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FT/Oliver Wyman Strategic Forum Adapting to a New World Order - Where Next for the GCC?

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Date: Sep 28, 2017

Overview

Amidst the current international economic and political turmoil, GCC countries continue to have high aspirations to innovate, to diversify their GDP growth and workforce, and invest in infrastructure. On the broader global stage, as many traditional players step back and new entrants come to the fore, what role will GCC countries and businesses play, both regionally and globally? And where can the public and private sectors best devote their collaborative energies to secure and enhance the role of the region as a commercial hub and address continued and new challenges? Where Next for the GCC? The Financial Times and Oliver Wyman will bring together senior executives from a wide range of industries, as well as public sector agencies and government departments that work closely with these sectors to explore this question.  

Within the GCC, increasing private sector participation (PSP) is one method for diversifying the economy and unleashing innovation and business transformation. The majority of GCC countries recognise the importance of PSP and have incorporated it in their national plans and are exploring opportunities for public–private partnerships (PPPs) and privatisation of government assets. How can the realities of low oil prices, continued concern with carbon, and the stresses on GCC economies be mitigated? What are the potential threats of digitisation? Do the benefits of privatisation outweigh the costs and what is the impact on the GCC’s employment challenge?

The invitation-only event will be chaired and moderated by Andrew England, MENA Editor, Financial Times. The forum will be held under the Chatham House rule.

 

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Agenda

Thursday, September 28

08:00-08:45am

Breakfast and Registration

08:45-08:50am

Welcome Remarks by Financial Times and Oliver Wyman

Andrew England, MENA News Editor, Financial Times

08:50-09:00am

Opening Address

Davide Taliente, Managing Partner EMEA, Oliver Wyman

09:00-09:35am

Keynote Session

H.E. Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Chairman and Founder, Bin Zayed Group

09:35-10:30am

Panel Discussion: The Role of the GCC in the New World Order and as a Leading Economy Player

10:30-11:00am

Networking Break

11:00-11:55am

Panel Discussion: Enabling Private Sector Participation

Dr Ahmad Al-Yamani, CEO, Takamol Holding

Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

Nadir Abdellatif Mohammed, Country Director - GCC Countries, MENA region, World Bank

Moderated by: Andrew England, MENA News Editor, Financial Times​​​​​

11:55-12:15pm

Keynote Session

H.E. Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi, Executive Chairman, Investcorp Bank - Bahrain

12:15-12:20pm

Closing Address

Pedro Oliveira, Geo Head (MEA), Oliver Wyman

12:20-12:30pm

Closing Remarks

Andrew England, MENA News Editor, Financial Times

12:30pm

Lunch

Venue

Majlis Al Salam - Jumeirah Mina A'Salam
Madinat Jumeirah
Al Sufouh Rd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 366 8888