8th February 2023
Fairmont Hotel, Riyadh

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Senior Capital Markets Attendees
Pre-arranged meetings
Expert speakers



"Saudi Arabia's only event covering Debt, Equity & ESG"

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

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

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




  • 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.
  • No other event will deliver as many high-quality business connections as a result of just 1 day out of the office. We attract the most important local & international stakeholders from across Saudi Arabia so that you can expand business in these markets without the usual time and travel costs.
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Saudi Arabia's only event covering debt, equity & ESG is also complemented by an agenda of expert market insights provided by 40+ industry leading speakers, allowing attendees to hear how the continent's local & international financial leaders are navigating the current economic climate/share expectations for the future and benchmark.

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  • Bring public & private buyers & sellers together to conduct business, sign deals and shape future financing strategies
  • Deliver deal-driven content from regional & international market players
  • Focus on ESG content and attract senior ESG decision-makers to drive sustainable finance across the continent
  • Provide a bird's eye view of the Saudi Arabian market for the local and international community
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  1. CONNECT, DO BUSINESS & DELIVER ROI THROUGH 1-2-1 MEETINGS: select who you want to meet pre-event, then our dedicated networking team pre-arrange & schedule your meetings for the event dates so you can get in front of your clients & partners (in an exclusive branded meeting suite)

  2. SAVE TIME & MONEY: meet senior regional & international decision-makers (81% director-level or above) from the entire market in 1 location

  3. SHOWCASE YOUR EXPERTISE: by speaking & presenting a case study to a room full of 650+ existing & potential capital markets clients

  4. INCREASE AWARENESS: by taking an exhibition space & demonstrating your products and services

  5. INCREASE YOUR BRAND'S PRESENCE: through the numerous branding opportunities available

  6. ACCELERATE DEALS: senior decision-makers from your capital markets clients attend to move deals along with partners

  7. WIN MORE BUSINESS: packages include a number of staff passes so you can cover more clients & your prospects proactively seek out new business partners at the event
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8th February 2023


Registration and networking


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


Opening keynote address: Policies & strategies to deliver sustainable finance

  • The roadmap: Sustainable economic growth for the future
  • Local, regional and global outlook: How the government will navigate through the current storm
Session ends: 09:30

CFO’s Roundtable: How are corporates managing their funding and risk management in the new rate environment?

  • What does the new financial landscape look like for a Saudi corporate? How are rising rates impacting profits, and how are corporates managing funding and risk?
  • What is the impact of global market volatilities on Saudi Arabia’s top-tier companies? What risks are CFOs and Treasurers having to manage now that they weren’t so concerned about a year ago?
  • Investment, funding, refinancing: What are corporates’ plans for raising new capital and investing into new projects in 2023 and 2024?
  • ECM vs. DCM vs. loan markets: Where do CFOs see value in the financial markets? How are they looking at funding activities?
Session ends: 10:10

Saudi Arabia’s macroeconomic outlook 2023: Achieving stability in a volatile global environment

  • Forecasts for the year ahead: How does Saudi Arabia continue to grow in an environment of global economic slowdown?
  • Global monetary policy vs. local monetary policy: Is the Saudi Arabian Central Bank compelled to raise rates in line with the US Federal Reserve?
  • Energy prices and budget surplus: What are the government’s investment and funding plans for the year ahead? Where are the opportunities for private sector investors and bankers?
  • How and when will global market volatility, rising inflation and rates impact Saudi Arabia’s economy and markets? What does a potential disruption to growth look like?
Session ends: 10:50

Networking break

Session ends: 11:20

Finding value and unearthing opportunities: Where does Saudi Arabia sit in the global fund managers’ portfolio?

  • Debt and equity: What is attracting investors to Saudi Arabia’s capital markets?
  • Regional vs. global EM spreads: How are investors currently pricing Saudi Arabia’s credit? Where do investors see relative value in fixed income markets?
  • What can Saudi Arabia’s regulators, legislators and market-makers do to attract greater international participation in the local capital markets?
  • Foreign direct investment opportunities: Which sectors are international investors looking to enter? How are FDI investors entering the Saudi markets?
Session ends: 12:00

Bonds vs. loans: What is the cost of capital?

  • Rising rates… so what is the new cost of funding for banks? What impact is a rise in the cost of funds having on margins?
  • How liquid are the Saudi and regional banks? Where and in what format are they looking to deploy capital? Has the market shifted from debt capital markets to loan capital markets?
  • Global DCM: When does the volatility end? Who are the non-sovereign regional champions that will spearhead a re-opening of the markets?
  • Structured finance, bringing in ECA liquidity, and tapping into new pools of liquidity with blended financing: Why borrower creativity (working in tandem with their bankers) is key to securing competitive financing
Session ends: 12:40

From local to regional to international: How Saudi Arabia’s booming IPO market can attract greater listing and liquidity

  • Demand and supply revisited: What is driving Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning IPO market?
  • Dual-listings and boosting market liquidity: How does Saudi Arabia’s ECM market go regional or global?
  • Case studies: How have companies benefited from listing? What does the journey look like for a company considering listing?
Session ends: 13:20

Structuring, packaging and distributing loans: How are borrowers working with their bankers to maximise liquidity coming into their deals?

  • SAR bank loan market: How liquid are Saudi banks? To whom and where are they lending, and at what price?
  • Expanding the relationship groups to new banks, ECAs and IFIs: How are corporates working with their lenders to attract new sources of liquidity into their deals?
  • How can corporates structure and close a project (financing) in Saudi Arabia? What is the interaction between the project finance loan market and the project bond market?
  • International syndicated loan markets: Who can tap the market, at what price and on what terms?
Session ends: 14:00

Networking lunch

Session ends: 15:00

How have companies benefited from going green and how have banks supported their transition?

  • Green and Blue hydrogen projects, petrochemical companies going green: How can banks and advisors support companies in transition?
  • Case studies: What are the benefits companies have gained (social, economic, credit pricing) of replacing conventional debt with green bonds and green loans?
  • How have banks and advisers supported companies transitioning and going green?
Session ends: 15:40

Saudi Arabia’s PPP from start to finish: How international investors and developers get a privatisation deal done

  • Tendering, bidding, contracting, and technical advisory: What international expertise is Saudi Arabia looking to attract?
  • From RFP to bidding to winning contracts: What is the process for international investors and developers?
  • Case studies: Success stories of overcoming challenges to get deals closed in key sectors, what are the next sectors for privatisation?
Session ends: 16:20

Chairperson’s closing remarks and 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 continent
  • To accelerate deals with current partners
  • To establish high-quality business connections with prospects
  • To connect with multinational corporates interested in establishing/growing operations in their geographies
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Regional Law Firms

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

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

  • To conduct face-to-face meetings with local and international FIs to discuss upcoming transactions and future financing strategies
  • To hear from and meet with other issuers and borrowers from across the region, sharing knowledge and experiences
  • To meet with government contemporaries to share strategies for the upcoming 6-12 months
  • To meet with local and international investors to discuss financing strategies and upcoming transactions
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  • To conduct 1-2-1 meetings with senior decision-makers from Saudi Arabian corporates, governments and financial institutions in one place
  • To hear from and meet with other local and international investors active across the continent


  • Abdulrehman Algosaibi GTC
  • Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners
  • Acciona Agua
  • ACWA Power
  • Advanced Electronics Systems International
  • Afaq Express
  • Ajlan & Brothers
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld
  • Al Balagha Holding
  • Al Faisaliah Group
  • Al Muhaidib Group
  • Al Mutlaq Group
  • Al Rajhi Bank
  • Al Yamama Group
  • Albilad Capital
  • Alfanar Company
  • Alinma
  • Alinma Investment
  • Aljazira Capital
  • AlKifah Holding Company
  • Almarai Company
  • Almutlaq Group
  • Al-Ohaly & Partners in Association with DWF
  • Al-Rajhi United Holding Co.
  • Al-Tuwairqi Holding Company
  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
  • Arabian Drilling Company
  • Arabian Waterproofing Industries Co.
  • Arasco
  • Arbah Capital
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Arqaam Capital
  • Ashmore
  • AXA Insurance
  • Bahra Cables Company
  • Bahri
  • Bait AlMal Al-Khaleeji
  • Banan Aloula Investment Company
  • Bank Al Jazira
  • Bank Albilad
  • Bank Aljazira
  • Bank of Jordan
  • Banque Saudi Fransi
  • Beijing Emirates International Construction Company
  • BndrGene Medical Lab - Masheej Medical LLC
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Arabia
  • Citi
  • Credit Agricole CIB
  • Deloitte
  • EFG Hermes
  • El Seif Investment
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emirates NBD Capital
  • Engie
  • Extend The Ad Network
  • FIM Partners
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Haji Abdullah Alireza and Company
  • Hassana Investment Company
  • HSBC
  • Independant Consultant
  • International Energy Forum
  • International Maritime Industries (a Saudi Aramco Joint Venture)
  • International Water Distribution Co
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Islamic Corporation Development (ICD)
  • Jadwa Investment
  • JP Morgan
  • KAMCO Investment Company
  • Khaled Juffali Holding Company
  • King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
  • Land Sterling
  • Legal Advisors in association with Baker & McKenzie
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Ma'aden
  • Mashreqbank
  • Mfaz Arabia Co.
  • Ministry Health
  • Ministry of Economy & Planning
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mizuho International
  • Mobily
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • National Center for Privatization & PPP
  • National Debt Management Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • National Development Fund
  • Natixis
  • NetRoadshow
  • Olayan
  • Oxford Business Group
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • PwC
  • Rawabi Holding
  • Razeen Capital
  • Riyad Bank
  • Riyad Capital
  • S&P Global
  • Sabic
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef
  • Saudi British Bank
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi Fransi Capital
  • Saudi National Bank
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Saudi water partnership company
  • Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
  • Saudimed Investment Company
  • Sipchem
  • SMBC
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • SNB Capital
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tamasuk Holding Company
  • Tamweel Al-Oula Financing
  • Tanmiah Foods Company
  • Tawal
  • Tharaa Financial Center
  • The Saudi British Bank
  • UK Export Finance
  • Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)
  • Vision Invest
  • White & Case





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