Provisional Program

Sunday May 17th 2009

Metropolitan Club

8.00 pm – 10.00 pm Dinner at the “Metropolitan Club"

Monday May 18th 2009

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Luncheon Club

12.00 pm – 12.20 pm

Welcome Note

Mr. Aladdin Saba,
CEO, Beltone Financial.

Duncan Niederauer,
CEO, NYSE Euronext.
12.20 pm – 01.15 pm

Session I: MENA’s Role in the World.

Introduction: Aladdin Saba,
CEO, Beltone Financial.

Speaker: David McCormick Treasury Under Secretary, Treasury Department (2007 – 2009)

MENA is in good shape to weather the global storm. Conservative lending and borrowing practices and expanding consumer markets are attractive for foreign investment. A panel of investment bankers charts the course ahead.


New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Boardroom

01.15 pm – 02.00 pm Lunch

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Luncheon Club

02.15 pm – 03.45 pm

Session II: MENA’s Investment Opportunities.

Moderator: Aladdin Saba,
CEO, Beltone Financial.

Confidence is rising in MENA's stock markets as listed companies report earnings, which reflect continuing growth, albeit lower than 2008. What will happen in 2009? The views of capital markets leaders from Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Kuwait and Oman.


Maged Shawky, Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX)

Dr. Soliman El Shahmy, Head of the Libyan Stock Exchange Market ,Libya

Ahmed Saleh Al Marhoon, COO, Muscat Securities Market .Omman

Jalil Tarif, Chief Executive Officer of Amman Stock Exchange, Jordan

03.45 pm – 04.15 pm Coffee Break
04.30 pm – 06.15 pm

Session III: MENA’s Champions

Moderator: Aly El-Tahry,
Chairman, Beltone Fiancial

Expansion continues in the key sectors, capitalizing on and Africa. Corporate leaders supporting infrastructure development, construction, the automotive industry and telecommunications give the reasons for optimism.

Speakers: (Companies presenting)

06.15 pm – 06.30 pm

Session IV: Beltone overview of the MENA region

Speaker: Angus Blair, Head of Research, Beltone Financial

06.30 pm – 06.45 pm Session V: Benefits for Corporate Issuers of Listing on the NYSE Euronext
  Speaker: Nathanael Mauclair, Managing
Director - Cross Border Listings Global
Corporate Client Group, NYSE Euronext

New York Stock Exchange NYSE, Trading Floor

06.45 pm – 08.00 pm Cocktail Reception

Tuesday May 19th 2009

The Four Seasons, New York

07.45 am – 08.30 am Breakfast at The Cosmopolitan Room and Welcome Note
Aladdin Saba, CEO, Beltone Financial

08.30 am – 09.15 am One-on-one meetings
09.15 am – 10.00 am One-on-one meetings
10.00 am – 10.45 am One-on-one meetings
10.45 am – 11.30 am One-on-one meetings
11.30 am – 12.15 pm One-on-one meetings
12.15 pm – 01.00 pm One-on-one meetings
01:00 pm – 02.00 pm Lunch at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
02.00 pm – 02.45 pm One-on-one meetings
02.45 pm – 03.30 pm One-on-one meetings
03.30 pm – 04.15 pm One-on-one meetings
04.15 pm – 05.00 pm One-on-one meetings
05.00 pm – 05.45 pm One-on-one meetings