The 15th Annual GCC Summit

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 2020

March 2020

Summit

The 15th Annual GCC Summit

Tuesday, 21 may 2019
Lotte hotel seoul

The 15th Annual GCC Summit

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
March 2020
March 2020
Dubai

The 15th Annual GCC Summit

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
March 2020
March 2020
Dubai

The 15th Annual GCC Summit

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
March 2020
March 2020
Dubai

Overview

The GCC Summit returns to explore how global politics and trade tensions affect regional dynamics. Senior credit analysts will highlight the most exposed sovereigns, financial and corporate sectors as well as growth drivers for the year ahead.

The summit brings together over 150 high profile investors, issuers and intermediaries. Be a part of the conversation.

<div class="credit-themes-container dynamic"><div class="w-container"><div class="custom-fa-wrapper"><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Local</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Get the latest Sovereign and Sector credit insights.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Regional</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Compare and contrast outlooks with key markets.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Global</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Discover how emerging global trends will impact the market.</p></div></div></div></div></div>

Agenda

08.30  Registration and Coffee

09.00  Opening Remarks

Jehad El-Nakla, General Manager Middle East

Chairman: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09.10   Big Picture Session

What does the shift in the credit cycle mean to the GCC?  

  • Can global debt issuers survive weaker growth and higher rates?
  • Global politics, trade and financial stability: which regions are most exposed?
  • How ready are GCC sovereigns for a turn in the credit cycle?
  • Political and liquidity risk in the GCC: What could precipitate a sharp adjustment in credit profiles?

Colin Ellis, Managing Director-Chief Credit Officer EMEA

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.00   Spotlight Conversation

Regional growth drivers and vulnerabilities

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Dr Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.30  Coffee & Networking Break

11.00   Banking Plenary Session

Presentation: Banking sector deep dive

  • GCC banks’ resilience amid economic uncertainty
  • GCC banking consolidation from a credit perspective
  • Regional challenges: Focus on solvency

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

 

Followed by a discussion: Banks’ resilience in challenging economic conditions

Led by Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank

11.50   Corporate Panel

Government policies and interlinkages to corporate credit trends across the region

  • Corporate credit and debt issuance trends across the rated universe
  • How macroeconomics and policies are shaping issuer credit profiles
  • A deeper dive into recent first-time rating assignments  

Led by Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group   

Rehan Akbar, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Dion Bate, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Douglas Rowlings, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Lahlou Meksaoui, Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Thomas Le Guay, Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

12.30   Lunch & Networking

13.30   Islamic Finance Panel

Growth trends in the region       

  • Islamic Banking: What will drive growth in 2019?
  • Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
  • Main challenges facing the Islamic Finance industry

Led by Henry MacNevin, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Ashraf Madani, Vice President –  Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

14.00   Breakout Sessions

INSURANCE: GCC insurers’ concerns and sector-shaping credit trends

  • Key concerns of GCC Insurance CFOs
  • Credit trends heat map
  • Implications of the changing regulatory environment

Led by Mohammed Ali Londe, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

ESG: Moody’s approach to assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for credit

  • Global trends driving integration of ESG into investment processes
  • ‍Moody’s approach to integrating ESG into credit analysis
  • ‍Insights in ESG analyses for sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group  

14.30   Close of the Conference

Speakers

Moody's Speakers

Further information

For more information please contact Christopher.deRidder@moodys.com.

The 15th Annual GCC Summit

March 2020
March 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Dubai

The GCC Summit returns to explore how global politics and trade tensions affect regional dynamics. Senior credit analysts will highlight the most exposed sovereigns, financial and corporate sectors as well as growth drivers for the year ahead.

The summit brings together over 150 high profile investors, issuers and intermediaries. Be a part of the conversation.

<div class="credit-themes-container dynamic"><div class="w-container"><div class="custom-fa-wrapper"><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Local</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Get the latest Sovereign and Sector credit insights.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Regional</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Compare and contrast outlooks with key markets.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Global</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Discover how emerging global trends will impact the market.</p></div></div></div></div></div>
Agenda

08.30  Registration and Coffee

09.00  Opening Remarks

Jehad El-Nakla, General Manager Middle East

Chairman: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09.10   Big Picture Session

What does the shift in the credit cycle mean to the GCC?  

  • Can global debt issuers survive weaker growth and higher rates?
  • Global politics, trade and financial stability: which regions are most exposed?
  • How ready are GCC sovereigns for a turn in the credit cycle?
  • Political and liquidity risk in the GCC: What could precipitate a sharp adjustment in credit profiles?

Colin Ellis, Managing Director-Chief Credit Officer EMEA

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.00   Spotlight Conversation

Regional growth drivers and vulnerabilities

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Dr Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.30  Coffee & Networking Break

11.00   Banking Plenary Session

Presentation: Banking sector deep dive

  • GCC banks’ resilience amid economic uncertainty
  • GCC banking consolidation from a credit perspective
  • Regional challenges: Focus on solvency

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

 

Followed by a discussion: Banks’ resilience in challenging economic conditions

Led by Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank

11.50   Corporate Panel

Government policies and interlinkages to corporate credit trends across the region

  • Corporate credit and debt issuance trends across the rated universe
  • How macroeconomics and policies are shaping issuer credit profiles
  • A deeper dive into recent first-time rating assignments  

Led by Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group   

Rehan Akbar, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Dion Bate, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Douglas Rowlings, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Lahlou Meksaoui, Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Thomas Le Guay, Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

12.30   Lunch & Networking

13.30   Islamic Finance Panel

Growth trends in the region       

  • Islamic Banking: What will drive growth in 2019?
  • Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
  • Main challenges facing the Islamic Finance industry

Led by Henry MacNevin, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Ashraf Madani, Vice President –  Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

14.00   Breakout Sessions

INSURANCE: GCC insurers’ concerns and sector-shaping credit trends

  • Key concerns of GCC Insurance CFOs
  • Credit trends heat map
  • Implications of the changing regulatory environment

Led by Mohammed Ali Londe, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

ESG: Moody’s approach to assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for credit

  • Global trends driving integration of ESG into investment processes
  • ‍Moody’s approach to integrating ESG into credit analysis
  • ‍Insights in ESG analyses for sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group  

14.30   Close of the Conference

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