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Mrs.Adele Duffner,  UCI Group
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The Gulf Investor Window Spring 2006
18th 19th May 2006, Hyatt Regency Hotel -The Churchill, London


Wednesday, 17th May 2006
15.00 Registration

Thursday, 18th May 2006  
CONFERENCE SESSION

08.30 Exhibition and Discussion Centre opens
A visual display from potential business partners, to capture your attention and to create a pleasant environment for networking and discussion during breaks in the conference program.
Tea and coffee served.

09.00 Introduction and Opening Remarks 
UCI GROUP

09.10 Opening Address
 Sir Stuart Bell MP, On behalf of Her Majesty's government
 Dr Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Chairman, Al Zamil Group (Saudi Arabia)
H.E Salah Al Shamsi, Chairman, Al Qudra Holding P.J.S.C. and Chairman  of  Abu Dhabi Chamber of   Commerce.


10.00  The Economic and Financial Environment
 Evaluate the current state of the economy and determine key indicators of growth.
 Assess the political environment and integration within the global market structure.
 Get to grips with managing the budget deficit and inflation: How can international financial institutions positively influence policies around the globe?
Mr Fabrizio Saccomanni, Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

10.30 Exhibition and Discussion Centre continues
Tea and coffee served.

11.00  The Investors Window
Take a look through this window at the wish list of investors who are currently searching for investment opportunities around the globe.
Dr Taleb Ali, Chairman, Industrial and Financial Investments Company (Kuwait)
Dr Khalid A. Al-Dughaither, CEO, Arriyadh Development Co. (Saudi Arabia)
Dr Ahmed Abisourour, Senior Advisor, Boubyan Bank (Kuwait)
Mr Mohamed Al Tawash, President, Real Capita (Bahrain)

Invitations sent to the following:
 Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia)
 Kuwait Investment Authority (Kuwait)
 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (UAE)

12.30 Exhibition and Discussion Centre continues and Lunch served

 
GROUP BUSINESS SESSIONS

14.00 Banking and Finance Seminar
 The Gulf / CIS/ European Vision 2020: What will the investment banks of the future look like?
 What to expect from the investment bank of the future.
 Look at reforms in the global banking sector and services available in the regions.
 Update on global capital, equity and fixed income market options.
 Consider the importance of lessons learned from emerging markets.

14.45  Investment Showcase          
Companies present their trade and investment projects to investors. 
You have the unique opportunity to present your project, forge business relationships and to finalise your trade and investment deals.  The following industries will be covered:
STREAM II   Natural Resources and Energy
 Look at power generation and distribution infrastructure; mining and mineral resources; industrial technology and restructuring.
 Review the investment opportunities available for exploitation in new and ongoing projects in refining, transportation, exploration and production.
 Evaluate the current and expected progress in privatisation of the oil and gas sector in various countries and look at opportunities for commercial financial organisations.
Fund Management and Private Equity Investment
 Hear what the Gulf investor is looking for in the global market.
 Improve your awareness of funding mechanisms from Arab Gulf States investment organisations.
 Present to the Gulf investor your history of fund management performance.
 Discuss the exit options.

15.30  Exhibition and Discussion Centre continues  
Tea and coffee served

16.00 Investment Showcase continues          
The following industries will be covered:
STREAM I  Agro-industry and Consumer Goods
 Compare the domestic markets around the globe.
 Assess production and processing.
 Compete in the international market place.
Construction and Real Estate.  Hotel and Services Industry
 Get an insight into opportunities in real estate.
 Discuss the development of property rights.
Transportation
 Be at the forefront of the privatization of railway and shipping industry.
 Get all the facts on transport projects available in the global market.
STREAM II  Industry and Technology
 Evaluate the international competitive high tech sector and established heavy industry business.
 Discover the opportunities in the electronics industry: industrial conversion, infrastructure development and management.
Telecommunication and Media
 Meet the global market telecommunications needs.
 Think about global infrastructure development.
Tourism and Travel
 Explore an array of emerging destinations.
 Learn about investment opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and travel industry.

17.30   Wrap-up Remarks and Close      
Mr Kevin Mulcahy, Director of Communications, UCI Group

19.00  Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner     

 


Friday, 19th May 2006   
BUSINESS SESSION

08.30 Exhibition and Discussion Centre opens                                      
 Tea and coffee served

09.00 Global Investors Round Table Discussion              

 Moderated by Mr Kevin Mulcahy, Director of Communications, UCI Group
 Dr Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Chairman, Al Zamil Group (Saudi Arabia)
Mr Salah Al Shamsi, Chairman, Al Qudra Holding P.J.S.C. (UAE)
Dr Khalid A. Al-Dughaither, CEO, Arriyadh Development Co. (Saudi Arabia)
Dr Ahmed Abisourour, Senior Advisor, Boubyan Bank, Kuwait

During the table discussion, we will

 Review investment opportunities available for development of new and ongoing projects in the global market place.
 Discuss reforms in the global banking sector as well as services available in the different regions.
 Look at capital, equity and fixed income market options around the globe.
 Review lessons learned from emerging markets.

10.15 Exhibition and Discussion Centre continues     
Tea and coffee served


ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS

11.00 One-to-one Business Meetings
A series of private individual business meetings designed to suit your needs and built on your business requirements will be arranged.
 
12.30  Exhibition and Discussion Centre continues and Lunch served       
14.00 One-to-One Business Meetings continue
            
16.00 Wrap-up Remarks and Close     
Mr Kevin Mulcahy, Director of Communications, UCI Group

 


 (tbc) To be confirmed

(*) Please note that it may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content or the timing of the programme or its speakers.


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NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    27th February 2006
Government and Business Leaders from Central and Eastern Europe and the FSU to Meet with Arab Gulf States Trade and Investment Community at the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel, London on 21st 22nd November, 2005
UCI Conferences, the specialist event organiser for the world of trade and finance, brings to you the Gulf Investor Window Spring 2006.
Specifically for investors from the expanding Arab Gulf States - to meet, discuss and close deals regarding investment and trading opportunities into the New Europe and the FSU.

A team of UCI economic market experts has yet another winning formula by putting together four exciting elements creating the definitive 'One Stop Shop' for doing business.
At this event, Delegates will have the opportunity to present their company and trade, investment and Transfer of Know-How projects to the whole audience of investors and business leaders from The Arab Gulf States, amongst those confirmed to attend are:
Boubyan Bank (Kuwait), Al Zamil Group (Saudi Arabia), Al Qudra Holding, (UAE), Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait Investment Authority, Industrial Investment & Financial Company (Kuwait), Gulf Energy Company (Kuwait), Al Ghanim Group (Kuwait), Al Babtain Group (Kuwait), RMC (Kuwait), Al Mutlaq Group (UAE),) , Rana Investment Company (Saudi Arabia)
Day One, the event provides a targeted programme of notable speakers on subjects crucial to the understanding of doing business in the New Europe and the FSU.
The Gulf Investor Window Spring 2006 will combine presentations by world-renowned experts with interactive business sessions designed to build business partnerships.  Specific opportunities will be presented by companies attending the event for:
 Trading agreements
 Direct Investment
 Joint Ventures
 Transfer of the know how

Day Two (Business Day) also based in London brings two more important elements to the 'One Stop Shop'. The first is a range of Business Group sessions, dealing with issues pertaining to specific industry sectors. Industry 'buyers' and 'sellers' attend each session, which will be a practical forum for creating meaningful negotiations giving the opportunity to forge business relationships and finalise trade and investments. Delegates get the opportunity to present their company and trade, investment and Transfer of Know projects Industry focus groups include:
natural resources and energy
banking and finance
agro-industry and consumer goods
construction and real estate, hotel and services industry
industry and technology
telecommunications and media.
Day Two also offers delegates private individual One to One business meetings designed to suit their needs on business requirements. This truly provides the opportunity to discuss business requirements with those companies who can really make a difference.
UCI- committed to the trade and investment needs of international clients through out the world.
The Gulf Investor Window Spring 2006 is open to all members of the international Trade and Investment community. Registration is required. For more information, please contact UCI conferences in London at:
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 998 8890         Fax: + 44 (0) 208 998 8891
E mail: adele@uciconferences.com              www.uciconferences.com

 



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