Annual Finance & Accounting International Conference
Managing Securitization for Lebanon and the MENA Region

December 3-4, 2004 — Lebanese American University, School of Business, Irwin Hall, Beirut, Lebanon

Conference Schedule

Day One — December 3, 2004:

Time Speaker Topic
8:00–9:00 (a.m.) Registration  
9:00–9:10 Mr. Michel Majdalani, FAIC org. committee Welcoming remarks
9:10–9:15 Dr. Abdallah Sfeir, VPAA Opening statement
9:15–9:20 Dr. Tarek Mikdashi, Dean, B-School LAU Business School statement
9:20–9:35 Dr. Ahmad Jachi, First Governor, BDL Opening address
9:35–9:50 Dr. Nasser Saidi, Former Vice Governor, BDL Keynote speech
9:50–10:30 Dr. Joseph Sinkey, U. of Georgia Introduction to Securitization
10:30–11:15 Mr. Alain Bifani, Director General
Ministry of Finance – Lebanon
Securitization with the Lebanese government
Means and opportunities
11:15–11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30–12:15 (p.m.) Ms. Effie Psalida – International Monetary Fund Assessing Public Sector Borrowing collateralized on future flow receivables
12:15–1:00 Dr. Dilip Ratha, The World Bank
Mr. Suhas Ketkar, Royal Bank of Scotland
Future Flow Securitization
1:00–2:00 Lunch  
2:00–2:45 Maitre Stephan Alamowitch, Orrick Frech Securitization Law and Lebanon
2:45–3:30 Mr. Iyad Boustani, BSEC Financial Structures and Credit enhancement techniques
3:30–4:20 Dr. Gabriel Palma, Cambridge University International Financial Architecture
4:20–4:30 Coffee Break  

Policy Session 1: Securitization in the Lebanese Financial Community

Dr. Ahmad Jachi, First Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon
Dr. Marwan Barakat, Head of Research, Bank Audi
Dr. Zuhayr Mikdashi, Institute of Banking and Finance, HEC Lauzanne
Moderator: Mr. Mohammad Fheily, LAU faculty

Gala Dinner at The Bristol Hotel – December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. (reservation by December 3rd at 9 a.m.)

Day Two – December 4, 2004

Time Speaker Topic
9:00–9:05 (a.m.) Janine Zakka, FAIC org. committee Opening remarks
9:05–9:50 Dr. Zuhayr Mikdashi, HEC, Lauzanne Private Equity Funds and their securitization
9:50–10:35 Mr. Adel Satel, Moody’s Moody’s approach to rating securitized transactions
10:35–10:45 Coffee Break  
10:45–11:25 Mohamad Sotoudeh, Citibank Real Estate Securitization in the UAE
11:25–12:00 Mr. Ibrahim Mardam Bey,
Ms. Roula Sleiman, BSEC
Securitization, Fundamental Markets and Marketing
12:00–1:00 (p.m.)

Policy Session 2: Securitization in Lebanon: Banking and Public Sectors Issues

Mr. Nicholas Photiades: Securitization and its effect on the Lebanese Banking sector
Dr. Jihad Azour: securitization as an important restructuring tool for the public sector
Dr. Kamal Shehade: Linking securitization with privatization
Moderator: Dr. George Rivers

1:00 Closing remarks – Michel Majdalani – FAIC org. committee