10.00h - 13.00h   Registration
&     Palmyra Room , Four Seasons Hotel
16.00h - 19.00h      
19.00h - 20.00h   Meeting of Moderators and Speakers
      Eashtar Room
20.00h   Welcoming Cocktail Reception
      Levant Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel
Hosted by Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi
09.00h - 10.00h   Opening Session:
      Opening remarks:
      Dr. Fawaz Akhras, Co - Chairman, British Syrian Society
      Sir Gavyn Arthur, Lord Mayor 2002-2003, City of London
      Presidential Address
10.00h - 11.15h   Panel Session One: Economic and Investment Outlook for Syria
      Moderated by: Mr. Wafic Said, Chairman, Said Holdings Limited
      Q & A
11.15h - 11.45h   Coffee Break
11.45h - 12.15h   Keynote Speech I : Priorities for Economic Reform in Syria
      Peter Young, Director, Adam Smith International, UK
      Q & A
12.15h - 13.30h   Panel Session Two: New Opportunities in the Financial Services Sector
      Moderated by: Costi Chehlaoui, Advisor, Syria Gulf Bank
      Q & A
13.45h - 15.00h   Lunch: Four Seasons Hotel
      Hosted by Syria Gulf Bank / Syria Kuwait Insurance Company
( Members of the KIPCO Group )
15.00h - 16.30h   Panel Session Three: New Opportunities in the Insurance Sector
      Moderated by: Mr. Brian Constant, Treasurer, British Syrian Society
      & Dr. Rateb Shallah, President, The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce
  • Firas El Azem, Syrian International Insurance Company (Arope Syria)
  • Rowan Douglas, Executive Director, Willis Reinsurance & Chairman,Willis Resreach Network, UK
  • Samer Kanj, General Manager, Saudi Pearl Insurance Co., Saudi Arabia
  • Louay Al Naddaf, Founder and Managing Director, Bell Consulting House, Syria
      Q & A
16.30h – 17.00h   Keynote Speech II
      Mohamed Ali Al Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, UAE
20.00h   Gala Reception and Dinner
      (By special invitation)
      Presidential Address
09.00h - 09.30h   Keynote Speech III
      H.E. Dr. Abdulla Dardari, Deputy Prime Minister, Syrian Arab Republic
      Q & A
09.00h - 09.45h   Keynote Speech IV : The Investment Climate of Syria
      Dr. Moustafa Kufri, Director of Investment Office, Council of Ministers
      Q & A
09.45h - 11.15h   Panel Session Four: Stock Exchange and Capital Markets
      Moderated by: Mohammad Imadi, Chairman, Syrian Securities and
Exchange Commission (SSEC)
      Q & A
11.15h - 11.45h   Keynote Speech V
      Simon Gray, Adviser Monetary Operations and Government Debt Managment, CCBS, Bank of England
11.45h - 12.15h   Coffee Break
12.15h - 12.45h   Keynote Speech VI : Latest Development in Monetary Policy
      H.E. Dr. Adib Mayaleh, Governor, Central Bank of Syria
12.45h - 14.15h   Panel Session Five: How will the US Sanctions Affect Economic Growth?
      Moderated by: David Hale, CEO, Hale Associates, USA
      Q & A
14.15h - 14.30h   Closing Remarks
      Sir Gavyn Arthur, Lord Mayor 2002-2003, City of London
14.30h - 17.00h   Farewell lunch

Plantium Sponsor:
Said Holdings Limited

Gold Sponsors:
BLOM Bank Group
Fouad Takla Company
Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi
Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce
Syria Gulf Bank / Syria Kuwait Insurance Company
Members of the KIPCO Group
MAS Economic Group
Syria Shell Petroleum Development B.V.

Silver Sponsors:
ASSIA Corporate
Al Baraka Group
Sham Bank
Inana Group
International Bank for Trade & Finance
Yazigi & Company
Arab Advertising Organization
Al Iqtissadiya





Bronze Sponsors:
Khwanda Group
The Arab Orient Insurance Company