IMF Regional Economic Outlook - Spring


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

Dr. Masood Ahmed, 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.

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department – IMF
  • Arif Amiri, CEO – DIFC Authority
  • Christian Esters, Senior Director – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  • Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer – DIFC Authority
  • Razan Nasser, Senior Economist – HSBC Bank Middle East Limited


  • Lubna Bouza, Senior Economic Presenter – CNBC Arabia


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