Inside Investor Forum Asia set to kick off

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On October 8th and 9th, Doha will be the stage of the Inside Investor Forum Asia 2012, a high-level business forum organised by international media group and consultancy Inside Investor in conjunction with the event’s strategic partners, the Qatari Businessmen Association, which will bring together regional leaders, heads of governmental institutions, investment bodies and top-level company executives from ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to identify investment opportunities and strategic partnerships in both regions. The event is being held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar.Senior-level executives from more than 100 companies will attend the forum at the St Regis Doha hotel. More than 500 delegates are expected to confirm their attendance, and 46 panelists are scheduled to discuss the latest investment trends, opportunities, partnerships and portfolio diversification strategies, including in the areas of Islamic finance, infrastructure, knowledge-based development, energy and food security.

H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar.

Dialogue will be carried out through panel discussions that will touch upon major investment topics, such as a panel on the $50 billion in infrastructure investments that Qatar will employ in the lead up to the 2022, which will include Saad Al Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail and be moderated by Kamran M. Khan, Program Director – Global Infrastructure Finance Centre of Excellence & Urban Hub, World Bank, Singapore. The Qatari government has reportedly allocated 40 per cent of its budget between now and 2016 to infrastructure projects, including $11 billion that will be dedicated to a new international airport and $5.5 billion to a deep-water seaport.

Among the cast of high-level keynotes speakers will be Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, Wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who will be accompanied by nine wives of ministers from the Malaysian Cabinet, including the Wife of the Foreign Minister, the Wife of the International Trade and Industry Minister, the Wife of the Health Minister, the Wife of the Domestic Trade Minister and the Wife of the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department.

Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia

Other speakers and panelists at the forum include, among others, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia; Cristino Palilino, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines; Dr. Fawaz Al Alamy, Former WTO Chief Technical Trade Negotiator, Board Member Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Saudi Arabia; Sinthya Roesly, CEO, Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund, Indonesia; Mashhour F. Mourad, CEO, ANFAAL Capital, Saudi Arabia; James Cameron, Head of Project Finance, Asia Pacific Global Banking, HSBC; and Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Director -Islamic Finance, OIC, Thomson Reuters.

Members of the royal Al Thani family that are expected to be present include H.E. Sheikh Jassam bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani and H.E. Sheikh Jassim bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, Qatar Minister of Business and Trade.

Inside Investor will be engendering discourse through panel discussions between these top-level representatives about executing investment in Southeast Asia. The Commercial Bank of Qatar and ANFAAL Capital (Saudi Arabia) are just some of the institutions attending and waiting for the right opportunity to invest sums that can literally alter entire sectors.

Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN secretary-general

“Just look at the recent commitment by Qatar to invest $4 billion in real estate and a multi-billion investment in a joint venture to build a petrochemical complex in Vietnam” said Kamran Saddique, Inside Investor Director of Strategy & Group CEO.

“Inside Investor held a similar event in Abu Dhabi in 2011 which accelerated business collaboration between the Middle East and Asia,” he added.

Asia will be the most important emerging-market region for the GCC in the coming years, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit on GCC trade and investment flows. The total trade between ASEAN and the GCC was valued at $83.25 billion as per latest available figures in 2010, up 23.64 per cent from $67.33 billion in 2009. ASEAN’s exports reached $20.13 billion, while imports reached $63.12 billion.

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is scheduled to give a keynote speech on day one of the event detailing the substantial growth undergone by the 10-nation bloc, which is expected to become a $10-trillion economy by 2030 (compared to China’s current $7.2 trillion).

Dr. Fawaz Al Alamy, Former WTO Chief Technical Trade Negotiator, Board Member Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

The forum will also see the launch of in-depth business reports in both regions produced by Inside Investor – the Inside ASEAN 2012 and Inside Qatar 2012 reports. These reports provide overviews of key industries and analysis on major economic and infrastructure developments in these regions along with interviews of prominent personalities from the public and private sector.

To register for the event, please visit www.insideinvestor.com.

For additional information, please call +603-2776-6840/6841 or e-mail contact@investvine.com.

 

 

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On October 8th and 9th, Doha will be the stage of the Inside Investor Forum Asia 2012, a high-level business forum organised by international media group and consultancy Inside Investor in conjunction with the event’s strategic partners, the Qatari Businessmen Association, which will bring together regional leaders, heads of governmental institutions, investment bodies and top-level company executives from ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to identify investment opportunities and strategic partnerships in both regions. The event is being held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar.Senior-level executives from more than 100 companies will attend the forum at the St Regis Doha hotel. More than 500 delegates are expected to confirm their attendance, and 46 panelists are scheduled to discuss the latest investment trends, opportunities, partnerships and portfolio diversification strategies, including in the areas of Islamic finance, infrastructure, knowledge-based development, energy and food security.

Reading Time: 3 minutes

On October 8th and 9th, Doha will be the stage of the Inside Investor Forum Asia 2012, a high-level business forum organised by international media group and consultancy Inside Investor in conjunction with the event’s strategic partners, the Qatari Businessmen Association, which will bring together regional leaders, heads of governmental institutions, investment bodies and top-level company executives from ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to identify investment opportunities and strategic partnerships in both regions. The event is being held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar.Senior-level executives from more than 100 companies will attend the forum at the St Regis Doha hotel. More than 500 delegates are expected to confirm their attendance, and 46 panelists are scheduled to discuss the latest investment trends, opportunities, partnerships and portfolio diversification strategies, including in the areas of Islamic finance, infrastructure, knowledge-based development, energy and food security.

H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar.

Dialogue will be carried out through panel discussions that will touch upon major investment topics, such as a panel on the $50 billion in infrastructure investments that Qatar will employ in the lead up to the 2022, which will include Saad Al Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail and be moderated by Kamran M. Khan, Program Director – Global Infrastructure Finance Centre of Excellence & Urban Hub, World Bank, Singapore. The Qatari government has reportedly allocated 40 per cent of its budget between now and 2016 to infrastructure projects, including $11 billion that will be dedicated to a new international airport and $5.5 billion to a deep-water seaport.

Among the cast of high-level keynotes speakers will be Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, Wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who will be accompanied by nine wives of ministers from the Malaysian Cabinet, including the Wife of the Foreign Minister, the Wife of the International Trade and Industry Minister, the Wife of the Health Minister, the Wife of the Domestic Trade Minister and the Wife of the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department.

Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia

Other speakers and panelists at the forum include, among others, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia; Cristino Palilino, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines; Dr. Fawaz Al Alamy, Former WTO Chief Technical Trade Negotiator, Board Member Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Saudi Arabia; Sinthya Roesly, CEO, Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund, Indonesia; Mashhour F. Mourad, CEO, ANFAAL Capital, Saudi Arabia; James Cameron, Head of Project Finance, Asia Pacific Global Banking, HSBC; and Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Director -Islamic Finance, OIC, Thomson Reuters.

Members of the royal Al Thani family that are expected to be present include H.E. Sheikh Jassam bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani and H.E. Sheikh Jassim bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, Qatar Minister of Business and Trade.

Inside Investor will be engendering discourse through panel discussions between these top-level representatives about executing investment in Southeast Asia. The Commercial Bank of Qatar and ANFAAL Capital (Saudi Arabia) are just some of the institutions attending and waiting for the right opportunity to invest sums that can literally alter entire sectors.

Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN secretary-general

“Just look at the recent commitment by Qatar to invest $4 billion in real estate and a multi-billion investment in a joint venture to build a petrochemical complex in Vietnam” said Kamran Saddique, Inside Investor Director of Strategy & Group CEO.

“Inside Investor held a similar event in Abu Dhabi in 2011 which accelerated business collaboration between the Middle East and Asia,” he added.

Asia will be the most important emerging-market region for the GCC in the coming years, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit on GCC trade and investment flows. The total trade between ASEAN and the GCC was valued at $83.25 billion as per latest available figures in 2010, up 23.64 per cent from $67.33 billion in 2009. ASEAN’s exports reached $20.13 billion, while imports reached $63.12 billion.

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is scheduled to give a keynote speech on day one of the event detailing the substantial growth undergone by the 10-nation bloc, which is expected to become a $10-trillion economy by 2030 (compared to China’s current $7.2 trillion).

Dr. Fawaz Al Alamy, Former WTO Chief Technical Trade Negotiator, Board Member Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

The forum will also see the launch of in-depth business reports in both regions produced by Inside Investor – the Inside ASEAN 2012 and Inside Qatar 2012 reports. These reports provide overviews of key industries and analysis on major economic and infrastructure developments in these regions along with interviews of prominent personalities from the public and private sector.

To register for the event, please visit www.insideinvestor.com.

For additional information, please call +603-2776-6840/6841 or e-mail contact@investvine.com.

 

 

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