Opportunity Arabia – Oil and Beyond Conference

'How change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unlocks new opportunities'

Location: The Grocers' Hall, Princes Street, London EC2R 8AD
Time: 12:00 to 18:00
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Organised By: Pathfinder Trade & Invest

Opportunity Arabia – Oil and Beyond will be returning as the must attend occasion of the annual UK-Saudi Arabia calendar of events this year.

Now in its 15th year, Opportunity Arabia - Oil and Beyond, brings together government and business leaders to help promote trade and raise awareness of business opportunities to the Kingdom through presentations and panel discussions. The conference offers insights into the progress of 'Vision 2030' with the aim of identifying current and future business trends.

Draft Programme (subject to change)

Chairman's Welcome
- Sir Alan Munro, former British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 

Keynote Address (more to be announced soon)
- Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, 2017 - 2019 Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Saudi Arabia Economic & Geopolitical Update
- Omar A. Bahlaiwa, President, Optimum Business Consulting Bureau

Discussion Panel A - Unparalleled Saudi Opportunities - Projects Present & Future
A look at the current landscape for opportunities and what lies ahead. Exploring the scale and breadth of opportunities
Moderator:
Vic Annells, former DIT Country Director, Saudi Arabia
- Antoine Mattar, Director, Consolidated Contractors Group (CCC)  
- Rick Hopper, Director, Buildings and Places, AECOM  
- Stephen Bennett, Chairman, Inspirational Development Group (IDG)  
- Waheed Qaisar, Chairman, Chapterhouse Capital LLP, IPS Ltd & CEO of Bankers Confidence
- Q&A

Presentation/Discussion Panel B - Converting Opportunity into Saudi Success
How to win and then keep winning by leveraging the market's barriers as a competitive edge
Moderator:
Vic Annells
- Stuart D'Souza, CEO, AEI Saudi
- Gavin Ames, Executive Vice President, Zamil Operations and Maintenance Company Ltd
- Senior Partner, DLA Piper Middle East 
- Ed Button, KBR Government Solutions, EMEA, KBR
- Q&A

Discussion Panel C - The Saudi Horizon: Oil and Beyond
Vision 2030 - How cultural and economic changes can help achieve these goals and move beyond oil
Moderator:
Vic Annells
- Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (Riyadh)
- Dr Martyn McLachlan, Reader in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London
- Q&A

Concluding Remarks
- Vic Annells, Conference Moderator

Closing Remarks
- Mark Kempster, CEO, Pathfinder Trade and Invest
- Sir Alan Munro, former British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 

Confirmed Speakers (more to be confirmed soon)

- Stuart D'Souza, CEO, AEI Saudi
- Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, 2017 - 2019 Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Omar A. Bahlaiwa - President, Optimum Business Consulting Bureau
- Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (Riyadh)
- Stephen Bennett - Chairman, Inspirational Development Group
- Antoine Mattar, Director, Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Ltd.
- Rick Hopper, Director, Buildings and Places, AECOM  
- Gavin Ames - Executive Vice President, Zamil Operations and Maintenance Company Ltd
- Dr Martyn McLachlan, Reader in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London
- Senior Partner, DLA Piper Middle East 
- Ed Button, KBR Government Solutions, EMEA, KBR
- Waheed Qaisar, Chairman, Chapterhouse Capital LLP, IPS Ltd & CEO of Bankers Confidence
- Mark Kempster, CEO, Pathfinder Trade and Invest & CT Travel Group Ltd

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