ACT Middle East Treasury Summit 2020

The regions premier event for treasury and finance professionals
9-10 November 2020
ACT Not the Annual Dinner

The ACT Middle East Treasury Summit went virtual for the first time in 2020!

Opening keynote address by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, CEO, Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS)

After a record-breaking year in 2019, this popular conference was held online in November - hosted on our award-winning events platform. As well as unmissable content and networking opportunities, highlights included an opening keynote address from Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, CEO, Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS).

Key topics covered on the theme Furthering innovation, developing sustainability included:

  • COVID-19 and geopolitics
  • Sustainability: the importance of sustainable finance
  • Risk management, and maintaining liquidity
  • Fintech and the treasury of the future
  • Navigating the changing banking and payments landscape, including the transition from LIBOR.

The ACT Treasury Network Middle East Advisory Panel

The programme for this event was developed in consultation with our regional Advisory Panel.

The ACT Treasury Network Middle East Advisory Panel was developed to provide on the ground intelligence and guidance and ensure the ACT is supporting the local needs of the treasury and finance community. The panel consists of treasury professionals from some of the largest and most influential organisations across the GCC and helps drive the high-quality and impartial content the ACT Middle East Treasury Summit is known for in the region.


Featured keynote speaker from the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Qais Bader Al Suwaidi, Assistant Expert, presented on the social and financial risks, and opportunities from climate change. He explored the impact of climate change on business and financial market practices, as well as social behaviour. Questions raised: Why has managing climate risks become an imperative for all? With sustainability being a key pillar of the UAE's National Agenda 2021, how is the Middle East region shifting to a sustainable future?

Tony DouglasAdam BoukadidaFeatured keynote speakers from Etihad Airways

We were delighted to have welcomed Etihad Airways onto the 2020 agenda with Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer; and Adam Boukadida, Chief Financial Officer, confirmed as keynote speakers. We heard how Etihad has taken a wider look at the results from the COVID-19 crisis with respect to its impact on business, society and people, bridging business and finance along with our theme encompassing innovation and sustainability.


View the infographic for the key statistics from 2019

Download the 2020 brochure

2020 Brochure for METS


Contact us

Press and media enquiries

Teri Arri, Marketing Manager

T: +44 (0) 20 7847 2535


Speaking enquiries

Daniel Dowson, Programme Manager – Global Events

T: +44 (0) 20 7847 2547


Sponsorship enquiries

 Simon Tempest, Business Development Manager

T: + 44 (0) 20 7847 2580



Delegate enquiries

The Events Team

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Bookings are now closed

The ACT Middle East Treasury Summit took place online on 9-10 November 2020

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I am looking forward to re-connecting with my peers at the virtual ACT Middle East Treasury Summit on 9 and 10 November. As well as all the wonderful networking opportunities, the key benefit of the conference, as ever, will be access to a range of expert insights through a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content, providing both a regional focus and a global perspective on issues shaping the treasury landscape in the Middle East. I hope you will be able to join me at this exciting event.
Matthew Hurn Chair of the ACT Middle East Advisory Panel, Chief Financial Officer Alternative Investments & Infrastructure Mubadala Investment Company

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