The ABANA Summit

The ABANA Summit

Date April 15, 2014, 8:00 am

Location The Yale Club

50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NYSee Map

Video coverage from The ABANA Summit. Over 100 business leaders with interests in the Middle East & North Africa took part in the half-day forum. Discussions included The MENA Region’s Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Outlook, Emerging Trends in Global Infrastructure Investing and Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture.

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Speakers:

  • Ahmed El Alfi, Founder and Chairman, Sawari Ventures
  • Shafic Ali, Group Head, Principal Investments, Gulf Investment Corporation
  • George T. Abed, Senior Counselor and Director for Africa and the Middle East, Institute for International Finance (IIF)
  • Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, Managing Partner, K6 Investments LLC
  • Ahmad Atwan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Infrastructure Fund, Morgan Stanley
  • Amer Bisat, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Paul Salem, Vice President, Arab Transitions Initiative, Middle East Institute
  • Amr M. Nosseir, Founding Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Karim Tabet, Founding Partner, TAP Advisors

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The Middle East & North Africa: Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Outlook

  • George T. Abed, Senior Counselor and Director for Africa and the Middle East, Institute for International Finance (IIF)
  • Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, Managing Partner, K6 Investments LLC
  • Paul Salem, Vice President, Arab Transitions Initiative, Middle East Institute

Emerging Trends in Global Infrastructure Investing

  • Shafic Ali, Group Head, Principal Investments, Gulf Investment Corporation
  • Ahmad Atwan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Infrastructure Fund, Morgan Stanley
  • Amr M. Nosseir, Founding Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Investing in the MENA Region's Entrepreneurs

Speakers

Ahmad Atwan

Ahmad Atwan

Managing Director
Global Infrastructure Fund, Morgan Stanley

George T. Abed

Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Institute for International Finance (IIF)

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan has been a successful serial entrepreneur and investor for over 25 years. She has a proven track record of building successful businesses by decisively defining and implementingMore...

Dr. Paul Salem

Paul Salem

Vice President for Policy and Research
Middle East Institute

Shafic Ali

Shafic Ali

Group Head, Principal Investments
Gulf Investment Corporation