Arab Household Long-term Savings Conference 2021


Join us for two days of an interactive conference to navigate the neglected yet critical terrain of household savings and personal finance in MENA region. This brand-new regional event tackles financial literacy, financial education, and financial inclusion, as well as household financial resilience across the Arab world, through long-term savings. The conference sessions will address the following;

  • What’s the socio-economic imperative for household savings? What’s its economic power?
  • To turn MENA into savings economies:  what culture and which products do we need to build?
  • Why so much interest in financial literacy lately? What difference will it make?
  • Where can households save? What’s the ideal vehicle?
  • Will Fintech change the way people save? Will people make the shift to Fintech?

Event Presentation

Event Schedule

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Live-streamed from Bahrain

Session 1

Economics of Household Savings and their Significance

Dr. Amlan Roy Dr. Amlan Roy
Dr. Sherif Samy Dr. Sherif Samy
Dr. Chiara Monticone Dr. Chiara Monticone
Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Live-streamed from Bahrain

Session 2

Building a Savings Economy: Creating products, savings culture

Fadhel Al Makhlooq Fadhel Al Makhlooq
Marwa Al Maskati Marwa Al Maskati
Richard Banks Richard Banks
Zeeba Askar Zeeba Askar
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Live-streamed from Bahrain

Session 3

What’s Financial Literacy and how we can build it? Fireside Chat

Richard Banks Richard Banks
Andrea Hasler Andrea Hasler
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Live-streamed from Bahrain

Session 1

Landscape of Household Savings: What’s the ideal vehicle? Incumbents vs. Challengers

Omar Al Aseeri Omar Al Aseeri
Patrick Tissot-Favre Patrick Tissot-Favre
Ebrahim K. Ebrahim Ebrahim K. Ebrahim
Dalal Al Qais Dalal Al Qais
Mohamed Seghir Mohamed Seghir
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Live-streamed from Bahrain

Session 2

Considering Funding Challenges and Changing Labour Market, What Does it Take to Re-model Regional Pension Systems to Multi-Pillar Structure?

Prashant Shrivastavay Prashant Shrivastavay
Gabriel Goh Gabriel Goh
Alexander Brouwer Alexander Brouwer
Yasmeen Al Saffar Yasmeen Al Saffar
Mehdi El Amine Fichtali Mehdi El Amine Fichtali
  • Date : May 25, 2021 - May 26, 2021
  • Time : 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Asia/Bahrain)
  • Venue : Virtual event live-streamed from Bahrain

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