Finance in EMEA

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 London

About

Join us on Tuesday 11th October in London’s financial district for a one day strategic conference focusing on the current microeconomic climate for investment across EMEA.

 

Growth throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been slowing. A number of factors have contributed to this, including; the low oil price, shifting commodity demands, evolving population demographics and unstable markets. However, in an increasingly globalised economy there is massive potential and opportunity throughout EMEA for investment and economic development.

 

Recent reports predict that emerging market economies will grow almost three times faster than developed ones, accounting for an average of 65% of global economic growth through 2020. With a growing young, increasingly educated and urban populations with greater levels of disposable income, consumer expenditure in emerging markets will account for nearly US $3.3 trillion of global spending.  The rise of domestic bonds has also created a huge potential for investment and returns in capital markets across emerging markets, especially in Europe.

 

Finance in EMEA 2016 will look at where the opportunities for project and investment financing lie, analyse the regulatory environment and review how to implement an effective financial risk strategy when entering new markets. Moreover listen to experts on how to identify ‘hidden investment gems’ regionally.

 

Topics include:

  • Forecasting geopolitical issues that will affect business throughout the region in the next 5-10 years, including the potential effects of Brexit on the EU and wider regions and the impact it will have on emerging markets, and South – South trade
  • Balancing risk on various projects – which asset classes are most resilient
  • The impact of sanctions on cross border transaction
  • Sovereign rating outlook for EMEA
  • Impact of banking consolidation on lending and borrowing
  • Sukuk (Islamic finance bonds) – where do the opportunities lie?
  • Fintech and banking innovations – opportunities in contactless and mobile banking especially in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Finance in EMEA 2016 conference will provide you a platform to meet, explore potential and share experience with regional experts, leaders, businesses and likeminded peers. No matter what your role in the region, you will gain valuable insight and practical takeaways from some of the most senior and successful businesses and investors in the region.

 

Delegate profile:

Our delegates are capable of influencing and forming investment policy and activity on a large scale, and working with developing markets to include them in the world trading economy and their overall corporate investment strategy.

  • Fund Managers
  • Banks
  • Law firms
  • Asset Managers
  • High Net worth Individuals
  • Corporate Investors
  • Brokers
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Consultancies
  • REIT’s (Real Estate Investment Trusts)

 

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Agenda

09h00 - 10h30 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW OF EMEA: LOOKING AT THE IMPACT OF LOW COMMODITY PRICES, FALLING INTEREST RATES AND THE GEOPOLITICAL ENVIRONMENT

Economic Overview on EMEA: looking at the impact of low commodity prices, falling interest rates and geopolitical environment 

  • How has EMEA fared, where are the opportunities
  • How to address the strain of low commodity prices and interest rates on the financial sector and government budgets
  • Regional and international implications of Brexit/ Trade deals and growing protectionism
  • Forecasting effects of political uncertainty in Ukraine, Russian sanctions and German elections in 2017 on investment, trade and commerce

 

Speakers

  • Levent Erdik, CFO, Lacoste Russia
  • Tim Fox, Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD
  • Goran Mickovski, Minister for Foreign Investments, Government of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Dr. Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO, Bucharest Stock Exchange

10H30 – 11H00 MORNING REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK

11H00 – 12H30 EVALUATING AND MANAGING RISK

Evaluating and Managing Risk                                           

  • Expanding local risk knowledge; are there calls to nationalise key industry, are strikes commonplace, managing sanctions
  • Fiscal adjustment due to the negative impact of low commodity prices and diversification into agri-business and manufacturing
  • Effectively protecting confidential information for internal and customer data across multi-jurisdictional regulations
  • Balancing risk on various projects – which asset classes are most resilient
  • The impact of sanctions on cross border transaction

 

Speakers

  • Richard Hamilton, CFA, Europe and EMEA Regional Head Country Risk Analytics, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Gary N. Kleiman, Senior Partner, Kleiman International Consultants Inc.
  • David Warne, Wharton Fellow, Head Strategy, Decisions and Value, Qlik Technologies

12H30 – 13H30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

13H30 – 14H30 REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS FOR INVESTMENTS IN EMEA

Regulatory Frameworks for Investment in EMEA                                          

  • Regulatory and policy environment across EMEA and their impact on investment
  • Impact of tax policy on investment decisions
  • The impact of declining inflation rates on capital borrowing
  • Government bailouts – the real cost to the economy
  • Debt restructuring
  • Anti-corruption legislation and compliance
  • Rise of domestic bonds and the impact on investment
  • Sovereign rating outlook for EMEA

 

Speakers

  • Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief, bne IntelliNews
  • Scott Richards, Senior Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Equity, responsAbility Investments AG
  • Frank Gill, Director of European Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor’s
  • Peter Weiland, International Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
14H30 - 15H30 FINANCE IN EMEA
  • Overcoming low interest rates throughout the region
  • Impact of banking consolidation on lending and borrowing
  • Sukuk (Islamic finance bonds) – where do the opportunities lie?
  • Fintech and banking innovations – opportunities in contactless and mobile banking especially in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Private equity – how to boost selection procedure and engage in profitable investments
  • Identifying the best time to enter specific markets and sustaining long term commitment to investment
  • Private equity or debt – which offers the best opportunities and returns

 

Speakers

  • Edward George, Head of Group Research, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
  • Nisrin Hala, Head of Africa, Director, Global Trade Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank
  • Jean-Charles Sambor, Deputy Head Emerging Markets Debt, BNP Paribas
  • Vladimír Vaňo, Chief Economist / Head of Research, Sberbank Europe AG

15H30 – 16H00 AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK

16H00 – 17H00 LOOKING TOWARDS 2020 AND BEYOND

Looking Towards 2020 and Beyond

  • The development of EMEA economies has been inconsistent, so where have growth trends been most robust, and why
  • Can benchmarks and metrics ever be effective for investors to evaluate macro trends and develop strategies for coming years
  • With increased need for improved infrastructure, how can investors identify the best economic and business opportunities and promote development
  • Forecasting geopolitical issues that will affect business throughout the region in the next 5-10 years, including the potential effects of Brexit on the EU and wider regions and the impact it will have on emerging markets – south – south trade
  • How are population demographics, urbanization and migration patterns impacting foreign direct investment, employment and prosperity
  • How can the private sector act on public sector inefficiency and deliver infrastructure projects and see good returns

 

Speakers

  • Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief, bne IntelliNews
  • Jerome Booth, Chairman, New Sparta Group
  • Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital
17H00 – 18H00 REGIONAL CHAMPAGNE ROUND TABLES

Our regional champagne roundtables will be hosted by our speakers for the day. You can join a small intimate discussion with them and the other participants involved in specific regions over a glass of champagne. You will be able to share experiences or learn from those already involved. You are free to move tables during the session to cover those regions of most relevance to you.

 

Regions covered:

  • Russia & CIS
    Hosted by Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief, bne IntellinNews

 

  • CEE & SEE

 

  • Middle East
    Hosted by Tim Fox, Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

 

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    Hosted by Edward George, Head of Group Research at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

18H00 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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Registration

 

Booking Dates
Tier 1
Present –
September 16th
Tier 2
September 17th –
October 11th
1 attendee £499 £599
2 attendees  £899 £1075
3 attendees £1350 £1550

*All prices are subject to UK VAT

For more information on this event, please contact our Delegate Relations Manager, Lee Talling:

DD: +44 (0) 207 124 2442 or email ltalling@newspartaevents.net

Attendance at the event is subject to New Sparta Events terms and conditions.

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Speakers

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Ben Aris, Editor-in-chief, bne IntelliNews

Levent Erdik

Levent Erdik, CFO, Lacoste Russia

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Edward George, Head of Group Research at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

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Nisrin Hala, Head of Africa, Director, Global Trade Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

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Gary N. Kleiman, Senior Partner, Kleiman International Consultants Inc.

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Scott Richards, Senior Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Equity, responsAbility Investments AG

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Jean-Charles Sambor, Deputy Head Emerging Markets Debt, BNP Paribas

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Vladimír Vaňo, Chief Economist, Head of CEE Research, Sberbank Europe AG

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Peter Weiland, Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP

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Dr Jerome Booth, Chairman, New Sparta Group

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Tim Fox, Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

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Frank Gill, Director of European Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor's

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton, CFA, Europe and EMEA Regional Head Country Risk Analytics, Wells Fargo Bank

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Goran Mickovski, Minister for Foreign Investments, Government of the Republic of Macedonia

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Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

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Dr. Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange

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David Warne, Wharton Fellow, Head Strategy, Decisions and Value, Qlik Technologies

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