2018 Wharton MENA Conference in partnership with ABANA

Inflection Point: Finance and Technology in a Re-Emerging MENA

Friday, March 23, 2018 - White & Case Offices, Manhattan, NY


8:15 AM–9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast (Forum)
9:00 AM–9:15 AM Opening Session (G06)
Tala Al Jabri - Conference Co-Chair
9:15 AM–10:00 AM VC Keynote (G06)
Walid Mansour - Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Middle East Venture Partners
10:00 AM–11:00 AM VC and Innovation Panel (G06)
11:00 AM–11:20 AM Coffee Break (Forum)
11:20 AM–12:20 PM Tech Entrepreneurship Panel (G06)
12:20 PM–1:05 PM Sponsor Keynote (G06)
George Sarraf - Managing Director, Strategy&
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Lunch (8th Floor)
1:30 PM–2:15 PM Government Keynote (G06)
Amb. Joseph W. Westphal - Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2:15 PM–3:15 PM Public Policy and Business Panel (G06)
3:15 PM–3:30 PM Coffee Break (Forum)
3:30 PM–4:15 PM White & Case Keynote (G06)
Pratin Vallabhaneni - Partner, White & Case
4:15 PM–5:15 PM FinTech Panel (G06)
5:15 PM–5:45 PM Closing Session (G06)
Raymond Azar - Partner, White & Case
5:45 PM–6:30 PM Cocktail Reception (Forum)