Program 2017-06-02T10:36:37+00:00

Monday, May 15th, 2017

18.00 h Reception

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

08.00 h Registration
at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Potsdamer Platz 3, 10785 Berlin
09.00 h

Opening Ceremony

Stefanie Suren
Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Abdulaziz Al Mikhlafi
Secretary General of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

Dr. Volker Treier
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Germany

H.E. Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Federal Minister ret., President of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

H.E. Dr. Mustapha Adib
Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon / Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps, Germany

H.E. Nael Al Kabariti
President of the Union of Arab Chambers and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Jordan

H.E. Miguel Berger
Director General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

H.E. Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri
Chairman of Board of Directors, Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD), Oman

 10.00 h Arab-German Cooperation:
Political Challenges and Economic Perspectives

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Ubayd Bin Daghir

Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen


10.30 h Networking Break
11.00 h Panel 1
Industrialization in the Arab World: Technology Transfer, Diversity and Economic Development

Benjamin Schroeder
Senior Vice President & Head of Communications and Government Affairs, Siemens LLC, UAE

Khalid Sulaiman Nasser Al Salhi
Acting Director of Marketing & Promotions, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), Oman
“Industry and Economic Development”

Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa
Chairman, Optimum Business Consulting Bureau (OBCB), Saudi Arabia

Dr. Florian Amereller
Attorney at Law, Amereller Legal Consultants, Germany

Ali Vezvaei
Executive Vice President, Bilfinger SE, Germany

Eng. Musa Al Saket
Board Member, Amman Chamber of Industry, Jordan

Gordon Wollgam
Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger, Germany

Dr. Andreas Bluethner
Director Food-Fortification & Partnerships Human Nutrition, BASF SE, Germany

11.00 h Panel 2
Oil Price Fluctuations: Impact on Business Relations between Germany and the Arab World

Wolf Schwippert
Lawyer, Schwippert Law Office, Germany

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflueger
Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College London; Chief Executive Officer of Pflueger International, Germany
“The OPEC Deal — Assessment and Way Forward”

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Halaiqah
Chairman, Jordanian Democratic and Economic Forum, Jordan

Dr. Nicolas Bremer
Partner, Alexander & Partner, Germany
“Times are Changing. New Strategies for Financing of Public Projects in the Gulf“

Dr. Martina Hoeppner
Head of Department Economic Research, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
“Between Budget Cuts and Diversification”

12.30 h Networking Lunch
14.00 h Plenary
Arab-German Cooperation: Economic and Political Outlook

H.E. Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Federal Minister ret., President of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

H.E. Brigitte Zypries
Minister, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

H.E. Lyutha Al Mughairy
Ambassador, Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, Germany

H.E. Dr. Hazem Nasser
Minister of Water and Irrigation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

14.30 h Panel 3
Education and Development: Leading Sector in the Arab World

Markus Milwa
International Relations, Dr.-Ing. Paul Christiani GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

H.E. Dr. Said Al Rabiey

Secretary General , Education Council, Oman
“Education Development in the Sultanate of Oman”

Prof. Michael Modigell
Rector, German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Oman
“GUtech: German Higher Education in Oman”

Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann
Vice President International Affairs, German Jordanian University, Jordan
“Industrial Relations and Dual Study Programs at GJU”

Peter Josef Haaks
Executive Director and Spokesperson Region Near and Middle East, DB Engineering and Consulting GmbH, Germany
“Rail Academy – Future Orientated Way to Secure Qualified Local Staffing in Railway Projects”

14.30 h Panel 4
Urban Planning and Environment: Sustainability for a Better Future

H.E. Eng. Suliman Al Sayyari
Chairman of Board Directors, Shuaibah Water and Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia

Olaf Hoffmann
Chief Executive Officer, Dorsch Holding GmbH, Germany

Dr. Nagm Eldin Hassan Yagoup
Undersecretary, Ministry of Investment, Sudan

Eugenio Bettella
Lawyer/Partner, Rödl & Partner, Italy
“Dubai-Style, New Cities in Africa”

H.E. Mahmoud Mohamed Hamed
Minister of Investment, Industry and Tourism for the River Nile, Sudan

Joachim Schares
Managing Partner, AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, Germany
“Sustainable Master Planning in KSA – Flagship Project Dahyat Al Asfer”

16.00 h Networking Break
16.30 h Panel 5
Infrastructure Megaprojects: Building the Future

Dr. José Campos Nave
Managing Partner, Rödl & Partner – Rödl Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

Khalid Hassan Al Qahtani
President & CEO, HAKA Group, Saudi Arabia
“Building the Future”

Myriam Ouazzani
Director Middle-East & Africa – Regional Development, Origination & Structuring, Deutsche Bank AG, UAE
“Infrastructure Megaprojects and Alternative Financing Solutions”

Uwe Hoermann
Partner, Roland Berger, Germany
“Opening the Door for Private Investments in Public Infrastructure!”

Labinot Carreti
Head of Global Sales, Veridos GmbH, Germany
“Modernization of the Border Control System in Morocco”

Hans-Joachim Bliss
Member of the Management, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Germany
“Architecture, Engineering, Construction Made in Germany – Your Partner of Excellence”

16.30 h Panel 6
Women Perspectives: Digitalization, Diversity and Development

Dr. Gabi Kratochwil
Managing Director, CrossCultures, Germany

H.E. Sawsan Chebli
State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation / Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations, Germany

Marita Mitschein
Senior Vice President Strategic Investments MENA & Managing Director, SAP Training & Development Institute, UAE

Dr. Fahima Al Awadhi
Program Chair Health Science Department, Higher College of Technology, UAE

Anna-Lena Punken
Researcher & PHD Candidate, Universitaet Hamburg, Chair of Business Ethics and Management, Germany

Amina Dammene Debbih
Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager, International Patient Care GmbH, Germany

19.30 h Gala Dinner
at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Potsdamer Platz 3, 10785 Berlin

Stefanie Suren
Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

09.30 h Panel 7
The Sultanate of Oman: A Stable Hub for Investment and Business

Felix Neugart
Chief Executive Officer, German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK), UAE

Nasser bin Zahber Al Khadrami
Promotion Executive, ITHRAA, Oman
“The Investment Opportunities in Oman”

Saleh Hamood Al Hasani
Director of One-Stop-Shop, Duqm Economic Zone, Oman
“Duqm Economic Zone”

Nasser bin Saif Al Miqbali
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Development, Oman
“Mining in Oman and Investment Opportunities”

Eng. Hashim bin Taher Al Ibrahim
Business Facilitation Director, Port of Duqm, Oman
“Duqm Port”

 10.00 h Roundtable Discussion
Project Finance in the MENA Region: Prospects and Challenges

Dr. Peter Goepfrich
Vice Chairman, German Center Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Dr. Kilian Baelz
Partner, Amereller Rechstanwaelte Partnerschaft mbB, Germany

Stephen Hodgson
Senior Counsel, Amereller Legal Consultants, UAE

Ulrich Schulte Luenzum
Department Project Finance, Head of Department, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

10.30-14.00 h B2B Meetings
11.00 h Networking Break
11.30 h Panel 8
Economic Diversification in Arab Countries: Chances and Challenges

Helmut Scholze
Partner, Roland Berger, Germany

H.E. Dr. Khair Abu Saalik
Chairman, Economic and Investment Committee, House of Representatives, Jordan

Hala Kassab
PR Manager, Qatar Financial Center, Qatar

Mohamed Haykal
Chairman, Haykal Group, UAE
„The Economic Structure: Diversification and Economic Development”

Mahmoud Zakaria Etahir Keter
General Director, Bank of Sudan, Sudan
“The Role of Monetary & Banking Policies in Promoting Investment Opportunities in Sudan”

13.00 h Networking Lunch
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