A Celebration of Women in Finance & Investment


October 14, 2015 - October 15, 2015
5:30pm - 2:00pm


583 Park
583 Park Avenue
New York NY

Video coverage now available.



For exclusive ABANA member access to the Mary Callahan Erdoes and Martin Wolf conversation, click here.

Chaired by:

Hutham S. Olayan President & CEO, Olayan America

Keynote speakers include:

H.E. Sheikha Hanadi Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani Founder and Chairperson, Amwal

Karen Peetz President, BNY Mellon

Mary Callahan Erdoes CEO, JPMorgan Chase Asset Management

Pauline Brown Chair – North America, LVMH

Emily Rafferty Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
President Emerita, Metropolitan Museum of Art

ABANA’s annual dinner is the premiere New York City event for the international financial community active between the US and the MENA region. The program’s opening dinner on October 14 is an important occasion for our leadership–both men and women–to celebrate the valuable relationships between North America and the Middle East. For 2015, we have expanded the program to include a half-day conference, recognizing and convening some of the most prominent and successful female investors and heads of financial institutions in the Middle East and the US.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015 7:45 am – 2:00 pm

Our sponsors include:

         Neuberger Berman      morgan-stanley WAFRA        Concord International Investmentsgulf-international-bankcitiqatar-airwaysqfcGoldman Sachs    KIPCO  sedco-capitalBNY Mellon     pwcbank-abc             Arab Bank             lazard-asset-management       ubs        The Abraaj Group    Shearman & Sterling   King & Spalding LLP     interaudi-bank      Katten Muchin Rosenman   Trust Company of the West Proskauer General Atlanticgibson-dunn

ABANA thanks our generous gift sponsors:

ilili Restaurant        


Online registrations are now closed for this event. Contact ABANA at 1 212 599 3030 or rsvp@abana.co for last-minute registrations or questions.