Breakout Session – Do Structural Reforms Attract Direct Investments?


April 11, 2019 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

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Yasser Al Sharif – Jabal Omar Development Company
Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din – Hawkamah
Dr. Simon Galpin – Bahrain Economic Development Board
Ashraf A. Bseisu – SOLIDARITY GROUP HOLDING COMPANY
Walid Daoud -KPMG Lower Gulf Limited
Frank Kane – Arab News

As the regional bourses aim to compete with developed markets, questions are being raised over the state of reforms. What is the future of regulation in the region? Of course, strong regulations enhance the ease of doing business. Is there a direct correlation between reforms and attracting foreign investments? Are regulators working with stakeholders on policymaking? How reforms fuel good Corporate governance, and also attract investments?