6th February 2024
Fairmont Hotel, Riyadh

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650+
Senior Capital Markets Attendees
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Pre-arranged meetings
40+
Expert speakers

WELCOME TO CAPITAL MARKETS & ESG FINANCE 2024

6TH FEBRUARY | FAIRMONT HOTEL, RIYADH

"The premier marketplace event, connecting issuers with investors and advisors"


Are you active in Saudi Arabia's capital markets? Do you want to expand your business in this space?

We are the no. 1 business meetings facilitator for the region's capital markets. This is the annual meeting place for senior decision-makers from the region's capital markets community. This in-person event will bring together 650+ leading governments, corporates, investors, banks, law firms, regulators and service providers in 1 location, and feature 40+ expert speakers.

Attendees use this unique gathering of Global capital markets leaders to re-connect with existing clients, build strong business relations with prospects and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for the year ahead.

HOW DO WE DELIVER A HIGH ROI FOR ATTENDEES?


MEETINGS & NETWORKING


  • No other event will gather senior decision-makers from all of your key capital markets clients & prospects together in 1 location, so that you can host countless meetings to accelerate deals/win new business in 1 place.
  • We attract the most important local & international stakeholders from across the region so that you can expand business in these markets without the usual time and travel costs.
  • Our dedicated meetings concierge team pre-arrange and schedule targeted sponsor meetings, so that our sponsors are able to get in front of their clients and partners to: establish relationships, improve connectivity, discuss business, and deliver demonstrable return on investment.
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EXPERT MARKET INSIGHTS:


Hear Saudi Arabia's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate, share their expectations for the year ahead and answer your questions, live. This event brings together local and international investors, advisors and government officials to discuss the development, opportunities and challenges of the Kingdom’s capital markets, making it a “must attend” for the market.

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WE ARE THE ONLY EVENT TO:


  • Gather over 650 senior capital market leaders to connect and do business in one location
  • Bring public & private buyers & sellers together to conduct business, sign deals and shape future financing strategies
  • Deliver deal-driven content from regional & international market players
  • Focus on ESG content and attract senior ESG decision-makers to drive sustainable finance across the continent
  • Provide a bird's eye view of the Saudi Arabian market for the local and international community
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BENEFITS OF SPONSORING:

  1. PRE-ARRANGE MEETINGS: Our dedicated meetings concierge team pre-arrange and schedule targeted sponsor meetings.
  2. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: access 650+ senior capital markets decision-makers in 1 location at 1 time.
  3. ACCELERATE DEALS: senior stakeholders from your clients are attending to move deals along with current partners.
  4. WIN NEW BUSINESS: your prospects are proactively seeking out new business partners.
  5. COMPARE EXPERT MARKET INSIGHTS: understand how market leaders are dealing with increasing inflation & issuance difficulties resulting from the current economic backdrop.
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2024 AGENDA:

6th February 2024

08:00

Registration and networking

Session ends: 08:55
08:55

Recitation of the Qu’ran and chairperson’s opening remarks

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

Keynote Interview: An insight into Saudi Arabia’s funding landscape & economic growth

  • From local to global champion: What role does the Public Investment Fund play in transforming & developing Saudi Arabia’s economy?
  • What is the strategic vision for leveraging funding capacity in the Kingdom? How does Saudi Arabia aim to ensure long-term sustainability through it’s funding strategies?
  • What role do regional and international banks play in enhancing the capacity of funding? How does it influence the Kingdom’s economic landscape?
  • How has the Public Investment Fund become a driving force in allocating funds to key sectors?

Moderator

Chief Executive Officer

Speaker

Senior Director, Head of Financial Institutions & Investor Relations

Session ends: 09:15
09:15

Fireside Chat with Mr. Yazeed Al-Demaigi, Deputy of Strategy, Research & International Relations, Capital Market Authority

  • How has Saudi Arabia's capital market transformed under Vision 2030?
  • What are the key factors driving the growth of Saudi Arabia's capital market?
  • How is Saudi Arabia promoting ESG practices in its capital market?

Moderator

Managing Director

Speaker

Deputy of Strategy, Research & International Relations

Session ends: 09:30
09:30

C-Suite Roundtable: A top-down perspective from industry leaders on growth and risks for the year ahead

  • Growth and CAPEX locally, regionally and internationally: Where will the opportunities come?
  • M&A, outbound investment, and diversification: Scanning sectors, industries, geographies
  • Funding requirements and investment needs: How much capital is needed? How much will be raised? Where and under what circumstances?
  • Risks – real, perceived and expectations: What is front-of-mind for those running and managing Saudi Arabia’s leading businesses?

Moderator

Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

Speakers

Chief Financial Officer

Global Head of Debt Capital Markets

Chief Financial Officer

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

Global macro headwinds vs. regional growth: How will Saudi Arabia’s economy perform relative to the rest of the world?

  • Fiscal and monetary policy, GDP growth, inflation and commodity prices: Global outlook, GCC outlook, Saudi outlook
  • What are the potential shocks that could impact Saudi Arabia’s economic performance in 2024?
  • Will the inclusion of Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries into BRICS have a positive impact on growth?
  • Economic diversification and attracting FDI: Update on the government’s initiatives and updates for plans ahead

Moderator

Head of Corporates, Middle East and Africa, Analytics

Speakers

Chief Economist

Chief Financial Officer

Session ends: 10:55
10:55

How are financial institutions managing their capital & funding as liquidity conditions evolve?

  • How is rising inflation and interest rates impacting Saudi Arabia’s banking sector? How liquid are the banks?
  • Cost (and sources) of capital: How are banks managing their capital, funding and optimising their balance sheets?
  • Managing risk: How and when to hedge
  • Funding and investment: Where do banks see opportunities to lend and invest? Where are the routes to access competitively priced pools of capital?
  • Is the rise of fintech disrupting the traditional banking sector, or can it support the banking sector to boosting liquidity and greater access to capital?

Moderator

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Speakers

Director, Debt Capital Markets MENA

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Senior Executive Director - Treasurer

Partner

Head of Financial Institutions & SWFs, Middle East Coverage

Head of EMTN

Session ends: 11:40
11:40

Networking break

Session ends: 12:05
12:05

From secured to unsecured funding to project bonds: How can Saudi Arabia’s project companies navigate their way through the loan and capital markets

  • Project pipelines, rising cost of borrowing, availability of project financing: What are the bottlenecks?
  • Transitioning from project finance structures to unsecured loans: How can project companies restructure to access new capital on an unsecured basis?
  • Local banks vs. regional banks vs. international banks and international investors: Which lenders and partners are best placed to support projects at which phase?
  • Planning, structuring and accessing capital markets and project bonds: How can project companies take a proactive approach to moving from secured loans to capital markets?
  • Manifesting Vision 2030: Bringing projects together with private sector investment, green finance and capital markets

Moderator

Head of Emerging Market Corporate Debt

Speakers

Partner, Project & Infrastructure Finance

Managing Director and Co Head of Investment Banking

Senior Adviser

Director, Infrastructure & Project Finance Ratings

Country Head for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Jordan

Session ends: 12:50
12:50

Local, regional or international: Who is underwriting, structuring and syndicating loans in and out of Saudi Arabia?

  • SAR vs. USD: Who is lending? How much more capacity do they have? Who are the new lenders looking for assets?
  • Local banks, regional banks and international banks: Which banks are looking to play lead and supporting roles?
  • Underwriting capability and structures: What size and tenor can borrowers’ secure and on what terms?
  • How are lenders and borrowers working together to underwrite loans with ESG principles?
  • Who can and who can’t: Which sectors are banks comfortable lending to?

Moderator

Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance

Speakers

Syndications & Loans Distribution

Director, Loan Syndication, Sales & Distribution

Chief Financial Officer

Associate Director - Treasury

General Manager – Capital Management

Session ends: 13:40
13:40

Networking lunch

Session ends: 14:35
14:35

Finding value in fixed income markets: How do investors plan to make returns buying and trading Saudi Arabia credit?

  • Where does Saudi Arabian credit sit within an international investor’s portfolio? How does it compare to GCC & EM credit? To what extent is there a divergence in issuer vs. investor expectation of debt pricing?
  • How has Russia’s exclusion from the EM index and the potential inclusion of Saudi Arabia into BRICS positively influenced the allocation strategy of an EM manager? What specific credits have they shifted their focus towards now?
  • To what extent are local regulations impacting international participation? What are investors looking for?
  • ESG investing within the Kingdom: Who is financing Saudi’s innovative projects? What are investors’ expectations for ESG transparency?

Moderator

Functional Head of Emerging Markets Corporates

Speakers

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Funds

Head of Investments & Debt Capital Markets

Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Director – Head of MENA Flow Sales

Session ends: 15:15
15:15

Paving the path for Saudi Arabia’s IPO resurgence

  • Identifying the powerhouse sectors driving Saudi Arabia’s IPO renaissance
  • Case studies: Navigating the complex journey from private to public
  • Curb your enthusiasm: What’s stopping corporates from seizing the opportunity to tap the market?
  • SMEs & tech innovators: What opportunities lie ahead?
  • Bridging the divide: Local vs. Global investor perspectives
  • How can companies and regulators promote investor confidence and attract international investment?

Moderator

Head of Investment Banking

Speakers

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

EMEA Chief Revenue Officer

Managing Director Equity Capital Markets

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Session ends: 16:15
16:15

How Saudi issuers are evolving their ESG strategies to attract investment

  • How does Saudi Arabia’s existing ESG framework differ from global/UNPRI ESG standards? What are they key gaps and areas of misalignment between Saudi regulations and global ESG expectations?
  • How can regulatory consistency be achieved while respecting the unique cultural and economic factors of Saudi Arabia?
  • To what extent does (mis)-alignment impact Saudi Arabia’s ability to attract foreign investment? How can corporates communicate their ESG efforts to international investors to build trust, confidence and ultimately investment?
  • How can corporates improve governance, transparency, board diversity and shareholder rights to attract international investors?
  • Are there best practices for fostering collaboration and partnerships with global ESG-focused investors?

Moderator

Co-Head of Sustainable Finance EMEA

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Head of Sustainable Finance

Chief Financial Officer

Head of Sustainability & ESG

Session ends: 16:45
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Mid-market funding and debt capital markets: How corporates can restructure their capital structures to issue sukuk

  • From stressed to stress-free: How private companies with cashflow issues can restructure balance sheets and capital structure to roll-over bank funding to the capital markets
  • Testing the model: How recent legislative changes are attracting new investors to Saudi Arabia’s sukuk and debt capital markets
  • Public vs. privately placed: Why Saudi Arabia’s sukuk market is opening up to CMA-registered publicly placed sukuk now
  • Covenants, security over accounts and assets: How to structure the right deal for the right scenario
  • What role do credit ratings play in the sukuk market? How can the Kingdom improve the rating process to attract more investors?

Moderator

Partner

Speakers

Group Treasury Director

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Senior Director, Investment Banking

Chief Executive Officer

Session ends: 17:25
17:25

Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of conference

1-2-1 MEETINGS CONCIERGE SERVICE

We are the number 1 business meetings facilitator for the global capital markets

650+ SENIOR CAPITAL MARKETS ATTENDEES | HIGH-QUALITY NETWORKING WITH A HIGH-QUALITY AUDIENCE | PRE-ARRANGED BUSINESS MEETINGS WITH THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER ATTENDEES

OUR DEDICATED MEETINGS CONCIERGE TEAM PRE-ARRANGE AND SCHEDULE YOUR TARGETED SPONSOR 1-2-1 MEETINGS, SO YOU CAN GET IN FRONT OF YOUR CLIENTS AND PARTNERS TO:

ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS, IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY, DISCUSS BUSINESS AND MOVE DEALS ALONG

Our customers utilise the 1-2-1 Meetings Concierge Service to secure face time with the most sought-after attendees at our events. The service allows you to schedule meetings pre-event, ahead of anyone else, helping you build relationships with active issuers, borrowers, investors & financiers.

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We will:

1. Send you the delegate list before the event

2. Send the meeting requests on your behalf

3. Alert you of who would like to meet with you

4. Book the time and place of your meeting

5. Provide onsite meeting support

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WHY DOES YOUR INDUSTRY PARTICIPATE?

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Regional Banks/DFIs

  • To institutionalise relationships and grow their revenue with existing clients
  • To return to the office with high quality new business contacts and leads
  • To meet the issuers and borrowers from across the continent in one trip
  • To develop investor relations and effectively communicate their bank’s highlights/investment propositions to appropriate, senior decision-makers that otherwise would not have been easily accessible or in one place at one time
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International Banks/DFIs

  • To meet the most credible and reputable private and public issuers and borrowers from across the continent
  • To accelerate deals with current partners
  • To establish high-quality business connections with prospects
  • To connect with multinational corporates interested in establishing/growing operations in their geographies
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Regional Law Firms

  • To stand out from competitors and ensure that they are viewed as the top law firm in their geography
  • To hold meetings with international law firms who can bring them in as regional law firm partners on deals
  • To meet senior decision-makers from key local and international corporates, sovereigns, investors and banks with relevance to their deals in one location
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International Law Firms

  • To promote their firm and ensure that they are viewed as the top international law firm partner by regional law firms working on important deals across Saudi Arabia’s capital markets
  • To win new business from their key target markets
  • To institutionalise relationships and grow their revenue with existing clients
  • To meet senior decision-makers from key local and international corporates, sovereigns, investors, banks & regional law firms in one location
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Corporates & Sovereigns

  • To conduct face-to-face meetings with local and international FIs to discuss upcoming transactions and future financing strategies
  • To hear from and meet with other issuers and borrowers from across the region, sharing knowledge and experiences
  • To meet with government contemporaries to share strategies for the upcoming 6-12 months
  • To meet with local and international investors to discuss financing strategies and upcoming transactions
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Investors

  • To conduct 1-2-1 meetings with senior decision-makers from Saudi Arabian corporates, governments and financial institutions in one place
  • To hear from and meet with other local and international investors active across the continent

COMPANIES REGISTERED FOR 2024:

  • 21Shares
  • Abdulrahman Saad AlRashid & Sons Co. ARTAR
  • Abkuwait
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
  • Acciona Agua
  • Acuity Knowledge Partners
  • ACWA Power
  • ADCB
  • ADES Holding
  • Advanced Support Holding Company
  • Afaq Express
  • Agrobank
  • Ahmed Alsaif & Sons Investment Holding
  • Ajlan & Bros Holding Group Abilitii
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Al Akaria
  • Al Blagha Group
  • Al Elm Information Security
  • Al Faisaliah Group
  • Al Muhaidib Group
  • Al Mutlaq Group
  • Al Rajhi Bank
  • Al Yamama Group
  • Alandalus Property Company
  • Alargan Projects
  • Albawani
  • Alblagha Investments Holding Co
  • Aldhafra
  • Alfa Consultant Group
  • Alfanar Company
  • Alfanar Global Development
  • Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Bros
  • Alinma Bank
  • Alinma Investment
  • Aljomaih
  • Alkhorayef Group
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG)
  • AlMajdouie
  • AlMana General Hospitals
  • Almarai Company
  • Almeswak
  • Almetrekco
  • Alpha Capital
  • AlQahtani Holding
  • AL-Ramz Realestate
  • Alsaleh, Alsahli & Partners Law Firm
  • Alturki Holding
  • Altwijri
  • Alujain Corporation
  • Alwabel
  • Amlak International for Real Estate Finance Company
  • Amwal Capital Partners
  • Apparel Group
  • Arab Banking Corporation
  • Arab National Bank
  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
  • Arabian Drilling
  • Arabian Waterproofing Industries Co.
  • Aramco
  • Aramex
  • Arasco
  • Arcelormittal Saudi Arabia
  • Ashmore
  • Aventicum Capital Management
  • Avilease
  • AZMEEL Group of Companies
  • Bahamdan Group
  • Bahri
  • Bakheet Holding
  • Bandit
  • Bank Albilad
  • Bank AlJazira
  • Bank of China
  • Banque Saudi Fransi
  • Basic Chemical Industries
  • Basma Consulting
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • BESIX
  • Bidaya Home Finance Company
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boubyan Bank
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Capital Markets Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • Caresaudi
  • Cenomi Centres
  • Citi
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Dalkia-Me
  • DAMAC
  • Datasite
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Digital Energy and Monetary Holding
  • EDF
  • Elsewedy Electric
  • Emicool
  • Emirates Islamic
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emirates NBD Capital
  • Engie
  • EQUATE Petrochemical
  • Ezdihar Real Estate Dev. Company
  • FAB Capital
  • FAS Energy
  • FCDO
  • Finsight Group
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Flynas
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • GCDC
  • General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI)
  • GIB Capital
  • Golden Lattice Investment Company
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Gulf Bank
  • Gulf Coast Real Estate Development Company
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Hassana Investment Company
  • Haykala
  • HSBC
  • Impact46
  • Independant
  • International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
  • International Water Distribution
  • International Water Distribution Co
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Intralinks
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jadwa Investment
  • Jahez
  • Jamjoom Pharma
  • Jeddah Central Development Company
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kamco Investment Company
  • Khuld Investment
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
  • Kuwait International Bank
  • Lamar Holding
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Lazard
  • Lumirental
  • Ma'aden
  • Mag-Sa
  • Maples Group
  • Mashreq
  • MASIC
  • Mayaasim
  • MBUZZ
  • MCB
  • MHCB
  • Middle East Paper Co.
  • Ministry of Energy Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Municipal Rural Affairs and Housing
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  • Mizuho Securities
  • Mizuhoemea
  • Mobily
  • Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Mowah
  • MUFG
  • Murabaha Holding Conpany
  • Muscat Bay
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • National Center for Privatization
  • National Debt Management Center
  • National Development Fund
  • National Infrastructure Fund
  • National Metal Manufacturing and Casting Company (Maadaniyah)
  • NDMC
  • NEOM
  • Nesma Company
  • NetRoadshow
  • New Development Bank
  • Ninety One
  • Nofoth
  • Nordic Aviation Capital
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Osool & Bakheet Investment Company
  • Osool Integrated Real Estate Co
  • Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • Qassim Cement
  • Qatar National Bank
  • Rasan
  • Rawabi Holding Group
  • Razeen Capital
  • Record Financial Group
  • Red Sea Global
  • Retal Urban Development Company
  • Riyad Bank
  • Riyadh Air
  • Riyadh Cables Group & Metals
  • ROSHN
  • Rothschild & Co SCA
  • Ruya Partners
  • S&P Global
  • SABB
  • Sabic
  • Sahara Net
  • SALIC
  • Sanabil Investments
  • Sasco Holdings
  • Saudi Arabia Trading & Constructing Company
  • Saudi Brothers Commercial Company
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi Environment Fund
  • Saudi Fransi Capital
  • Saudi National Bank
  • Saudi Re
  • Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRCO)
  • Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
  • Savola
  • Sawaco
  • Scientific & Medical Equipment House
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Sipchem
  • SIRC
  • SMBC
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
  • Takaful
  • Tamasuk Holding Company
  • Tanmiah Food Company
  • TAQA
  • Tasnee
  • Tawuniya
  • The Aluminium System Factory
  • The Saudi Industrial Development Fund
  • Trading Development Partnership
  • UK Export Finance
  • Union Investment Privatfonds
  • Vision Invest
  • Vulcan International Inc.
  • Wafra International Investment Company
  • Warba Bank
  • Wataniya Finance
  • White & Case LLP
  • Yahmaa Medical
  • Yanbu Cement
  • Zahrat Al Waha for Trading Company

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