BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:China Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16010101T000000 TZOFFSETFROM:+0800 TZOFFSETTO:+0800 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20230317T034922Z DESCRIPTION:Panel\nAsia and the Middle East – how will the balance betwee n economic and geopolitical interests evolve? \nAsia’s relationship with the Middle East is shaped by the interplay between economic and geopoliti cal interests. Asia depends on the Gulf states to meet its growing energy demands\, which are creating closer economic and financial links between t he two regions. Economies in Asia are also poised to benefit from the Midd le East’s vast pools of capital\, while the major oil producers’ ambit ions to diversify beyond hydrocarbons create opportunities for Asian leade rs in renewable energy and infrastructure development. Greater economic co nnectivity is also leading Asian powers into more active diplomacy in the Middle East\, though\, as China’s role in mediating dialogue between Sau di Arabia and Iran shows.\nHow will Asia and the Middle East negotiate the economic and geopolitical dimensions of closer ties? What role will Asia play in the Middle East – and vice-versa? How will these dynamics create opportunities – and risks – for companies and investors from both pla ces\, and beyond? And what could exchange between the regions that produce the most fossil fuels and emit the most greenhouse gases globally mean fo r the energy transition?\nFrom commodities to smart cities\, this panel wi ll cover the critical questions for investors about an increasingly critic al global relationship. Former Singaporean diplomat and Chairman of the Mi ddle East Institute at the National University of Singapore\, Bilahari Kau sikan will provide an expert perspective on the geopolitical aspects of th e relationship\, in dialogue with respected trade analyst and author Ben S impfendorfer.\nSpeaker(s):\n* Bilahari Kausikan \, Chairman\, Middle East Institute\, National University of Si ngapore\n* Ben Simpfendorfer \, Partn er and Asia Pacific Lead of Oliver Wyman Forum\, Oliver Wyman\n* Moderator : Ahmed Badr\, Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Equities\, Cred it Suisse\n \n DTEND;TZID="China Standard Time":20230321T165000 DTSTAMP:20230314T114712Z DTSTART;TZID="China Standard Time":20230321T160000 LAST-MODIFIED:20230317T034922Z LOCATION:Stream 1\, Conrad Hotel\, Hong Kong PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Panel: Asia and the Middle East - how will the balan ce between economic and geopolitical interests evolve? TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000303E8AB4AD56D901000000000000000 010000000A43F009EA4D9EA4BAFE421DDB0F600B6 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:< div class=WordSection1>

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Asia and the Middle East – how will the balance between economic and geopoli tical interests evolve? \;

Asia’s relationship with the Middle East is sh aped by the interplay between economic and geopolitical interests. Asia de pends on the Gulf states to meet its growing energy demands\, which are cr eating closer economic and financial links between the two regions. Econom ies in Asia are also poised to benefit from the Middle East’s vast pools of capital\, while the major oil producers’ ambitions to diversify beyo nd hydrocarbons create opportunities for Asian leaders in renewable energy and infrastructure development. Greater economic connectivity is also lea ding Asian powers into more active diplomacy in the Middle East\, though\, as China’s role in mediating dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran sho ws.

How will Asia and the Middle East negotiate the economic a nd geopolitical dimensions of closer ties? What role will Asia play in the Middle East – and vice-versa? How will these dynamics create opportunit ies – and risks – for companies and investors from both places\, and b eyond? And what could exchange between the regions that produce the most f ossil fuels and emit the most greenhouse gases globally mean for the energ y transition?

From commodities to smart cities\, this panel wi ll cover the critical questions for investors about an increasingly critic al global relationship. Former Singaporean diplomat and Chairman of the Mi ddle East Institute at the National University of Singapore\, \;Bilahari Kausikan& nbsp\;will provide an expert perspective on the geopolitical aspects o f the relationship\, in dialogue with respected trade analyst and author&n bsp\;Ben Simpfendorfer.

Speaker(s):

  • Bilahari Kausikan\, Chairman\, Middle East Institute\, Nationa l University of Singapore
  • Be n Simpfendorfer\, Partner and Asia Pacific Lead of Oliver Wyman For um\, \;Oliver Wyman
  • Mode rator: \;Ahmed Badr\, Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Equities\, Credit Suisse

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