TMT Finance and Investment Middle East Conference and Awards Ceremony

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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with the TMT Finance and Investment Middle East Conference and Awards Dinner which will be held on 2-3 May, in Dubai. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Join the most important meeting for Telecom and Finance leaders, Bankers, Regulators, Legal experts and Advisers in Dubai on May 2-3 – TMT Finance & Investment Middle East Conference and Awards Dinner.

Featuring 50+ speakers including CEOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A from the most active regional telcos - STC, Etisalat, Qtel, MTN and Batelco - as well as Global and Regional Heads of TMT from the most active Investment Banks, Law Firms, Investors, Vendors and Advisers. Including:


  • Engr. Saud Al Daweesh, Executive President and CEO, STC Group
  • Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar, Group CEO, Etisalat
  • Kaj Relander, Chief Investment Officer, Emirates Investment Authority
  • H.E Mohamed Al-Ghanim, Director-General, TRA UAE
  • Simon Holden, Global co-Head of Telecoms, Goldman Sachs
  • Matthew Odgers, Head of Investment Banking MENA, UBS
  • Ghassan Hasbani, CEO, STC International
  • Daniel Ritz, Group CSO, Etisalat
  • Nazir Patel, CFO, MTN Group
  • Lars Normark, Regional CFO, Qtel International
  • Kataryna Stapleton, CFO, Batelco Group
  • Serkan Okandan, Group CFO, Etisalat
  • Florian Seiche, President, EMEA, HTC
  • Mustafa Kiral, President M&A, Altimo
  • Jameel Abdullah Al Molhem, CEO, STC KSA
  • Kamal Sameer Shehadi, Group SVP Regulatory Affairs, Etisalat
  • Issam Darwish, CEO, IHS Africa
  • Nina Triantis, Global Head of Telecoms & Media, Standard Bank
  • Karim Sabbagh, Global Leader TMT, Booz & Company
  • Peter Lyons, Director of Spectrum Policy AME, GSM Association
  • Christos Mastoras, Director, Yahoo! Middle East
  • Samer Abu Ltaif, Regional GM, Microsoft Gulf
  • Matt Corkery, Telecoms Regulatory Leader, Ernst & Young


Find out who else is speaking

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TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2012 Conference and Awards Dinner takes place in the exquisite luxury setting of Mina A' Salam Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai. See details at

Join the event to benefit from: 9 Leadership Panel Discussions 8 Hours of Networking 7 Keynote Speeches +1 Reception and 1 Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner

Session themes for this year’s conference are:

  • Global Telecom Leadership – Assessing new strategies for growth from the top down
  • Next Generation Wholesale Network Models - Is open access the future?
  • New financing models - Private public partnerships for investing in Infrastructure, Spectrum
  • M&A Panel – Where are the next phase of critical deals?
  • Digital Media Leadership Round Table – Delivering killer content and applications
  • Infrastructure Ownership and Towers – separating infrastructure and structuring deals
  • Government and Regulation - Building frameworks to stimulate regional investment
  • Broadband Leadership – Assessing ROI for next generation networks and services
  • Future drivers of TMT – Content regulation and policy implications


Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on May 2 in Mina A Salaam from 19.00-21.00 including Telecom Deal of the Year; Mobile Operator; Broadband Operator; CEO of the Year; M&A Adviser; Debt Bank; Telecom Law Firm; and Growth Story. Submit a nomination for the Awards at

Don't miss out on the premier meeting place for regional leadership of the telecom and finance community.

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