Tripoli, 26 May:
A host of prominent business leaders and senior government officials from across the Middle East region and beyond have . . .[restrict]confirmed as speakers at the upcoming Libya Infrastructure & Rebuild Forum that will take place from June 27 to 28 at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai. During the two-day event, organised by Arabian Reach, the Dubai-based company specialising in exhibitions and events management across the region, these high-profile speakers will present their views and future vision to help rebuild “New Libya”.
The opening day agenda features a keynote address by Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This followed by talks from David Bachmann (Commercial Counsellor/Head of Economic & Commercial Section, Austrian Embassy, Tripoli) on the role of European companies and their business interests in New Libya; Dr. Mohammed Karbal (Managing Partner, Karbal & Co) who provided a guide to international investors, Larry Coyne (CEO, Coyne Airways) on transportation planning, Hatem Benfayed (CEO, Libyan Housing Authority) with an analysis on Libya’s construction, housing and real estate sectors and Dr Farage Sayeh (head of the Libyan National Planning Council) among others.
The second day will see talks from Mohamed A.M. Sulaiman from Libyan Investment Dot Com LLC (titled ‘New Libya Plans a Better Future’); Waleed Abdel, Senior Vice President and North Africa Regional Manager, Hill International (on the construction and infrastructure outlook for Libya); Alex, Director, Frontier MEA Ltd (on the prospects for the hospitality and tourism sector in Libya); Robert O’Hanlon, Audit Business Leader, Deloitte Middle East (about selecting and implementing the right corporate structure in Libya); Dr. Charles Gudon, Managing Director, MENAS Associates (about opportunities and challenges in North Africa’s oil & gas sectors); and Tarek Eltumi, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells’ Middle East (on infrastructure opportunities highlighting construction and transport); among others.
Raj Menon, General Manager of Arabian Reach, said, “The Libya Infrastructure & Rebuild Forum has attracted some of the most eminent speakers and decision makers from across the region, who share a common goal of rebuilding Libya and bringing it back on the track of progress and development. This forum will pave the way for major investments into Libya, ensuring the sustained growth of its infrastructure and key industries.”
“Moreover, the event will provide a networking platform for the public and private sectors to form partnerships, discuss economic policies and growth, identify trade business opportunities, address the challenges and reveal strategic plans to create a modern and self-sufficient Libya,” he added.
The upcoming event will provide a major showcase of various industry expertise reflecting the importance of the vital sectors to Libya’s economy by bringing together, production, service and supply companies, in addition to some of the world’s leading technology companies. Visitors to the event will include senior Libyan government officials and private sector planners, procurement officials, engineers of all disciplines, global specialist contractors, consultants and trading agents, providing the essential contacts necessary for the participating companies to secure a part in Libya’s economic development programme.
Over 150 delegates from Canada, China, Germany, Egypt, Italy, UAE, UK, GCC, Middle East, USA and other countries, will be participating in the event, aiming to demonstrate their commitment to the Libyan market and create and strengthen their trading links with Libya’s public and private sector business communities.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry has extended its support and endorsement to the forum, which is regarded as an event that will open new markets for UAE traders, manufacturers and services establishments in Libya, considered a gateway to the North and West African countries. [/restrict]