Hope or Gloom? Lebanon’s outlook in the aftermath of CEDRE and the elections.

LIFE Beirut

17:00 - 20:30 07 August 2018

Sursock Museum

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Dear Members and Friends,

With the backdrop of the current economic situation in Lebanon combined with the apparent difficulty in the formation of a government, we held a conference for our members on August 7, entitled "Hope or Gloom? Lebanon’s outlook in the aftermath of CEDRE and the elections" which was held at the Sursock Museum. 

The first panel focused principally on the aftermath of CEDRE and related topics such as the government’s capital investment plan (CIP), the PPP projects and legal framework and the role that the private sector can play. The second panel shed light on the macro economic situation in Lebanon, the health of the banking sector and addressed the short term actions the government could take in order to stimulate higher growth and address the fiscal and debt outlook. 

With more than 150 attendees including a large proportion of members from around the world and with Chatham Rules in effect, the format of this event enabled the audience to challenge freely and openly with incisive questions resulting in a frank discussion.

The participants in the two panels were as follows: 

Panel 1:
Nadim Munla - Senior advisor, Prime Minister’s office
Ziad Hayek - Secretary General, High Council for Privatisation and PPP
Saad Sabrah - Lebanon Country Head, International Finance Corporation
Jean Riachi - Founder, Chairman and CEO, FFA Private Bank Group
Roger Ammoun - Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor
Moderator: Adel Afiouni - LIFE Board member

Panel 2:
Ibrahim Kanaan
-  Member of Parliament, Chair of Finance and Budget Parliamentary Commission
Alain Bifani - Director General, Ministry of Finance
Walid Raphael - Chairman General Manager, Banque Libano-Francaise
Brahim Razgallah - Head of EEMEA Economic Research, Barclays
Moderator: Omar Slim - Senior Vice President, PineBridge Investments 

For members of LIFE, the full participant list is available on the following link

Should you have any questions or comments on this event please do not hesitate to contact us on promote@lifelebanon.com