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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Hope or Gloom?

Lebanon’s outlook in the aftermath of CEDRE and the elections:

A LIFE-sponsored conversation 

On Tuesday 7th August, 2018 
At the Sursock Museum – Sursock Street
at 4.30pm 

followed by a networking reception at 7pm.

With the conclusion of CEDRE and the national elections, two long awaited critical events in 2018, join us for a conversation with Lebanon’s economic policy makers and experts, focusing on the evolution of the macro economic environment in the aftermath of CEDRE and the national elections.






First Panel: A deep dive into CEDRE: Turning the pledges into reality 

Five months after the conclusion of the CEDRE conference, have we made real progress to start reaping the promised windfalls of CEDRE? Where are the bottlenecks? What are the priority projects? What do foreign and local based investors think of CEDRE?

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


Second Panel: Hope or Gloom? Lebanon’s macro-economic environment

Economists, policy makers and global investors will discuss Lebanon’s macro-economic environment. Are we on the verge of an economic and financial crisis, as advertised by some, or is this unwarranted alarmism? Are we at an inflection point where better and bigger things await Lebanon’s economy? What are the fiscal and financial priorities? 

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 


Reception drinks


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Please note that the debate will take place in English and the event will be off-media.

This event is generously hosted by Banque Libano-Francaise.