Roundtable Summit, Washington DC.

LIFE Washington DC

13:00 - 22:00 13 March 2019

Metropolitan Club

For any queries, please contact promote@lifelebanon.com
This event is open for Premium members only.

The LIFE Promote Committee

cordially invites you to a roundtable event entitled
“The Lebanese Diaspora - A Long History of Enabling Trade and Investment”

on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at The Metropolitan Club, Washington DC

This event is designed to bridge the Lebanese global finance network with Americans of Lebanese descent active in public life - past and present Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, Diplomats, and other senior officials. It will also include officials from the World Bank, IMF, the Fed and selected think tanks.


EVENT DETAILS:

Event Chairs:     LIFE Advisory Board Member: Tom Barrack
                             LIFE Honorary Advisory Board: Secretary Spencer Abraham, Senator George J Mitchell,
                             Senator John E Sununu

Event:                 Roundtable and dinner on “The Lebanese Diaspora - A long history of enabling trade and business”
                            and the shared values of capitalism and democracy between the Lebanese and the United States

                             Roundtables: from 2pm

                             Dinner Reception: from 6:30pm

Attendees:         Current and Former: Presidential Cabinet, Members of Congress, Diplomats, Senior Admin Officials,
                             Senior World Bank/IMF, who will be meeting LIFE’s Board, Advisory Board and Premium Members

AGENDA:

1:00PM

ARRIVAL & LUNCH
Paul Raphael - Executive Vice Chairman, UBS (LIFE Founding Chairman)

2:00PM

OPENING REMARKS
Tom Barrack Jr. - Chairman and Founder, Colony Capital (LIFE Advisory Board)
May Nasrallah - Executive Chairman, deNovo Corporate Advisors (LIFE Chairwoman)

2:30PM

ROUNDTABLE 1: “The Lebanese: A Global Community that Transcends Borders”
Ambassador Antoine Chedid - Former Ambassador to the US, Advisor to the Association of Banks in Lebanon
Ray Debbane - President & CEO, the Invus Group (LIFE Advisory Board)
The Honorable Darrell Issa*- Nominated Director of USTDA, former House Oversight Chairman
Senator George J. Mitchell - Former Senate Majority Leader (LIFE Honorary Board)
Jonathan Winer - Former Special Envoy and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, MEI Scholar
Paul Raphael (Moderator) - Executive Vice Chairman, UBS (LIFE Founding Chairman)

3:30PM

COFFEE NETWORKING BREAK

4:00PM

ROUNDTABLE 2: “Connecting LIFE with Washington”
Secretary Spencer Abraham - Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Energy (LIFE Honorary Board)The Honorable Darin LaHood - Congressman, Co-Chair of the US-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
The Honorable Jeff Fortenberry - Congressman, House Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia
Assistant Secretary Tony Sayegh - Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs
Tony Tamer - Founder & Co-CEO, HIG Capital (LIFE Advisory Board)
Marc Malek (Moderator) Founder and Portfolio Manager, Conquest Capital Group (Former LIFE Chairman)

5:00PM

ROUNDTABLE 3: “Lebanon: Economic outlook”
Assistant Secretary Richard Ashooh - Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
Jihad Azour*- Director Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary FundUnder Secretary David Hale - Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Raya Raphael-Nahas*- General Manager, Banque Libano-Française
Ray Washburne* - President, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Ronnie Hammad (Moderator) - Resident Advisor to the Saudi G20 Secretariat, the World Bank Group

6:00PM

CLOSING REMARKS TO DISCUSSIONS
Senator George J. Mitchell - Former Senate Majority Leader (LIFE Honorary Board)
Paul Raphael - Executive Vice Chairman, UBS (LIFE Founding Chairman)

*to be confirmed

EVENING RECEPTION AND DINNER:

6:30PM

EVENING RECEPTION

7:30PM

DINNER WELCOME
May Nasrallah - Executive Chairman, deNovo Corporate Advisors (LIFE Chairwoman)

7:40PM

OPENING REMARKS
Tom Barrack Jr. - Chairman and Founder, Colony Capital (LIFE Advisory Board)

 

7:50PM

SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON THE LEBANESE DIASPORA

 

8:00PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
TBC

 

9:00PM

DINNER REMARKS
Secretary Spencer Abraham - Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Energy (LIFE Honorary Board)