MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order 16–17 September 2017

The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum brought together a highly distinguished group of officials and experts from the region and beyond to analyse the implications of the changing geopolitical landscape for economic, energy and trade policies, as well as for business strategy.

Video recordings of all the sessions are published here and on the IISS YouTube channel. You can use the hyperlinks below to download the speakers' presentations as PDFs.

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SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Dr Christof Rühl, Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; former Group Chief Economist and Vice President, BP

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Plenary 1: NAVIGATING EMERGING RISKS: ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS IN A NEW WORLD (DIS)ORDER

Speakers:

  • Mr Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister, Sweden; Member of the Council, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Prof. Gao Haihong, Director, Research Center for International Finance, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Mr John Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil
  • Prof. James Steinberg, Professor, International Affairs and Law, Syracuse University; former Deputy Secretary of State, United States

Plenary 2: ADJUSTING TO A NEW REALITY: THE FUTURE OF ENERGY AND THE CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

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Plenary 3: MEETING THE MACRO CHALLENGE: DOMESTIC REFORMS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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Plenary 4: FINANCING THE TRANSFORMATION: MOBILISING CAPITAL IN A COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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Plenary 5: HARNESSING THE BENEFITS OF ASIA’S GEO-ECONOMIC SHIFTS

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  • HE Yahya Said bin Abdullah Al-Jabri, Chairman, Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm, Sultanate of Oman
  • Dr Alicia García Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis
  • Dr Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Prof. Xiang Lanxin, Director, Centre for One Belt and One Road Studies, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation

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