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Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden attended the AIIB 2018 Annual Meeting in Mumbai, India


AIIB Annual Meeting2018 (1)

Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden was invited to attend the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 2018 Annual Meeting,  held in Mumbai, India on June 25 and 26, 2018.

She was the moderator for the Asian Infrastructure Forum workshop 2 – 21st Century Infrastructure in the Middle East: A Closer View at Investment Visions and Development Plans. The session highlighted the vision, economic context and plans of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, and ongoing infrastructure projects under the supervision of the government and private sectors. The speakers also discussed current trends in historic privatization, cutting-edge technology undertakings and connectivity plans and broader visions by investors.

Speakers involved were Mr. Khalid Nassereddin Al Khatib-State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), Oman; Mr. Abdullah Sulaiman Alsakran-General Manager, Research and Economic Studies Department, Saudi Fund for Development (SFD); Mr. Seethapathy Chander-Senior Advisor to the President, AIIB; Mr. Amadou Diallo-Director, Economic and Social Infrastructure, Islamic Development Bank; Mr. Atter Hannoura-Head of PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt; Mr. Osama Suleiman-Director, The Public-Private Partnership Unit (PPPU), Ministry of Finance, Jordan; 

Click the audio link for the Middle East workshop here.