15th Annual GCC Summit
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Join Moody's flagship Summit to get the complete picture of GCC’s progress to diversify in times of heightened geopolitical uncertainty.

Senior credit analysts from around the globe will assess performance and risks across sectors. Hear from prominent market figures about emerging trends and risks to watch out for.

Be a part of the conversation, network and connect with over 200 senior investors, issuers and intermediaries to feel the pulse of the GCC market.

Agenda

bate08.30Registration & 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

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics

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

Tim Ash, Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist, BlueBay Asset Management

Dino Kronfol, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments

Robert Hahm, Chief Executive Officer, Mashreq Capital

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics  

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

Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, 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

Fawaz Abusneineh, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Raj Jit Singh Wallia, Deputy CFO, DP World

Edward Senior, Chief Financial Officer UAE, GEMS Education

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

Thaddeus Best, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Agenda

bate08.30Registration & 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

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics

09.45Plenary Panel: Investment priorities 2020  

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

Tim Ash, Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist, BlueBay Asset Management

Dino Kronfol, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments

Robert Hahm, Chief Executive Officer, Mashreq Capital

Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics  

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

Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, Corporates

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

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

Fawaz Abusneineh, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Raj Jit Singh Wallia, Deputy CFO, DP World

Edward Senior, Chief Financial Officer UAE, GEMS Education

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

Thaddeus Best, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

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Phasellus semper eros nec pellentesque pharetra.</li></ul><p>‍<strong>SPEAKERS:</strong><br><strong>Jane Doe<br></strong><em>ABC Investment Bank</em></p><p>‍<strong>John Doe<br></strong><em>XYZ Investment Ban</em>k</p><p>‍<br><strong>MODERATOR:</strong><br><strong>Robby Holditch</strong><br><em>Moody's Analytics</em></p></div></div></div></div><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper simona"><div class="n-agenda-item-block simona"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column simona"><h2 class="n-agenda-b-time simona">15.40 </h2></div><div class="n-agenda-one-row-wrapper-2 simona"><div class="n-rtb-agenda-main simona w-richtext"><h2>Close of the Summit </h2></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><a href="#agenda" class="n-agenda-back-to-top">Top of agenda</a></div></div>

Guest Speakers

Tim Ash
Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist

Guest Speaker

BlueBay Asset Management

Guest Speaker

BlueBay Asset Management

Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist
Tim Ash
Dino Kronfol
Chief Investment Officer

Guest Speaker

Franklin Templeton Investments

Guest Speaker

Franklin Templeton Investments

Chief Investment Officer
Dino Kronfol
Robert Hahm
Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Mashreq Capital

Guest Speaker

Mashreq Capital

Chief Executive Officer
Robert Hahm
Fawaz Abusneineh
Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services

Guest Speaker

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Guest Speaker

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services
Fawaz Abusneineh
Edward Senior
Chief Financial Officer
UAE & Head of Corporate Finance

Guest Speaker

GEMS Education

Guest Speaker

GEMS Education

Chief Financial Officer
UAE & Head of Corporate Finance
Edward Senior
Raj Jit Singh Wallia
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury and Insurance

Guest Speaker

DP World

Guest Speaker

DP World

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury and Insurance
Raj Jit Singh Wallia

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
Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President – Global Emerging Markets
Credit Strategy & Research

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Credit Strategy & Research
Senior Vice President – Global Emerging Markets
Rahul Ghosh
Douglas Segars
Managing Director
Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Project & Infrastructure Finance Group
Managing Director
Douglas Segars
Steve Cochrane
Chief Economist, APAC
Economic Solutions Group

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Economic Solutions Group
Chief Economist, APAC
Steve Cochrane
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
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
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
Marina Cremonese
Vice President- Senior Analyst
Funds & Asset Management

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Funds & Asset Management
Vice President- Senior Analyst
Marina Cremonese
Mario Santangelo
Associate Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Associate Managing Director
Mario Santangelo
Mik Kabeya
Assistant Vice President, Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Assistant Vice President, Analyst
Mik Kabeya
Ashraf Madani
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Ashraf Madani
Julien Haddad
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Julien Haddad
Dion Bate
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Dion Bate
Thaddeus Best
Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Analyst
Thaddeus Best
Thomas Le Guay
Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Analyst
Thomas Le Guay
Lahlou Meksaoui
Assistant Vice President-Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Assistant Vice President-Analyst
Lahlou Meksaoui

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