On November 5th in Dubai, Bloomberg will bring together key executives, corporations and top money managers for a special afternoon event focused on the future of the Chinese economy and the implications for Chinese capital inflows into the Middle East.
November 5 - Sunday
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Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East
Spotlight: The Future of China in The U.A.E
H.E. Ni Jian
Ambassador to The U.A.E., The People's Republic of China
Future of Globalization - The New China - U.A.E Relationship
With China stepping up to become the world's biggest stakeholder in steady global trade flows, we discuss the economic outlook for the China- U.A.E. relationship, and how The U.A.E. should position itself to benefit.
Spotlight: The Future China-U.A.E. Business Relationship
Fresh from leading a delegation of SMEs to China, we quiz H.E. on future relations between Chinese and Emirati businesses.
H.E. Juma Al Kait
Ministry of Economy, U.A.E., Undersecretary Assistant for Foreign Trade
The Rulebook for Investing in the Chinese Market
Florence Lee Florence Lee
Head of China Business Development - EMEA, HSBC Securities Services
A Global Renminbi: Stalled or Just Getting Started?
A year in the IMF's SDR basket hasn’t achieved much for the Renminbi's global ambitions. Will more stable economic conditions in China allow the PBOC to revive the push for internationalization? We debate the future of the RMB and its usage within the Middle East.
Spotlight: The Future of Foreign Investment into Dubai
Fahad Al Gergawi
CEO, Dubai FDI
Chinese Power: The World's Largest Photo-Voltaic Power Plant
Managing Director – Project Development, MENA, Jinko Solar
The Belt & Road Initiative – Where does the Middle East Fit?
We take a closer look at the Belt & Road Initiative’s potential impact in the Middle East, the regional investment opportunities, and discuss the future of a project which can be longer on sweeping vision than on nuts-and-bolts practicalities.
Closing Remarks & Networking Reception
David EldonHSBC Bank Middle East Chairman
H.E. Ni JianThe People's Republic of China Ambassador to The U.A.E.
Hongbin CongFalcon & Associates Former Vice Chairman, International Relations
Christian EstersS&P Global Ratings Senior Director, Sovereign Ratings
Mishaal Al Gergawiemerge85 Lab Co-Director
Henry SmithControl Risks Director, Middle East & North Africa
H.E. Juma Al KaitUndersecretary Assistant for Foreign Trade Ministry of Economy, U.A.E.
Florence Lee Florence LeeHSBC Securities Services Head of China Business Development - EMEA
Sido BestaniSWIFT Head of Middle East, Turkey and Africa
Gaurang DesaiDubai Gold & Commodities Exchange CEO
Zhao GuoqiangICBC Middle East Deputy General Manager
Fahad Al GergawiDubai FDI CEO
Mothana QteishatJinko Solar Managing Director – Project Development, MENA
Neil CuthbertDentons Senior Partner, Middle East
Steve CranwellHSBC Regional Head of Commercial Banking, MENAT
Sarim Sheikh Sarim SheikhGE Pakistan & Central Asia Region President & CEO
Ben SimpfendorferSilk Road Associates Founder & CEO
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a presence in 8 countries across the region. HSBC has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Algeria. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 40% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 49% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom.
This presence, the widest reach of any bank in the region, comprises some 250 offices and around 11,000 employees. In the year ending 31st December 2016, HSBC in the MENA region made a profit before tax of US$ 1.5bn.