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AGENDA
Enriching The Middle East's Economic Future Conference
March 9th – 11th , 2008
Doha, Qatar
The Ritz Carlton Hotel

SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH , 2008

Time Event
09:00 –20:00 Registration
20:00
Al-Wasail Hall
Opening Dinner and Reception
Welcome:
 Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development
Opening Address:
 H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Finance &Acting Minister of Economy and Commerce, Qatar
Remarks:
-Panos Kammenos, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece and Former Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
-Lord David Trimble, House of Lords, Nobel Laureate and former Northern Ireland First Minister, United Kingdom

MONDAY, MARCH 10TH , 2008

09:00 –10:30
Al-Wasail Hall
Introduction
Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development
Plenary 1
Innovation and Investment Generation Between Asia and the Gulf States
Moderator:
 Raj Mitta, Chairman, Essential Value Associates Pte Ltd.
Speakers:
-Nobuaki Tanaka, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey and former Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament, the United Nations
-H.E. Wang Wangsheng, Ambassador at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R. China
-Kanwal Sibal, Former Foreign Secretary of India, Ambassador to Russia
10:30 –11:00 Break
11:00 –13:00
Al-Wasail Hall
Plenary 2
Integrating Energy with Foreign Policy and Security
Moderator:
 Mel Levine, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher
Speakers:
-Baroness Amos, Former Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council, United Kingdom
-Gray Davis, Former Governor of California
-Cornelia Meyer, Vice President for Development, Kimberly Clark
-Ravi Shankar Prasad, Former Minister and National Spokesman of BJP, India
-Manish Tiwari, National Spokesman for Congress Party, India
13:00–13:30 Break
13:30–15:00
Al-Wasail Hall
 
Plenary 3
Creating Legal Reform and Trade Regionalism in the Middle East

Moderator:
-Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd
Speakers:
-H.E. Maqbool Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sultanate of Oman
-Abdul Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg, Minister Plenipotentiary, Director Economic Integration Department The Cooperation for the Arab States of the Gulf
-Clyde Prestowitz, Founder and President, Economic Strategy Institute
15:00–16:00
Al-Mukhtasar
Lunch
16:00 –18:00
Al-Wasail Hall
Plenary 4
Global Change, Regional Impact

Moderator:
-Hani Findakly, CEO, Potomac Capital
Speakers:
-Flynt Leverett, Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, New America Foundation – “Energy and the New Global Financial Architecture”
-Mohsen Fahmi, COO, Moore Capital Management – “Capital Flows and the Change in the Financial Environment”
-Cyrus Ardalan, Vice Chairman, Barclay's Capital "A Local Investor’s View”
-Peter Baumbusch, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher – “The Regulatory/Legal Perspective”
18:00 –19:00 Break – meet in lobby at 19:00 for transport to Al Tajen Restaurant
19:00 –22:00 Outing in Old Town, Including Dinner at Al-Tajen Restaurant
   

TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH , 2008

09:00 –11:00
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Al-Wasail Hall 2












Al-Wasail Hall 3









Al-Wasail Hall 4
Panel 1
Innovation and Investment Generation Between Asia and the Gulf States

Chair:
 Raj Mitta, Chairman, Essential Value Associates Pte Ltd
Speakers:
-Tadashi Maeda, Director General, Energy and Natural Resources Finance Dept., Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan
-Zhang Ming, Chairman of Sichuan Sunfor Light Co Ltd, China
-Subir Raha, Chairman, Hinduja National Power Company Ltd., India
-Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator, Senate of Pakistan
-Alex Crutchfield, Senior Managing Director, Oasis Partners
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Panel 2
Integrating Energy with Foreign Policy and Security

Chair:
 David Dunn, Partner, Patton Boggs
Speakers:
-William Durbin, Head, Global Gas & Power Research, Wood McKenzie
-Vahan Zanoyan, Chairman & CEO, PFC Energy International
-Ken B. Medlock III, Energy Research Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baker Institute Energy Forum - Rice University
-S. C. Tripathi, Former Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India
-Chen Zhouqi, Chairman, Quantum Energy International
-Pierre Noel, Cambridge University – “Russian Gas in Europe”
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Panel 3
Global Change, Regional Impact

Chair:
 Hani Findakly, CEO, Potomac Capital
Speakers:
-John Gutfreund, Senior Advisor, Collins Stewart LLC
-Thomas S. Caldwell, Chairman and CEO, Caldwell Financial Ltd
-Stuart Pearce, CEO + Director General, Qatar Financial Centre Authority
-Gazi Ercel, President, Ercel Global Advisory
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Panel 4
The Interplay between Security and Economics in the Middle East

Chair:
 Robin Raphael, Senior Vice President, Cassidy & Associates
Speakers:
-Daniel Kurtzer, Ambassador, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School
-Theodore Kattouf, Ambassador, AMIDEAST (tentative)
-John Wang, President, Jenell Investments Ltd.
-Fareed Mohamedi, Partner, Head of Markets and Country Strategies, PFC Energy International
-Odeh Aburdene, Managing Partner, Capital Trust
-Karan Trehan, President & CEO, Ankar Capital
-Ajay Chandra Pandey, Manager, Sahara India Pariwar
-Ghassan El Rifai – Former Finance Minister, Syria
-Barchinoy Kholbekova, Head of International Relations and Development Department International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi" (Uzbekistan)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:30 Panels continue
13:30 –14:45
Al-Wasail Foyer
Lunch
14:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30
Al-Wasail Hall
Plenary 5
The Interplay between Security and Economics in the Middle East

Moderator:
-Judith Barnett, President, the Barnett Group, L.L.C.
Speakers:
-H.E. Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Assistant to the Foreign Minister for Follow Up Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
-Marc Otte, Ambassador, EU Special Rep, Middle East Peace Process
-John Powell, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
-Daniel Kurtzer, Ambassador, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School
-Dhananjay Kumar, Former State Finance Minister, India

17:30-17:45

Break

17:45-19:15
Al-Wasail Hall

Final Plenary:
Perspective and Future Implications: Reports from the Four Panels

Chair:
-H.E. Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Assistant to the Foreign Minister for Follow Up Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Chair:
-Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East

20:00

Dinner at leisure at the Lagoon Restaurant located on the LL Level
 
 

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