Presidential Address

Opening remarks
Dr. Fawaz Akhras, Co - Chairman, British Syrian Society

Keynote Speech: Economic Overview
Sir Gavyn Arthur, Lord Mayor 2002 - 2003, City of London

Panel Session 1: Economic and Investment Outlook for Syria

Mr Wafic Said, Chairman, Said Holdings Limited

Samir Aita, General Manager, A Concept Mafhoum

Guy Gantley, MENA Economic Advisor, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK (* PDF)

David Hale, Chairman, Hale Advisers LLC, USA

Jane Macpherson, Head ME Division, European Investment Ban

Keynote Speech: Priorities for Economic Reform in Syria

Peter Young, Director, Adam Smith International, UK

Panel Session 2: New Opportunities in the Financial Services Sector

Costi Chehlaoui, Advisor, Syria Gulf Bank

Abdul Kader Husrieh, Ernst & Young, Middle East

Faisal Al Khatib, Managing Director, Sham Bank, Syria

Adnan Yousif, Chief Executive Officer, Al Baraka Banking Group, Bahrain & Board Member, Union of Arab Banks (* Arabic)

Keynote Speech
Dr. Moustafa Kufri, Director of Investment Office, Council of Ministers

Panel Session 4: Stock Exchange and Capital Markets

Dr. Mohammed Imady, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities

Dr. Khaled Al-Fayez, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf International Bank, Bahrain

Professor Colin Mayer, Dean of the Said Business School, Oxford University, UK

Keynote Speech V
Simon Gray, Adviser Monetary Operations and Government Debt Managment, CCBS, Bank of England

Keynote Speech VI : Latest Development in Monetary Policy
H.E. Dr. Adib Mayaleh, Governor, Central Bank of Syria

Panel Session 5: How will the US Sanctions Affect Economic Growth?

Douraid Dergham, Chairman & General Manager, Commercial Bank of Syria (* PDF)

Cliff Nuckey, Managing Director, Risc Management Limited, UK

Sir Roger Tomkys, Chairman, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

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