4 - 5 June 2024
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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1,400+
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80%
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Issuers will be in attendance
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WELCOME TO BONDS, LOANS & SUKUK MIDDLE EAST 2024

4TH & 5TH JUNE | MADINAT JUMEIRAH CONFERENCE CENTRE, DUBAI

"The Middle East's largest corporate and investment banking event"

Are you active in the Middle East's capital markets? Do you want to expand your business in this space?

We are the no. 1 business meetings facilitator for the Middle East's capital markets. This is the annual meeting place for senior decision-makers from the Middle East's capital markets community. This in-person event will bring together 1,400+ leading governments, corporates, investors, banks, law firms, regulators and service providers in 1 location, and feature 75+ 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.

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NEW FOR 2024:

DAY 1:
EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS

4TH JUNE | MADINAT JUMEIRAH CONFERENCE CENTRE, DUBAI

"Accelerating Middle East IPOs"

Equity Capital Markets is the event that will connect the region’s leading ECM players to quicken the evolution of the region’s equity capital market. It will run concurrently with the main event, taking place on Day 1 of Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2024, but present its own agenda and speakers.

*This event is open to all attendees*

DAY 2:
GLOBAL PRIVATE CREDIT

5TH JUNE | MADINAT JUMEIRAH CONFERENCE CENTRE, DUBAI

"Connecting MENA allocators, managers, and borrowers with the global private credit market"

Global Private Credit is the event dedicated to broadening funding and global private credit opportunities in MENA. It will run concurrently with the main event, taking place on Day 2 of Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2024, but present its own agenda and speakers.

Bringing together the private credit community, this gathering of global senior decision-makers will:

  • Connect asset allocators with funds and global private credit opportunities
  • Provide an environment where asset allocators and global funds can pitch senior decision-makers from the private/SME sector for private credit business directly
  • Provide key learning opportunities for this developing financial market

*This event is open to all attendees*

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MEETINGS & NETWORKING

WE ARE THE NO. 1 BUSINESS MEETINGS FACILITATOR FOR THE MIDDLE EAST'S CAPITAL MARKETS

  • 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.
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EXPERT MARKET INSIGHTS:

The Middle East's largest corporate and investment banking event is also complemented by an agenda of expert market insights provided by 70+ industry leading speakers, allowing attendees to hear how the region's local & international financial leaders are navigating the current economic climate/share expectations for the future and benchmark.

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WE ARE THE ONLY EVENT TO:

  • Provide a bird's eye view of the Middle East's market for the local and international community
  • 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
  • Bring international and local investors together with Middle Eastern issuers to define and analyse the roadmap for raising local capital in 2024
  • Connect recent issuers and corporates with the Middle East's financial institutions, government bodies and international players
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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  1. PRE-ARRANGE MEETINGS: use our new networking app & web platform to pre-arrange meetings with other attendees who have created accounts.

  2. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: access 1,400+ of the Middle East's leading regional & international sovereigns, corporates, investors, banks, law firms & service providers in 1 location at 1 time.

  3. ACCELERATE DEALS: senior decision-makers (93% director-level or above) from your capital markets clients attend to move deals along and institutionalise relationships with partners.

  4. WIN NEW BUSINESS: your prospects proactively seek out new business partners at the event (50+ new business contacts made per attendee).

  5. GAIN EXPERT MARKET INSIGHTS: understand how market leaders are dealing with current economic recessions, geopolitical conflict, high inflation and high energy costs, and the impact they are having on the Middle East’s capital markets.
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2024 AGENDA

Plenary

4th June 2024

07:45

Registration and networking

Session ends: 09:00
08:50

Chairperson opening remarks

Speaker

Senior Managing Director and of Head of Global Corporate Finance

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

The C-Suite Perspective: Financial strategies and approaches from the region’s top corporates

  • Cash flows, CAPEX, debt & equity: What are the funding strategies for the region’s top-tier corporates for the next 12 months?
  • How are corporates optimizing capital structures in a high-rate environment?
  • Sustainability and energy transition: How are corporates embedding sustainability within their financial strategies?

Moderator

Managing Director, Head of Client Outreach & Market Insights

Speakers

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Investment Officer

Session ends: 09:45
09:45

GCC macroeconomic trends & 2024/25 outlook: What are the expectations for GDP growth across GCC economies? How are sectors across the GCC being impacted by market uncertainty?

  • What are the expectations for interest rate changes in 2024/25? Have interest rates peaked?
  • Oil price, policy and production: What will be the impact of changing commodity dynamics on fiscal policy and the broader economic landscape? What role will this have on budgets and public spending-issuance
  • BRICS inclusion of Saudi, UAE and Iran: What impact will this have on regional economies and alliance with China-led world order
  • Will geopolitics (Israel-Hamas conflict, Red Sea) threaten GCC economic diversification and stability?
  • What role will new FTAs have on GCC landscape and funding?

Moderator

Chief Economist and Head of Research

Speakers

Portfolio Manager

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group

Senior Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 10:25
10:25

Adapting to uncertainty from Issuer to Investor: What are the funding strategies from the region’s issuers?

  • How are issuers adapting to the volatile economic environment characterized by high interest rates? (For) How long can they 'wait and see'? How are they avoiding locking in high rates for long terms?
  • How are issuers tapping new sources of liquidity, viewing different structures, and minimising costs?
  • Local currency funding opportunities: Exploring the potential for local currency transactions in AED, SAR, and other GCC currencies to broaden funding options
  • Bridging the gap: How are EM investors allocating funds? Which credits are they focusing on (and shifting away from)?
  • How are investors viewing relative value across assets and GCC geographies, and what are their return expectations?

Moderator

Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

Speakers

Head, Capital Markets FIG, MENAP

Director, Debt Capital Markets, MENA

Head of Public Markets

Head of MENA & Sukuk

Session ends: 11:10
11:10

Networking break hosted by Mashreq

Session ends: 11:40
11:40

Unravelling liquidity, competition, risk appetite and the impact on the loan market

  • Pricing, liquidity, tenor: Given the liquid market, how and where are banks deploying capital? What impact is this having on margins?
  • Local currency landscape: Who are the key lenders? What is the potential of the local currency market?
  • ESG from the underwriter’s perspective: How can lenders collaborate with borrowers to further ESG principles? How are providers of capital redefining their borrower profiles?
  • Public vs private sector: What can be done to boost private sector transactions?

Moderator

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndicate & Distribution

Speakers

Senior Director - Global Loan Solutions

Director, Loan Syndication, Sales & Distribution

Head of Financial Institutions, Benelux & Emerging Markets - Loan Capital Markets EMEA

Managing Director, Head, Loan Syndicate, MENAP

Head of Syndications, Capital Markets

Head of Financial Institutions & Syndication,

Session ends: 12:25
12:25

GCC Credit Outlook 2024/25: Regional fundamentals vs global economic uncertainty: How is the region contrasting to the rest of EM and developed markets?

  • Global macro headwinds vs. regional growth: How attractive is Middle Eastern credit within a global investment portfolio?
  • Long and wrong? Exploring investment strategies and effective risk management
  • What role will/do state investment firms & SWFs have on the region’s credit story?
  • Which credits have seen the most sensitivity to geopolitical risk in their yields, CDS spreads and ratings?

Moderator

Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate

Speakers

Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income

Head of EMEA Debt Capital Markets

Head of CEEMEA Syndicate

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 13:10
13:10

Keynote: Facing a New Reality: AI – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Speaker

Digital Futurist

Session ends: 13:40
13:40

Networking lunch

Session ends: 15:00
14:55

Chairperson remarks

Speaker

Executive Director, Loan Syndicate & Distribution

Session ends: 15:00
15:00

Oxford-Style debate

Join us for an engaging Oxford-style debate on the following motion:

"This House believes that local and regional banks are better placed than international banks to service issuers and borrowers in MENA"

In this structured format, two teams will rigorously present and defend their positions – one supporting the motion and the other opposing it. Be prepared for a dynamic exchange of ideas and compelling arguments, as our expert speakers compete to sway your perspective on this thought-provoking topic.

N.B. Please note that the purpose of this session is to engender thought-provoking and entertaining debate. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the institutions represented.

Moderator

Co-Head of Fixed Income

Speakers

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Head of Debt Capital Markets, MENA

Director, Debt Financing & Capital Markets

Director, Loan Syndicate, MENAP

Managing Director & Head of Loan Capital Markets & Sustainable Finance

Session ends: 15:40
15:50

Public debt management amidst market volatility: How are MENA public finances being impacted by the new rate environment?

  • How are MENA governments coping in higher interest rate dynamics?
  • How will lower oil prices and geopolitics impact MENA public finances?
  • What is the outlook for sovereign issuances and potential buybacks? When and at what price will sovereigns come to market?
  • How are MENA governments increasing fiscal stimulus and diversifying their economies for growth in the medium to long term?
  • Examining the distressed side of the market for countries like Egypt, Tunisia and other HY economies and exploring strategies for accessing new asset classes such as Panda, Samurai, and Kangaroo bonds.
  • What changes could occur in sovereign credit ratings?

Moderator

Director, Sovereign Ratings

Speakers

Director, Debt Management

Managing Director, Head of MEAAT DCM

General Manager of Financial Institutions & Investor Relations, and Sustainable Development

Director, Debt Capital Markets MENA

Director, Financing Operations

Head of Credit Middle East & Asia

Session ends: 16:40
16:40

Climbing the maturities wall: How are corporates approaching refinancing in the face of upcoming maturities?

  • How can companies better improve their financial situations when refinancing?
  • How is the new rate environment affecting borrower’s ability to pay off debt? How are new issuances being weighed up?
  • Batten down the hatches: What strategies are being implemented to optimise balance sheets and manage liabilities?

Moderator

Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets, Middle East and North Africa

Speakers

Director, Investment Banking

Head of Debt Capital Markets & Loan Syndication

Head of Treasury

Group Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 17:25
17:25

Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of Day One

5th June 2024

08:15

Registration and networking

Session ends: 09:00
08:50

Chairperson opening remarks

Speaker

Senior Director, Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

A Spotlight on FIVE Holdings: Our ESG Journey and Vision for the Future

Speaker

Chairman and Founder

Session ends: 09:30
09:30

To what extent does ESG financing still offer a pricing advantage? What are the long-term benefits to companies beyond the ‘greenium’?

  • ESG financing outlook: Which labelled instruments are being favoured by corporates, FIs, and investors?
  • Use of proceeds vs sustainability-linked: Which are favoured and why?
  • How can issuers best position themselves to tap into green investors and deeper pockets of liquidity? What do investors need to see from borrowers?
  • Attracting European Green investors in GCC/MENA sustainable deals
  • What's next for ESG financing in the region? How can corporates (continue to) unlock greater access to ESG funding?
  • What efforts are being made to mitigate greenwashing and ensure the authenticity of ESG initiatives?

Moderator

Director, Sustainable Finance

Speakers

Vice President, Sustainable Debt Capital Markets

Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury

Co-Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Fixed Income

Head of Banking

Vice President, Sustainable Finance Solutions

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

Building a credible plan for the energy transition: Balancing sustainability, energy security, and affordability

  • Post COP28 takeaways: What are banks, investors, and policymakers doing to further the transition?
  • How are institutions building capacity & implementing new technologies at the pace required to deliver on net-zero goals?
  • Carbon capture, GHG emission reduction targets, carbon credits: To what extent can a robust carbon market strengthen climate action?

Moderator

Head of Commodities, ESG and EM Research

Speakers

Vice President - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Regional Head of Sustainable Finance, MEA

Head of Sustainability and Climate Change

Senior Product Specialist

Session ends: 11:00
11:00

Networking Break hosted by Mashreq

Session ends: 11:30
11:30

Unlocking long-term capital for projects: How can large-scale projects shift from reliance on local financing and successfully access international markets?

  • What is the region's major project financing needs in 2024? To what extent is the pipeline being affected by market volatility?
  • Mind the investment gap: What opportunities are there for investors and banks, both regional and international?
  • Evaluating the MENA region's potential as a hub for new energy projects, including green hydrogen and nuclear initiatives.
  • Project bonds as a catalyst: How can the project bond market increase support and further unlock international capital?

Moderator

Managing Director & Head of Loan Capital Markets & Sustainable Finance

Speakers

Head of Project and Structured Finance

Head of Corporate Finance and Syndications

Executive Director – Project Finance

Director

Session ends: 12:15
12:15

Islamic finance: The expanding reach and depth of sukuk

  • How are sukuk markets developing? What innovative structured are being used? How can we grow structures further?
  • Looking at how AAOIFI standards and UAE HSA has impacted sukuk issuance and appetite -how have players adapted?
  • Will Central banks create more money-market sukuk/Islamic liquidity instruments?
  • Sector penetration: What opportunities and challenges are there for issuance in broader sectors such as manufacturing & retail? How can sukuk expand beyond sovereign, GREs & FIs?
  • Going global: What is the outlook and appetite for further non-GCC Islamic issuances for both corporates and sovereigns?
  • How does the growing appeal of green and ESG sukuk compare to conventional ESG bonds and loans?

Moderator

Partner

Speakers

Portfolio Manager, Corporate Credit Funds

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Deputy Treasurer

Global Head of Islamic Finance

Session ends: 13:00
13:00

Networking Lunch

Session ends: 14:00
14:00

How are GCC banks managing liquidity and different sources of funding?

  • How have interest rate expectations affected FI funding strategies? How are they managing funding costs and optimising balance sheets?
  • In what ways are FIs diversifying their funding and tapping new liquidity pools? Where is liquidity coming from and where is it being deployed?
  • What role is ESG playing in shaping funding strategies?

Moderator

Executive Director Financing Solutions

Speakers

Head of Treasury & Capital Markets

Head of ALM, FX & Institutional Sales

Chief Treasury and Investments Officer

Session ends: 14:45
14:45

How should institutions measure, disclose, and align their ESG credentials to secure greater international investment?

  • Assessing the ROI of implementing increased ESG reporting to align potential green transactions with global ESG standards
  • Frameworks, Reporting, ESG Ratings: To what extent does a lack of standardisation harm the market?
  • ESG/Climate/Sustainable taxonomy from local regulators like ADGM: How do firms increase awareness of ESG, taxonomy as well as source staff with ESG knowledge/skills?
  • ESG requirements from providers of capital: How are banks realigning their lending portfolios to meet ESG targets?
  • Aligning sustainable strategies with financing: How are corporate funding teams working with internal ESG teams (as well as their banking partners) to meet ESG targets? Where should the responsibility of ESG reporting sit within an organisation?

Moderator

Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Group Head of ESG

Speakers

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director Corporate Finance and Treasury

Head of Sustainability

Session ends: 15:30
15:30

Close of conference

Equity Capital Markets

4th June 2024

11:40

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Managing Director, Head of Advisory & Equity Capital MarketsF

Session ends: 11:50
11:50

Fireside Chat with Dubai Financial Market

Moderator

Managing Director

Speaker

Chief Executive Officer

Session ends: 00:10
12:10

The IPO outlook for 2024/25: How is the market landscape changing?

  • What's the market outlook for 2024/25? Can we surpass the highs of 2022, and what might drive renewed momentum?
  • To what extent is the GCC IPO market being driven by government desire to increase economic diversification, to rebalance their portfolios or by a need for growth capital?
  • What sectors are expected to lead IPO activity in the forthcoming 12 months? How can wider sector representation be encouraged, particularly in sectors like tech and healthcare?
  • Will the growth of regional private equity funds help or hinder the IPO market?
  • How prepared are smaller GREs to undertake an IPO? What can be learned from previous successful deals?
  • What role are foreign institutional investors expected to play – and will they play it?

Moderator

Chief Executive Officer

Speakers

Chief Financial Officer

Founding Partner and Fund Manager

Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Session ends: 12:55
12:55

The path to diversification: Increasing the quantity of private company listings

  • What are the challenges and concerns for private/non-GRE issuers?
  • Are family-owned companies now convinced that public markets are a good option for them? Who should be encouraging more family-owned companies to list?
  • Can private equity be a step between family-ownership and public markets? Is it a step anyone is willing to take?
  • Are the legal and regulatory regimes sufficiently supportive of non-GRE corporates?

Moderator

Managing Director, Head of Equity Syndicate & ECM Execution

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Head Corporate Finance Section

Session ends: 13:40
13:40

Networking Lunch

Session ends: 15:00
15:00

Increasing international investor allocations: Exploring diverse investment strategies in the context of the Middle East's active equity markets

  • To what extent are global investors really looking to participate at scale in the region’s public equity markets? What can Middle Eastern exchanges and markets do to attract greater investment from outside the region?
  • Active vs. passive, growth vs. yield: How do local and international perspectives on investment in the region differ? And how does this impact their investment strategies?
  • Does international investment at scale require a more dynamic and larger local asset management industry?
  • Should the region more rapidly develop Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and derivatives, and innovate new structured products? Why?

Moderator

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, EMEA

Speakers

Head of Investment - MENA Equity

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

Chief Investment Officer & Head of Asset Management

Chief Business Transformation Officer

Member of the Board of Directors, and Head of Executive Committee

Session ends: 15:45
15:45

Effective corporate governance & transparency: Creating long-term value for companies and investors

  • What more needs to be done to improve corporate governance and transparency? Will that really contribute to the stability and attractiveness of the local market, and encourage investor confidence?
  • Financial due diligence, governance structures and quality of disclosures: What does effective GCC corporate governance look like? How does it compare to elsewhere in the world?
  • Are regulatory frameworks evolving to prioritise a culture of effective governance and shareholder primacy?

Speakers

Senior Manager

Associate

Session ends: 16:30
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Close of Conference

Global Private Credit

5th June 2024

09:00

The Global Private Credit market outlook

  • Is private credit globally experiencing a bubble or has it come of age?
  • As more banks move into private credit does this provide a threat or an opportunity for existing managers and investors?
  • What are the drivers for growth in specialist sub-sectors and developing markets?
  • Where and why would a Sponsor/Borrower choose Broadly Syndicated Loans over Private Credit and vice versa? Is a return to the broadly syndicated market welcome?
  • Do we see a world where both can live together on the same deal?
  • As private credit managers move into larger deals and syndications (and behave more like banks,) what is the risk of greater regulatory scrutiny?

Moderator

Managing Director, Head of Credit Research EMEA

Speakers

Partner

MD and Global Head of Investor Solutions Group

Senior Director, Private Equity and Venture Capital Services

Principal

Co Deputy Head of Loan Capital Markets

Session ends: 10:00
10:00

Fireside Chat with Dubai Financial Market: Unveiling DFM Arena – Innovating Private Markets in the Middle East

Moderator

Managing Director

Speaker

Chief Executive Officer

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

Fireside Chat – A rising asset class: Exploring private credit opportunities in emerging markets

  • Delving into the potential of private credit in emerging markets (EM)
  • Evaluating the appeal of EM amidst a $1.7tr market private credit landscape in developed markets
  • An insight into the differentiating factors between developed market and emerging market private credit
  • Assessing the legal frameworks
  • Mitigating currency risk: Strategies for navigating volatility
  • Addressing capacity concerns: Meeting demand and supply dynamics
  • How can ratings help in the development of private credit in emerging markets?

Moderator

Managing Director, Global Head of Relationship Management – Private Credit

Speaker

Partner – Head of Capital Solutions, Senior Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 10:30
10:30

Investor’s Panel: How can GCC allocators continue to succeed in investing in Private Credit?

  • How are long-experienced global and regional allocators deploying into private credit in 2024 and beyond?
  • What are the macro and credit assumptions which underpinning an optimum risk/return balance for the next phase in the cycle?
  • Do oil prices, rates and US dollar strength influence the demand for private credit in the Middle East?
  • What are the hidden risks of private credit investment? How can allocators ensure that their expectations are met?

Moderator

Principal

Speakers

Chief Business Officer & Head of Global Markets

Treasurer

Sr. Portfolio Manager, Global Private Debt

Head of Portfolio Management & Co-Head of Direct Lending

Session ends: 11:15
11:15

Networking Break hosted by Mashreq

Session ends: 11:45
11:45

Keynote Interview – Growing the private credit market in Dubai

In this session, Anita Wieja-Caruba will share her thoughts about how the DFSA are looking to foster the regulatory environmental for private credit to empower Dubai to become a global hub for this exciting growing asset class.

Speaker

Associate Director, Policy & Legal

Session ends: 12:00
12:00

Private credit vs. private equity vs. bank loans: Why and how do companies choose to raise capital through Private Credit? How do they do it?

  • What types and size of companies are potential private credit borrowers? What sectors are they coming from and what makes their companies suitable candidates for Private Credit?
  • Capital raising thought-process: What other markets are CEOs and CFOs of borrowers considering when weighing up the pros and cons of private credit? Does the less public disclosure of these deals vs the public market give an edge in a competitive market?
  • Structure vs. pricing vs. size: What are the economic and capital advantages and disadvantages of private credit compared to other markets?
  • Private credit as a bridge to senior debt: What does the evolution of a private credit borrower look like beyond the transaction?
  • Sourcing, structuring, pricing, and distributing MENA private credit deals: Templates and case studies

Moderator

Private Credit & Special Situations

Speakers

Co-Founder & CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Head of Treasury

Head of Investment Banking

Managing Director – Private Credit

Session ends: 13:00
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Real-estate private credit – a natural asset class for and in the Middle East?

  • What is the medium-term global outlook for real estate private credit?
  • Which geographies, sectors and strategies look strong at this point in the cycle?
  • Can distress create investment success?
  • Are GCC investors naturally suited to building a global direct real estate credit portfolios or should they go via funds/secondaries?
  • Where can direct deal flow come from – do regional investors have the right networks themselves or will they need to work with partners?
  • Where in the cap stack should GCC investors target? Senior Secured, Mezzanine?

Moderator

Head of Middle East

Speakers

CEO

CEO

Partner and Head of Private Debt

Chief Financial Officer

Session ends: 13:45
13:45

Lunch Break and close of conference

Session ends: 14:30
14:30

Close of conference

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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 region
  • 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 the Middle East'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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  • To conduct 1-2-1 meetings with senior decision-makers from Middle Eastern corporates, governments and financial institutions in one place
  • To hear from and meet with other local and international investors active across the region

COMPANIES REGISTERED FOR 2024:

  • A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC
  • abrdn Investcorp Infrastructure Partners
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
  • Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ)
  • Abu Dhabi DMT
  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)
  • Abu Dhabi Municipality
  • Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company
  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • ACCIONA
  • ACME Cleantech Solution Private Limited
  • Acuity Knowledge Partners
  • ACWA Power
  • AD Global Investors Limited
  • AD PORTS
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • ADES Holding
  • Aditum Investment Management
  • ADM
  • ADNOC
  • Advanced Inhalation Rituals (AIR)
  • Advice Re Capital
  • Agility
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • Agthia Group
  • Ahli United Bank
  • Air Lease
  • Ajlan & Bros
  • Ajmal & Sons
  • Ajman Bank
  • Akin
  • Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK)
  • Al Ahli Holding Group
  • Al Dahra Holding
  • Al Fakher
  • Al Habtoor Group
  • Al Jaber Precision Engineering & Contracting
  • AL Jomaia Auto
  • al Jomaih Energy & Water
  • Al Kafeel Consultancy & Services
  • Al Mal Capital
  • Al Muhaidib Group
  • Al Yamama
  • Al Yousuf LLC
  • Aldar
  • Alfanar
  • Al-Futtaim
  • Alinma Bank
  • Alkhabeer Capital
  • Alkhorayef Group Company
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Allfunds
  • Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG)
  • ALNaboodah Group Enterprises LLC.
  • Alpha Capital
  • Alshawamikh Oil Services
  • Alshaya Group
  • Altica Partners
  • AMAK
  • AMEA Power
  • Amplify
  • Amwal Capital Partners
  • ANB Invest
  • Angel Lane Partners
  • Apeiron Investment Group
  • Apical
  • APICORP
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Apparel Group
  • APRIL Group
  • Arab African International Bank
  • Arab Bank
  • Arab Banking Corporation
  • Arab Energy Fund (TAEF)
  • Arab Monetary Fund
  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
  • Arada Developments LLC
  • Aramco
  • Aramex
  • Arcapita
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Ardian
  • Arise
  • Arkan
  • Arqaam Capital
  • Arthur Cox
  • Arti Bir Group
  • Arzan Investments Management
  • Ashmore Group
  • ASYAD
  • Atifnet
  • Aujan Group Holding
  • Aurora International
  • Aventicum
  • AviLease
  • Awazel
  • Aydın Holding
  • Azimut
  • Babylon Capital
  • Bahra Cables
  • Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Balyasny Asset Management
  • BancTrust Investment Bank
  • Bank ABC
  • Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of China Limited
  • Bank of Communications
  • Bank of Jordan
  • Bank of Sharjah
  • Bapco Energies
  • Barclays
  • Basic Chemical Industries
  • Baytalebaa
  • Bee'ah
  • Binghatti
  • BIRD & BIRD
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boeing
  • Borouge
  • Boubyan Bank
  • BRED Banque Populaire
  • Brevan Howard
  • BRF
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc
  • Bukhatir Group
  • Burgan Bank
  • Capital Investments
  • Careem
  • Cargill
  • CBI
  • CBK
  • Cenomi
  • Central Bank of Iraq
  • Central Circle
  • China Construction Bank
  • CICC
  • Citi
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Commercial Bank International PSC
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait KSCP
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Commerzbank
  • Consolidated Contractors Company
  • Cornflower Capital
  • Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Creighton Hill Capital Partners
  • Crescent Capital Group LP
  • Crescent Petroleum Company
  • C-Suite Advisory
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
  • DAMAC
  • Daman Investments
  • Dana Gas
  • Danube Properties Development LLC
  • Danway Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
  • DBS Bank
  • DDCAP
  • Debbane Saikali Group
  • Dechert
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi
  • Department of Finance, Dubai
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DEWA
  • DFSA
  • Dgtresor
  • Digital Fusion Media
  • DMCC
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Doha Bank
  • Dome Group
  • DP World
  • DTC
  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
  • Dubai Aviation City Corporation
  • Dubai Financial Market
  • Dubai Green Fund
  • Dubai Holding
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company
  • Dubai South
  • Dubai Taxi Company PJSC
  • Ducab
  • Dukhan Bank
  • Earth Link
  • Eaton Vance Corporation
  • EDGE
  • EGA
  • Electricity Holding Company SAOC
  • Elsewedy Electric
  • Emaar
  • Emarat
  • Emicool
  • Emirates Global Aluminium
  • Emirates Group
  • Emirates National Investment
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emirates NBD Capital
  • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • Emirates Steel
  • Energy Development Oman
  • ENGIE
  • ENOC
  • Epicure Investment Management LLC
  • Epicureim
  • EQUATE Petrochemical
  • ETG World
  • Etihad Airways
  • Etihad Credit Insurance
  • Etihad Rail
  • Etisalat
  • Etisalat Group
  • Eurasian Development Bank
  • Euronext
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • EWEC
  • Exeed Industries LLC
  • Export Trading Group (ETG)
  • Fala Group
  • Fas-Energy
  • FFA Private Bank
  • Fiducia Capital Limited
  • FIM Partners
  • Finance House PJSC
  • Finsight Group Inc
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions Group Limited
  • FIVE Holdings
  • flydubai
  • Fortive
  • Foulath Holding
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • French Embassy in the UAE - Regional Economic Department
  • Futures Brokers
  • Galadari Brothers
  • GAMA ENERJI A.S.
  • GEMS Education
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GFH Financial Group
  • Ghassan Aboud
  • GIB Capital
  • GIC
  • GLAS
  • Global Gate Asset Management SA
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GOSI
  • Gramercy
  • Group 42 Holding Ltd
  • Gulf Bank
  • Gulf Capital
  • Gulf Capital Market Association (GCMA)
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Gulf International Investment Company
  • Gulf Investment Corporation
  • Gulf Islamic Investments
  • Gulf Petrochem Limited
  • Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Julphar
  • Haliwell Financial
  • Hamriyah Free Zone Authority
  • Hea-Investments
  • Helmy, Hamza and Partners (Baker McKenzie Cairo)
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • HMD support
  • Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP
  • HSBC
  • HSG Culinary & More
  • ICE
  • IFM Investors
  • IHC
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • ING Bank
  • Integrated Transport Centre
  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc
  • Intermass
  • International Airfinance Corporation
  • International Counsel Bureau
  • International Development Bank
  • International Islamic Liquidity Management
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Invest AD
  • Invest Bank P.S.C.
  • Investcorp
  • Investment and Development Office
  • Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
  • ISP Group
  • ISS- Corporate
  • istp2
  • Ittihad International Investment
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jadwa Investment
  • Jamjoom Pharma
  • Janus Continental Group
  • JCG Management DMCC
  • Jeddah Transport Company
  • Jefferies
  • Jenwa
  • JK Bank
  • Kalyon Holding
  • Kamco Invest
  • Kastamonu Entegre
  • KDB
  • KEXIM ASIA
  • Keyper
  • KFH Capital
  • KfW
  • KIB
  • Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Finance and National Economy (MOFNE)
  • Kipco - Kuwait Projects Company (Holding)
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • KLUDI
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Kuwait Projects Company
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lato Milk
  • Lesha Bank
  • Liechtensteinische Landesbank
  • Linklaters
  • Lion's Head Global Partners
  • Liva Group
  • Liva Insurance
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • London Stock Exchange Group
  • Luberef
  • LuLu Group International
  • Lumière Group International
  • Lumirental
  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • M.H. Alshaya Co.
  • M42
  • M7 Kapital
  • MADR Investment
  • Magnom Properties
  • Majid Al Futtaim
  • Mantrac Group
  • Maples and Calder
  • Maples Fund Services (Middle East) Limited
  • MAQ Legal
  • Mariana Investment Partners
  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
  • Marsh Inc.
  • Marsh Mclennan
  • Martley Capital
  • Masdar
  • Mashreq Bank
  • MASIC
  • Masraf Al Rayan
  • Maven Investment Partners
  • Mayaasim
  • MB Holding Company
  • Mbco
  • MCB
  • McDermott International Inc.
  • MEPCO
  • Mercuria Energy Trading
  • Metito
  • Meysan Partners
  • MI Capital
  • MICS
  • MIDAR Investments & Development
  • Miller Insurance Services
  • Ministry Of Finance Of Egypt
  • Ministry of Trade
  • MIRAL
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  • Mizuho
  • Mohamed Hareb Alotaiba LLC
  • Mohammed AL Barwani LLC
  • Montfort Investments
  • Montgomery Partners
  • Moody's Ratings
  • Moove
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • MS Pharma
  • MSM
  • MSTS
  • Mubadala
  • Mubadrah
  • Mudaraba
  • MUFG
  • Munch Bakery
  • Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co KSCC
  • NAMA Holding
  • Nasdaq
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwian
  • National Bonds Corporation
  • National Debt Management Center
  • National Holding
  • National Leasing & Financing Company
  • National Life & General Insurance Company SAOG
  • Natixis
  • NBK Capital Partners
  • NEOM
  • NetRoadshow
  • NextGen Infra (subsidiary of Algihaz Holding)
  • Nextgen Infra Company
  • Niranth Collaborators LLC-FZ
  • Nomura
  • Noomi Consulting
  • Nordic Aviation Capital
  • Novelis
  • Nurol LLC
  • OASIS Investment
  • Oman Air
  • Oman Cement Company
  • Oman Investment Authority
  • Oman Oil Company SAOC
  • Oman Water & Wastewater Services Company
  • Omantel
  • One Swiss
  • Ooredoo
  • OQ Gas Networks SAOG
  • Orascom Construction PLC
  • ORO 24 Real Estate Development
  • Osool Asset Management
  • Pearl Diver Capital
  • Pemberton
  • Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei
  • Permasteelisa Gartner Middle East LLC
  • Petrofac
  • Pinar Arabia
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Prime Strategy Consulting Group
  • Private Department of H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan
  • PRM Fincon
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • Pure Harvest
  • Qatar Financial Centre
  • Qatar Insurance
  • Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB)
  • Qatar Investment Authority
  • Qatar National Bank
  • QInvest
  • R.J. O'Briend (MENA) Capital Limited
  • RAK Ceramics
  • RAK Porcelain
  • RAKBANK
  • Rasmala
  • Rawabi Holding
  • Red Sea Intl
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Retal Urban Development Company
  • RGE
  • Riyadh Air
  • Rothschild and Co.
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Rusayl Industrial City
  • Ruya Partners
  • S&P Global
  • SALIC
  • Salik
  • Sami Capital
  • SAMSUNG
  • Sanad
  • Sanlam
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi National Bank
  • SaudiMed Investment
  • SAWACO – Water Desalination
  • SCSWORLD
  • Sdf
  • Seaport Global Securities
  • Securities and Commodities Authority
  • Shamal
  • Sharjah Asset Management
  • Sharjah Finance Department
  • SICO
  • Sidara Collaborative
  • Siemens Energy
  • Simah Rating Agency
  • Sinopec
  • Sipchem
  • Sirius Aviation Capital
  • SMASCO
  • SMBC
  • Sobha Realty
  • SOCAR Türkiye
  • Société Générale
  • Sohar International
  • Soho Properties
  • Soling Partners
  • Spinneys
  • SS&C Intralinks
  • SS&C Technologies
  • Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • stc
  • Strategic and Precious Metal Processing (FZC) LLC
  • Strategic Development Fund (SDF)
  • Sukoon
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
  • Symbiotics Group
  • Taaleem
  • Tabreed
  • Tadweer
  • Taghleef Industries
  • Talc Investments
  • Tamasuk Holding Company
  • Tamweel
  • Tanmiah Food Group
  • TAQA
  • TASC Towers Holding
  • Tawazun Strategic Development Fund
  • Taziz
  • Tecnimont SpA
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Texel
  • Tfoco
  • TGA
  • The Arab Investment & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
  • The Bank of New York Mellon
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Depository Trust Company - DTC
  • The Global CIO Office
  • The Saudi National Bank
  • The Treasury Paradigm
  • The Van Kans
  • Tikehau Capital
  • TKYD
  • Tradeline Securities
  • Tristar-Group
  • Turgut Aydın Holding
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Turkish Consulate
  • UAE Ministry of Finance
  • UAE Trade Connect
  • UBS
  • Union Bancaire Privée
  • United Arab Bank
  • United Energy Group
  • United Real Estate Company
  • Unlu & Co
  • Vale
  • Victorian Group
  • Vision Invest
  • Vodafone
  • Wafra
  • Waha Capital
  • Warba Bank
  • White & Case LLP
  • Wisayah Investment
  • Yasref
  • Yellow Door Energy

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