15th Annual GCC Summit
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Overview

What will drive global credit markets in 2020 amid rising geopolitical tensions? How will this impact the GCC? Join the Summit for a deeper understanding of regional sector views and the outlook for global credit markets.      

Network and connect with over 200 senior investors, issuers and intermediaries to feel the pulse of the GCC  market.  

Agenda

08.30Registration & Coffee

09.00Opening Remarks

Chairperson: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporates & UAE Country Manager

09.10Big Picture Presentation: Politics, policy and trade

  • The impact of geopolitics on GCC creditworthiness
  • How GCC credit trends compare to wider emerging markets universe

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

09.45Plenary Panel: Investment priorities 2020  

  • Portfolio considerations: Trends and risks to watch  
  • Cross-border debt issuance expectations for 2020
  • China-Dubai-Africa investment flows

Led by David Staples, MD – Corporate Finance Group & UAE Country Manager

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics  

Guest speakers to be announced

10.30Networking & Coffee Break

11.00Panel: Banking & Corporate outlooks

  • Profitability expectations across sectors  
  • Insight into key regional players  

Led by Sean Marion, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

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

Rehan Akbar, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Corporates

11.30Issuer & Intermediary Panel: Corporate financing trends in the GCC

  • Local currency debt capital markets – A realistic funding choice in the GCC?
  • How competitive is the syndicated loan market vs. the capital market?
  • Case studies on new financing options

Led by Douglas Segars, Managing Director – Project & Infrastructure Finance

Guest speakers to be announced

12.10Presentation: ESG going mainstream - What does it mean for the GCC?

  • Sustainable finance outlook in emerging markets
  • GCC green bond and green sukuk issuance in 2020
  • ESG and credit risk: An integrated approach  

Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President – Global Emerging Markets Research

12.40Lunch  

                     Deep dive into Moody's sector views and interactive Q&A - 40 min each

13.40Sovereign credit trends across GCC sovereigns  

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Alexander Perjessy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Banking

14.40Breakout Sessions

Agenda

08.30Registration & Coffee

09.00Opening Remarks

Chairperson: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporates & UAE Country Manager

09.10Big Picture Presentation: Politics, policy and trade

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

09.45Plenary Panel: Investment priorities 2020  

Led by David Staples, MD – Corporate Finance Group & UAE Country Manager

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics  

Guest speakers to be announced

10.30Networking & Coffee Break

11.00Panel: Banking & Corporate outlooks

Led by Sean Marion, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

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

Rehan Akbar, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Corporates

11.30Issuer & Intermediary Panel: Corporate financing trends in the GCC

Led by Douglas Segars, Managing Director – Project & Infrastructure Finance

Guest speakers to be announced

12.10Presentation: ESG going mainstream - What does it mean for the GCC?

Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President – Global Emerging Markets Research

12.40Lunch  

                     Deep dive into Moody's sector views and interactive Q&A - 40 min each

13.40Sovereign credit trends across GCC sovereigns  

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Alexander Perjessy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Banking

14.40Breakout Sessions

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Moody's Speakers

David Staples
Managing Director
EMEA Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

EMEA Corporate Finance Group
Managing Director
David Staples
Marie Diron
Managing Director
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Managing Director
Marie Diron
Sean Marion
Managing Director -
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Managing Director -
Sean Marion
Nitish Bhojnagarwala
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Nitish Bhojnagarwala
Rehan Akbar
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Rehan Akbar
Douglas Segars
Managing Director
Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Project & Infrastructure Finance Group
Managing Director
Douglas Segars
Alexander Perjéssy
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Alexander Perjéssy
Mohammed Ali Londe
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Mohammed Ali Londe
Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President
ESG & Green Bonds

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG & Green Bonds
Senior Vice President
Rahul Ghosh

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