• 27 Nov
    Day 1
  • Morning session
  • Afternoon Session
8:00 - 09:00 Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:00 Conference Chairman’s Opening

Robin Amlôt, Consultant, CPI Financial | WEALTH Arabia

09:05 Opening Keynote Presentation
Global Emerging Markets Outlook: Impact of Global Politics on Emerging Markets

Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Gary Dugan & Associates

09:45 Panel Discussion
How to Increase ROI in Uncertain Times

This panel discussion will discuss the defensive strategies that will help top investors deal with the challenges of an uncertain world. It will look at strategies and sectors that make sense for investors in 2018.

Moderated by Robin Amlot, Consultant, CPI Financial


Confirmed panelists:

Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Gary Dugan & Associates

Remy Bersier, Head of Emerging Markets & Member of the Executive Board, Julius Baer

Sherif Wahba, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Taimur Khan, Senior Analyst, Knight Frank

Giambattista Atzeni, Senior Wealth Director, Bank of New York Mellon

10:35 Mid-Morning Coffee Break

10:35 1-2-1 Meetings

All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

11:05 Presentation
Investing in Infrastructure: A Global Plan Towards Greater Returns

Alande Mustafa Safi, Managing Director, Paragon Premier Investment Fund

11:25 Panel Discussion
Alternative Investments: Looking Ahead to New Alternative Investments, Strategies & Opportunities

In the pursuit of returns, investors are looking to allocate more capital to alternative strategies. The panel discussion will provide insight into what is new and available to investors in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, credit, venture capital and hedge funds. This will provide analysis on new alternative opportunities for investors looking to 2018.

Moderated by William Mullally, Editor - WEALTH Arabia, CPI Financial


Panelists:

Saikat Kumar, Partner & Senior Executive Officer, Al Masah Capital Management

Fidaa Haddad, Managing Director – Private Debt and Structured Capital, Gulf Capital

Marios Tannousis, Deputy Director General, Invest Cyprus

Alande Mustafa Safi, Managing Director, Paragon Premier Investment Fund

12:10 Mid-Morning Coffee Break 2

12:10 1-2-1 Meetings

All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

12:40 Keynote Presentation
Social Impact Investment in Urban Air Mobility: How to Make Transportation the Future Real Today

In a rising number of global megacities, the problem of land commuting is unmanageable. The logical solution - Urban Air Mobility (UAM) - is not employed in the way it should be due to the excess of regulatory control of flying vehicles' routes and passengers. This presentation will bring you two components for global UAM unfolding.

Evgeni Borisov, CEO & Founder, VIMANA

13:00 Lunch & Networking

13:35 1-2-1 Meetings

All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

14:05 Panel Discussion
Financial Innovation Driving Social Innovation to Ensure Measurable Investment Returns

The impact investment market in the MENA region is still in its infancy. This is due to social investing being widely misunderstood as an investment strategy. This panel discussion will look at how impact investing is taking shape both regionally and globally, the how's and why's of social impact investment looking to address both regional and global opportunities to the individual investor.


Confirmed panelists:

Lucy Chow, Director, Womens' Angel Investor Network (WAIN)

Shainoor Khoja, Managing Director, Better Business Enterprise

Heather Henyon, Investment Committee, NextWave Investment Fund

Alaa Odeh, Senior Associate, Globesight

15:00 Mid-Afternoon Coffee Break

15:00 1-2-1 Meetings

All delegates are required to refer to their meeting schedule and make their way to 1-2-1 Meetings area located in Hall 3

15:20 Panel Discussion
The Fintech Future: How Innovation in Blockchain & Beyond Will Change the Way You Invest

Panelists will discuss what excites them most about fintech and blockchain and make informed predictions on what we might expect the world to look like in 3-5 years from now. Industry experts will discuss the changing state of fintech, from robo-advisors to ICOs and the challenges faced through this disruption.

Moderated by William Mullally, Editor - WEALTH Arabia, CPI Financial


Panelists:

Evgeni Borisov, CEO & Founder, VIMANA

Saqr Ereiqt, Senior Management Consultant, IBM Middle East

Henri Bergstrom, Advisor, Business Development, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

15:55 Panel Discussion
Passing the Baton to the Next Generation: Proper Succession Planning for the GCC HNWI

Succession planning has become a top priority to GCC high net-worth individuals and wealthy family businesses. The GCC is new to the tradition of inheritance for example. This is due to misconceptions about the issues/challenges and the solutions available to them. Different individuals have differing motivations. A well-structured governance programme and clear succession planning with practical solutions can largely mitigate risks.

Moderated by Robin Amlot, Consultant, CPI Financial


Confirmed panelists:

Piers Master, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

Sean Hird, Director, DIFC Wills & Probate

Fiona McClafferty, Private Client Tax Specialist, Deloitte

Karim Ghandour, Founder & Family Succession Strategist, Legacy Line Family Office

17:00 Close of the 2nd Edition of the WEALTH Arabia Summit