3rd Annual Project Finance in the Middle East Forum (pf2007)

Venue: Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: May 21, 2007 End Date/Time: May 22, 2007
Registration Date: May 20, 2007
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2007
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Event Summary:
Following the great success of its inaugural event in May 2005,and the 2nd annual event in May 2006, Fleming Gulf is delighted to announce its third annual conference on “Project Finance in the Middle East Forum”, to be held 21st &-22nd of May 2007 in Dubai. The Middle East has become the largest Project Finance market in the world. Of the global total of US$98.5 billion in project finance debt raised in the first half of 2006, US$33 billion, or one dollar in every three, was raised for Middle Eastern projects. The event has been carefully crafted in terms of its range and scope of topics covered and the participating speakers. It is undoubtedly the most exclusive forum focusing on quality and superior networking opportunities, providing grounds for future negotiations of project finance deals in the Middle East. The two-day forum is intended to focus on the LNG sector, petrochemical, Islamic Finance and IWPP projects in the Middle East, case studies and recently negotiated projects.

Key Speakers:
Darren Davis, Head of Project & Export Finance, MENA, HSBC
Ravi Suri, Head of Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered
Ali Aissaoui, Head of Research, APICORP
Saleh Bahamdan, President, Al Waha Petrochemical Co
Rajit Nanda, Vice President & CFO, SUEZ Energy Middle East
Dr. Mohamed nour El Din El Tahir, Legal Counselor, Dana Gas
Hafidh Al Harthy, Finance Manager and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Qalhat LNG SAOC
Irfan Said, Project Finance Head, SAMBA Financial Group
Stephen de Stadler, Senior Director, Head of Business Development ME, Fitch Rating
Christophe Mariot, Bahrain Regional Head, ECEP, BNP Paribas
Mohamed Hamra-Krouha, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance
Nasir Hasan, Director Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bruce Macfarlane, Executive Director – Regional Head of Structured Loans & Advisory, ABN AMRO
Speaker TBC, SABIC
Kevin Hayes, Vice President Structured Finance, Saudi International Petrochemical Co
Matouq Jannah, Vice President Projects, SAFRACO

Key topics:

Managing the complexity & innovation of financing projects in the Middle East
Market risks in a Changing LNG World: Exploring Alternative Mitigation Strategies for MENA Projects
CASE STUDY on YANSAB and KAYAN Project deal
The Islamic experience in Al Waha Petrochemical project

Who should attend:
CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and Head of Project finance from LNG, Petrochemical, Water, Power and Oil & Gas companies. Project development and finance lawyers; transaction lawyers in energy, water and other infrastructure. Investment and Commercial Bankers, Islamic bankers, Financial and legal consultants, Rating Analysts, Government Officials, ECA Representatives and Monocline Insurers.