18-20 MAY 2021

Renaissance Capital’s annual event offers unrivalled 1:1
access to leading North African and Middle East companies.

During the open part of the event, attendees will hear a macroeconomic update
on the MENA region and first-hand information from some of the region’s most
prominent policy makers and business leaders.

The conference’s panel sessions will be live streamed here.



Presentations: Macroeconomic update on MENA

13:00 – 13:40 (UK)

• Charlie Robertson – Global Chief Economist, Head of Macro Strategy Unit, Renaissance Capital
• Yvonne Mhango – Acting Head of Research Africa, Africa Economist, Renaissance Capital

Panel discussion: MENA champions. Bracing for a brave new world

13:50 – 14:50 (UK)

• Ismail Douiri – General Manager, Attijariwafa Bank
• Taimoor Labib – Founding Partner, Affirma Capital
• Ashraf Sabry– CEO, Fawry
Co-Moderator: Daniel Salter – Head of Research, Eurasia, Head of Equity Strategy, Renaissance Capital
Co-Moderator: Adesoji Solanke – Director, Equity Research Analyst, Frontier / SSA Banks & Fintech, Renaissance Capital

Roundtable: Spotlight on Kurdistan and Iraq

15:00 – 16:00 (UK)

• Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward – CEO, Dana Gas
• Esa Ikaheimonen – CFO, Genel Energy
• Karwan Jamal Tahir – High Representative to the United Kingdom, Department of Foreign Relation, Kurdistan Regional Government
• Gabriel Papineau-Legris – CCO, Gulf Keystone
• Ahmed Tabaqchali – CIO, AFC Iraq Fund, Senior Fellow at IRIS
Moderator: Nikolas Stefanou – Oil & Gas Analyst, Renaissance Capital

1:1 meetings

08:00 – 17:00 (UK)

1:1 meetings

08:00 – 17:00 (UK)

1:1 meetings

08:00 – 17:00 (UK)


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