Investable assets in the GCC are projected to reach $3.4 trillion in 2012. With growth subdued in the traditional destinations for this investment – Europe and the US – Gulf-based investors are increasingly looking to Latin America for yield and diversification. At the same time corporate and financial leaders in Latin America are engaging with their counterparts in the Gulf to explore an array of trade, business and co-investment opportunities.
Building on the success of first two Latin America Mid-East Investors Forums held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, LA-MEIF will bring together delegations of Latin America’s corporate and financial leaders with potential investors and business partners from the GCC – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and surrounding markets such as Egypt and Jordan.
Confirmed speakers include:
Mark Cutis, CIO - Global Special Situations, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC)
ADIC is a globally-focused SWF committed to investing in Latin America. It recently participated in the $1.8bn purchase of 18% of BTG Pactual.
Khaled Faisal Al-Ghais, Executive Director for Business Development, Kuwait Middle East Financial Investment Company
KMEFIC, a leading asset manager in Kuwait with over $2.9bn AUM, is actively looking for investments in the growth markets of Latin America.
Enrique García, President and CEO, CAF
CAF mobilizes resources from international markets to Latin America and has increased its loan portfolio by 12% annually in the last 5 years, reaching US$ 11.8 billion last year.
Jose Miguel Ugarte, Financial Director, Dubai Ports World
DP World is actively investing in Peru, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Brazil, where it recently invested $500mn in Embraport.
Heiko Achilles, Managing Partner, MANAN Partners
MANAN is advising Gulf based investors on a series of urban development projects in Argentina and Brazil as well as across the GCC.
Stephen Swanson, Chief Legal Officer, Invest AD
Invest AD is actively looking to increase investments and cooperation between the MENA region and emerging markets.
In addition, already registered to participate are CEOs, CIOs, Portfolio Managers, Fund Managers and executive leadership from ADIA, ADIC, Mubadala, National Holding, Iffco, Macquarie, Amwal, Masdar, Tameer Holding, Verna Investments, Dallah Albaraka Holding, Septech Holdings, Emirates Capital, The National Investor and more.
The LAMEIF agenda has been designed to explain to investors how they can benefit from the sustained macro-economic stability, improved economic fundamentals and robust and growing domestic markets, world-leading products and skills that are driving growth in Latin America, with a focus on:
> Infrastructure and urban planning
> Metals and mining
> Oil and energy
> Power generation/distribution
> Private equity opportunities
> Real estate
Leading up to LA-MEIF, Latin American and international delegates will be able to request private 1-1 meetings with confirmed investors using the LatinFinance 1-1 Meeting Planner software. This innovative tool enables registered delegates to pre-qualify potential investors and business partners before meeting and facilitates in-depth interaction with hard-to-reach investors during the forum. LA-MEIF will comprise three equally important elements:
> A main conference room where delegates will engage in a compelling series of panels, presentations and workshops
> A second conference room set up with meetings spaces for private 1-1 capital introduction meetings facilitated by LatinFinance
> Ample spaces for informal meetings and networking throughout the event through lunch, at the cocktail reception and through coffee
Latin American and international delegates will:
> PRESENT investment opportunities, strategies and stories to the liquid and actively diversifying Gulf-based investors
> ESTABLISH relationships with new pools of capital, business and trade opportunities
> UNCOVER the factors driving Mideast investment into Latin America
> MEASURE investor appetite
> CONTRIBUTE to a unique forum with Gulf-based investors, financiers and government leaders
Delegate registration fee includes:
> Entry to the invitation-only LA-MEIF
> Facilitation of private 1-1 capital introduction meetings for your delegation with your target
investors facilitated by LatinFinance*
> Exclusive access to all social events and networking opportunities associated with the
> All available Forum documentation, materials and presentations
> Your personal biography and corporate profile available to attending investors
> Lunch and coffee breaks at the Forum
For further information on registration please email Alex Rubin or call +1 (305) 428-6280
For further information on sponsorship please email James Norton or call +1 (305) 428-6273
If you are interested in speaking at this event, please email Michael Brosgart or call +1 (305) 428-6277
* The LatinFinance 1-1 Meeting Planner
The LatinFinance 1-1 Meeting Planner will be available for your use 3 weeks prior to the Forum. Upon completion of your delegate profile on the Meeting Planner, you will be able to request meetings with other confirmed attendees. All meetings are at the discretion of the requestees and are not guaranteed. Meeting spaces will be provided at the venue and will be allocated on a first come basis.
All flight, visa, hotel, travel arrangements and other personal expenses are the responsibility of the delegate.
A cancellation received 90 days+ the day of the event is eligible for full refund minus 25%.
A cancellation between 45-90 days of the event is eligible for 50% refund.
No refund within 45 days of event.