Participating Companies:
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank • Abu Dhabi Department of Finance • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank • Abu Dhabi National Islamic Finance • Al Fahim Investment • Al Futtaim Trading Group • Arab Monetary Fund • Arabtec Holding (Capital Invst. LLC) • Bahrain Islamic Bank • Bank of Singapore Limited • BNP Paribas • BNY Mellon • Central Bank of the UAE • Citadel Capital • Citigroup Global Market Ltd • City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd • CommerzBank AG • Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank • Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited • Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai • Deutsche Bank • Dubai Financial Services Authority • Dubai Holdings • Dubai International Financial Centre • Dubai Mercantile Exchange • Dubai World • Dubai World Central • Dutco Natural Resources Investments Limited • Emaar Industries & Investments • Emirates • Emirates Investment Bank • Emirates NBD • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation • Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority • Etihad Airways • Etihad International Holdings LLC • First Gulf Bank • Gulf Capital • Gulf Merchant Bank Limited • Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance • Holborn Assets Ltd • HSBC • ICICI Bank • IFFCO Group • ING Bank NV • ING Investment Management • International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) • Invest AD • Invest Bank • InvestK • Islamic Development Bank (ICIEC) • JP Morgan JP Morgan Chase Bank NA – Abu Dhabi • KhalifaFund for Enterprise Development • KPMG LG • Kuwait Turkish Participation Bank Dubai Ltd • Lazard • Liberty Investment Co LLC • MAF investments • Majid Al Futtaim • Malaysian Investment Development Authority • Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) • Mashreqbank P S C • McKinsey & Company • MENA Corp. Finance • Merrill Lynch International • Mobily • Morgan Stanley • Mubadala Development Co. • Natixis • NBAD Private Bank (Suisse) SA • NBK Capital • Nextar Investments • Oman Insurance Co. PSC • Platts • PricewaterhouseCoopers – Dubai • Qatar General Holding Co • Rothschild • Securities & Commodities Authority • Securities & Investment Company • State Street Global Advisors • Sumitomo Corporation ME • Sungard • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd • United Arab Bank • US Department of the Treasury • World Bank

Financial Leaders's Forum

Now in its sixth year, the invitation-only event is a forward-looking, regional financial sector and business strategy forum for senior financial community members. The Forum is a unique proposition – it is the only financial community event that encourages the financial sector’s contribution to regional economies while working towards improving industry standards.


The annual event brings together more than 300 global and regional investors and issuers from corporates, financial intermediaries, financial services, regulators, associations and thought leaders in order to address key current issues and set future plans and strategies for the benefit of the economy and their respective businesses. The forum draws upon the expertise of collective participant opinions and offers meaningful economic and business directions as an outcome of interactive discussions, audience interviews and questionnaires.


Participants at the Financial Leaders’ Forum collectively account for over US$1 trillion in assets under management offering a representative sample of the regions’ financial community leadership, sharing perspectives on a multiplicity of concerns, opportunities and solutions, supported by industry experts and thought leaders. DNMconnect strives to generate deal flow and produce tangible results serving business community and thought leaders across Middle East, Africa and Asia.


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DNMconnect strives to generate deal flow and produce tangible results serving business community and thought leaders across Middle East, Africa and Asia.


We do this by establishing robust outreach and networking programs for clients by garnering high level support and active participation in dialogue focusing on cross border investments, joint ventures and special projects between clients whose interests lie in the Middle East, Africa & Asian regions.


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Event Details

  • 6th Financial Leader's Forum
    Wednesday, May 11th 2016

    Economic sustainability through strengthened financial markets

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Paris Room,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • The Financial Leaders' Forum is of significant importance to the regional business constituency. We have witnessed the direct impact of the global economy and financial markets on the UAE in recent times.

    H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed - Minister of Economy, UAE.
  • It is commendable that the Financial Leaders' Forum addresses economic issues from a financial sector perspective. The prospect of sound financial community thought leadership offers a foundation for the region's attempt to be globally competitive

    HE Abdulla Zeinal Alireza - Former Minister of Commerce & Industry, KSA.
  • The event is a very impressive joint effort on the development of Middle East and important to where the global economy is heading. Well done.

    Phil Suttle - Institute of International Finance
  • Financial Leaders' Forum offers a refreshing venue for open dialogue within the region's financial community leadership. I anticipate important directions to emerge from such a forum that can be fruitful for the financial sector in the Middle East

    Kamel Lazaar - Swicorp
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