CONFERENCE:September 2020ADGM Building, Al Maryah Island, UAE

POST-EVENT WORKSHOPS:September 2020Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, UAE

Congress Agenda

September
2020
08:00

Registration and Refreshments

 
08:55

Welcome by Congress Chairperson

09:00

Welcome address by CFA Institute

Speakers
William Tohmé
Regional Head Middle East & North Africa,
CFA Institute
09:10

Welcome address by CFA Society Emirates President

Speakers
Richard Lee
President,
CFA Society Emirates
09:20

Welcome address by ADGM

Speakers
Hamad Al Mazrouei
Managing Director
ADGM Academy
09:30

Opening Keynote Address: Macroeconomic View of Geopolitics, Trade Associations and Alliances

Speakers

  • How will global events such as Brexit, Iran tensions and shifting global trade alliances affect the region?
  • With more countries moving towards a nationalistic political and economic stance, what will be the effect on global markets and MENA?
  • Are current global trends resulting in new areas of opportunity for the region and the country?

Simon Baptist
Chief Economist
The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)
10:15

Panel Discussion: New Areas of Opportunity: Looking East

  • What opportunities are present in East Asia and emerging markets?
  • Asia and the UAE continue to grow their trade alliance – what is the size of opportunity?
  • How does Asia compare to other alternative markets and which sectors will be the drivers of growth for the next 5 years?

Speakers
Rebecca Hall
Deputy Chief Investment Officer,
Bin Ladin Holding Co.
Syed Farhan
Head of Investments, Private Investment Office of H.E. Mohamed Alabbar, Member of Investment Committee,
Emaar
Biharilal Deora CFA
Director,
Abakkus Asset Manager LLP
Jason Hsu
Chairman & CIO,
Rayliant
Senior Representative
ADGM
 
11:00

Networking Break

11:30

Panel Discussion: Start-Ups and New Players in the Market

  • What effect are entrepreneurial, 5 & 10 year visas expected to have on the local economy? Will 100% foreign ownership encourage market activity in the next few years?
  • Role of venture capitalists in the tech sector

Speakers
Alok Bishnoi
Director, Portfolio Management and M&A
KBBO Group
Walid Hanna
Founder & CEO
Middle East Venture Capital
Dr. Ruchi Dana
Board Member
Dana Group
Paula Petkova
Senator
World Business Angels Forum UAE

Expert Insight: Tech Landscape in MENA

Speakers
Meriem Menani
Senior Analyst
Public Policy, The Economist
12:00

In Conversation: Building a Successful Tech Start-Up in the Region

Panel Discussion: Diversity, Nationalisation & Talent Development - A Comprehensive Analysis of Challenges in The Sector

  • Highlighting national demographics, current and future talent gap and national requirements – can they be aligned?
  • War for talent: balancing competition for a scarce pool of talent.
  • How can the CFA Society, Public and Private organizations contribute to attracting more talent to the sector?

Speakers
Ameena Thabet
Executive Director - Human Capital & Emiratization
Mubadala
Senior Representative
ADGM Academy
 
12:30

Networking Break

13:00

Future Focus: The Investment Professional of the Future – Future Proofing Your Career

Speakers

  • What does the finance professional of the future look like?
  • What skills will be required in an increasingly tech driven world and how can you start equipping yourself today?
  • Highlighting the essential soft skills that you need to begin developing

Robert Stammers
Director of Investor Engagement
Future of Finance Team, CFA Institute
14:00

Closing Keynote: Blockchain, AI, Cyber Security and The Future of Work

Speakers

  • The future of economy will be decentralized as we become better at gathering data, how will blockchain enhance global trade?
  • Will we see old models of commerce and finance changing resulting in improved trade and new efficiencies?
  • What is the true effect of technology in the future?

 
14:45

Closing Speech and Vote of Thanks

 
15:00

Networking Lunch Reception