ACT webinar: The desert and the dragon – what do treasurers need to know about China-UAE trade?

09:30 - 10:15 04 May 2017


The UAE is China’s most important non-oil trade partner among the GCC countries and their trading and investment relationship is accelerating rapidly, particularly against the backdrop of China’s One Belt One Road strategy. The treasurer’s role is becoming increasingly important in multinational organisations and this webinar will develop your knowledge of this trade relationship and how best to prepare for the future in today’s uncertain climate.

Join the ACT, in association with Arabia Monitor, on 4 May to discuss the development of the UAE as a regional trade hub and the rise of Chinese influence. Hear from leading authorities on the region, including Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor, in an engaging and informative discussion.

This webinar will be taking place on 4 May at:

09.30 in London
12.30 in Dubai
16.30 in Beijing

To keep the debate lively and interactive, we will welcome questions throughout the webinar and will answer as many as possible during the Q&A at the end. We also welcome questions in advance – you can submit yours via email to

After registering you will receive a confirmation email – if you haven’t received it within an hour please let us know at

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Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, CEO and Chief Economist, Arabia Monitor

Dr Florence Eid-OakdenDr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor. She has been a professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and a visiting professor at INSEAD and HEC Paris. Formerly head of MENA research at JP Morgan, Dr. Eid-Oakden has also worked with the World Bank on Latin America & North Africa and on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and in Jordan, the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia. She has also served as a Trustee of the American University in Paris, and a Director of Shuaa Capital in Dubai. Dr. Eid-Oakden received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint MIT-Harvard Doctoral Committee. She appears periodically on Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, CNBC Arabia, CNN and the BBC.

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