ACT Middle East Annual Conference 2015
23 November - 24 November 2015
Conrad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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
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
Adam Boukadida, Deputy Treasurer, Etihad Airways
Rick Pudner, Chairman, Beehive UAE
Roshun Tulkens, International Treasury Manager - DVM, Reckitt Benckiser
Anfal Mahmood, Acting Senior Manager Corporate Finance, Etihad Airways
Omar Abu Shaqra, Group Treasurer, AWRostamani LLC Co
Peter Arnfield, Former Director of Treasury Middle East & Asia Pacific, Baker Hughes
Former Director of Treasury Middle East & Asia Pacific
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.