7TH ROUNDTABLE 2013, MADINAH

17/04/2013

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Oberoi, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

9.00 AM Arrival of Guests & Registration
9.30 AM Introductory Speech by Dr. Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer, Madinah Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE)
9.40 AM Welcome Address by the Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
10.00 AM Session 1 | Promoting Growth Through Public Private Partnership (PPP): Global Lessons

In many developed and developing countries, there has been a move toward increased reliance Public Private Partnership for infrastructure development. This involves an engagement with or participation of, private companies and the public sector in the financing and provision of infrastructure. In most countries these PPP arrangements have been aimed at overcoming broad public sector constraints in relation to either a lack of public capital, and / or a lack of public sector capacity, resources and specialized expertise to develop, manage and operate infrastructure assets.

This session will explore:
• the innovative options in PPP projects arrangements and financing
• the latest challenge surrounding the effectiveness of PPP
• the current strategies in various countries
• partnership strategies for successful implementation of PPP

Keynote Speaker:
• Mr. Abraham Akkawi, Infrastructure and PPP Advisory Services Leader, Middle East and North Africa, Ernst & Young, United Arab Emirates

Panel Speakers:
• H.E. Dr Waleed Hussain Abulfaraj, Vice President, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia
• Dr. Ahmet T. Kesli, Founding Partner, Group Law Firm and Founding President, International PPP Platform, Turkey
• Mr Issam Khouy, IDB Infrastructure/PPP Department, Islamic Development Bank

Moderator:
• Mr. Mansoor Ahmed, Director, Colliers International, United Arab Emirates

12.00 PM Lunch / Zohor Prayer / Group Photo in front of Masjid Nabawi
1.30 PM Session 2 | Ethics and Corporate Governance: The Moral Compass of Businesses

The financial crisis has highlighted the challenge of establishing stability and growth in the face of global recession. It has also brought into focus the critical importance of ethical dimension in leadership styles and strategies, since the financial crisis emanated at least in part from a breakdown in responsible and ethical behaviour.

In the turbulent and globalized business environment of increased complexity and speed, traditional governance styles based on unrestricted risk and profit taking in corporate boardrooms seemed to be giving way to new approaches that are more responsive to broader societal interests.

This session will explore:
• the latest national regulations being instituted to ensure greater oversight and alignment between corporate and social objectives
• the key characteristics of effective boards and management
• the role governance in regaining competitiveness in global economy
• lessons learned

Keynote Speaker:
• Mr. Ahmed A. Al Sheikh, Head of the Corporate Governance – Capital Market Authority (CMA), Saudi Arabia

Panel Speakers:
• Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, United Kingdom and Former Chairman, Securities Commission of Malaysia
• Dr Walid A. Fitaihi, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3.00 PM End of Roundtable & Informal Networking
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