ACT Middle East Annual Conference 2013


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DRIVING GROWTH, BUILDING FUTURES

Now in its fourth year, the ACT Middle East Annual Conference has become the preferred meeting place for the treasury and finance community across the GCC.

This year's event will focus on the key issues that remain top of the agenda for treasury and finance professionals in the region, be that positioning your treasury within the wider business or staying ahead of the curve with the latest treasury technology. Whatever your organisation's priorities look like this year, business growth remains high on the list.


Programme
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To help inspire your organisation’s growth plans our thought provoking programme includes all new track sessions covering everything from innovations in cash and liquidity management to supply chain finance and investment strategy.

Chaired by ACT's Engagement Director Peter Matza, this two-day conference is the perfect platform to hear about the latest treasury developments in your region and meet the people that count.

Click to download the latest brochure

Sponsors and partners

It’s not just about the programme however – we will have a range of treasury product and service providers on hand in our busy exhibition to answer your questions. It’s a great opportunity for you to network with your peers and share ideas with the people that count.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities

Contact: Denis Murphy, Sponsorship Director, ACT
T: +44 20 7847 2581 E: dmurphy@treasurers.org

Lead sponsor

Royal Bank of Scotland

Track sponsors

ADCB logoAl-HilalBank of America
Barclays CorporateJPMorgan NBAD

Technology sponsors

360T Treasury Systems Sungard logoSwift

Treasury awards sponsor

Citi

Also exhibiting

SandP Capital IQThomson Reuters

Media partners

Accountant MECash and Trade

Endorsed by

CIMAICAEW logo

Speakers

Full speaker details

For full profiles of this year's speakers click here.

List of speakers

Ahmed Al Sayegh, Senior Director – Corporate Treasury, du
Aladin Al Khatib, EVP – Treasury Banking Group, Al Hilal Bank
Edward Collis, Corporate Treasurer, Head of Credit and Risk, Zahid Tractor
Anil Kumar Dudani, Head of Treasury, Dragon Oil
Krishnakumar Duraiswamy, Head of Trade Finance, ADCB
Oussama El Rifai, SVP Corporate Finance, Etisalat
Ashraf Fahmy, Chief Financial Officer, Abu Dhabi Aviation PJSC
Werner Flaig, Chief Financial Officer, Easa Saleh Al Gurg
Laura Ford, Senior Treasury Manager, Majid Al Futtaim
Marjaana Haljala, Senior Commercial Finance Advisor (Interim Middle East Regional Finance Manager) LNG Trading & Shipping, Royal Dutch Shell
Matthew Hurn, Executive Director – Group Treasury, Mubadala Development Company
Chris Jameson, Head of Sales, CEEMEA ex-Russia , Global Transaction Services EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brian Jeffery, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury, Emirates
James Lockyer, Development Director, ACT
Alex Johnson, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, 360T
Ian Johnston, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority
Neil Jones, Managing Director, Head of International Banking – MEA, RBS
Francis Matthew, Editor-at-Large, Gulf News
Peter Matza, Engagement Director, ACT
Malcolm Wall Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Michael Mueller, Head of International Cash Origination, Barclays
Brad MacLean, Vice President, Business Development, SunGard AvantGard
Onur Ozan, Senior Account Director - UAE, Qatar, and Turkey, SWIFT
Leonardo Peklar, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance
Umar Pirzada, Project Manager – Group Finance, Emirates
Luciano Poli, Chief Financial Officer, Sadara
Olivier Sage, Chief Financial Officer, OSN
Toby Shore, Corporate Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, Dubai Aluminium
Gary Slawther, Corporate Treasurer, Octal Petrochemicals LLC FZC
Ricky Thirion, Group Treasurer, Etihad Airways
Colin Tyler, Chief Executive, ACT

Speaking opportunities

If you are a corporate treasurer with a success story to share and would like to speak at this event, please email Annabel Nason at anason@treasurers.org

Venue, accommodation and booking information

Conference venue

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
PO Box 72127, Dubai, UAE
T: +971 4 372 2222

Booking information

Register by Thursday 3 October 2013 to take advantage of the early booking discount

ACTME 2013 rates

  • Fees include refreshments, lunch and conference materials.
  • Look out for some special corporate delegate sponsored places.

How to register

  1. Online at www.actmiddleeast.org/annualconference
  2. Fax a copy of the completed booking form to +44 20 7374 8744
  3. Download and return completed booking form to actme@treasurers.org

For enquiries please email actme@treasurers.org or phone +44 20 7847 2589.
To pay by credit card you must book online at www.actmiddleeast.org/annualconference
We reserve the right to refuse entry to the conference should payment not be made prior to the event.

Hotels

Dubai has an impressive range of accommodation within close proximity to the venue that suit all budgets.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2, Dubai
www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/jumeirah-emirates-towers/
+971 4 330 0000
0.3 miles from DIFC
3 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 1750.00 per night excluding taxes and fees

Millennium Plaza Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1, Dubai
www.millenniumhotels.ae/millenniumplazadubai/
+971 4 387 7777
0.3 miles from DIFC
6 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 1,007.85 per night excluding taxes and fees

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana – Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2, Dubai
www.rotana.com/rayhaanhotelandresorts/unitedarabemirates/dubai/roserayha...
+971 4 323 0111
0.3 miles from DIFC
6 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 800 per night excluding taxes & fees

Fairmont Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1, Dubai
www.fairmont.com/dubai/
+971 4 332 5555
0.9 miles from DIFC
7minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 1,799.00 per night excluding taxes & fees

Emirates Grand Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 2, Dubai
www.emiratesgrandhotel.com/
+971 4 323 0000
0.4 miles from DIFC
6 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 720.00 per night excluding taxes & fees

Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1, Dubai
www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/dubai/dubtc/hoteldetail
+971 4 331 1111
0.4 miles from DIFC
7 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 900.00 per night excluding taxes & fees

Four Points by Sheraton
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1, Dubai
www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com/
+971 4 3230333
0.2 miles from DIFC
10 minutes by car
Standard room approximately AED 950.00 per night excluding taxes & fees

New to the conference?

For an idea of what to expect, take a look at the 2012 conference overview.

Middle East Treasury Awards

The ACT Middle East Awards celebrate the achievements of the corporate treasurer and will recognise companies and individuals that have shown innovation and excellence in corporate treasury.

The awards will be presented after day one of the ACT Middle East Annual Conference during our evening reception – the perfect occasion to network with your colleagues and clients from across the GCC.

For more information visit www.actmiddleeast.org/awards/2013

The committee

The ACT Middle East Committee represents the voice of our members across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain and provides advice on the topics and issues we should be covering.

Take a look at our committee here

Reasons to attend MEAC

 The best event for treasury, risk and finance professionals in the region, thank you ACT. Riyad Hammad, SeniorManager – Treasury, Dubai Properties Group
ACT Middle East Annual Conference 2012