QATAR. More than 200 asset managers from Asia, Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East are expected to attend the Bloomberg Doha Conference organized by Bloomberg LINK in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre Authorit on Monday, April 16th and Tuesday, April 17th 2012 in Doha, Qatar. The Conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Delegates will include senior representatives of the local, regional and international media. High-profile speakers, including fund managers, key investors, executives of global bankers, economists, chief executive officers, and prominent Qatari decision makers will discuss major themes such as global issues affecting asset managers, opportunities in various asset classes and market conditions in the Middle East.
The wide range of specific topics speakers are expected to debate will include the changing landscape for private equity, the outlook for global banking in 2012, real estate in emerging markets and Qatar National Vision 2030.
Panelists will also discuss how many countries in the Middle East are working to diversify away from an oil-based economy, how the wave of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa will affect business in the region and where investors can find opportunities in Afghanistan and Iraq as a new emerging markets.
“Qatar provides the perfect backdrop for our first conference in the Middle East, given it is one of the fastest growing economies in the region,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Attendees at the conference will hear from some of the world’s leading financiers about opportunities and potential risks in an uncertain global economy and walk away with a new perspective on investing.”
Yousuf Al Jaida, Director of Asset Management at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority said, “Asset management is a core focus of the QFC Authority. We welcome so many senior figures from the world of asset management to Doha. Their presence at this major conference is testimony to the progress we have made in developing Qatar as a financial centre and to the growing importance of the Gulf region as a link between the mature markets of the west and the emerging markets of the east.”
Key speakers include:
• H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank
• Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Shaibi, Managing Director and Board Member, Qatar Financial Centre Authority; Director of Finance, Qatar Petroleum Group
• Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Executive Chairman, Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP)
• Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer, Msheireb Properties
• Nemir Kirdar, Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, Investcorp
• Timothy R.M. Main, Senior Advisor, Evercore Partners Inc
• Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman and CEO, WL Ross & Co.
• Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Mines, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
• Yorick Van Slingelandt, Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Banking, MENA, Moelis & Company
• Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments.
For updates on the program and speakers, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/doha.
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The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha. It has been designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations in particular those operating in the reinsurance, captive insurance and asset management sectors and to encourage participation in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the region. The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first class legal and business infrastructure for those operating within the QFC. The QFC was created by Qatar Law No. (7) and has been open for business since 1 May 2005.
The QFC Authority is the commercial, administrative and legislative body responsible for leading the expansion of Qatar’s financial services sector, providing a uniquely sustainable platform for regional growth in reinsurance, captive insurance and asset management.
For more information on the QFC Authority please visit www.qfc.com.qa