14 - 15 September 2021
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Platinum Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Platinum Sponsor

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Gold & Networking Sponsor

Mashreq

Gold Sponsor

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Gold Sponsor

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Gold Sponsor

BofA Securities

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GIB Capital

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SMBC

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Citi

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Crédit Agricole CIB

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Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

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Moody's Investors Service

Silver Sponsor

Rawabi Holding

Silver Sponsor

White & Case

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Bank of Jordan

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Bank of Sharjah

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Finsight

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Fitch Ratings

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Intertrust

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London Stock Exchange

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Morgan Lewis

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S&P Global

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Squire Patton Boggs

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United Arab Bank

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Chairperson’s opening remarks

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 6:00am (Europe/London)

Keynote address: How to manage oil and gas assets in a rapidly transitioning world

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 6:10am (Europe/London)

  • What structural changes has the oil and gas markets experienced in the last 12 months? How do oil and gas companies adapt their finance and investments to adapt to these changes?
  • What is the new sustainable equilibrium price for oil? How does the new norm oil price impact capital markets’ and investment strategy?
  • The economics of sustainable energy: How are oil and gas businesses adapting to increasing demand for ESG implementation from stakeholders?
  • What structural changes has the oil and gas markets experienced in the last 12 months? How do oil and gas companies adapt their finance and investments to adapt to these changes?
  • What is the new sustainable equilibrium price for oil? How does the new norm oil price impact capital markets’ and investment strategy?
  • The economics of sustainable energy: How are oil and gas businesses adapting to increasing demand for ESG implementation from stakeholders?

Keynote address: Supporting economic growth whilst unwinding fiscal deficits

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 6:35am (Europe/London)

  • Structural reforms, fiscal deficits, rising debt/GDP ratios: How governments are financing themselves
  • Deleveraging and maintaining investment grade ratings in volatile times
  • Developing local capital markets: Chicken or egg?

MENA Fixed Income and the (non)taper-tantrum: Is the market’s 70bps spike in 10-year UST an over-reaction?

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 7:00am (Europe/London)

  • Who’s going long and who sees a buying opportunity? Is a full recovery priced into portfolios? Will there need to be a re-valuation? If so, when?
  • China/US relations and Biden’s diplomacy: What are the linkages between (geo)politics and credit spreads?
  • Global IG vs. EM vs. MENA: Where does MENA fit within the global portfolio? How do MENA IG bonds compare to Asia IG?
  • So much liquidity and little credit take-off: Is there a concern of a bubble?
  • Who are the natural buyers of long-term (30, 40 and 50 year) tenors? How can issuers target these investors?

Speakers

Angad Rajpal

Angad Rajpal

CFA, Head of Fixed Income

Emirates NBD

Angad Rajpal

Angad Rajpal

CFA, Head of Fixed Income at Emirates NBD

Angad is Head of Fixed Income at Emirates NBD Asset Management, having previously been Senior Portfolio Manager since October 2014. He has been with the business for more than nine years, having joined in 2010 as a Senior Credit Analyst. Angad is the lead manager for the UCITS-compliant MENA Fixed Income Fund and the Global Sukuk Fund, which have outperformed their respective benchmarks for most years since 2010. He has also had an active part in doubling Fixed Income Assets Under Management (AUM) since 2013 – to under USD3 billion for year-end 2019.

Prior to joining the team, Angad was Senior Analyst at Prime Emirates from 2008 to 2010, having previously been an Associate in Financial Services Advisory at Ernst & Young in New York and a Financial Analyst at Real Value Investments in Mumbai. He holds an MBA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Mumbai. Angad has CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Emirates Society.

Emirates NBD

Angad Rajpal

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd/mycompany/

Roderick Gordon

Roderick Gordon

Head of Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Syndicate

GIB Capital

Roderick Gordon

Roderick Gordon

Head of Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Syndicate at GIB Capital

Roderick Gordon has over 16 years’ Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets experience and has advised on, arranged, placed and financed over US$50 billion of internationally syndicated debt capital markets issuances and syndicated loans for major international companies and GCC sovereigns, supranationals and corporates.

Rod joined GIB to establish the DCM business in 2010. Prior to joining GIB he worked in Bahrain at Arab Banking Corporation in Debt Capital Markets and Acquisition Finance and Unicorn Investment Bank in Islamic Debt Capital Markets.

Prior to moving to Bahrain in 2007, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, London, for over 5 years as Vice President covering Capital Markets Origination, Acquisition Finance and Structured Finance. He also worked for KPMG, London, in the Corporate Finance Debt Advisory team.

Rod has a Masters Degree in Quantum and Solid State Physics from the University of Durham, UK.

GIB, the Gulf’s international bank, helps its clients thrive by working together to realise ambitions. It brings and activates insightful ideas that enable progress. GIB aims to be the preferred financial services partner, delivering bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the region and beyond. This includes corporate banking, asset management, debt and equity capital market services, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem by GIB.

In addition to its main subsidiaries, London-based GIB (UK) Ltd., and Riyadh-based GIB Capital LLC, it has branches in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah with a representative office in Dubai.

GIB Capital

Roderick Gordon

Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) is a pan GCC universal bank established in 1975 and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

GIB offers a diverse range of financial products and services and bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the GCC, Europe and North America. This includes corporate banking, the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem, as well as investment banking spanning asset management, bond and sukuk issuance, financial restructuring, private placements, private sale, IPOs, underwriting equity and debt, and mergers and acquisitions.

GIB’s services are delivered across the GCC and international markets through its subsidiaries: GIB Saudi Arabia, GIB Capital and GIB (UK) Ltd. Additionally, the Bank has branches in the UAE and USA.

GIB Saudi Arabia is the first foreign domiciled bank to establish a local commercial bank in the Kingdom. It is headquartered in Eastern Province and operates branches in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, while the Bank’s investment banking activities are delivered by GIB Capital, based in Riyadh.

GIB (UK) Ltd is a London and New York based international asset management subsidiary.

GIB is owned by the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gulfintlbank

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Investment Manager, Emerging Market Debt

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Investment Manager, Emerging Market Debt at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Kathy is an Investment Manager on the EMD team at Aberdeen Standard Investments where she specialises in corporate debt. The team manages US$16bn in global EMD assets, with just over US$3bn in dedicated global emerging market corporate debt portfolios. Kathy joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in June 2009, and the Emerging Market Debt desk as a credit analyst in 2012. Since then her research coverage has expanded across Latam, CEE, Middle East and Africa. Previously, she completed a year’s internship at Standard Chartered Private Bank in New York as part of the Mountbatten Internship Programme. She graduated with a BSc in Economics from St. Andrews University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director - Head of Debt Capital Markets

Mashreq

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director - Head of Debt Capital Markets at Mashreq

With nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Aditya has led and worked across origination and execution platforms at Trussbridge, ADIB, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, E&Y and Arthur Andersen. He worked in London, Dubai and Mumbai. He has bookrun deals in excess of several billions of dollars of landmark financings, across the conventional and Islamic space, for governments, supra-nationals, corporates and financial institutions worldwide.

Aditya is a ranking Chartered Accountant from India and has a MBA from London Business School.

Established in 1967, Mashreq is the oldest privately held Bank in the UAE with award winning financial solutions and services. Throughout its 50 years' history, Mashreq has differentiated itself through innovative financial solutions, making it possible for its customers to achieve their aspirations. Today, Mashreq has a significant presence in 11 countries outside the UAE with 21 overseas branches and offices across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.

Mashreq

Aditya Kotibhaskar

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Coffee and networking

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 7:45am (Europe/London)

Weathering the COVID storm and the economic after-shocks: How are corporates approaching funding through volatile times

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 8:15am (Europe/London)

  • Stories behind the big headlines: What were the risks (and successful outcomes) corporates faced when they attempted to approach the capital market in 2020?
  • Do MENA borrowers still prefer loan financing versus bonds/sukuk? What’s the desire to diversify investor/funding base eastwards?
  • How did SMEs with EBITDA >USD50m adapt their businesses and finances through the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • The market view on corporate credit deterioration and debt burdens: How will defaults trickle down to affect the credit environment post-COVID?

Speaker

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy

Rawabi Holding

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy at Rawabi Holding

Mr. Ahmed AlShubbar is the Group Vice President, Group Treasury & Strategy for Rawabi Holding Group Mr. AlShubbar’s responsibilities include overseeing the group's Treasury, Corporate Finance, Bank Relations, Cash Flow Management, Insurance and most importantly Strategy. Mr. AlShubbar brings a wealth of banking experience that covers Corporate Banking and Investment Banking (Debt Capital Markets and Debt Advisory) for over 12 years with reputable banks such as National Commercial Bank (NCB), Samba Financial Group, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) and Gulf International Bank (GIB) where he recently served as Vice President in Investment Banking. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Business School. He attended and participated in many training programs and conferences in related areas such as Credit Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Global Markets, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk to name a few.

Rawabi Holding

Ahmad Alshubbar

From our trading legacy, Rawabi Holding has developed into a diversified conglomerate. Rooted in the region, Rawabi Holding has extensive expertise in understanding and anticipating market dynamics.

We recognize what businesses need to do to be successful in Saudi Arabia and we are dedicated to helping our partners, joint ventures and businesses succeed.

Established and proven, Rawabi Holding is not satisfied with the status quo. We seek out innovative solutions, technologies and opportunities that help enable our clients to succeed more effectively and cost-efficiently.

Rawabi Holding, through its fully owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships with international market leaders, focuses on three core sectors:

  • OILFIELD SERVICES
  • CONTRACTING & INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
  • OFFSHORE SERVICES

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rawabi-holding-group

Syndicated loan markets: Can banks bridge the gap between borrower demands for better pricing and longer tenor

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 9:00am (Europe/London)

  • Demand > supply: Can banks bridge the gap between borrower demands for better pricing and longer tenor versus a backdrop of light pipeline of projects and deals?
  • Can banks keep apace as competition amongst lenders heats up?
  • Wall-to-wall refinancing: How big is the pipeline? How to negotiate and renegotiate terms and conditions in the current market
  • How can the loan market support companies with lower ratings access FX in the current environment?
  • Sustainability loans: Do borrowers understand their benefits?

Speakers

Tonmoy Andalib

Tonmoy Andalib

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndicate & Distribution – Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Tonmoy Andalib

Tonmoy Andalib

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndicate & Distribution – Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Andalib has 16+ years of experience in origination, structuring, execution and distribution of syndicated loan transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Andalib heads up the Loan Syndicate & Distribution team at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and is based in Abu Dhabi. He and his team are responsible for all loan underwriting, bookrunning, primary syndication and secondary market activity by FAB.

Andalib joined FAB in February 2015 from Standard Chartered Bank, UK. With Standard Chartered, he previously worked in London, Singapore and Dhaka covering loan markets and investors across Europe, Africa and South Asia.

Andalib has bookrun in excess of USD 200 billion of landmark financings for many of the most sophisticated supranationals, governments, corporates and financial institutions. Andalib holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Tonmoy Andalib

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Origination

SMBC

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Origination at SMBC

With over 25 years of Loan and Debt Capital Market experience, Eric is a Managing Director and Head of CEEMEA Origination, Loan Capital Markets, at SMBCE responsible for the origination and structuring of loans for corporates and financial institutions across the full regional and borrower spectrum. Before joining SMBC in 2011, he was employed at Commerzbank New York, Frankfurt and London, where he held various head positions including loans and bonds origination. Eric is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked as such in Germany and the US. Eric is also a member of a group of authors that triennially publish a practical textbook on syndicated lending for borrowers, banking professionals, lawyers and auditors in German language

SMBC

Eric Zimny

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Zain Zaidi

Zain Zaidi

Director - Loans and Acquisition Finance Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory

Citi

Zain Zaidi

Zain Zaidi

Director - Loans and Acquisition Finance Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory at Citi

Zain is a Director in the Loans and Acquisition Finance team at Citi and responsible for all syndicated loan financing in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. In addition to his regional coverage, Zain is also responsible for syndicated loan transactions for shipping clients within the broader EMEA region.

Zain has been with Citi for over 16 years between New York, London and Dubai and has provided debt origination, execution, structuring and advisory services to clients over this time related to loans, bonds, and securitization. His client list has spanned the full credit spectrum from sovereigns and strong investment grade names to high yield issuers.

During his time at Citi, Zain has had strong experience with transportation assets and infrastructure financing but has spent the last 7 years focused on corporate loans covering Sovereigns, GREs, Corporates and FIs from the Middle East.

Citi

Zain Zaidi
Hitesh Asarpota

Hitesh Asarpota

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets

Emirates NBD

Hitesh Asarpota

Hitesh Asarpota

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets at Emirates NBD

Hitesh joined Emirates NBD Capital in 2008 and has been instrumental in the development of the investment banking franchise of the Emirates NBD Group. Hitesh is responsible for a dedicated DCM desk and the origination and syndication of debt capital markets, liability management and structured finance mandates.

Hitesh worked on the first Sukuk issuance in 2005 and since then he has advised various governments, financial institutions, blue chip and mid-cap corporates on their Islamic and conventional financing strategies and access to debt capital markets. He has successfully raised over USD 60 billion for Middle East, Asian and Turkish issuers

Hitesh holds a BCom in Accounting and Economics from Sydenham College, India and a postgraduate management degree from HEC Paris (Grande École), France

Emirates NBD

Hitesh Asarpota

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd/mycompany/

Networking lunch

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 10:00am (Europe/London)

Sustainable ESG and greenwashing: How quickly and efficiently can companies transition to an ESG framework?

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 11:30am (Europe/London)

  • How MENA companies define and engrain ESG principles into company culture before issuing ESG bonds/sukuk
  • What is the strategic value of ESG in the GCC? How to make a good business case for it and why should O&G companies care about sustainability?
  • Focus on “S” and “G”: What efforts are banks in the region making to promote sustainability and better governance?
  • How do dedicated ESG investors view the MENA region within the ESG spectrum? Is ESG attracting new dedicated green investors or ESG to retain existing investors? What puts clear water between European institutions and the rest of the world?

Speakers

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Managing Director - Head of Asset & Project Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Managing Director - Head of Asset & Project Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah has over 18 years of corporate and investment banking experience having worked across a number of banking divisions such as Project & Export Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, Structured Trade Finance & Financing Solutions and Client Relationships across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

She joined FAB in May 2016 from Standard Chartered Bank where she held a number of senior roles including but not limited to; Regional Head of Asset Finance & Leasing, Regional Head of Structured Export Finance, ASEAN Coordinator for Structured Trade Finance and Financing solutions etc.

Sarah is well versed with the European and Asian Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) having originated, lead and concluded several landmark, award winning Project & Export finance transactions and advisory assignments for regional and international clients across Asia, Africa & the Middle East. She also successfully established the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) platform for FAB

Sarah also has significant experience in the corporate finance space including Asset Finance having successfully delivered bespoke financing solutions to clients across sectors such as mining, construction and aviation - both to Airlines and Lessors demonstrating ability to support the sector in multiple ways

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (Pakistan)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Debashis Dey

Debashis Dey

Debashis Dey

Partner at White & Case

Debashis Dey is a partner in White & Case’s Capital Markets Practice based in the UAE. He has more than 20 years of expertise and has extensive global experience advising international and domestic investment banks, corporates and governments on capital markets, securitisation and all types of structured finance, project bonds, Islamic finance Sukuk transactions, regulatory capital transactions, commercial, residential mortgages and consumer finance and other asset classes. His transaction experience covers various jurisdictions, including the GCC (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia), Europe, the US and Asia. His experience includes leading on numerous product innovations in conventional and Islamic finance, including transactions such the first covered bond in the US, the first convertible Sukuk structure for Aldar PJSC, 'first-time' securitisations in Europe and the Middle East as well as convertible and straight debt issues for corporates in the Reg S and Rule 144A markets. Debashis has recently advised the joint lead managers on the first UK Government Export Credit Agency Guaranteed pre-funded Sukuk for an aircraft financing in the UAE, the joint lead managers on the Republic of Turkey's third Sukuk issuance, a UAE based company on its public equity-linked offering and update of its Rule 144a/Reg S GMTN programme and the structuring bank and joint lead managers on the United Kingdom's inaugural £200 million Sukuk issuance. Debashis is regularly noted in legal directories as being “Truly fabulous” and “frank in terms of what is doable and what the hurdles would be - he lays things out clearly for clients.” - Chambers & Partners Global, 2015.

White & Case

Debashis Dey
Dilawer Farazi

Dilawer Farazi

Portfolio Manager, Global Credit

Royal London Asset Management

Dilawer Farazi

Dilawer Farazi

Portfolio Manager, Global Credit at Royal London Asset Management

Dilawer Farazi is a Portfolio Manager at Royal London Asset Management, responsible for Emerging Market corporate bonds within the Global Credit team. Dilawer has 15 years of experience investing in EM, has held portfolio manager and analyst positions at GIB Asset Management, ADIC and Loomis Sayles, working in London and the Middle East. Dilawer has a BA in Law & Economics from Queen Mary’s, University of London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Royal London Asset Management

Franck Nowak

Franck Nowak

Vice President - MENA Fixed Income and Global Sukuk

Franklin Templeton Investments

Franck Nowak

Franck Nowak

Vice President - MENA Fixed Income and Global Sukuk at Franklin Templeton Investments

Franck Nowak is a senior research analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited. Mr. Nowak joined the investment team in 2012 to lead our research efforts and augment our investment processes for Global Sukuk and MENA fixed income. Mr. Nowak previously worked for Moody's Investors Service in both London and Dubai where he was responsible for non-bank ratings in the CEEMEA region. Mr. Nowak holds a bachelor's degree in commercial law and a master's degree in management, both from Rouen Business School in France.

As one of the first global asset management firms to establish local asset management capabilities in India (1993) and in South Korea (1997), Franklin Templeton is a pioneer in local asset management. Our goal is to manage each local business on a global scale, focusing on local investing, benchmarks and client needs, while drawing on the deep resources and global presence of the broader Franklin Templeton organization. Each local office (or strategic alliance) employs a truly "local" investment process that gives managers flexibility in investment decisions.

Since 1993, Franklin Templeton has developed or invested in local asset management capabilities — local portfolio managers investing locally — in several countries, including:

• India

• Brazil

• Japan

• South Korea

• Canada

• China (joint venture)

• Vietnam (joint venture)

• Middle East/North Africa

Franklin Templeton Investments

So much demand and not enough supply: Are sukuk market technicals stacking up?

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 12:30pm (Europe/London)

  • Is a lack of supply, and spread tightening, forcing investors to shoulder too much risk?
  • Working within the framework of the new AAOIFI accounting standards to successfully issue sukuk: How have the costs and benefits for issuers been affected by the changes in standards?
  • Formosa and taking sukuk global: What are the new characteristics of supply and demand of the sukuk market?

Speakers

Mahmoud Nawar CFA

Mahmoud Nawar CFA

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets

GIB Capital

Mahmoud Nawar CFA

Mahmoud Nawar CFA

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets at GIB Capital

Mahmoud has over 15 years of aggregate experience in banking and corporate finance services. He is currently a key member of the debt capital markets team at GIB Capital. He has played leading roles in several high profile bond and Sukuk transactions for GCC sovereigns and quasi-sovereign issuers, including the first Basel 3 compliant Sukuk in Saudi Arabia. Through his career he has worked with clients in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt. Prior to joining GIB Capital in Nov 2011, Mahmoud was part of the Strategy Management and earlier the Corporate Finance team at Bank ABC. His role included leading acquisition finance and mergers and acquisitions on behalf of clients and later on behalf of Bank ABC, in addition to overlooking the strategy implementation. Prior to that, Mahmoud was part of the Corporate Finance and Advisory team at Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai. Earlier he worked for Barclays Bank – Egypt, where he was part of the Corporate Credit team, responsible for managing a loan portfolio and later on he assumed the role of Structured Credit Manager.

Through these different roles Mahmoud has been exposed to some of the key transactions that have taken place in the GCC and Egypt, giving him an unparalleled experience in leading DCM and debt advisory transactions coupled with the competency that comes from being full engaged throughout the life cycle of transactions, whether in advisory or debt financing.

GIB Capital

Mahmoud Nawar CFA

Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) is a pan GCC universal bank established in 1975 and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

GIB offers a diverse range of financial products and services and bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the GCC, Europe and North America. This includes corporate banking, the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem, as well as investment banking spanning asset management, bond and sukuk issuance, financial restructuring, private placements, private sale, IPOs, underwriting equity and debt, and mergers and acquisitions.

GIB’s services are delivered across the GCC and international markets through its subsidiaries: GIB Saudi Arabia, GIB Capital and GIB (UK) Ltd. Additionally, the Bank has branches in the UAE and USA.

GIB Saudi Arabia is the first foreign domiciled bank to establish a local commercial bank in the Kingdom. It is headquartered in Eastern Province and operates branches in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, while the Bank’s investment banking activities are delivered by GIB Capital, based in Riyadh.

GIB (UK) Ltd is a London and New York based international asset management subsidiary.

GIB is owned by the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gulfintlbank

Bashar Al Natoor

Bashar Al Natoor

Global Head of Islamic Finance

Fitch Ratings

Bashar Al Natoor

Bashar Al Natoor

Global Head of Islamic Finance at Fitch Ratings

Bashar Al Natoor is Fitch Rating’s Global Head Islamic Finance. Mr Al Natoor is responsible for coordinating all Islamic Finance activities across Fitch’s Sovereign, Financial Institutions, Corporate, Structured Finance, Infrastructure and Insurance teams, bringing together dedicated analytical and industry expertise into a centralised and focused Islamic finance group.

Mr Al Natoor has more than 16 years' experience in the Islamic Finance market. Since joining Fitch in 2007, he has overseen Fitch's Sukuk criteria and Islamic Finance practices, undertaken research and written numerous published articles on Islamic Finance. Mr Al Natoor Joined Fitch as a director in the EMEA Corporates group based in Dubai. He was responsible for analysing EMEA issuers, with focus on Middle East and Turkish issuers in the construction, property and Telecommunication sectors. Prior to joining Fitch, Mr. Al Natoor spent seven years at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in key roles including Investment Officer in the Treasury Department, a Senior Credit Analyst in Risk Management and Senior Technical Assistant to the Vice President of Finance & Administration. Before working with IDB, Mr Al Natoor was a senior auditor for four years in Arthur Andersen.

Mr Al Natoor graduated with an MSc in banking and financial studies from the Arab Academy for Finance and Banking Science and a BS in finance and banking from Amman University. Bashar is also a Certified Bank Auditor (CBA), a Certified Risk Professional (CRP), a Chartered Market Analyst (FAD-CMA), and a Certified Risk Analyst (CRA).

Fitch Ratings

Bashar Al Natoor

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rizwan Kanji’s practice focuses on debt capital markets, finance and securitizations using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.

He advises investment banks, financial institutions, multilateral development banks, sovereign states, insurance companies and multinational regional corporations on high-profile transactions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Widely considered one of the leading lawyers within Islamic finance, Rizwan has earned a reputation for advising on “first of its kind” transactions.

Global directories, Chambers and Partners have consecutively ranked Mr. Kanji as one of the world's leading Islamic finance and debt capital markets lawyers. Clients are highly impressed with his breadth of expertise, elaborating: "His problem-solving skills and pragmatic approach to transactions are invaluable” and “He has a lot of attention to detail and is very attentive to his clients.”

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rizwan Kanji
Zeina Rizk

Zeina Rizk

Director, Fixed Income Asset Management

Arqaam

Zeina Rizk

Zeina Rizk

Director, Fixed Income Asset Management at Arqaam

Director, Fixed Income Asset Management, did a team move to setup the fixed income asset management business in Arqaam Capital. Zeina has 10 years of investment experience in the Global Credit Market, with a 6-year track record of co-managing Conventional Global Credit fund and a 3-year track record of co-managing Shari’ah Global Credit Fund. The Shari'ah fund won the best Shari'ah Fund in 2014 and 2015. Zeina was previously a fixed income advisor and a member of the management of a global fixed Income fund domiciled in Luxembourg. She also held a position as a credit and market risk supervisor, she also worked in securitization part of the structuring of asset-backed securitization deals. Zeina is a CFA Charterholder since 2011.

Arqaam

Zeina Rizk

(L)IBOR transition: What are the new benchmark rates, what are the hedging structures and what is the impact on debt pricing?

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 13:30pm (Europe/London)

  • How can banks help clients to update their systems for LIBOR transition? How can banks help their clients to be more transparent with reporting?
  • What are the hedging structures based on the new benchmark rates?
  • What are the new risk-free rates? Do they work? Are they worth it? Are they risk-free?
  • What is the impact to bond and loan pricing?
  • What are the consequences and risks for inaction?

Speaker

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Lijiya comes with more than 18 years of Debt Market experience. She holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has been a core deal team member in various Structured & Project Finance deals in the UAE. She joined FGB in 2006 and prior to that she was with HSBC CIBM and was dealing with regional deals and transactions in various sectors along with providing coverage of strategic customers. Lijiya is a key deal team member in many of the large Debt Market syndicated transactions in the region which involved structuring, negotiation of terms and execution of deals where she has led the deal team that acted in the senior capacity of Debt Advisor, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers, Coordinating Bank and Book running roles for Corporate, Acquisition Finance, FI/NBFI deals, Leverage finance, Project and Structured Finance, Asset Backed financing, Hybrid facility structures etc. Currently she is the Managing Director & Head of Syndication Finance, Loan Capital Markets under the Global Corporate Finance with FAB which addresses the flow business from Corporates, GRE’s, Sovereigns, NBFI’s and FI’s.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

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Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of Day One

Tue 14th Sep 2021, 14:15pm (Europe/London)

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 6:10am (Europe/London)

Oil-price, inflation, fiscal deficits and ratings: What does post-COVID economic recovery look like?

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 6:15am (Europe/London)

  • Structural reforms, worse(ning) fiscal positions, rising debt/GDP ratios and cost of debt: How can governments deleverage whilst supporting their economies?
  • How are GCC governments diversifying their economies away from oil? What does the transition into these new economies look like?
  • Fed policy and US rates: What will be the impact?
  • Is inflation coming: Will Big Fiscal drive growth and/or inflation?
  • What is the new equilibrium price of oil? What is the economic impact to the region at the new price?

Speakers

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance at DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali is a banking & finance partner at DWF Middle East advising on both conventional and Islamic finance matters, and also leads the firms Islamic finance practice.

She advises lenders, financial institutions, funds, sponsors, borrowers, and issuers in corporate and structured finance transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral loans, asset finance, Islamic finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and debt capital market transactions.

Umera has significant experience having worked in six different jurisdictions. She has built her practice by concentrating on making connections and acting as a strategic partner, and not just a counsel, for her clients. She takes a highly practical and pragmatic approach to providing legal services and brings an understanding of cultural conventions and sensitivities when working on a transaction.

Umera is interested in innovation, sustainable power source, and environmental change, and fuses that with her practice by working with Fintech and Cleantech companies and advising on sustainable finance and carbon credit trading.

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Cian O'Brien

Cian O'Brien

Cian O'Brien

Senior Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors

Cian is a Senior Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors and has been with the firm since 2013. Cian manages both developed and emerging market bond portfolios and conducts sovereign balance sheet research at the firm. He began his career in 2002 with the Central Bank of Ireland before moving into asset management with Bank of Ireland Asset Management. In 2011 he joined State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) in London where he was a senior portfolio manager on the active global fixed income team. Cian graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Commerce and German, before obtaining a Masters in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of the UK.

Colchester Global Investors

GCC Structured and project bonds: Is the market finally taking off?

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 7:00am (Europe/London)

  • Discuss drivers for recent pick-up in activity in the GCC Structured/Project Bond Market
  • Are we finally witnessing a shift in dynamics for GCC Structured/Project Bonds such that they will represent a continuing theme in the GCC
    o Investor views/perception of
    o GCC Structured/Project Bonds?
    o Holdco/BidCo vs AssetCo transactions?
    o Importance of ESG?
  • Can we expect the market to evolve to accommodate transactions with market risk (i.e. no guaranteed / limited off-take risk)

Speaker

Iman Abdel Khalek

Iman Abdel Khalek

Head of Middle East and North Africa, Debt Capital Markets

Citi

Iman Abdel Khalek

Iman Abdel Khalek

Head of Middle East and North Africa, Debt Capital Markets at Citi

Iman is responsible for Citigroup’s Middle East & North Africa Debt Capital Markets Business, based in Dubai. In her current role, she advises sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions on access to the international bond & Sukuk markets. Iman’s career spans 18 years with Citigroup in various roles. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.

Citi has been present in the Middle East for more than 50 years, primarily through Citibank. The bank is directly represented in main markets, including the UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. It has more than 30 branches and offices in the region. Across the region, the bank offers a range of corporate finance services, including securitization, project & structured trade finance, syndication and advisory.

In 2006, Citi opened its regional Middle East office at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) following approval by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to operate as an authorized firm at the DIFC in mid-2006. Today, the DIFC houses Citi's Middle East Division management, Investment Banking and Equity businesses in the MENA region along with Islamic Banking and non-UAE regional banking businesses. In 2007, the bank established a dedicated MENA-level equity research team covering major sectors (banks, construction, telecom) operating out of the DIFC.

Citi's journey in the United Arab Emirates started in 1964 when Citibank, a member of Citi, opened its first branch in Dubai followed by Abu Dhabi in 1971. Since then, the bank has been known for delivering excellence and consistently introducing world-class banking products and services to UAE market.

Citi

Iman Abdel Khalek

Pure Harvest: A case study on structuring, packaging, and selling MENA private credit

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 7:45am (Europe/London)

  • Originating deals outside of the usual DCM channels: The background to how private credit trades materialise
  • Connecting SMEs with institutional investors: Advice and preparation
  • Marrying deal structure with an evolving legal, and bankruptcy regime: What are the security, governance and financial covenants required to attract institutional investors to SMEs?
  • How is a private credit deal structured? What are the additional complexities when structuring a Sharia-compliant private credit deal?

Speaker

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid is a portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited. Mr. Eid joined the Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income investment team in April 2009 as a research analyst where he helped develop the group's fundamental research process and production. Mr. Eid was promoted to portfolio manager in 2011 and is currently the co-manager of the FTIF GCC Bond Fund and co-manager of Global Sukuk institutional accounts.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited, formerly Algebra Capital, Mr. Eid worked for TD Securities in Toronto as a trader. He rotated through credit, FX and interest rate option desks.

Mr. Eid holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and a master's degree in mathematical finance, both from the University of Toronto.

FTIML-Dubai is an active, research-driven, team-based manager which aims to achieve superior long-term investment performance against relevant benchmarks and to provide excellent, value-added client service through the Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series investment groups. The fund management team performs bottom-up research to manage assets in private and public markets across all asset classes. Their services are packaged as fund solutions, discretionary mandates or structured products.

Franklin Templeton launched a dedicated bond fund aimed at capitalising on the growing debt market in the Gulf region which was supported by portfolio Sharif Eid.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Market liquidity and ALM: How are banks managing their funding and capital under Basel 3 requirements in a post-COVID world?

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 7:45am (Europe/London)

  • Popping the hood off bank balance sheets: What are the NPL positions of GCC banks now? What will the NPL positions be when forbearance and payment holidays end?
  • Should the market be concerned by a lack of Tier 2 supply? What impact will a rise in inflation and/or rates have on the hybrid and perpetual market?
  • How much liquidity is in the system? Where is it finding a home? What are the risks with where it is finding a home?

Speaker

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets

BofA Securities

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets at BofA Securities

James Sadler is Head of Debt Financing Origination for the MENAT region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has more than 14 years' experience in originating and executing financing transactions for corporates, sovereigns and banks in the CEEMEA region, having previously focused on hybrid and regulatory capital instruments for European issuers. He has recently executed financings for the Abu Dhabi and Qatar sovereigns, Mubadala, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates NBD, Damac, and QNB. James joined BofAML in August 2015, having previously worked at BNP Paribas in Bahrain and UBS in London. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.

For more than 200 years, Bank of America has been helping people around the world connect with what matters most to them. The company is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the Global Banking and Markets businesses. Combining local knowledge and global expertise, the company offers products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking and Global Markets. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa Bank of America Merrill Lynch has offices in 21 countries across three continents serving the needs of corporate, institutional and government clients.

BofA Securities

James Sadler

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News) and LinkedIn (@BofA_Business )

Coffee and networking

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 8:30am (Europe/London)

The GCC/Africa investment corridor: A banking perspective

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 9:00am (Europe/London)

  • What role are Middle Eastern banks playing in funding the African banks?
    > Which MENA banks are lending to African banks and FIs?
    > What price, size and tenors can African banks and FIs secure borrowing from MENA banks?
  • What support can Middle Eastern banks offer African banks and financial institutions?
  • Which African regions, countries and jurisdictions are MENA banks comfortable lending to?

Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by close of Day Two

Wed 15th Sep 2021, 10:30am (Europe/London)

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  • Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt - FRA
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  • Fine Hygienic Holding
  • FINSIGHT
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Fisch Asset Management
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • Flag Holding
  • Flydubai
  • Foulath Holding B.S.C.
  • Franklin Templeton
  • FTSE Russell
  • FTV Global Treasury Center Management Limited
  • Fujairah Oil Terminal FZC
  • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants
  • Galadari Brothers
  • GAM Fund Management
  • GCS Contracting
  • Gems Education
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GFC Media Group
  • GIB Capital
  • Global Credit Advisory
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government of Sharjah
  • Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC
  • Greylock Capital Management
  • GU Advisory
  • Gulf Bank
  • Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA)
  • Gulf Capital
  • Gulf International Auditing
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC)
  • Gulf Marine Services
  • Gulf Petrochem
  • Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Hakan Agro
  • Halo technology Systems FZCO
  • Hamriyah Free Zone Authority
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)
  • Howdens
  • HSBC
  • HSBC Global Asset Management
  • Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)
  • I-Bankers Securities
  • ICBC Standard Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • IFFCO
  • IHS Markit
  • IMKAN MISR
  • Independent
  • Inforica Inc.
  • ING Bank
  • Inovest
  • Instinctif Partners
  • Int Netlink Technologies
  • International Airfinance Corporation
  • International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
  • International Maritime Industries (a Saudi Aramco Joint Venture)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Intertrust
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Invesco
  • Invest AD
  • Investment & Development Office Govt. of RAK
  • Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
  • Iridium Advisors
  • Islamic Corporation Development (ICD)
  • Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
  • Ithmar Capital
  • Ithra Dubai
  • Ittihad International Investment
  • J & P trading FZE
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Jadwa Investment
  • Jibrel Network
  • Jiva Capital Limited
  • JLT Speciality Limited
  • Jordan Atomic Energy Commission
  • Jordanian business council
  • Joy Allukas
  • JP Morgan
  • Julius Baer and Company
  • Jupiter Asset Management
  • KAAF Investments LLC
  • KAMCO Investment Company
  • KBBO Group
  • KBW Investments
  • KFH Capital Investment Company
  • KFH Investment Company
  • KfW IPEX Bank
  • Klay Capital
  • Kludi RAK LLC
  • Knight Frank
  • Kolhberg Kavirs Roberts & Co (KKR)
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Kuwait Food Company (Americana) K.S.C.P
  • Kuwait International Bank
  • Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • Kuwait Petroleum International
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Lakhraim Business Group
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
  • Landmark Group
  • Lazard
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • LGT Capital Partners
  • Lifecare International Insurance Brokers LLC
  • Link Lease
  • Linklaters
  • Liquidity Finance LLP
  • LLB
  • Loan Radar
  • Lockheed Martin Global Inc.
  • Lombard Odier Asset Management
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Lootah Capital LLC
  • Lootah Group
  • Louis Dreyfus Company
  • Loukil Investment Group
  • LuLu Group International
  • LUMIERE G INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • M H Alshaya Company
  • M&H Group - Ali Al Hashimi
  • M7 Capital
  • Ma'aden
  • Maghreb Titrisation
  • Mahindra EPC
  • Majid Al Futtaim Group
  • Manazel Real Estate PJSC
  • Mantrac Group
  • Manulife Asset Management
  • Maples Group
  • Marafiq
  • Mariana Investment Partners
  • Maridive & Oil Services
  • Markel International
  • Marsh & McLennan
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Mashreqbank
  • Massar Solutions
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Maven Investment Partners
  • Mawarid Holding Investment
  • Maybank Asset Management
  • Mazoon Electricity Company
  • Mazrui International
  • MCB Capital Markets
  • McDermott
  • Meraas Holding
  • Mercuria
  • Metinvest
  • Metito
  • Metro Jeddah Company
  • Mi CAPITAL
  • Midcom Group
  • Milaha Capital
  • Ministry of Economy & Planning, Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Finance, Qatar
  • Ministry of Finance, UAE
  • Ministry of Housing Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Housing, Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development, Egypt
  • Ministry of Works, Bahrain
  • Miral Asset Management
  • Mirfa International Power & Water Company PJSC
  • Mitsui & Co
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mizuho International
  • Mizuho Saudi Arabia Company
  • MM Group for Industry & International Trade
  • Mobily
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Mubadala Investment Company
  • MUFG
  • Mumtalakat
  • Munch International Holding
  • Murex
  • Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company KSCP
  • Nahdi Medical Company
  • NAI Saudi Arabia
  • Najm for Insurance Services
  • Nakheel
  • Nama Holding
  • Nasser Saidi & Associates
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • National Bank of Fujairah
  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • National Bank of Oman
  • National Bonds Corporation
  • National Center for Privatization & PPP
  • National Commercial Bank
  • National Petroleum Services
  • National Takaful
  • Natixis
  • NBB Capital Investment
  • Nebras Power
  • Nestle
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Nimr International LLC
  • NMC Healthcare
  • Noga Holding
  • Noor Bank
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Nurol LLC
  • Oasis Insurance Group
  • Oasis Investment LLC (Al Shirawi Group - ESG)
  • OCTAL
  • Olayan
  • Old Mutual Specialised Finance
  • Oman Aviation Group
  • Oman Insurance Company
  • Oman Oil Company
  • Oman Shipping
  • Omantel
  • Omnix International
  • Omniyat Properties
  • OneFoods
  • OQ
  • Oq Gas Networks LLC (formerly Oman Gas Company SAOC)
  • Orascom Construction Industries
  • OurCrowd
  • Ozkan Gurden Bingol Attorney Partnership
  • Palm Hills Development
  • Pension Boards UCC Work
  • Permasteelisa Gartner Middle East LLC
  • Petrofac
  • Petroleum Development Oman
  • Petrorabigh
  • Phanes Group
  • PIC
  • Pinnacle solutions
  • Power China
  • Prestige Economics
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • Qassim Cement
  • Qassimiya Holding
  • Qatar Financial Centre
  • Qatar Insurance Company
  • Qatar National Import and Export Company
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Qinvest
  • Quantum Investment Bank
  • Quencia Capital
  • Raidah Investment Company (RIC)
  • RAK Ceramics
  • RAK Porcelain LLC
  • Rakbank
  • Rakbank - National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Ras Al Khaimah Investment & Development Office
  • Rasmala
  • Rassmal Investments
  • Rawabi Holding
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Real-Estate Development Fund (REDF)
  • Reaya Holding
  • Red Sea Housing Services Company FZE
  • Red Sea National Refinery and Petrochemicals Company
  • Reed Smith
  • Reem Investments
  • Regulation & Supervision Bureau
  • Rekaz Capital Investment
  • Renaissance Holding
  • RHB Asset Management
  • RKH Specialty
  • Roshan
  • Rosneft
  • Royal London Asset Management (RLAM)
  • S&P Global
  • Sabic
  • Salehiya Trading Company CJS
  • Samba Financial Group
  • Sanad Aero Solutions
  • Sancta Capital
  • Santander
  • SATORP Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Corporation
  • Saturna
  • Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef
  • Saudi British Bank
  • Saudi Bugshan Holdings
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi Football Federation
  • Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co.
  • Saudi Real Estate Refinance
  • Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
  • Saudimed Investment Company
  • Schneider Electric
  • Scope Group
  • Scope Ratings
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  • Seder Group
  • Senaat
  • SEPCOIII
  • Seplat Petroleum
  • Shanghai Electric
  • Sharaf Group
  • Sharjah Asset Management
  • Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority
  • Sharjah Islamic Bank
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Shell
  • SICO Bank
  • SICO Investment Bank
  • Siemens
  • SIG Combibloc Obeikan FZCO
  • Silverdale Capital
  • SIMAH
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • SingAlliance
  • Singapore Exchange
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • SinoGulf Investments
  • Sipchem
  • Skyless Limited LLC
  • SkyPower Global
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • Socar Trading
  • Societe Generale
  • Spektrum Capital
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Strabag
  • Strategic and Precious Metal Processing (FZC) LLC
  • Strategic Investment Capital
  • Stratton Street Capital LLP
  • Sukuq
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE)
  • Summit Global Power
  • Sun Global Investments
  • Tabarak Investment
  • Tabreed
  • TAFE Arabia Technical and Further Education
  • Taghleef Industries
  • Takaful
  • Talaat Moustafa
  • Talc Investments
  • Tamasuk Holding Company
  • Tamouh Investments
  • Tamweel Al-Oula Financing
  • Tanmiah Foods Company
  • TAQA
  • Tasnee
  • TAV Construction
  • Tawazun Holding
  • TECOM
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Tellimer
  • Teneo Strategy
  • Texel Finance
  • Teyliom
  • Tharwat for Financial Securities
  • The Arab Gulf State Institute in Washington
  • The National Investor
  • The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, DIFC Branch
  • Themaar Investments
  • Topaz Energy & Marine
  • Tradeline Securities
  • Tradeways
  • Transpo Group
  • Triada Capital Ltd
  • Tristar Transport
  • Trojan Holding
  • UAE Exchange
  • Ubhar Capital
  • UBS
  • Union Investment Privatfonds
  • Union National Bank (UNB)
  • Union Properties
  • United Arab Bank
  • United Electronics Company
  • United Energy Group Limited
  • UTI International
  • Vakif Katilim
  • Vale
  • Valentine Maritime Gulf (LLC)
  • Valentus Capital Management
  • Veolia
  • Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)
  • Vigeo Eiris
  • Vision Invest
  • Voya Asset Management
  • Voya Investment Management
  • Walkers
  • Warba Bank
  • wasl
  • White & Case
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wisayah
  • Yapi Merkezi
  • Zain
  • Zakher Marine International Inc.
  • Zulficar and Partners

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Access the most senior regional and international issuers, investors, bankers, rating agencies and lawyers at one time
  • Setup an unlimited number of virtual meetings with participants from the Middle East's credit markets community via our 1-2-1 networking platform
  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 70+ regional and international credit market leaders speaking on our expert-led panels

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Testimonials

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East was already the premier financing conference in the Middle East but has grown in importance with each passing year. The majority of our key clients and all of the global and regional banks are there. It’s a great opportunity to network, catch up, and get your finger on the pulse of the Middle East market.

Zain Zaidi
Citi

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference attendance is increasing year by year and it is a great venue for all issuers, investors and banks.

Jean-Marc Mercier
HSBC

Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Middle East has become A MUST attend event, it is the best and most efficient gathering of different lenders and borrowers in the MENA region.

Riyad Hammad
Arabtec Construction

I never thought that GFC could improve on previous years but they managed to attract an unprecedented 1,200 delegates at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East, representing issuers, borrowers and banks.

Raouf Jundi
MUFG

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Conference gives you credible information about what is actually happening in the financial markets… both pros and cons, all under one roof… which you don’t get at any other conference.

Neeraj Agrawal
Crescent Petroleum

If attending the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference is vital to our network, the 1-1 meetings are by far the best way to build long-lasting relationships in our industry. The GFC team impressed me with their attentive and professional service.

James Bejjani
M1 Capital

6. Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East is the Gold Standard of Conferences. If you were to ask a number of people to name one conference to attend - this is the one they would choose. The networking opportunities are far greater than at any other conference.

Usman Ahmed
Emirates NBD Asset Management

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference provides the most extensive opportunity to network across our clients and investors at one event and, as it continues to grow, so does the benefit from attending. Cannot praise the organisation and the set-up of the conference more highly either.

David Higgs
Mizuho

I don't attend many conferences but I make sure Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East is the one event firmly in my diary year after year. It gives me the chance to interact with the buy side, sell side as well as prospects and peers. For that reason, this is the gold standard for conferences in the region.

Usman Ahmed
FIM Partners

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East continues to be the marquee event for Banks and Issuers in the region and one we all look forward to each year. The event is getting bigger and better with each year and this wouldn’t be possible without your team’s meticulous planning and organizing in the build-up to and during the event as well.

Chiradeep Deb
Mashreqbank

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference is a mecca of banking and treasury professionals. The positivity and energy in the conference was beyond my imagination and it can be witnessed through the excitement and aura of participants at the event. Most of the topics address the upcoming problems and panel discussions provide insight from the industry experts on critical issues faced by the industry.

Ashok Mehngi
GEMS Education

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East AWARDS 2021


The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East AWARDS Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.


Benefits of attending the AWARDS Ceremony:

  • Access a highly exclusive event and senior industry-leading figures involved in the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institutions & Borrowers
  • Build your network: limited numbers ensure guaranteed interaction and networking with a select group of the industry’s elite; all of our 2019 ceremonies sold out and proved a night to remember

ACCOMMODATION

  • Booking link: Bonds Loans & SuKuK Middle East 2021
  • Promo code to enter: CHA140921
  • Dates available: 14th-16th September.
  • Rate: AED900/night
  • Limited rooms are available on a first come first served basis.

For more information contact Rosie at: Rosie.Nixon@GFCMediaGroup.com