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Congress Business Programme

Friday, September 12, 2003

8:30Arrival of delegates and registration

9:00Exhibition official opening

9:30Welcome address by Fady Moubarak, president of the ACI -- Lebanon, The Financial Markets Association

9:40Welcome address by Shadi Hanna, chairman of the ICA -- Interarab Cambist Association

9:50Official welcome address by Riad Salameh, governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon

10:10Official keynote address by Rafic Hariri, prime minister of Lebanon

10:40Break and exhibition

11:30Panel discussion 1: "Different perspectives on moving forward". Moderator: Freddie Baz, chief strategist and adviser to the chairman, Banque Audi. Panelists include Ibrahim Dabdoub, chief executive officer of The National Bank of Kuwait

13:00Presentation: "Fooled by randomness" by Nassim Taleb

14:15Lunch and exhibition

Saturday, September 13, 2003

8:30ACI general assembly

10:30Coffee break and exhibition

11:30Panel discussion 2: "Strategies to consider when moving forward". Panel chairman/moderator: Paul Raphael, chairman of central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Merrill Lynch. Panelists: David Bloom, director of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC; Larry Hatheway, managing director of global economics and strategy at UBS Warburg; Martin Hufner, chief economist of HVB Group; George Cooper, global fixed-income strategist at Deutsche Bank in London

13:30Keynote closing address by Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motors Company

14:30Lunch and exhibition

16:00ICA general assembly (Phoenicia hotel)

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