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Title: AlIktissad WalAamal Group

May 3 - 4, 2007 - Beirut, Lebanon
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group

Arab Economic Forum
  • For the 15th consecutive year, the Arab Economic
    Forum (AEF), formerly known as the Arab
    Investment and Capital Markets Conference (ACM),
    will constitute a unique economic occasion in the
    Arab region.
  • Established as a platform to discuss regional
    economic and financial development, the
    conference has been evolving dynamically to
    reflect the changing economic landscape in the

In memory of the late Prime Minister Rafic
  • The Arab Economic Forum (AEF) 2005 was dedicated
    to the memory of the late Rafic Hariri, a
    prominent founder of AEF and its honorary
    chairman since 1996.

His remarkable contribution to the reconstruction
and recovery of Lebanon and his staunch support
to economic development and free trade in the
region has been recognized during the Forum.
During The Arab Economic Forum 2006, The Rafic
Harriri Leadership Award was presented to
In memory of the late MP Dr. Bassel Fleihan
  • The Arab Economic Forum 2005 has launched the
    yearly award

Bassel Fleihan Young Arab Leaders Award
During The Arab Economic Forum 2006, Bassel
Fleihan Young Arab Leaders Award was presented
Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 2006
  • 1 - HE Amr Dabbagh,
  • Governor, Saudi Arabian General
    Investment Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • 2- Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, EMAAR
  • 3- Dr. Saad Hamad Al Barrak,
  • Chief Executive Officer, MTC Group
  • 4- Dr. Abdul Rahman A. Al Zamel, Chairmam,
    Zamel Group, Saudi Arabia

Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • HE Adbullatif Al Hamad
  • Chairman General Manager, Arab Fund for
    Economic and Social Development
  • Mr. Adnan Kassar
  • Minister of Economy, Lebanon
  • Ms. Lubna Olayan
  • Chief Executive Officer, Olayan Financing Company
  • HH Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum
  • Crown Prince of Dubai Minister of Defense, UAE
  • HE Ibrahim Al Assaf
  • Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • 2002
  • HE Riad Salame
  • Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon
  • Mr. Juma Al Majid
  • Chairman, Juma Al Majid
  • Group, UAE
  • 2001
  • HE Mohammad Abalkhail
  • Former Minister of Finance and National Economy,
    Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Said Khoury
  • Chairman, Consolidated Contractors Co.
  • 2000
  • Sheikh Hamad Al Sayyari
  • Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
  • Abed Al Majid Shooman
  • CEO Chairman, Arab Bank
  • Group

An Exclusive Opportunity for High-Level Business
  • The Arab Economic Forum is the most influential,
    recurring economic and financial congress in the
    Arab region.
  • The Forum has become indispensable as a medium
    for the study of regional economics,
    incorporating the latest events and developments
    affecting the business sector and bringing
    together prime ministers, central bankers,
    leading banking and finance executives, investors
    and field experts.

Prominent Speakers
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Groups worldwide network
    of contacts enables it to engage prominent
    speakers who monitor all aspects of Arab and
    global markets.
  • Forum panelists include policy-makers and other
    government officials, representatives of world
    organizations, field experts, CEOs of leading
    international and regional corporations and more.
  • Forum speakers provide participants with
    cutting-edge information to help them keep pace
    with the fast-changing business climate.

Specialized Agenda
Forum topics are chosen to be timely and relevant
to the latest issues concerning Arab economies.
  • The oil boom
  • Economic reform the shape of future Arab
  • Oil and gas development projects
  • Mega real estate projects in the Arab world
  • Developing business investment climate in the
    Arab countries
  • Challenges facing Arab corporations in a
    globalizing economy
  • Outlook for the Arab banking industry and the
    role of international banks in the region
  • Opportunities and investment strategies in world
    financial markets
  • Islamic banking and its potential in project
  • Planned projects in the Arab region and related
    investment prospects
  • Role of the private sector in financing and
    implementing new projects

  • AEF helps to drive business between entrepreneurs
    and their potential clients. Its a thriving
    venue for the exchange of ideas and business
  • AEF participants are able to meet policy-makers,
    field experts, industry observers and media
  • The accompanying exhibition allows participants
    to forge partnerships and formulate common goals
    for the development of their industries.

Facts Figures
  • From 2003 to 2006, Forum attendance increased by
  • The number of prime ministers, ministers and
    officials rose by 52.5
  • In 2005
  • 29.3 of speakers were prime ministers, ministers
    and official leaders
  • 43.9 CEOs chairpersons
  • 26.8 top-level executives field experts

Participant Profile
  • Large attendance by government leaders,
    ministers, officials and representatives of
    inter-governmental organizations
  • A majority of attendants is from the
    top-management tier
  • Increasing participation by individual investors,
    analysts, experts and the middle management

1995-2006 AEF Continuous Growth
AEFs attendance has maintained a generally
steady progression.
A large number of sponsors seek out this Forum
to obtain a unique chance to secure maximum
exposure in terms of visibility, through the
media, speaking opportunities, networking or
access to senior government officials.
AEF 2006 Sponsors
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  • The accompanying exhibition allows businesses to
  • Network with decision-makers, officials and the
  • Disseminate news and information about their
  • Hold meetings at their booths
  • Create partnerships with fellow business
  • Receive media coverage.

Media Attendance
The Forum attracted over a 100 international and
regional media representatives
  • Print media accounted for 45 of coverage
  • TV and Radio accounted for 38
  • International and regional news agencies
    accounted for 17

About Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal
  • Al Iktissad Wal Aamal Groups mission is to
    bridge business communications within the Arab
    region and to expand business relations
  • The Group also aims to help both Arab business
    and international corporations communicate,
    identify opportunities and realize them.
  • The Group organizes more than 20 conferences and
    events annually. Among the first of these was the
    Arab Economic Forum (formerly ACM), the regional
    success of which spurred a series of other
    topical conferences that cemented the Groups
    reputation as the foremost planner and marketer
    of investment conferences in the region.

The Arab Economic Forum Is Organized By
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group
  • The Central Bank of Lebanon
  • with the support of
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • The Association of Banks in Lebanon

Thank you