Plenary Sessions

09:00-09:05

Welcome Remarks

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

09:25-10:10

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More