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MENA Risk Management Forum

MENA Risk Management Forum

Industry: Finance
Date: 21-22 October 2014, Dubai
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Event Introduction
Risk is an ever-present threat in our life. Most of the industries struggle with specific ones to their field and aim to reduce the negative impacts or avoid them altogether. The financial institutions have their fair share of risks as well and since their operation revolves around money on a daily basis, risk management is of utmost importance and leaves no room for play.In the last few years Islamic banking has gained more and more attention due to the Shari’ah law that regulates the everyday operations which is quite different from conventional banking. Today even the Western World is beginning to discover the benefits of Middle East Banking and they consider implementing such measures in order to broaden their perspective and customer circle.

At the MENA Risk Management Forum the participants will have the possibility to get familiar with the regulatory changes on a global and also on a regional level, meanwhile the most significant topics of Credit and Operational Risk Management, Risk appetite, Reputational Risk and Anti Money-Laundering will be covered during this two-day conference. Our goal is to provide practical solutions and methods to integrate risk management more efficiently into day-to-day procedures and give the opportunity for financial professionals to share innovative ideas and enjoy networking at the this highly expected event.
Key Takeaways
  • Gain knowledge about the newest worldwide and regional regulatory changes
  • Examine the advance of Shari’ah Banking into the Western World
  • Discuss the significance of the IFSA 2013
  • Learn about the emerging focus on Risk Culture in the Middle East
  • Put theory into practice when it comes to dealing with Risk Appetite
  • Understand the importance of IRS and its relevance for the Islamic Finance
  • SMEs as the key growth driver of the UAE economy
  • Get insight to the operation for SMEs of the region
  • Black Swans of Enterprise Risk Management and their solutions
  • Going beyond Middle Eastern Credit risk – the most critical type of risk in ME
  • Future outlook of new regulations from new organs 
  • Why market and credit risk are boundled together in Islamic Finance
  • Uncover the main challenges and sources of Liquidity Risk
  • Core concern: Shari’ah Compliance in banking operation
  • Hear about the expectations of Shari’ah regulators towards Operational Risk Management systems
  • Debate: Strong state control – lack of dynamism?
  • Reach more efficient risk management with Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis
  • Anti Money-Laundering: Why the Middle East needs to take a more proactive approach towards reducing is vulnerability to financial crime?
  • Develop quantifiable metrics for Reputational Risk
Who Should Attend
CROs, CFOs, Heads of Credit Risk, Risk Analyst, Heads of Risk Modelling, Heads of Interest Rate Risk, Heads of Treasury, Chief compliance Officers, Heads of Asset/Liability Management, Heads of Balance Sheet Management/ Balance Sheet Managers,  Heads of Portfolio Strategy, Heads of Prudential Policy Division, Heads of Supervision/Regulation, Heads of Funds Transfer Pricing, Heads of Capital Management, Heads of liquidity/ Liquidity Risk Managers, Heads of Market Risk/ Market Risk Managers, Heads of Credit Risk/ Credit Risk Managers, Heads of Retail Business Development, Heads of Credit Research, Asset/Liability Managers, Quantitative Analysts/ Managers etc.
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Arab Advisors Group, a member of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank Group, is a specialized research, analysis and consulting company focused on the communications, media, technology and financial markets throughout the Arab World (MENA) region. Arab Advisors Group scope of services include providing primary research based analysis, market sizing forecasting, the competitive landscape, the regulatory landscape, market research, technology developments, market opportunity and risk assessments.



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Testimonials

"Good number of people. Senior participants are key to have valuable peer-to-peer discussions!" 
Baxter Director of Market Access EMEA

"Well organized!" 
Novartis Global Brand Pricing Director

"Attention to all details during the organisation, kindness and supporting spirit of all the staff." 
Martifer Solar Regional Manager Mediterranean

"Several high profile speakers." 
United Bulgarian Bank Project Finance & Loan Syndication Unit Manager

"Well organized in general, extremely helpful staff." 
Hypo-Alpe-AdriaHead of Group Department Integrative Steering

"Good/Prepared presentators with relevant topics."
Raiffeisen Bank Retail Risk Analyst

"Selection of speakers: 60% of them were excellent." 
Ceska Sporitelna Scoring Model Specialist

"Great venue, excellent food & refreshment, well organized and according to schedule - well done!" 
DnB Nord Risk Manager

"Professional Organizing the event..." 
Raiffeisen Bank Head of Underwriting

"It was comprehensive." 
Danske Bank Credit Controller

"Organisation of the event was very good!" 
Erste Head of ALM

"Location - Room - Catering - Host - Were all excellent" 
RBS Vice President GTS Market Infrastructures

"Very interesting topics and very good speakers, good organisation."
Polbank EFG Market and Liquidity Risk Team Manager Risk Management Department

"Attraction of knowledgeable speakers, valuable content, audience."
Clearstream Chair and Head of Global Securities Financing EMEA

"Good organisation and speakers." 
Belfius Bank Head of Risk Analytics

"Good organisation on the spot; facilities, breaks; interesting panel of speakers." 
ING Bank CFO

"Place, organisation, quality of guests." 
Innotech CRM Project manager

"Low Pressure of Sponsor, very good level of speakers/presentations." 
Almirall Business Unit Director

„The overall organization was fine” 
Internal Audit, Banca d’Italia

„The organization is good and the chairman is professional” 
Quality Assurance Manager, Euroclear SA/NV

„Good overall program” 
Deputy Head of Internal Audit, Norges Bank

„Good time management over the days, friendly staff – helpful as well” 
Business Manager, ING

„Good organisation and lecturers” 
Internal Audit Director, Erste Bank Montenegro

„Good presentations” 
Head of Internal Audit, Banske Bank


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