2nd Arab IPO Summit to Feature a Line-Up of Expert Speakers


A selection of distinguished and influential speakers is set to address delegates attending the 2nd Arab IPO Summit, scheduled for 14 to 15 March, 2017, in Dubai, UAE. The speaker list includes key industry experts, who will provide exclusive insights into the trends currently influencing IPOs in the Arab region.

Following the highly successful first edition, the second edition of the Arab IPO summit aims to explore the benefits, opportunities and challenges of going public for companies in the region. It will bring together top companies, stock exchanges, investment banks and capital markets to share invaluable knowledge about the present business scenario and predict the future of the financial markets. The summit will provide ample networking opportunities, and will enable attendees to meet key decision makers and influencers in the field.

Day one will feature a session conducted by Ahmed Saleh Al Marhoon, Director General, Muscat Securities Market, Oman titled “Driving forces of the Arab Securities Market: Financial Policies and Regulations.” The session will include an analysis of monetary policies and regulations to set a realistic pricing point for IPOs. Rashid Al Mansouri, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange and Rashid Al Balushi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Exchange, will speak about the UAE Bankruptcy Law and the role of IPOs in improving the liquidity of financial markets, respectively. The two will also participate in a panel discussion on current IPO trends in the Arab region. The panel will also include Jalil Tariff, Secretary General, Union of Arab Securities Authorities, UAE.

Day two of the summit will include sessions conducted by the likes of Nikhil Rathi – CEO, London Stock Exchange, UK, Kartik Thakrar – Financial Controller – GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, UAE, Mustafa Baltaci – FEAS Secretary General, Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges, Turkey and Abdul Aziz Emadi, Listing Director, Qatar Stock Exchange. Topics of discussion will range from mergers and acquisitions to the influence of Sukook, Fatwa and Sharia laws on IPOs.