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  • 27 Sep 2022 - 28 Sep 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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IMF Report Launch - MENA Regional Economic Outlook


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.

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 policymakers, economic experts, financial sector analysts, and stakeholders from other industries to exchange viewpoints and insights about the regional outlook.

The event will be moderated by Ms. Hadley Gamble, CNBC’s Anchor.


10:00am – 10:30am Registration and Networking

10:30am – 10:45am DIFC Welcome Address, Alya Hussain AlZarouni, Executive Vice President - Operations, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

10:45am – 11:10am “MENA Regional Economic Outlook” Report Presentation, Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

11:10am – 12:00pm Panel Discussion with Q&A Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Ziad Daoud, Chief Middle East Economist, Bloomberg Economics


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