The agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

09:00–09:05

Welcome Remarks

Ahmed Abou El-Saad, CFA, MBA
President, CFA Society Egypt
Chairman, Rasmala Egypt Asset Management

09:05–09:10

CFA Institute Welcome

Gary Baker, CFA
Managing Director, EMEA
CFA Institute

09:10-09:15

Welcome Address

Mohamed Farid Saleh
Chairman
Egyptian Exchange (EGX) and the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)

09:15-09:30

Inaugural Address

H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation
Arab Republic of Egypt

09:30-10:15

Panel Discussion: A Tour of Investment Opportunities in Egypt and the Middle East

  • How is the current geopolitical environment impacting investments in the Middle East?
  • What is the role of regulation in driving economic growth in the region?
  • Where are investors finding yield?
  • Have the IMF reforms in Egypt delivered expected results?

Moderator: Gary Baker, CFA, Managing Director, EMEA, CFA Institute

H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

10:15-10:40

Networking Break

11:00–11:45

Panel Discussion: How Can Capital Markets Drive Economies?

  • What needs to happen to deepen Egypt’s capital markets?
  • How is the introduction of new debt instruments impacting regional capital markets?
  • What needs to be done to promote more bond issuance?
  • How to address the challenges facing the equity capital markets and IPOs in Egypt?
  • How can the capital market benefit the vast majority of citizens and improve the GDP per capita?

Moderator: Ahmed Abou El-Saad, CFA, MBA, President, CFA Society Egypt, Chairman, Rasmala Egypt Asset Management

Mohamed Farid Saleh, Chairman, Egyptian Exchange (EGX) and The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)

Farah Foustok, Chief Executive Officer, Lazard Gulf Ltd. Middle East

Ashraf El Ghazaly, Chief Executive Officer, NI Capital

12:05–12:50

Panel Discussion: Developing Real Estate for Future Generations

  • Is real estate the strongest sector in the economy or a huge bubble?
  • What are the main drivers that could contribute to the growth in the regional real estate market over the coming decade?
  • Can the mega projects and new cities, including the new administrative capital, lead the future growth?
  • What can be done to ensure high standards of living for young people?
  • In a high interest rate environment, how will mortgage finance change the real estate market and affect new entrants?

12:50–13:50

Networking Lunch

14:10–14:55

Discussion: Lending in Non-Banking Financial Services – A Call for Change

  • What’s the state of non-banking private debt in Egypt and the rest of the region?
  • Are the trends driving non-bank lending here to stay?
  • How to ease access to financing for businesses, grow the industry and make impact?
  • Do we need new regulations, products and outreach models?
  • How could fintech reshape the industry? Is competition or collaboration better for the industry?
  • Can making a social impact be part of a profitable strategy for the sector?

Moderator: Ashraf El Khatib, MBA, CFA, Board Member, CFA Society Egypt
Senior Vice President, Private Equity, NI Capital

Walid Hassouna, Chief Executive Officer, EFG Hermes Finance

14:55–15:25

Networking Break

16:15–17:00

Panel Discussion: The Oil-Rich Region’s Push for Renewable Energy

  • What are governments in the region doing to shift to more sustainable energy sources?
  • The biggest challenges in achieving sustainability and ideas on how to overcome them. How are investors approaching the energy sector?
  • Can renewables meet the growing energy demand?
  • A closer analysis of various renewable energy sources and their applications for the Egyptian market. Where are opportunities for investors in Egypt’s energy sector?
  • How to meet the need for an integrated national electricity grid in Egypt?
  • Risks and benefits of nuclear power plants.