The Saudi Arabia Conference

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H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al Assaf, Minister of Finance (Arabic)
H.E. Mr. Khalid Algosaibi, Minister of Economy and Planning (Arabic)
H.E. Mr. Khalid Algosaibi, Minister of Economy and Planning (English)
H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, Governor, SAMA (English)
H.E. Mr. Mubarak Al Khafra, Chairman, TASNEE (Arabic)
Mr. Ali Al-Barrak, President and CEO, Saudi Electricity Company (English)
Mr. Mark Garvin, Chairman, J.P. Morgan Europe Ltd (English)
Mr. Frédéric Janbon, Global Head of Fixed Income, BNP Paribas
Robert Parker, Senior Adviser, Credit Suisse (English)
Peter Berezin, Managing Editor, The Bank Credit Analyst (BCA)  (English)

NCB Workshop Presentations
Dr. Said Al-Shaikh, Group Chief Economist, NCB Capital (English)
Mr. Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist, NCP Capital (English)

The 2011 Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference showcased the Kingdom’s strengths and appeals to the regional and international financial community, despite the turmoil in the region.

The sixth Euromoney event brought together 1000 financiers and investors in Riyadh on 17 and 18 May. The theme of the 2011 conference was Diversifying Sources of Finance, taking a close look at how the Kingdom can move away from the direct state/bank funding model to a pragmatic use of more diversified capital sources. The various debates examined both the benefits and challenges of accessing foreign capital combined with the role of government legislation and policy.

The event’s opening ceremony was attended by the highest level of Government officials and private sector senior executives. These were represented by opening remarks by H.E. Dr Ibrahim Al Assaf, Minister of Finance, H.E. Mr Khalid Algosaibi, Minister of Economy and Planning and H.E. Dr Muhammad Al Jasser, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.

Opening the conference, H.E. Dr Al Jasser remarked that a supportive macro and regulatory environment is critical to attracting domestic and global sources of capital. He stated the government had adopted an ‘open door’ policy towards foreign capital which has provided excellent returns to FDI investors.

H.E. Mr Khalid Algosaibi, Minister of Economy and Planning, outlined their vision for achieving a doubling of real per capita GDP between 2005 and 2025 and he was confident that they are on the right path in terms of their overall policy. He acknowledged that one of the key factors for a having a diversified economy by 2025 was new and more private sources of financing.

Mark Garvin, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Europe Ltd, pointed out that strong economic fundamentals and a prudent and supportive government and central bank, make the Kingdom stand out within the GCC. He stated that ‘from an investor’s perspective – an indeed, a banker’s – this is a very exciting place to be. Saudi Arabia is the bellwether of the Middle East.’ He also praised the Government for its effective development plans to transform the Kingdom from an ‘oil-based economy into a modern state integrated into the world economy with a dynamic private sector, increased transparency and improved corporate governance.’

The opening ceremony was also complimented by remarks from other senior officials from Saudi Arabia and the international sphere including H.E. Mr Mubarak Al-Khafrah, Chairman, Tasnee, Mr Ali Al-Barrak, President and CEO, Saudi Electricity Company, Mr Michel Madelain, President and Chief Operating Officer, Moody’s Investor’s Service and Mr Frédéric Janbon, Global Head of Fixed Income, BNP Paribas.

With a top quality line up of speakers, and high level business and finance executives from the region and the world, this conference proved it’s continued prestige and importance as the one main financial event in the Kingdom.

Thank you to all of our sponsors.

If you wish to contact someone regarding speaking or sponsoring opportunities in 2012 please contact Mohamed Kharboush on email: or call +44 (0) 20 7779 8149.


Tue 17 - Wed 18 May 2011

Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, Riyadh