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10th Doha Forum

Enriching The Middle East's Economic Future V Conference

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Events

Time / Hall

Opening Ceremony

10:30 – 13:00

 

Welcoming Speech:

H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs – Qatar

 

Opening Speech: 

H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

 

11:30 – 12:15              Insights on Security and Global Stability

 

First Session

 

 

Moderator:

  • David Foster, Senior News Presenter, Al-Jazeera English Channel

 

Speakers: (5 to 7 minutes each)

  • H.E Taria Halonen, President of Finland
  • H.E George Ivanov, President of Republic of Macedonia
  • H.E Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States
  • Prof. Claus Schwab, CEO, World Economic Forum - Switzerland

 

Discussion Topics:

 

-      (On topics raised by their excellencies the guests of honor in their speeches)

 

Al-Wasail  Hall

Luncheon hosted by His Highness the Emir, "may Allah protect him" in honor of Heads of States and Governments

12:20

 

 

Time / Hall

Events

19:00 –19:15

 

CONFERENCE OPENING

·         Steven L. Spiegel – Director, Center for Middle East Development and Professor of Political Science, UCLA 

19:15 –21:00

Al-Mukhtasar

 

OPENING PANEL:

Reflections on the Region and Visions for Tomorrow

Moderator:

·         Steven L. Spiegel  

Panelists: 

·         H.E. Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi – Assistant Foreign Ministers for Follow Up Affairs and Head of the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences

·         Amin Gemayel – Former President of Lebanon

·         Wim Kok – Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Club of Madrid, President

·         Mel Martinez – Former U.S. Senator and Former Chair of Republican National Committee

·         Amb. (Ret.) Daniel Kurtzer – Daniel Abraham Chair, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School

·         Bisher H. Al-Khasawneh – Ambassador at the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Time / Hall

Events

09:00 –10:00

Al-Mukhtasar

Panel 1

Moving Past the Financial Crisis –

Practical Answers for Overcoming Political and Economic Obstacles 

Moderator:

·         Steven Clemons – Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation and Publisher, The Washington Note

Panelists:

·         Manish Tewari – Member of Indian Parliament and National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress

·         Brian Baird – U.S. Congressman, State of Washington

·         Khalid Janahi – Group Chief Executive DMI Administrative Services S.A.  

10:00 –10:15

Break

 

 

Time / Hall

Events

10:15 –12:00

Al-Mukhtasar

Panel 2

Global Economic Recovery and the Middle East

This panel will provide an overview of the global impact of the financial crisis and discuss current recovery efforts and trends, including an exploration into the current and future post-crisis economic engagement between the Middle East and the West, and the Middle East and Asia.

Moderator:

·         Amb. (ret.) Charles Ries – RAND Corporation

Panelists: 

·         Dr. Elena Panaritis – Economist, Member of the Hellenic Parliament

·         John Sfakianakis – Banque Saudi Fransi and Chief Middle East Economist, Credit Agricole C.I.B.

·         Dr. Farrukh Iqbal – Director of World Bank, Gulf Region

·         Amb. Jianmin Wu – Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry

·         Dr. Mashhour Mourad –  Managing Director, ICG Investment & Financial Consulting Group in Saudi Arabia

12:00 –13:00

Lunch

13:00 –14:30

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar





 



 

Working Group

Global Economic Recovery and the Middle East

Panel 3

Leaders of the New World Economic Order

This panel will look at the decline of U.S. hegemony and the rise of China, in the context of the financial crisis.

Moderator:

·         Hani Findakly – Potomac Capital, Chairman 

Panelists: 

·         Dr. Ben Simpendorfer – Chief Asia economist, RBS

·         Brad Bourland – Chief Economist and Managing Director, Proprietary Investment, JADWA

·         Michael Sarris – Former Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

14:30 –14:45

Break

 

 

 

Time / Hall

Events

14:45 –16:15

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

Working Group

Leaders of the New World Economic Order

Panel 4

Global Risk Assessment: China Hard Landing, Impact on the Middle East Region

The moderator and panelists will use statistical data to consider a series of scenarios that may occur given today’s market forces and political realities.  The panel will attempt to provide a projection of the Middle East’s future and suggest solutions for avoiding crises.

Moderator:

·         Mike Yaffe – Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Professor

Panelists:

·         Dr. Abdullah Toukan – CEO of Strategic Analysis Risk Assessment Center

·         Major General (Ret.) Khalid Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain – President of INEGMA and Chairman of Baynunah

·         Dr. Daniel Hofman – Chief Economist, Zurich Financial Services

·         Professor Laurence Jacob – Chief Scientist at AKD Research

16:45 –22:00

Dinner Cruise

Please meet in your lobby for transportation to the boat. 

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Time / Hall

Events

09:00 –10:15

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

Working Group

Global Risk Assessment: China Hard Landing, Impact on the Middle East Region

Panel 5

Global Real Estate

This panel will look at commercial and residential real estate opportunities throughout the region and include an assessment of the market since the financial crisis, with an eye toward the investment possibilities that lie ahead.

Moderator: 

·         Tom O’Grady – DLA Piper, Partner

Panelists:

·         Fadi Mousalli – Jones Lang LaSalle

·         Kandarp Thakar – Associate Legal Council, DOHALAND

·         Stylianos Christofides – Principal, ICG Properties

·         Dr. Karim Nashashibi – Advisor to the Prime Minister, Economic and Financial Affairs, Palestinian National Authority

10:15 –10:45

Break

 

 

Time / Hall

Events

10:45 –12:15

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

 

Working Group

Global Real Estate

 

Panel 6                         

Women, Global Corporations, Corporate Responsibility

Corporations are becoming increasingly active in pursuing ethical business practices that address the needs and challenges of populations affected by their presence.  Female executives have been at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility programs within large multinational corporations.  This panel will provide the perspectives of female executives and their partnering nonprofit leaders who dedicate their time to promoting the status of women throughout the world.

Moderator:

·         Judith Barnett – The Barnett Group, President

Panelists: 

·         Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky – Founder and Chair, Women’s Campaign International (WCI)

·         Pam Darwin – Vice President, Geoscience; Management sponsor for ExxonMobil's Science Ambassador Program, and Member of Advisory Board for ExxonMobil Women's Economic Opportunity Initiative

·         Nancy Owens – Vice President of Human Resources, General Motors International Operations at General Motors

·         May Salameh – JA INJAZ, Yemen

12:15 –12:45

Break

12:45 –14:30

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

Working Group

Women, Global Corporations, Corporate Responsibility

Panel 7

Climate Change, Energy and Economic Growth   

Given the challenges presented by climate change, what are the opportunities for economic growth?  Panelists will discuss how various green incentives, technological advances and market forces can stimulate growth while reducing pollution and energy consumption.

Moderator:

·         Sean Cleary – Chairman of Strategic Concepts Ltd.

Panelists:

·         Cornelia Meyer – Independent Energy Expert and Chairman of MRL Corporation Ltd.

·         Celina Realuyo – President of CBR Global Advisors

·         Admiral (ret.) William Fallon – Board of Directors and Distinguished Fellow of American Security Project; NeurallQ Government Services, CEO

·         Salah Tayeh – CEO of Sustainability and CSR Management Consultancy, Terra Vertis 

14:30 –16:00

Lunch

 

 

Time / Hall

Events

16:00 –17:45

Al – Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

Working Group

Climate Change, Energy and Economic Growth

Panel 8

Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

This panel will discuss opportunities for promoting entrepreneurship in the region. Panelists will share their personal experiences in starting new businesses, propose initiatives to support entrepreneurial efforts in the region, and share information on existing programs and incentives.

Moderator:

·         Steven Clemons – Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation and Publisher, The Washington Note

Panelists:

·         Rania Frem El-Khoury – Director of Georges N. Frem Foundation

·         Arnie Messer – President and COO of Phoenix Pictures

·         May Jarrallah – Attorney at Law

·         Jeff Reid – Director of Entrepreneurial Studies and Real Estate Initiatives at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

·         Dr. Nabil Mohammad Shalaby – Founder & Chairman of Arab Entrepreneur House

17:45-18:00

Break

18:00 –19:15

Al-Sabia

 

Al-Mukhtasar

Working Group

Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

Final Plenary

CONCLUSIONS              

 

Moderator:

·         Steven L. Spiegel – Director, Center for Middle East Development and Professor of Political Science, UCLA 

Panelists:

·         Bruce Jentleson – Senior Advisor (Consultant), Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State

·         Dr. Rola Dashti – Member of Parliament, Kuwait

·         John Sullivan – Former Deputy U.S. Secretary of Commerce

·         Sean Cleary – Chairman of Strategic Concepts Ltd.

·         Sergey Rogov – Director of the Institute of USA and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Science

 

 

 

 
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