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Event Date Tue Nov 16 +03 - Wed Nov 17 +03 (8 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Nov 16 2:45am - Wed Nov 17 6:15am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

The Arab Pensions Conference is an annual event that aspires to spread the word about the importance of pension planning. Hosted by Fintech Robos in the heart of the Arabian Gulf- Bahrain, it has adapted into a free virtual event that can be attended across the globe.

In the MENA region, many people rely on the government or their families to fund their retirement. While, a huge pension gap exists for expat workers and informal sector employees, although they make up most of the population. The Arab Pensions Conference aims to shed light on these growing issues in the economy, demographics, pension systems, and cultural mindset. The world is changing, and it is time to take initiative and start planning for your pension in an informed way.

Who can join?
This event is for anyone who is unsure about their retirement. Whether they don’t have a plan or their plan hinges on just one egg in their basket. This conference is most relevant for the young workforce, those who may think they are too young to start thinking about retirement. They are the ideal group to affect change, with time to learn and make positive changes towards their future. Whether you are part of a government agency, an asset manager, an investment advisor, or just someone who wants to learn about pensions, this event is for you.


2021 Speakers

H.E Lieutenant Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
Chairman of the Supreme Council for Health, and Chairman of Al-Hekma Retired Society

H.E Mohamed Ahmed Maait
Minister of Finance of Arab, Republic of Egypt

Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine
GCC Economist

Karin Franceries, CFA
Head of OCIO Advisory, Amundi

Shereen Hussain
Professor of Health and Social Care Policy & MENA Research on Ageing Healthy, Network Founder

Andrew Reilly
Head of Social, Policy Department, OECD

Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli
Director of Research, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies, DERASAT

Hazem Abdel Rahman
Actuarial Consultant, Mercer

H.E Mr. Nejib Friji
Director, International Peace Institute, IPI

Iyad Hourani
Managing Partner & Actuary, 4Sight Solutions

Mohamed Seghir
Chief Executive Officer, AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company

Will Sandbrook
Executive Director, NEST Insight Unit

Zeeba Askar
Head of the Centre for Banking & Finance, BIBF

Gustavo Demarco
Lead Economist, World Bank

Andrea Hasler
Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC)

Fatima Zahra Aziz
Executive Director, Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education

Sandrine Bardot
Employee Benefits and Financial Wellness Consultant, The Bardot Group

Farah Foustok
Chief Executive Officer, Lazard Asset Management

H.E. Kholoud Saqqaf
CEO, Social Security Investment Fund

Abdulatif Alseif
Co-Founder, Managing Director, Sabeen Investment

Dr. Alistair Byrne
Head of Retirement Strategy and UK Institutional Distribution, SSGA

Karim Chedid
Head of Investment Strategy for iShares EMEA, BlackRock

Yasmeen Al Saffar
Manager Financial Services Lead, Bahrain EDB

Tim Phillips
Director, Smart Middle East

Ebrahim K Ebrahim
Fintech Robos for Savings & Pensions Apps

Omar Shaikh
CEO, Cocoa Invest

Ramzi Khleif
General Manager, StashAway