ACT Middle East Annual Conference 2015

23 November - 24 November 2015
Conrad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Join the region’s largest and most established network of treasury and finance professionals in Dubai this November.

Bringing together the region’s leading corporates, this conference attracts over 450 delegates from across the world of treasury. Spanning over two days and covering a range of treasury concerns such as funding, payments and risk, this event is also the ideal place to catch-up with your peers and share best practice.

  • hear from the region’s business and ministerial leaders during thought-provoking keynote addresses
  • get practical tips about new strategies from detailed corporate case studies
  • meet with your peers during networking breaks in the vibrant exhibition



'ACT impressed us again with another successful annual event. Practical discussions and great opportunity to network.' Riyad Hammad, Treasury Director, Arabtec Construction

Venue and accommodation

Conrad Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Rd
United Arab Emirates

Our delegates receive preferential rates on hotel rooms at the Conrad Dubai.

Click here to make your reservation online.


Book before Sunday 18 October to benefit from the early bird discount

Early bird rate Standard rate
ACT members (incl. student members and affiliate members) $786 $1,049
Non-members from non-financial corporates $996 $1,259
Non-members from banks and FIs $1,364 $1,679
Non-members from consultancies and other service providers $1,569 $1,931


Mohamed Al-Afif, Group Treasurer, Al-Gihaz Holding
Khalid Al Ameri
, Columnist, The Gulf Today & The National
Peter Arnfield
, Former Director of Treasury Middle East & Asia Pacific, Baker Hughes
Adam Boukadida
, Deputy Treasurer, Etihad Airways
Debashis Dey
, Partner, White & Case
Jagadeshwaran K
, Treasury & Trade Solutions Cash Head for MENA, Pakistan & Turkey, Citi
Mishal Hamed Kanoo
, Deputy Chairman, The Kanoo Group
Emre Karter
, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head for MENA, Pakistan & Turkey, Citi
Matein Khalid
, Managing Director, IPC Global
Anfal Mahmood
, Acting Senior Manager Corporate Finance, Etihad Airways
May Nasrallah
, Founder & CEO, deNovo
Rick Pudner
, Chairman, Beehive UAE & Former Group CEO, Emirates NBD
Omar Abu Shaqra
, Group Treasurer, AW Rostamani
Gary Slawther
, Financing Advisor to the CEO, OCTAL
Roshun Tulkens
, International Treasury Manager – Developing Markets, Reckitt Benckiser
Sunil Veetil
, Regional Head of Global Payments & Cash Management, MENA, HSBC
Girish Viswanathan
, Group Treasurer, Al Tayer Group
Mike Wallace
, Director of Corporate Finance & Treasury, ALDAR

Sponsors and exhibitors

Lead sponsor


Track sponsors

bamlmeac      Barclays2      BNP      

Question Time sponsor


Technology sponsors

basmeac      kyribameac      sungardmeac

360tmeac      ADCBmeac      openlinkmeac
spmeac      Treuters

An interview with...

Peter Arnfield
Former Director of Treasury Middle East & Asia Pacific
Baker Hughes

Peter was until recently Treasury Director for Middle East Asia Pacific with Baker Hughes in the oilfield services Sector. He started his career as a chartered accountancy with KPMG qualifying in London and ending up in Brazil. Since then he has worked for fifteen years in differing areas of Finance including audit, controllership and commercial roles with Shell, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes in a number of countries including France, Norway, The Netherlands and Dubai and ended up in Treasury in 2012.

What are you most looking forward to about the ACT Middle East Annual Conference this year?

I always enjoy meeting new people from around the region and seeing friends as well. I get great value from listening to speakers who either bring new insights or confirm what I already think. It’s rare that you get to hear so many relevant opinions and insights at any one gathering.

What has been your top treasury concern so far in 2015?

In the oil field, the agenda has been efficiency and operational cost savings. Foreign exchange has remained a focus for the last few years and now with the strong USD you need to be on top of your exposures in the emerging markets.

You could be treasurer at any other company for one day, which would you choose and why?

If I could be Treasurer for one day at any company I’d choose Google. In one day, I would hope to have the chance to view how the future might be. I know that Google are working on many game-changing ideas and I’d love to get a first hand view.

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