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  • Moody's Emerging Market Series: 13th Annual GCC Summit

  • Wednesday, 14-Mar-2018 - Wednesday, 14-Mar-2018
  • 08.30 - 15.30
  • Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Following a successful and continuously growing Moody’s Emerging Markets Series, we would like to invite you to the annual GCC Summit to discuss credit drivers, geopolitical risks and the latest and most impactful regional affairs.
At this event senior Moody’s analysts with external leading economists will look deeper into the region’s progress on reforms and diversification efforts to reduce vulnerabilities.


08.30 - 09.00Registration and Coffee
09.00 - 09.10



Welcome Address
Jehad El-Nakla, General Manager Middle East
Chairman: David Aldrich, Associate Managing Director, Emerging Markets

09.10 - 09.30




Keynote: Accelerating Emerging Markets
• How six global themes will shape EM credit in 2018
• What does monetary policy tightening mean for emerging markets
Colin Ellis, Managing Director-Chief Credit Officer EMEA

09.30 - 10.00







 

Presentation: Key Drivers Behind GCC’s Diverging Credit Profiles
• Snapshot: Update on GCC’s credit strength
• Challenges to medium-term fiscal sustainability
• Vulnerabilities of the GCC currency pegs
• Economic diversification and carbon transition risks
• Rising political risk
Alexander Perjessy, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group
Thaddeus Best, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.00 - 10.45






 

Panel Discussion: Deep Dive into Regional Risks
Moderator: Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Panellists:
Guest Speaker: Khatija Haque, Head of MENA Research, Emirates NDB
Alexander Perjessy, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group
Thaddeus Best, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.45 - 11.15Refreshment Break
11.15 - 11.45





Banking Session: GCC Banks Remain Resilient in Slower Economies
• Impact of reforms and fiscal consolidation on credit growth in GCC
• Main challenges for regional banks in 2018
• Keys factors that underpin banks’ resilience in challenging economic conditions
Olivier Panis, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

11.45 - 12.15








Corporate Power Panel: Comparing and Contrasting Different Market Trends
• Impact of reforms and fiscal consolidation on corporate credit trends across the region
• Assessing the impact on the various rated industry sectors
• A deep dive into particular issuers of interest given these developments
Moderator: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

Panellists:
Rehan Akbar, Vice President -Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group
Thomas Le Guay, Analyst, Corporate Finance Group
Doug Rowlings, Vice President - Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

12.15 - 12.45







Islamic Finance Panel: Outlook for 2018
• Islamic Banking: Discuss growth trends across GCC
• Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
• Challenges for the growth of Islamic Finance industry
Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group
Henry MacNevin, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group
Ashraf Madani, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group


12.45 - 13.55 Lunch and Networking

14.00 - 14.45










                       

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A: Green Finance in Emerging Markets
• Outlook for green finance in emerging markets
• Credit implications of environmental risks
• Moody’s Green Bond Assessment (GBA) case study
Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Environmental, Social & Governance and Green Bonds

B: Insurance: GCC Insurers’ Concerns and Credit Trends
• Key concerns of GCC Insurance CFO’s
• Credit trends heat map
• Implications of the changing regulatory environment
Mohammed Ali Londe, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group


14.45 - 15.45                           




                                       

Explaining Moody’s Approach to Sovereign Ratings: Saudi Arabia’s Case Study
Get deeper insights into how Moody’s rates sovereigns. This interactive session will explain how key quantitative and qualitative risk factors map to specific rating outcomes.
• Key credit supports and challenges underpinning the A1 rating and stable outlook
• Comparison with the regional and global peers
• Drivers of the most recent rating action and developments since
Alexander Perjessy, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group
Thaddeus Best, Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

15.45End of Conference

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