Event Overview

Date: 18 November 2020

Event overview

MENA bond markets, in line with most global bond markets were impacted earlier this year by COVID-19, however bond yields had recovered by mid-June, and by August the regional bond market was among the best performing globally.

This live virtual event from ICMA brought together economists and leading market participants to discuss what the future holds for bond market activity in the MENA region, with a focus on the increasing move to digitisation in bond trading and issuance and specific consideration of the economic conditions in the region.

     Welcome remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Simon Ballard, Chief Economist, First Abu Dhabi Bank
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  Panel discussion
Introduction: Fawaz Abu Sneineh, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Syndicate – Loans & Bonds, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Moderator: Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
Ahmed Abdulghani, Head - Debt Capital Markets & Syndications | Corporate & Institutional Investment Banking, National Bank of Bahrain
Junaid Anwar Khan, Head of Treasury, National Bank of Fujairah
Mazen Ladki, Head of Corporate Treasury, Bank ABC
Cristina Ceron, Director Corporate Finance and Funding, Rio Tinto Treasury

  Closing remarks
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Head of Middle East and Africa, BNP Paribas CIB; Member of ICMA’s Board of Directors
  Event close
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