Inside Investor Forum Asia 2012

Inside Investor Forum Asia 2012

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About inside investor forum asia 2012
8th-9th October 2012 St. Regis Doha Qatar

There have been significant revisions to the mandate of financial regulators internationally and, as a consequence, systemic risk across global financial markets is now being monitored with greater prudence. Market confidence is gradually being restored with economic growth turning positive on most frontiers. Investors across Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council will continue to seek tangible long-term investment opportunities in attractive markets across the world. Effective strategies to evaluate and execute long-term investments in new markets are at the top of the agenda for advanced investors. The inaugural inside investor Asia Forum 2012 will focus on equipping key investors with innovative tactics and unearthing fresh investment opportunities to leverage against deteriorating conditions in conventional investment geographies.

Forum Agenda

The inside investor Forum Asia 2012 is the premium forum for Asian and GCC investors eager to explore the latest investment trends, opportunities, partnerships and bold portfolio diversification strategies in order to achieve long-term economic growth. Key topics of discussion for 2012 include:

• The Big Picture: Investing into Asia.
• Fundamentals of Islamic Finance
• Developing the 1.3 Trillion Dollar Sukuk market in the GCC
• Trading platforms in Islamic Finance
• Asset Management in Islamic Finance
• Building the Asset Management Industry within the GCC
• Expanding the Halal Industry Beyond its Traditional Borders
• Boosting Portfolio Returns with Prudent Investments in Renewable Ventures
• Securing the Agricultural Supply Chain to Contain Inflation
• Maximising Returns through Investments in Asian Real Estate Markets
• The Qatar World Cup 2022: Public Private Partnerships Pivotal to GCC Infrastructure Development
• Empowering Higher Education: The Role of the Qatar Foundation and Qatar University
• Modernising Healthcare: Qatar, Malaysia and Thailand as case studies

Benefits of attending

Unmatched Networking Opportunities with Senior Executives from the GCC and Asia representing:
• Institutional Investors
• Country Leaders
• Government Officials
• Private Sector Leaders
• Industry Research Experts


The Finest Address in Doha: St Regis
Steeped in Middle Eastern mystique, The St. Regis Doha presents seductive interiors styled in modern opulence by the tranquil blue Arabian Gulf. Towering sand dunes and ancient architecture paint a magnificent landscape for discerning travellers. Our elegant facilities include a cornucopia of signature restaurants, a world-class Remède Spa and a 1,850-square-metre Grand Ballroom. Some 160 metres of direct-access beachfront features private cabanas and water sports activities. All 336 guest rooms and suites boast seductive Gulf views. Second-floor rooms are distinguished by open terraces that inspire awe and offer quiet seclusion. Whatever the request, a St. Regis Butler Service is always available any time, day or night.

Attending Delegation

There will be 500 Senior Level Executives attending this high-profile event with representation from the various sectors and regions related to the inside investor Forum Asia 2012.

Delegates will include the following job titles:

• Presidents
• Chairman
• Chief Executive Officers
• General Managers
• Country Managers
• Vice Presidents
• Managing Directors
• Directors

Delegates will represent the following type of organisations:

• Multinational Corporations/Conglomerates
• Government Institutions
• Financial Institutions
• Foundations (Public/Private)
• Academic Institutions
• Family Offices

Delegates will represent the following sectors:

• Education
• Healthcare
• Banking & Finance
• Food Security & Halal Industry
• Green Investments & Technology
• Real Estate
• Transport and Infrastructure

Market Geography

Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Thailand, Australia, China and South Korea
GCC (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman) and others, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Event Background

The direction of the global economy over the past five years has been influenced by a paradigm shift in the operational conduct of investment decisions. While traditional flows of capital from developed economies to emerging markets continue, investment capital is also flowing from emerging economies to developed markets.

The ongoing Euro zone debt crisis that has plagued the western hemisphere and the rising contingent of powerhouse economies from the east are changing the dynamics of liquidity issuers and recipients. Though caution is at the forefront of investor sentiment, investments for the future are the order of the day. The financial crisis of 2008 has compelled governments and investors to revise their portfolio asset diversification strategies in favour of innovation and stable long-term investment returns.

Economists, independent analysts, regulators and investors are pointing to clear evidence of recovery from the recession, citing an improvement in American job prospects, a more stable housing sector and Asia’s growing economic voice. Investors appear to be regaining their appetite for risk. Many believe that the ride will be bumpy but that policymakers will eventually arrive at the right place, developing sound fundamentals and ample liquidity to support international investment activity. Investment leaders are now faced with a new reality; one that will require them to be agile enough to capitalise on innovative investment opportunities in new markets. Inside Investor would like to invite you to join us at the inside investor Forum Asia 2012 where leading investment gurus will meet to discuss optimal ways to achieve long-term Alpha returns at minimal risk while complying with increasing legislation. Our analytical report on Asia will also be launched at this high-profile Forum. Synergising bilateral trade and investments between Asia and the GCC will be the core focus.

Challenges and opportunities will be discussed through visionary keynote presentations that will provide expert insights on how to facilitate investments in specific regions. Influential leaders will share ground-breaking and thought-provoking perspectives on major issues. The inside investor Forum Asia 2012 will provide an arsenal of expert advice and answers, while the informal networking opportunities and leisure activities create a unique, interactive environment. Do not miss this opportunity to network, establish connections, exchange ideas and gain the knowledge needed to succeed in this crucial period of global economic flux.