Middle East Investing: The Way Forward

Middle East Investing Conference 2009

Date April 28, 2009, 12:00 am

Location The University Club

1 West 54th Street, New York, NYSee Map

ABANA’s 2009 conference addresses the economic climate and business opportunities in the Middle East, with a particular focus on capital markets, real estate and infrastructure.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Mahmoud Salem, Vice President & Conference Committee Chair, ABANA and Vice President & Head of Middle East Depositary Receipts Business, The Bank of New York Mellon

8:35 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Introduction

Wa’el N. Chehab, President, ABANA and President, Cedar Capital Management

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address I: Economic Outlook for Global Capital Markets

Horace “Woody” Brock, Ph.D., President & Founder, Strategic Economic Decisions

9:25 a.m.

Session I: Real Estate

George N. Jalinos, President, The Galen Group (moderator)

Daniel T. Cooper, Managing Director, Fund Management, HDG Mansur Investment Services

Tariq Jawad, Managing Director of Investment Banking & Head of Emerging Markets, Rodman & Renshaw

Chip Lippman, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

10:10 a.m.

Coffee & Networking Break

10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address II

Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, GAMCO Investors

11:10 a.m.

Session II: Infrastructure

James Fevola, Vice President, Global Corporate Trust, The Bank of New York Mellon (moderator)

Christopher Cross, Partner, White & Case

Salim G. Samaha, Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners

Sadek Wahba, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley

12:00 p.m.

Luncheon

12:50 p.m.

Keynote Address III

Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs (International)

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Mahmoud Salem, Vice President & Conference Committee Chair, ABANA, and Vice President & Head of Middle East Depositary Receipts Business, The Bank of New York Mellon

 

Speakers

Daniel T. Cooper

Managing Director, Fund Management
HDG Mansur Investment Services

James Fevola

James Fevola

Vice President, Global Corporate Trust
The Bank of New York Mellon

Mahmoud Salem

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

Sadek Wahba

Sadek Wahba

Chairman & Managing Partner
I Squared Capital

Tariq Jawad

Managing Director of Investment Banking & Head of Emerging Markets
Rodman & Renshaw