Our members are engaged in financial trading and sales representing foreign exchange, interest rate products, equities, commodities and others. Membership is open to Arab and non-Arab professionals working in regional and international banks and financial institutions.

Treasury managers, managing directors, investment bankers, risk management and asset wealth management directors, financial markets traders representing international banks and institutions from around the world attend the ICA annual conference, our flagship event in the region, benefiting of the exchange of professional expertise and network development. Around 60% of the conference delegates are Arabs while some 40% are Europeans, Asians and Americans.

Our speaker faculty is composed of international political leaders, central bank governors, CEOs, chief economists and senior bankers, selected on a global basis for their experience and insights. Notable past speakers we have hosted included President Bill Clinton, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mr. Tony Blair, Mr William Hague, Secretary James Baker, Dominique Strauss-Khan, Dr. Alan Greespan, Dr. Marc Mobius, Lord Norman Lamont, Carlos Ghosn, Dr. Jacques Attali, Pr. Nassim Taleb among many others.

  • Executive Committee
  • Organizing Committee
    ICA Chairman
    Mr Tamer Khalifa

    Regional General Manager, Gulf
    Arab African International Bank
    P.O. Box: 1049, Dubai, United Arab Emirates -
    T:+971 4 393 7773/393 2442 (Direct)
    E: Tkhalifa@aaib.com W: www.aaib.com 

    ICA Vice Chairman
    Mr Aqeel Habeeb

    Kuwait Financial Markets Association
    P.O. Box 25228 Safat, 13113 Kuwait -
    T:+965 22498560
    F: +965 9901 0828
    E: kfma@kfma.org.kw

    ICA General Secretary
    Mr Faical Leamari

    Head of Capital Markets
    Attijariwafa Bank
    163 avenue Hassan II - Casablanca, Morocco -
    T:+ 212 522544424
    M: +212 661104653
    E: f.leamari@attijariwafa.com W: www.attijariwafa.com 

    ICA Treasurer
    Mr Elie Chami

    Arab Bank Plc
    Arab Bank Building, Riad El Solh, Banks’ Street Beirut Central District, Lebanon-
    T:+961 1 981 121
    F: +961 3 359 969
    E: elie.chami@arabbank.com.lb 

    ICA Assistant General Secretary
    Ms Hanadi Al Asmi

    Manager, Treasury Department
    Arab Bank OBU Bahrain
    Arab Bank Building, No. 540 Road No 1706 Block 317P.O. Box 813, Diplomatic Area – Manama-
    T:+973 17 549043
    M: +973 3 9982266
    E: hanadi.hassan@arabbank.com.bh W: www.arabbank.com.bh 

ACI Jordan President
Mr Ali Abu Swai

ACI Jordan Vice President
Mr Abdulkarim Sammour

ACI Jordan Treasurer
Mr. Moris Massis

ACI Jordan Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Mohammad Swais

ACI Jordan General Secretary
Mr. Faris Ababneh

Assistant General Secretary
Mr Fadi Taninah

Board Member
Mr. Mutasem Abu Wardeh

Mr. Omar Hatamleh

Honorary Member
Mr Jamal Fariz

Honorary Member
Mr Mutaz Barbour

Honorary Member
Mr. Khaled Zakaria

Honorary Member
Mr. Zaid Rashdan


Lead Diamond Sponsor



Thursday 3 November 2016

10:00 -19:00 Registration

16:00   ICA Board meeting

Friday 4 November 2016

08:30 – 09:30  Registration & Exhibition – (Business attire)

09:30    Official Inauguration
              Mr. Ali Abu Swai – President, ACI Jordan
              Mr. Tamer Khalifa – Chairman, ICA
              Mr. Nemeh Sabbagh – CEO, Arab Bank
              H.E. Dr. Ziad Fariz – Governor, Central Bank of Jordan

10:00 – 10:30    Exhibition & Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00     Banking Prudence & its impact on growth
                             H.E. Dr. Yusuf Mansur - Minister of State for Economic Affairs

11:00 – 12:00  Is Brexit a Eurozone Breakup?
                       • How Brexit will be felt globally?
                       • Future of GBP and Euro
                       • Impact of negative interest rates

                         The Rt Hon Lord Norman Lamont of Lerwick - was a Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and a member of the House of Commons for twenty-five years
                          Rachel Lomax - British economist who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 until 2008

12:00 – 12:30  Exhibition & Coffee Break 

12:30 – 13:30    Reconsidering Safe Haven in a Low Yield World
                            Ashraf Laidi - an independent strategist and trader, founder of Intermarket Strategy Ltd and author of "Currency Trading & Intermarket  Analysis"

13:30        Business Lunch - Ishtar Kempinski hotel

20:00        Dinner – Marriott Hotel (smart casual)

                 Buses will start moving from Ishtar Kempinski at 19:30


Saturday 5 November 2016

09:00 – 10:00   Exhibition – (Business attire)

10:00 – 10:15   Ethical Behavior in the Financial Markets; Deploying an Effective and Sustainable Adherence Framework for Codes of Conduct in the Wholesale Financial Markets
                      Ralph Genang - Executive Advisor, ACI Financial Markets Association (ACIFMA)


10:15 – 11:15   Global Economic Outlook
                        • Falling oil prices and affect on economies in the region. What’s beyond oil age?
                        • Opportunities and risks in MENA region
                        • The four major trends in global financial markets
                         Amro Zakaria Abdu - President of  World Wide Markets in the Middle East and Africa Region
                         Patrick Young – Author of “Capital Market Revolution!” (FT 1999) outlining the potential of digital markets, establishing several precepts of the “fintech” movement

11:15– 11:45   Coffee Break & Exhibition

11:45 – 12:45   "From the front line:  American fantasies, Islamist cults and Arab revolutions."

                          Dr. Robert Fisk – Multi-Award Winning Middle East Correspondent of   “The Independent”

12:45 – 01:45   Rogue Trading - why it happens and what can be done to prevent it

                          Nick Leeson – The man who broke Barings Bank

13:45       Business Lunch - Ishtar Kempinski hotel

15:00       ICA General Assembly

20:30       International night – Ishtar Kempinski hotel (formal attire)


Floor Plan

Confirmed Exhibitors


- 41st ICA Conference Kempinski Hotel Ishtar