The 7th Annual London Conference MENA & Frontier Markets
The Playing Field

6 - 9 November 2017Emirates Arsenal Stadium
London, UK

Emirates Arsenal Stadium, London, UK

Welcome to the 7th Annual London Conference

Accounting for more than 75% of global growth, emerging and frontier markets are increasingly gaining new investor interest particularly as Middle East markets including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait advance their reform agendas, and as new patterns of trade, domestic demand and external financial conditions present both threats and opportunities across frontier markets. This new global reality makes the 2017 London Conference a critical venue for top global institutional investors who are seeking for first hand insights from C-suite executives from companies across MENA and the frontier that could outperform going forward.

This year’s gathering will feature an expanded roster of presenting companies, with participation from outside MENA set to include a large contingent from Pakistan as well as select invitees from Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other compelling frontier markets.

Throwback: Enjoying two days of investor meetings at The Emirates courtesy of our hosts @efghermes and @ArsenalEvents by Carl Franklin, Chief Investor Relations Officer at Dangote Industries.

Throwback: EFG Hermes 6th Annual #LondonMENA & Frontier Conference kicks off today at the Emirates Stadium http://ow.ly/d/5d56

Throwback: Key note speakers at EFGHermes 6th #LondonMENA include H.E. Amr El-Garhy, Minister of Finance of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Throwback: @efghermes hosts #London conference for #MENA investment #Egypt #business http://ow.ly/jGlB303Uqqp by Daily News Egypt

Throwback: This year’s #LondonMENA broadened its customary focus to include, for the first time ever, listed companies from frontier markets.

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Every Year at The London Conference



2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Capturing Opportunities in a Transforming Region

The 2011 London Conference came at an optimal time when presenting companies, investors and fund managers needed to convene and review their results in what was a truly transformational and dynamic year for the region.

The conference offered attendees insight into what the future could hold and the region’s growth outlook amid a period characterized by political instability, fears of contagion and unprecedented volatility.

Connecting You to MENA

As political risks began to recede, investors were increasingly eyeing opportunities to tap into the region’s growth outlook.

With GCC countries enjoying strong and expansionary fiscal positions and Egypt witnessing some political consolidation, the 2012 London Conference offered buy-side investors the opportunity to meet personally with C-Suite executives from this dynamic region's leading companies to learn more about the strategies and expectations of the region's business leaders.

Don’t Misplace Your Investments. Get On-the-Ground Insights

A key theme of the 2013 London Conference was the varying prospects between oil-exporters and oil-importers.

GCC countries and oil exporters in general offered a more robust outlook on the back of expansionary government policies, with broad-based state spending spurring both job creation and private-sector spending.

Meanwhile oil-importing countries faced a number of challenges, notably balancing social factors and economic growth with fiscal reforms required to bring down government deficits.

The Centerfield of MENA Investments

With so many factors at play in 2014 — including bringing about political stability and reform in MENA countries, cherry picking companies that are thriving following the turmoil and figuring out where new MSCI emerging markets fit in the investable universe —the 4th London Conference provided an unmatched, proven venue from which attendees gained key, on-the-ground insights and intelligence that help guide their investment strategy.

Your Bridge to MENA Investment Perspectives

A recovery in oil prices, the KSA opening its door to foreign portfolio investments, a long awaited companies law in the UAE and earnings surprises from Egyptian companies among other regional developments meant that 2015 was a year of shifting fundamentals.

Staying true to its reputation as the largest MENA investor event in the UK, the EFG Hermes 5th London Conference provided unmatched access to the strategies and expectations of key regional business heavyweights.

Insights into the New Reality

In addition to its customary focus on the Middle East and North Africa, the 6th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference included for the first time listed companies in frontier markets outside of MENA.

The conference’s key theme focused on the reallocation of capital from Western economies and the return of emerging markets to investors’ favor.

Yet as oil prices remained uncertain and with commodity price shocks, reform remained the critical driver for regional market performance and attractiveness.

Agenda



07:00 – 18:00
Woolwich Suite, East Entrance
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 12: 05
Dial Square Suite
A welcome note by Karim Awad, Group CEO EFG Hermes Holding
12:00 – 13:20
Dial Square Suite
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
08:00 – 18:00
Woolwich Suite, East Entrance
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Dial Square Suite
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
07:00 – 18:00
Woolwich Suite, East Entrance
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Dial Square Suite
Lunch
13:30 – 18:45
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
08:00 – 18:00
Woolwich Suite, East Entrance
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Dial Square Suite
Lunch
14:00 – 18:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings

* Agenda is subject to change

Why Attend?



The largest MENA and Frontier markets-focused conference.

Access to one-on-one meetings with fund managers, institutional investors and C-suite executives.

Gain insights into some of the world’s fastest growing markets and the compelling opportunities they offer.

Network with peers with all over the world and build fruitful relationships