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Nov 05
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08:30 - 08:55 25 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
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Chair’s opening remarks
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
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Macro-economic and geo-political landscape
  • How have international relations impacted different regions? 
  • What are the prospects for the Middle Eastern economy? 
  • What’s next on the horizon?
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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Strategic buyers as an exit route for private equity
  • What are strategic buyers looking for? 
  • Which sectors are trade buyers actively looking at in the Middle East post-Careem? 
  • How can GPs partner with a strategic buyer on an investment with a view to exiting to them? 
  • What are some of the learnings when exiting to a strategic buyer?
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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In it together: family offices and private equity
  • Panellists Zaid Al-Qaimi - Chief Investment Officer, Kimera
  • Robert Samaan - Head of Direct Investments, MASIC (Mohammed I. AlSubeaei & Sons Investment Co.)
  • To what extent are Middle Eastern Family Offices professionalising their operations? 
  • How are they building and diversifying their portfolios in the Middle East and beyond? 
  • What type of investments do they prefer?
  •  What role do deal by deal and direct investments play in a Family Office’s strategy?
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
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Identifying the risks to private equity
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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Looking West: investing in Europe and North America
  • Panellist Arnaud Lipkowicz - Managing Director - Partner, GCM Grosvenor

What are the attractive private capital investment opportunities in Europe and North America for Middle Eastern LPs? How is the political climate influencing decision making?  What advice would seasoned GPs give to Middle Eastern LPs looking to invest in the West for the first time? Comparing Middle Eastern LP appetite for Western private equity, private debt, infrastructure and secondaries

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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Checking-up on healthcare investments
  • Panellist Ahmed Emara - Group CEO & Managing Director, ReAya Holding Company
  • What is driving the growth in healthcare spending in different markets?
  • How are healthcare technologies helping Emerging Markets leapfrog healthcare in the West?
  • How is privatisation and consolidation playing a role in growing the sector?
  • What role do regulations play in opening up or limiting investment opportunities in healthcare?
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Looking South: investing in Africa
  • Panellist Adel Louahem M'Sabah - Invesment Officer, IFC, World Bank Group

What investments and strategies are most attractive to Middle Eastern LPs investing in Africa?

What advice would seasoned African GPs give to Middle Eastern LPs looking to invest in Africa for the first time? Comparing Middle Eastern LP appetite for African FinTech, consumer sectors and infrastructure. Spotlights on: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, and Egypt

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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What is the future of ESG and Impact Investing?
  • Panellist Zahara Malik - CEO & Co-Founder​, Grosvenor Capital

How can managers go beyond the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?

What challenges remain for those wanting to improve their impact investing performance? 

How can LPs balance fiduciary responsibility with sustainable investing? Which sectors are best for striking this balance? Do emerging markets create the best opportunities for ESG and Impact investing?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Women in private equity: changing the industry
  • Panellist Lucy Chow - Director, Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN)
  • How is the investment industry improving the diversity of its workforce? 
  • How diversity improves performance?  
  • Where will the next generation of female leaders come from and how are various stakeholders enabling this to happen?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Middle East: sector deep dive
  • Real Estate: are investments as safe as houses?
  • Food and beverage: should investors be going back for seconds?
  • Logistics: is this the route to higher returns?
15:30 - 15:35 5 mins
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Chair’s closing remarks and end of SuperReturn Middle East