ABANA 2010 Summer Leadership Retreat

2010 Newport Retreat

Date August 4, 2010, 12:00 am

Location Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RISee Map

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

6:00 p.m

Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m

Welcome Remarks & Dinner

Sister M. Therese Antone, RSM, Chancellor, Salve Regina University

Opening Remarks

Omar WohabePresident, ABANA & Partner, Wohabe Law Offices, LLP

Keynote Speaker

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance

Thursday, August 5, 2010

8:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast

Program Introduction

Katharine "Kitty" Cushing, Strategic Investment Advisor, Amphion Innovations plc

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Frank Caprio, Rhode Island General Treasurer

Omar Wohabe, ABANA President & Partner, Wohabe Law Offices, LLP

9:10 a.m.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hani Findakly, CEO, Potomac Capital (Presentation available)

Dr. Odeh Aburdene, President, OAI Advisors (Presentation available)

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion I - Partnership is the Way Forward: Co-Investment & Public-Private Partnerships

Moderator: Mohannad Aama, Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Beam Capital Management

Salah Brahimi, President & Chief Executive Officer, Grey Matter International Ltd.

Frank R. Prautzsch, Director, Business Development, Renewable Energy, Raytheon

Andrew K. Reilly, Managing Director, Accretive Exit Capital Partners LLC

Keith W. Stokes, Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation


Roundtable Discussion II - The Art of the Possible: Renewable & Alternative Energy

Moderator: Rod Parsley, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Evan Lovell, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund

Werner Nikowitz, Founding Member, Carbonfinanz

Stephen E. Smith, Jr., Co-Founder & Member, Em-Link, LLC

12:00 p.m.


12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Srinivasan Pillay, CEO, NeuroBusiness Group

1:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion III - A Legacy of Partnerships: Family Business

Moderator: Lorraine F. George-Harik, Partner, HPM Partners LLC

Katherine Lorenz, Deputy Director, Institute for Philanthropy

John Messervey, President & Founder, National Family Business Council

Roundtable Discussion IV - A World of Opportunity: Cross-Border Transactions

Moderator: Hussein A. Khalifa, Partner, MVision Private Equity Advisers

Emad H. Khalil, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Signapore

Mahmoud Salem, Managing Director, Financial Market Sector, BNY Mellon

Karim Shariff, Founding Principal, Majlis Investment

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Tour of the Loeb Visitor's Center with

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.

6:30 p.m.

Dinner at the home of Katherine Quinn


Mahmoud Salem

Managing Director, Depositary Receipts Division
Head of Global Marketing & Middle East Region at BNY Mellon

Mohannad Aama

Mohannad Aama

Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Beam Capital Management

Salah Brahimi

Salah Brahimi

President & Chief Executive Officer
Grey Matter International Ltd