|Welcoming Remarks: Padraic Fallon, Chairman, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
||Keynote Address: H.E. Dr Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (This speech is in Arabic - click here for the translation)|
It has never been more important to understand Saudi Arabia, its markets, its policies and its position in the new global economy. Against a background of rapidly changing economic relationships, capital flow direction and the emergence of multi-polar financial power the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2010 will be held in Riyadh on 18 and 19 May.
Now in its fifth year, with well over 1000 key figures from government, finance and business taking part, the conference will once again be held in official partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The conference will explore and explain the new financial landscape and the place which Saudi Arabia is taking on the global stage. We will be encouraging greater attendance from Asia and Latin America to join our group of international delegates. We will programme special discussions on the impact of Asian growth on the Kingdom and how long-standing financial relationships are changing. We will use Euromoney’s global brand and global presence to guarantee the relevance of these debates and to ensure that the right people are there. We will be enhancing and expanding our network of global media partners to ensure the event receives coverage in these territories as never before.
The two main components of the event are the Exhibition and the Conference. The Exhibition will form the central meeting point for all participants. For the Conference itself, Euromoney’s in-house editorial team are creating an agenda that gives you the independent and expert analysis you need to comprehend this important but often misunderstood nation. We ourselves will moderate the panel sessions, giving you a timely understanding of the global and Saudi Arabian macroeconomic climate. We will have sessions on specific areas of active market opportunity and a strategic overview of the key sectors in the Saudi economy and their global relationships. You will also hear from the government leaders themselves on how they plan to manage the economic challenges that lie ahead and the role that the Kingdom plays in the world.