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The 8th Annual London Conference
10-13 September 2018 - Emirates Arsenal Stadium
Welcome to the 8th Annual London Conference

As markets across Asia reach critical mass, Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) are expected to lead the next phase of EM investments due to their rapidly growing populations and rising incomes, among other favorable demographic and macroeconomic trends. A main theme among many of these countries is the modernization of their economies and opening-up of their markets, with major economic policy reforms at the forefront of their respective governments' agenda to shift from commodity-dependent to more diversified economies.

Following the success of last year's conference, which marked our largest-ever turnout, our 8th Annual London Conference will bring together c-suite executives, investors and fund managers from the world's most compelling FEMs to network, share insights and explore potential investment opportunities.

Throwback: Enjoying two days of investor meetings at The Emirates courtesy of our hosts @efghermes and @ArsenalEvents by Carl Franklin, Chief Investor Relations Officer at Dangote Industries.

Throwback: EFG Hermes 6th Annual #LondonMENA & Frontier Conference kicks off today at the Emirates Stadium http://ow.ly/d/5d56

Throwback: Key note speakers at EFGHermes 6th #LondonMENA include H.E. Amr El-Garhy, Minister of Finance of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Throwback: @efghermes hosts #London conference for #MENA investment #Egypt #business http://ow.ly/jGlB303Uqqp by Daily News Egypt

Throwback: This year's #LondonMENA broadened its customary focus to include, for the first time ever, listed companies from frontier markets.

2017 Highlights



290

Fund Managers

USD9tn

Aggregate AUM

130

Companies

20

Countries

10

Industries

Every Year at The London Conference



2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Capturing Opportunities in a Transforming Region

The 2011 London Conference came at an optimal time when presenting companies, investors and fund managers needed to convene and review their results in what was a truly transformational and dynamic year for the region.

The conference offered attendees insight into what the future could hold and the region's growth outlook amid a period characterized by political instability, fears of contagion and unprecedented volatility.

Connecting You to MENA

As political risks began to recede, investors were increasingly eyeing opportunities to tap into the region's growth outlook.

With GCC countries enjoying strong and expansionary fiscal positions and Egypt witnessing some political consolidation, the 2012 London Conference offered buy-side investors the opportunity to meet personally with C-Suite executives from this dynamic region's leading companies to learn more about the strategies and expectations of the region's business leaders.

Don't Misplace Your Investments. Get On-the-Ground Insights

A key theme of the 2013 London Conference was the varying prospects between oil-exporters and oil-importers.

GCC countries and oil exporters in general offered a more robust outlook on the back of expansionary government policies, with broad-based state spending spurring both job creation and private-sector spending.

Meanwhile oil-importing countries faced a number of challenges, notably balancing social factors and economic growth with fiscal reforms required to bring down government deficits.

The Centerfield of MENA Investments

With so many factors at play in 2014 — including bringing about political stability and reform in MENA countries, cherry picking companies that are thriving following the turmoil and figuring out where new MSCI emerging markets fit in the investable universe —the 4th London Conference provided an unmatched, proven venue from which attendees gained key, on-the-ground insights and intelligence that help guide their investment strategy.

Your Bridge to MENA Investment Perspectives

A recovery in oil prices, the KSA opening its door to foreign portfolio investments, a long awaited companies law in the UAE and earnings surprises from Egyptian companies among other regional developments meant that 2015 was a year of shifting fundamentals.

Staying true to its reputation as the largest MENA investor event in the UK, the EFG Hermes 5th London Conference provided unmatched access to the strategies and expectations of key regional business heavyweights.

Insights into the New Reality

In addition to its customary focus on the Middle East and North Africa, the 6th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference included for the first time listed companies in frontier markets outside of MENA.

The conference's key theme focused on the reallocation of capital from Western economies and the return of emerging markets to investors' favor.

Yet as oil prices remained uncertain and with commodity price shocks, reform remained the critical driver for regional market performance and attractiveness.

MENA & Frontier Markets – The Playing Field

The 2017 London Conference marked our largest-ever turnout yet, with an expanded roster of 290 institutional investors and global fund managers and 130 presenting companies spanning 10 industries and 20 of the world's most compelling frontier and emerging markets.

The event allowed companies and investors to build relationships, gain first-mover advantages on innovative investment plays, and foster opportunities for long-term value creation on a global scale.

Agenda



THE 8TH ANNUAL LONDON CONFERENCE | ROUND 1

07:00 – 18:20
The Emirates Stadium
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
08:00 – 18:20
The Emirates Stadium
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings

THE 8TH ANNUAL LONDON CONFERENCE | ROUND 2

07:00 – 18:20
The Emirates Stadium
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
08:00 – 18:20
The Emirates Stadium
Registration, Scheduling & Hospitality
08:00 – 11:50
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings
12:00 – 13:20
Lunch
13:30 – 18:20
Executive Boxes
One on One Meetings

* Agenda is subject to change

Why Attend?



The largest MENA and Frontier markets-focused conference.

Access to one-on-one meetings with fund managers, institutional investors and C-suite executives.

Gain insights into some of the world's fastest growing markets and the compelling opportunities they offer.

Network with peers with all over the world and build fruitful relationships.