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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference


Dec 6, 2020 // 12:32PM

1000+ Attendees | 100+ Expert Speakers | 500+ Sovereign, Corporate & FI Borrowers | 100+ Investors

There has never been a more important moment to bring together borrowers, investors, bankers, policy makers and market practitioners to share knowledge, debate and network.

As the region pilots a course out of the great Lockdown, the corporate & investment banking community will come together to gain on-the-ground market intelligence, learn from industry experts, schedule a year’s worth of 1-2-1 meetings and walk away from Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East having moved their businesses forward.

  • MENA's largest virtual corporate and investment banking event
  • Hear directly from and speak with your clients and new business opportunities about their financing needs.
  • Gain critical insights into the latest market trends with expert-led panel discussions.
  • Truly pan-regional attendance, and with the online format now with an international reach
  • With all market practitioners grounded, the panel/presentations setting the scene for the virtual 1-to-1s are your best opportunity to meet new business.
  1. Fiscal discipline versus subsidising growth: What is the right balance of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus, debt management and maintaining ratings?
  2. For how long will oil prices be under pressure? At what price does it stabilise when demand for oil returns?
  3. How much of the COVID crisis is structural and changed GCC economies forever? How have these structural shocks impacted business, infrastructure and trade-flow trajectory of the region?
  4. The year of sovereign issuance: Are government war chests filled? Is there still more demand for GCC sovereign credit?
  5. Can GCC nations sustain their FX-pegs given low oil price and weakening dollar? What would a de-peg look like and how would it impact businesses in the region?
  6. To restructure, extend or refinance: Should corporates restructure today with a one-time solution, extend for 6-months in the hope of improved credit conditions, or syndicate for the long term?
  7. How are GCC banks navigating the triple wave hit of low rates, low oil price and low GDP growth?
  8. What is banks’ approach to risk and supporting corporates?
  9. To price-in flex or not to price-in: How are banks’ structuring and pricing loans? How are corporates pushing back?
  10. Going local: What are lending strategies of regional banks?
  11. MENA ex-GCC: How sustainable are the IMF programmes? What structural changes are needed for the programmes to provide long term comfort to investors?
  12. Beyond the COVID rally: Where do investors see long term value in the GCC bond and sukuk markets?
  13. What are the long-term structural changes to the GCC real estate and mortgage markets? Is there a market for real estate issuers?
  14. Yield hungry but not that hungry: What would motivate investors to stomach GCC high yield issuance?
  15. How to anchor a RegS Sukuk: Which banks are ready to underwrite deals today?
  16. Recalibration of priorities or reaffirmation: How is market volatility impacting issuers and investors approach to ESG?
  17. Transition finance: How do oil and gas companies adapt their financing to the structural changes facing their industry?
  18. Going beyond the relationships: How can SMEs engage institutional investors?


If you are interested in participating in this virtual event as a speaker, sponsor or attendee, please email Marketing@GFCMediaGroup.com for more information. To register and secure your delegate ticket CLICK HERE

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