazakChairman CIMB Group
Thomas LembongChairman Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)
Nguyen Chi DungMinister of Planning and Investment Vietnam
Luu Duc KhanhManaging Director VietJet Air
Wouter Van WerschPresident & CEO GE, ASEAN
Truong Gia BinhPresident FPT Corp.
Roger LeeCEO TAL Group
Thinh PhamCEO Deloitte Vietnam
Chartsiri SophonpanichPresident Bangkok Bank
Rakesh KochharSenior Vice President, Treasury Sales and Finance Nissan Motor Co.
Ganesan AmpalavanarManaging Director Nestlé Vietnam
Randy JusufManaging Director, ASEAN Kimberly Clark
Axel PannesManaging Director BMW Group Asia
Trinh Van QuyetChairman FLC Group JSC
James CameronHead of Project and Export Finance, Asia Pacific HSBC
Jordan SchwartzDirector, Singapore Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub The World Bank
Omar ShahzadGroup CEO Meinhardt Group
Prakash JhanwerRegional Controller, Southeast Asia Olam International
Dominic ScrivenChairman Dragon Capital Group
Kevin SnowballCEO & CIO PXP Asset Management
Lito CamachoCredit Suisse Vice-Chairman, Asia Pacific
Sajith SivanandanManaging Director of Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and New Emerging Markets Google
Vishal HarnalPartner 500 Start-Ups
Henry NguyenManaging General Partner IDG Ventures Vietnam
Jeffrey PaineFounding Partner Golden Gate Ventures
Mustapa MohamedMinister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia
Attendance is by approval only. Please complete the form HERE and a member of our team will respond to confirm if your registration has been successful.
The event is free to attend to invited executive attendees.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 (2) 333 2222
See location HERE.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi is located less than 40 kilometres from Abu Dhabi International Airport, approximately 30 minutes by car.
Alternatively, fly in to Dubai International Airport and from there it is a 95-minute drive to Al Maryah Island (connecting flights are not recommended).
Citizens of many countries can get a free-of-charge entry visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport OR Dubai International Airport (either 30 or 90 days, depending on the country).
Citizens of other countries will need to apply for a visa, details are included in the website links above.
There is limited parking available at the hotel. They can arrange airport transfers as required.
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The main languages spoken in Abu Dhabi are Arabic and English.
UTC (GMT) +4 hours
Temperatures in Abu Dhabi in December range between 15 and 28 degrees Celsius.
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