The Jordan Conference 2011

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Project Finance and Mega-Projects by H.E. Eng. Mohannad Qudah, Minister of Transport, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

"Euromoney's Jordan Conference provided a great opportunity for debate for ministers, local and overseas investors and project implementers on the important investment issues facing Jordan today." Michael Essex, Senior Adviser to International Finance Corporation and Oliver Wyman and Non-Executive Director, Macquarie Bank India Infra Fund.

The Euromoney Jordan Conference closed on 4 May after two packed days of speeches, presentations and wide-ranging frank debate. We are grateful to our sponsors, speakers and partners - it is they who made this event a success.

In a time of uncertainty and turmoil throughout the MENA region - we were delighted to come to Jordan - a country which has its share of challenges but is an island of stability and pragmatism. This was our first Euromoney conference in Jordan and we were greatly impressed by the quality of the debate, the commitment of the financial sector to wider economic development and the sophistication of the media coverage - including more social media than any conference before.

What was the thematic feel of the conference? We heard such a diversity of views that it is hard to summarise without trivialising. The financial community knows that Jordan must change, that the state must move away from being the primary economic actor to become a facilitator and regulator. Financial markets must liberalise and, as importantly, institutionalise. Capital necessary to provide economic growth and balanced development must be free to flow into sustainably productive investments.

We'll meet again in Jordan next year. We'll be following up many of the recommendations made by our participants and launching new initiatives to deepen and institutionalise Jordan's financial sector. We hope you will join us.

 Above: Opening Panel Discussion: Financing Jordan's Economy

Moderator: Christopher Garnett, Director, Euromoney Conferences

Keynote Addresses:
HE Dr Mohammad Abu Hammour, Minister of Finance, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Nemeh Sabbagh, Chief Executive Officer, Arab Bank
H.E. Dr. Jafar Hassan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
H.E. Kholoud Saqqaf, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Jordan
H.E. Eng. Mohannad Qudah, Minister of Transport, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Other confirmed speakers include:
H.E. Nadia Al Saeed, General Manager, Union Bank
Malek Al Khatib, Head of Information Management, Risk Management, Euler Hermes Credit Insurance
David Staples, Managing Director, Middle East and African Corporate and Sovereign Ratings, Moody’s
Samer Tamimi, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Arab Bank
Mohamed Al-Ja’fari, Director General, Jordan Deposit Insurance Corporation
Rodolfo Echeverria, Chief Financial Officer, Airport International Group
Wasef Jabsheh, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, International General Insurance Co
Emad Kodah, Head of Equity Investment Department, Social Security Investment Fund
Khaled Darwish, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan
Raslan Deiranieh, Group Chief Financial Officer, Orange Jordan
Julie Fortunato, Deputy General Manager, Finance, Arab Potash Company
Zaid Nassif, Executive Vice President, Ithmar Invest
Halim Salfiti, Chairman of the Board, Al Tajamouat Group
Jalil Tarif, Chief Executive Officer, Amman Stock Exchange
Khaled AlKurdi, President, Young Entrepreneurs Association
Laith Al-Qasem, Chairman, Arabian Business Consultants for Development
Ziad Al Refai, Executive Director, Tamweelcom
Ennis Rimawi, Managing Partner, Catalyst Private Equity
Hana Uraidi, Director Cross Cutting Support, Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation
H.E. Kholoud Saqqaf, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Jordan
H.E. Nadia Al Saeed, General Manager, Union Bank
Ghassan Tarazi, Chief Financial Officer, Arab Bank
Raed Shakhshir, Assistant Regional Manager, Egyptian Arab Land Bank
Hiyam Habash, Assistant General Manager, Finance, Jordan Kuwait Bank
H.E. Eng. Mohannad Qudah, Minister of Transport, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Fayez Bataineh, Adviser to the Minister, Red-Dead Sea Project Manager, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Michael Essex, Senior Adviser, Oliver Wyman and International Finance Corporation
Fouad Khoury, Vice President Finance, Treasury and Insurance, Consolidated Contractors Company
Geoff Tan, Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Gerhard Urschitz, Director, International Projects, Strabag AG

For sponsorship and speaking enquiries in 2012, please contact Oxana Medvedeva on +44 20 7779 8397,

Tue 03 - Wed 04 May 2011

The Four Seasons Hotel , Amman