Abu Dhabi | 7 December 2016

Bloomberg Markets Most Influential 2016

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

8:00 am

Registration opens, welcome breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks: Reto Gregori, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

9:05 am

Keynote Address: His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Speaker

9:15 am

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?

Moderator

Speaker

9:40 am

In Conversation With: UAE Minister of Energy His Excellency Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Moderator

Speaker

10:00 am

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.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Don Amstad

    Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd

  • Sheila Patel

    CEO, International Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • Jean-Paul Villain

    Director, Strategy Unit, Managing Director’s Office, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

10:30 am

Networking break

10:50 am

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?

Moderator

  • Jason Kelly

    New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television

Speaker

  • Dr. Mark Mobius

    Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Franklin Templeton Investments

11:50 am

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?

Moderator

12:20 pm

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.

Moderator

Speakers

12:50 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

In Conversation With: Arif Naqvi, CEO/Founder Abraaj Group

Moderator

  • Jason Kelly

    New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television

Speaker

2:30 pm

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.

Moderator

Speakers

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm

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.

Moderator

  • Riad Hamade

    Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg

Speakers

3:50 pm

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.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Ahmed Badr

    Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & North Africa, Renaissance Capital

  • Georges Elhedery

    Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and North Africa, HSBC Group Deputy Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

  • Seif Fikry

    CEO & Executive Director, Afkar Capital

  • Sjoerd Leenart

    Senior Country Officer, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, J.P.Morgan

4:20 pm

Post-event Reception

Speakers

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

Vietnam Prime Minister

Nazir Razak

CIMB Group Chairman

Thomas Lembong

Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Chairman

Nguyen Chi Dung

Vietnam Minister of Planning and Investment

Luu Duc Khanh

VietJet Air Managing Director

Wouter Van Wersch

GE, ASEAN President & CEO

Truong Gia Binh

FPT Corp. President

Roger Lee

TAL Group CEO

Thinh Pham

Deloitte Vietnam CEO

Chartsiri Sophonpanich

Bangkok Bank President

Rakesh Kochhar

Nissan Motor Co. Senior Vice President, Treasury Sales and Finance

Ganesan Ampalavanar

Nestlé Vietnam Managing Director

Randy Jusuf

Kimberly Clark Managing Director, ASEAN

Axel Pannes

BMW Group Asia Managing Director

Trinh Van Quyet

FLC Group JSC Chairman

James Cameron

HSBC Head of Project and Export Finance, Asia Pacific

Jordan Schwartz

The World Bank Director, Singapore Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub

Omar Shahzad

Meinhardt Group Group CEO

Prakash Jhanwer

Olam International Regional Controller, Southeast Asia

Dominic Scriven

Dragon Capital Group Chairman

Kevin Snowball

PXP Asset Management CEO & CIO

Lito Camacho

Vice-Chairman, Asia Pacific Credit Suisse

Sajith Sivanandan

Google Managing Director of Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and New Emerging Markets

Vishal Harnal

500 Start-Ups Partner

Henry Nguyen

IDG Ventures Vietnam Managing General Partner

Jeffrey Paine

Golden Gate Ventures Founding Partner

Mustapa Mohamed

Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry

Partners

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), an international financial centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21st October 2015.  Strategically situated in Abu Dhabi, home to one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, ADGM plays a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business and finance that connects with the growing economies of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Since opening, ADGM has received strong interests from a number of sectors, including: private banking, asset and wealth management, professional and business services, corporate headquarters, management functions and treasury operations, holding structures, asset and IP protection, family offices and industry and professional associations.

Benefits of operating from ADGM include:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Ease of setting up businesses
  • 0 % personal and corporate tax and unlimited repatriation of capital
  • No restrictions on employment
  • Common Law Jurisdiction
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and Grade A office space on Al Maryah Island that is owned and leased/sold by Mubadala

www.adgm.com

Sponsor

Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company’s strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns, contribute to the growth and diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy, and create opportunities for current and future generations in the United Arab Emirates.

Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include aerospace, semiconductors, metals & mining, oil & gas, renewables, information & communications technology, healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, utilities, and defense services.

For more information about Mubadala please visit www.mubadala.com

Register
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.

Cost
The event is free to attend to invited executive attendees.

Venue
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
P.O.Box 107032
Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 (2) 333 2222

See location HERE.

Directions
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).

Visas
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).

To check if a visa is required, check the Abu Dhabi tourist site or the Dubai tourist site

Citizens of other countries will need to apply for a visa, details are included in the website links above.

Parking
There is limited parking available at the hotel. They can arrange airport transfers as required.

Accommodation
An online booking tool will shortly be available through which you can book accommodation at the Four Seasons. In the meantime, please email any accommodation queries to bliveemea@bloomberg.net.

Languages
The main languages spoken in Abu Dhabi are Arabic and English.

Time zone

UTC (GMT) +4 hours

Weather
Temperatures in Abu Dhabi in December range between 15 and 28 degrees Celsius.

Attire
Business attire is recommended for the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential 2016.

Contact Us
Please email bliveemea@bloomberg.net if you have any queries about this event.

For speaking enquiries:
Odette Berg
oberg1@bloomberg.net

For sponsorship enquiries:
Simon Baker
+44 (0) 3525 4917
sbaker39@bloomberg.net

For press enquiries:
Please email bliveemea@bloomberg.net