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Agenda

  • Tuesday, 10 May
    6:30pm

    Registration and Welcome Drinks
    Sunken Garden, Ritz Carlton DIFC

    7:30pm

    Welcome Remarks

    Ajen Sita
    Africa Managing Partner
    EY

  • Wednesday, 11 May
    8:00am

    Registration and Breakfast

    8:45am

    Welcome and Opening Address

    John Gapper
    Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor
    Financial Times

    Rajiv Memani
    Chairman, EY India,
    Chairman of the Global Emerging Markets Committee,
    EY

    9:00am

    Keynote Address: The Role of Government as a Growth Enabler
    His Excellency Hani R. Al Hamli
    Secretary General
    Dubai Economic Council

    9:10am

    Fireside Chat: Government as an Enabler to Accelerating Economic Growth in Emerging Markets
    A close look at the regulatory landscape and how organisations can align their strategies and work with governments to overcome structural constraints to take advantage of transformational change in the emerging markets

    PANELLISTS:

    Tshediso Matona
    Head of National Planning Commission Secretariat and Acting Director-General, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Government of the Republic of South Africa

    Mahendra Siregar
    President-Commissioner, PT Cement Indonesia & Former Deputy Finance Minister of Indonesia and former Head of Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia

    MODERATOR:

    Gideon Rachman
    Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
    Financial Times

    9:50am

    Keynote Address: Disrupting for Growth
    Stories about new players who have entered the market and are successfully disrupting traditional business models in both mature and developing economies

    Dan Cobley
    CEO
    Brightbridge Ventures

    10:40am

    Networking Break

    11:10am

    Panel Discussion: Digital Leap-frogging and Industries of the Future
    A look into an ever more digital future where innovations in cloud computing, big data and analytics, robotics, 3-D printing and those yet to be discovered are the new normal

    PANELLISTS:

    Rajiv Bansal
    CFO
    Ola

    Dan Cobley
    CEO
    Brightbridge Ventures

    Shawn Zhang
    CFO
    BlueFocus Communication Group

    MODERATOR:

    Ross Maclean
    Digital and Innovation Leader, MENA
    EY

    11:50am

    Keynote Address: Frontiers of Change - Age of Discovery
    Prof Ian Goldin
    Director, Oxford Martin School
    University of Oxford

    12:50pm

    Lunch and Book Signing
    Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

    1:00pm Lunch Center Cut Restaurant
    Podium Floor
    2:00pm

    Onstage Interview: Strategies for Success in a Disrupted Global Tax Environment
    Overview of global and regional tax regimes, including a review of the final set of BEPS reports issued by OECD in October and their implications for tax planning, transfer pricing, disclosure and reporting, dispute resolution and more

    INTERVIEWEES:

    Tobias Lintvelt
    MENA International Tax Services MENA Leader
    EY

    Matthew Mealey
    EMEIA International Tax Services Leader
    EY

    INTERVIEWER:

    John Gapper
    Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor
    Financial Times

    2:40pm

    Panel Discussion: Robotics and the CFO Office
    An examination of robotic software in the finance function, including prospects for cost and error reduction, inherent risks and the cultural shift required for implementation

    PANELLISTS:

    Ankur Kothari
    Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
    Automation Anywhere

    Raisibe Morathi
    CFO
    Nedbank Group

    Robert van der Klauw
    VP and CFO, Middle East and Africa
    MetLife

    MODERATOR:

    Milan Sheth
    Technology Sector Leader
    EY India

    3:30pm

    Panel Discussion: Succeeding as an Emerging Market Multinational
    Insights into the route to expansion and profitability taken by companies that have made their mark despite political uncertainty, economic uncertainty and infrastructure limitations

    PANELLISTS:

    Zubin Dubash
    Executive President
    Alliance Tire Group

    Michael Goemans
    CFO
    Old Mutual South Africa

    Ramesh Swaminathan
    CFO
    Lupin

    MODERATOR:

    Mark Otty
    Area Managing Partner, EMEIA
    EY

    4:20pm Networking Break
    4:40pm

    Fireside Chat: Dealing with Commodity price and Currency Volatility in Emerging Markets

    PANELLISTS:

    Francois Conradie
    Head of Research
    NKC African Economics

    Dr. Ali Al Sadik
    Senior Economist and Project Manager
    Dubai Economic Council

    MODERATOR:

    Gideon Rachman
    Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
    Financial Times

    5:10pm

    Fireside Chat: The Quest for Capital Alternate Sources of Financing
    A broad look at sources of equity and debt financing available to companies in the current financial climate including private equity, project bonds, foreign direct investment and Islamic Banking

    PANELLISTS:

    Rajiv Bansal
    CFO
    Ola

    Sanjay Jain
    Group CFO
    Future Group

    Khudusela Pitje
    CEO
    New GX Capital

    Maged Shawky
    Vice Chairman
    Beltone Financial Holding

    MODERATOR:

    John Gapper
    Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor
    Financial Times

    5:55pm

    Closing Remarks
    John Gapper
    Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor
    Financial Times

    6:00pm

    Drinks Reception
    EY Connect Lounge
    Samaya Ballroom B

    7:30pm

    Gala Dinner
    Samaya Ballroom A
    DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
    Mike Walsh
    Futurist

    10:00pm

    Drinks at the Bar
    Sunken Garden, Ritz Carlton DIFC

  • Thursday, 12 May
    8:00am

    Breakfast
    Delegates have three options to choose from:

    Option 1: EY Growth Navigator™
    A unique, interactive experience that enables you to assess your company’s capability to deliver your growth strategy. Learn about the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, the product of years of work with hundreds of dynamic global companies.

    HOSTS:

    Adrian Burns
    Growth Markets BD Leader, MENA
    EY

    Karim Malik
    Senior Manager, Operational Transactions Services, MENA
    EY

    Option 2: Oil & Gas CFO Roundtable: Financing the oil and gas sector
    Falling oil prices continue to put pressure on the oil and gas sector. This breakfast roundtable will provide a forum to discuss financing options consistent with oil and gas companies’ aggressive capex and cost reductions.

    HOSTS:

    Andy Brogan
    Global Oil & Gas Transactions Leader
    EY

    Paul Navratil
    Global Emerging Markets Oil & Gas Leader
    EY

    Option 3: Breakfast in the EY Connect Lounge

    To confirm your attendance to either Breakfast options 1 or 2 please speak with one of the team at the information desk to reserve your place.

    9:00am

    Keynote address: Emerging Markets Round Up
    An exploration of growth prospects and risks for the emerging markets with a focus on seminal issues related to currencies, capital flows, economic reforms and monetary policy.

    Professor Eswar Prasad
    Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economics
    Cornell University

    9:45am

    Panel Discussion: Nurturing Start-ups and Entrepreneurs in a Corporate Set Up
    Lessons learnt from start-ups that thrive and those that flounder, both from within corporate settings and venture backed models

    PANELLISTS:

    Dev Bhattacharya
    Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
    Aditya Birla Group

    Raman Garg
    Head of Portfolio Finance
    Sequoia Capital

    Johanna Mukoki
    CEO
    Travel With Flair

    Tri Pham
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Tata Communications

    MODERATOR:

    John Gapper
    Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor
    Financial Times

    10:35am Networking Break
    11:00am

    Keynote Address: The Future of Money and Transactions
    A look at the prospects for digital currencies such as Bitcoin, ground-breaking technologies such as blockchain, and the plethora of new payment systems

    Jon Matonis
    Founding Board Director
    Bitcoin Foundation

    11:45am

    Fireside Chat: Managing the Complexities of Cyber
    Key insights into the people, processes and policies required to secure a company’s most precious assets and how to prepare to respond responsibly to a breach

    Raghu Raman
    President of Risk, Security and New Ventures
    Reliance Industries

    MODERATOR:

    Scott Gelber
    EMEIA Cyber Security Leader
    EY

    12:35pm

    Panel Discussion: The Road from CFO to CEO: From Financial Custodian to Strategic Business Leader
    A view of what it takes to successfully transition to the top role in a company from a foundation in finance, including inherent advantages and some potential blind spots to be avoided

    PANELLISTS:

    Alok Agarwal
    Group CFO
    Reliance Industries

    Rahul Khosla
    President
    Max Group

    Imran Saleem
    Financial Services Practice Leader
    Egon Zehnder

    MODERATOR:

    Ram Sarvepalli
    Leader — Advisory Services, EY India,
    Leader — EY Emerging Markets Center
    EY

    1:20pm

    Closing Summary
    Gideon Rachman
    Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
    Financial Times

    1:30pm

    Networking Lunch
    EY Connect Lounge
    Samaya Ballroom B