The 2017 ABANA Summit @ Bloomberg L.P.


Date April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm

Location Bloomberg L.P.

731 Lexington Ave, New York, NYSee Map

On April 24th, The ABANA Summit @ Bloomberg L.P. will bring together 100 business leaders with a focus on the MENA region for a half-day program with discussions on changes to trade and commerce, the geopolitical risk map and China’s economy, all through the lens of a new anti-globalization era and with an eye to the implications for emerging markets and the MENA Region. Check back for more details and speaker announcements.*

*Space at this year’s Summit is limited and attendance is by invitation only. To inquire about attendance email [email protected]


Contact Zainab Al Dabbagh, [email protected] to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

1:15 pm  Registration

1:30 pm  Welcome Remarks: Globalization at Risk

1:40 pm  Trade

Trade agreements, border taxes, labor treaties, manufacturing & innovation, protectionism -- all are in flux. What do these changes or uncertainties portend for global commerce going forward? Are we heading for a trade war? What are the risks for multinationals, for emerging markets, for the MENA region?

2:25 pm Market-Moving Events

How does Bloomberg see investors' perspective on "Market-Moving Events" shifting?

2:40 pm Political Risk

Brexit, Trump and elections throughout the EU are changing the political risk map. As the US and the EU become new drivers of political risk, how are alliances in Africa and the Middle East shifting?

3:25 pm TBD

How does Bloomberg see investors' perspective on "Market-Moving Events" shifting?

3:40 pm China

With much of the world's attention elsewhere, the risks China presents to the global economy has not gone away. How could a stronger dollar affect the Chinese economy? How is China's footprint changing in Africa? How is the One-Road-One-Belt strategy affecting the MENA Region?

4:25 pm  Closing Remarks

4:30 pm Reception at Le Cirque



Gerardo Rodriguez

Gerardo Rodriguez, Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets (EM) group. His responsibilities include the management of multi-asset portfolios, the development of EM productsMore...


Gordian Kemen

Gordian is a Managing Director and Global Head of EM Fixed Income Strategy, based in New York. He is responsible for the development of macro views, trade ideas and portfolio allocation across EMMore...


Hui Shan

Hui Shan is a member of the Commodities Research team. Hui joined Goldman Sachs in 2011, previously working in the Global Markets team and focusing on the US housing and mortgage markets. Prior toMore...


Mahmoud Salem

Managing Director, Depositary Receipts Division
Head of Global Marketing and Middle East Region

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ABANA, the preeminent U.S. organization for finance professionals and institutions with interest in the Middle East and NorthMore...