Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Global Leaders Debate
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary General

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan

Chairman

ACWA Power

Rustam Minnikhanov

President

The Republic of Tatarstan

Dr. Chunyuan Gu

Chief Advisor, ABB Group Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB China

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Founder and President, Nasser Saidi & Associates Former DIFC Chief Economist, First Vice-Governor of Banque du Liban and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry for Lebanon

Yassin Saeed Al Suroor

Vice-Chair, International Chamber of Commerce Founder & Executive Chairman, A’amal Group

Alain Bejjani

Majid Al Futtaim Holding.

Chief Executive Officer

Tarek Amer

Governor & Chairman of Board of Directors

Central Bank of Egypt

Pre-Conference Workshop
Jawad Jalal Abbassi

Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

GSMA

Tapan Sahni

Vice President Gulf

WAVTEQ

Nisan Abdulkader

VICE PRESIDENT, AFRICA

WAVTEQ

David East

Head of FDI and Economic Products

Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

Andreas Dressler

Managing Director

FDI Center

Douglas van den Berghe

Vice President Advisory

Conway, Inc.

Ana Barjasic

Founder

Connectology

Paulo Andrez

Business Angel and President

Toys R Us Iberia

Chris Knight

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

WAVTEQ

Hongyu Yao

Chief Executive Officer

YoYo Systems, Inc.

Jean-Luc Scherer

Founder and CEO

Innoopolis

Kena Yañez

Coordinadora Regional Noreste

ProMéxico

Najib Hashem

Principal Director

Deloitte Middle East

Foreign Direct Investment
Guillermo Mazier

Vice President

Conway

Weixi Gong

Chief, Investment Promotion Division | Coordinator, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Bostjan Skalar

Chief Executive Officer

World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. WAIPA

Douglas van den Berghe

Vice President - Advisory

Conway

Dr. Issam Abou Sleiman

Country Director of the GCC

The World Bank

Dr Samir Hamrouni

Chief Executive Officer

The World Free Zones Organization

Zoë Harries

Managing Director

Impact Zones

David East

Head of FDI and Economic Products

Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

H.E. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum

Minister of State, Trade & Investment

The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dr. Hongjoo Hahm

Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Dr. Joachim Arnold

Chief Operating Officer

OCO Global

Paul Donovan

Global Chief Economist

UBS Wealth Management

Roland Chalons-Browne

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Financial Services

Simone Filippini

President

Leadership4SDGs Foundation

Khalifa Hassan Al Shamsi

Chief Strategy & Governance Officer

Etisalat Group

Angela Homsi

Co-founder, Investor & Director

Angaza Capital / Ignite Power

Ayman Amin Sejiny

Chief Executive Officer

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Eng, Khalid Al-Salem

Director General

Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones “MODON”

Nisan Abdulkader

VICE PRESIDENT, AFRICA

WAVTEQ

Philippe Stefanini

CEO

Provence Promotion

Mohamed Alabbar

Founder & Chairman, Alabbar Enterprises and Emaar Properties Founder & Director, Noon.com Chairman, Eagle Hills and Americana Group

Tapan Sahni

Vice President Gulf

WAVTEQ

Taliya Minullina

Chief Executive

Tatarstan Investment Development Agency

Syed Husain Quadri

Manager of Country Strategy and Market Integration

Islamic Development Bank

Cheremin Sergey

Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India

Andreas Dressler

Managing Director

FDI Center

Alexis Garatti

Group Head of Macroeconomic Research Euler Hermes

Dr. Henry Loewendahl

Chief Executive Officer

WAVTEQ

Dr. George Agyekum Nana Donkor

President

The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)

Sri K T Rama Rao

Hon’ble Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD

Telangana, Republic of India

Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework

Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization

Bruno Jaspaert

General Director, DEEP C Industrial Zones Vietnam Chief Executive Officer, Infra Asia Investment

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman & CEO

DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre)

Timothy Bishop

Senior Advisor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Joe Hepworth

Director

OCO Global’s Middle East

Ralfs Nemiro

Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

Mohammed Al Muallem

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

DP World – UAE Region

Future Cities
Dietmar Siersdorfer

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Middle East & Siemens LLC UAE

Jawad Jalal Abbassi

Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

GSMA

Caspar Herzberg

President, Middle East & Africa

Schneider Electric

Dr. Jassim Haji

President

Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain

Eric Becker

Manager Infrastructure Middle East and North Africa

International Finance Corporation IFC

Gurmeet Kaur

Partner

Pinsent Masons

Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director, Middle East and India

Virgin Hyperloop One

Hatem Bamatraf

Chief Technology Officer

Etisalat International

Hugues Parant

Chief Executive Officer

Euroméditerranée Public Urban and Economic Development Agency

Miguel Eiras Antunes

Global Smart Cities & Local Government Leader

Deloitte

Wolfgang Egger

Vice President & Managing Director of HPE Middle East, and South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mani James

Senior Vice President

Frost and Sullivan

Karen K Burns

Co-Founder & CEO

Visory

Siim Sikkut

Government CIO / Deputy Secretary-General of IT and Telecom

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Rain Huan

Founder

Atlas Capital

Olabode Esan,

Head, Energy Service – Clean Energy Unit

Masdar

Lacina Kone

Director General

Smart Africa

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi

The Green Sheikh of Ajman

United Arab Emirates

Chafic Traboulsi

Vice President and Head of Networks Middle East and Africa

Ericsson

Alan Williams

Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship & Operations

UPS

Anthony Butler

Chief Technology Officer

IBM Blockchain Services

Caspar Herzberg

President – Middle East and Africa

Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa.

H.E. Dr. Denisa Zilakova

Director General

Central Coordination Body under Slovak Deputy Prime Minister´s Office

Natalya Kaspersky

President

InfoWatch Group

Ali Vezvaei

CEO of the Management Board

Ecolog

Dr. Manar Al Moneef

President & CEO

Middle East North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), Onshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

Hongyu Yao

Chief Executive Officer

YoYo Systems, Inc.

Saeed Al Abbar

Managing Director

AESG

Small and Medium Enterprises
Aria Putera Ismail

Group President/Chief Executive Officer

SME Bank

Eng. Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy

Chairman

Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Arab Republic of Egypt

Mr. Shachindra Nath

Executive Chairman

U GRO Capital

Hon. Giulio Centemero

Chairman of the PAM Panel on Trade and Investments in the Mediterranean

Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean (PAM)

Prof. Dr Khaled Mohammed Hanafy

Secretary General

Union of Arab Chambers

Daniel Lam

Regional Director of Middle East and Africa

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Dr. Ashraf Mahate

Chief Economist – Trade and Economic Development

Dubai Exports

Eltighani Elamin

Professor

Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center (Sudan)

Essam Omran Disi

Director of Strategy & Policy

Dubai SME

Hon. Dr. Peter Mathuki (PhD)

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

East African Business Council (EABC)

Massimo Falcioni

Chief Executive Officer

Etihad Credit Insurance

Stephen Ruzibiza

Chief Executive Officer

Private Sector Federation – Rwanda

Dr. Adeeb Al Afeefi

Director, The National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and Projects

UAE Ministry of economy

Noor Azmi Mat Said

Chief Executive Officer

SME Corporation Malaysia

Shane Shin

Co-Founder

Shorooq Partners

Tanvir Aslam

Country Manager - United Arab Emirates

Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)

Sufyan Al Issa

Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank Group

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region

Microsoft

Matthieu de Clercq

Partner

Oliver Wyman FZ LLC

Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gulf Capital

Abdulaziz AlMulla

CEO and Co-Founder

Madar Farms

Tuba Terekli

Executive Advisor

Sh. Tarek Abdulrahman Fakieh

Khalid Sharaf

Director of International Business Engagement

Expo 2020 Dubai

Dr. Sami Abdullah Al-Abidi

Chairman

Council of Saudi Chamber

H.E MAWE TICHA Virginie

President

International Federation of Consular Chambers for Africa (FICA)

Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohammed Hanafy

Secretary General

Union of Arab Chambers

Saed Al Awadi

Chief Executive Officer

Dubai Export

Tuba Terekli

Executive Advisor

Sh. Tarek Abdulrahman Fakieh

Mrs. Mouza Al Nasri

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED)

Startups
Andrea Hojdu-Howe

Partner, Head of Capital

Antler

Marcus Dantus

Founder & CEO

Startup Mexico

Amine Housni

Co-Founder and Head of Middle East

Blueground Middle East

Ibrahim Seksek

Managing Director

Dubai Smart City Accelerator

Sami Abou Saab

Chief Executive Officer

Speed Accelerator

Ana Barjasic

Founder

Connectology

Basil Mofta

General Partner

Global Ventures

Brigitte Baumann

Founder of GoBeyond Early Stage Investing, Founder and Partner at ebeyond Partner Startup Board Services, European Angel Investor of the Year 2015

Douglas van den Berghe

Vice President Advisory

Conway, Inc.

Prof. Emilio Escartin, OBE

Professor of Islamic Finance

IE Business School

Mohammed Alsehli

Chief Executive Officer

Wethaq Capital Markets Ltd.

Paulo Andrez

Business Angel and President

Toys R Us Iberia

Sandile Shabangu

Founder and CEO

Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC

Sufyan Al-Issa

Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa

International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group

Vishal Sacheendran

Manager – Capital Markets Authorization

Financial Service Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market

Rain Huan

Founder

Atlas Capital

Ambareen Musa

Chief Executive Officer

Souqalmal

Harvey Bennett

Co-Founder

Searchie

Wissam Khoury

SVP & GM for MEA & APAC

Finastra

Saman Farid

Partner & Head of US Team

Baidu Ventures

Hans Henrik Christensen

Vice President

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority – Dtec

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups (Silicon Valley, Southwest)

Microsoft

Tushar Singhvi

Director, CE-Ventures (Crescent Enterprises)

Christina Andreassen

Managing Director

Womentum

Ali Abulhasan

Co-Founder & CEO

Tap Payments

Basil Moftah

General Partner

Global Ventures

Cynthia Wu

Head of Custody Head of Business Development and Sales

Matrixport

Foreign Portfolio Investment
Keith Mullin

Founder and Director

KM Capital Markets LTD

Heenam Choi

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)

Dr. Celeste Cecilia Moles Lo Turco

Director

NEOM Investment Fund

Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol

Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk & MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton

Ding Jihong

President/Dean

The China Venture Capital Research Institute

Shailesh Dash

Board Member

Allied Investment Partners

Robin Titus

Director l Strategic Alliances & Partnerships

Triangle

Faisal Mansour Sarkhou

Chief Executive Officer

Kamco Invest

Peter J R Aylwin

Director

Aetos Holdings

Ashishkumar Chauhan

Managing Director & CEO

BSE

Ayman Soliman

Chief Executive Officer

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt

Fahad Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer

Emirates NBD Capital

Kevin M. McGovern

Chairman and CEO

Chairman and CEO

Majed Khalifa Al Mesmari

Head of Investment Banking - UAE

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Marcus Booth

Partner, Dubai, London

Private Equity practice

Raja Hamzah Abidin

Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner

RHL Ventures

Regional Focus Session
Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

Jorge Vergara

Strategic Projects Director - Ministry of Public Works and Communications

Paraguay

Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

Dr. George Agyekum Nana Donkor

President

The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)

One Belt One Road
Dr. Xuezhong Ma

Chairman

China-Arab Investment Fund

His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh

Undersecretary for Foreign Trade

Ministry of Economy

Ding Jihong

President/Dean

The China Venture Capital Research Institute

Hervé Martel

Chief Executive Officer

Marseille Fos Port Authority

Cheremin Sergey

Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations

Moscow City Government

Zhao Shiyu

Director-General

Qingdao Municipal Commerce Bureau, China

Eng. Yehia Zaki

Chairman

SCZone - Suez Canal Economic Zone

Country Presentation
Mr. Jose Luis Benitez

Commercial Manager North Area

Amistad Industrial Developers

Manuel Gonzalez Zozaya

General Manager

PROYECTOS Y EDIFICACIONES CIVILES PECSA, S.A. de C.V.

Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis

Governer

The State of Coahuila De Zaragoza

Ramiro Arias

General Director

Global Park Laguna

Zaira Padilla Campos

Commercial Director

Davisa

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