MENA Regional Economic Outlook Update - IMF Report Launch


The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would like to invite you to the launch of the IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and North Africa report.

Event Summary:

 Mr. Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the IMF, will highlight the key findings of the report. The presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion for stakeholders from different industries to exchange viewpoints and insights about the regional outlook.

 The event will be moderated by Mr. John Defterios, CNNMoney Emerging markets editor and CNN Marketplace Middle East host.


 10:00am – 10:40amRegistration / Networking

 10:40am – 10:50am DIFC Welcome Address

 Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

 10:50am – 11:20am “MENA Regional Economic Outlook” Report Presentation

 Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

 11:20am – 12:30pmPanel Discussion with Q&A 

Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Timothy Fox, Head of Research and Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Pinaki Aich, Vice President - Group Strategy, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Time: 10:40am to 12:30pm (Registration starts at 10:00am)

Venue: DIFC Conference Centre, Precinct Building 4

Register to attend

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