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Day 1: Monday, 9th of December 2019 - Opening Ceremony
Venue: FRA Smart Village Premises
16:00-17:00 Registration and Networking
17:00-17:30 Inauguration/Tour of FRA’s Premises
H.E. Dr. Moustafa Madbouly,Prime Minister of Egypt, and VIP Guests.
17:30 - 17:45

Welcome Speech
Dr. Mohammad Omran
Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)
17:45- 18:00

The Story Behind the Establishment of FRA
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
Former Minister of Investment -  the Leader Behind this Initiative.
18:00- 18:20

Opening Remarks
H.E. Dr. Moustafa Madbouly
Prime Minister of Egypt

18:20- 18:30 Donation Ceremony
Donation from Takaful Insurance Companies
To: National Investment Charitable Education Fund, Disabled People’s Fund (ATAA), and Others.
18:30- 18:40

Honoring the Former Chairmen of FRA
H.E. Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, will Honor the Three Former Chairmen of FRA.
18:40- 19:05

Keynote Speech
Dr. Michael S. Piwowar
Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets.
19:05- 20:30


Day 2: Tuesday, 10th December 2019 - Conference
Venue: FRA Smart Village Premises
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Networking
09:30 - 11:00 Panel Discussion 1: The Financial Sector and Access to Finance.
  • Encouraging New Listings on Stock Exchange.
  •  The Role of Relinquishing State-Ownership in Enhancing Stock Exchanges.
  •  Working with SMEs and Micro Enterprises.

Dr. Mohammed Omran
Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)


 H.E Dr. Sahar Nasr
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation

Mr. Paul P. Andrews
Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions(IOSCO).

Prof. William L. Megginson
Professor and Price Chair in Finance,Micheal F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma.

Mr. Karim Awad
Group Chief Executive Officer, EFG-Hermes Holding.

Mr. Riadh Naouar
Manager, Advisory Services, Middle East & Africa, Financial Institutions Group, IFC.
11:00 - 12:30 Panel Discussion 2: Mobilizing Finance to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth.
  • Global and Local Challenges to Optimize Sustainable Finance and Inclusive Growth.
  •  Models and Trends in the Governance of Sustainable Finance (ESG, TCFD).
  • The Role of Financial Regulators/Government Institutions/Pension/Funds/and International Organizations in Re-Directing Capital towards Sustainable, Responsible, and Green Finance.



Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
Senior Vice President of the World Bank Group for the 2030 Development
Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships.

H.E Dr. Hala El Said
Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform.

Mr. Alaa Al Zouhairy
Chairman, Insurance Federation of Egypt.

Ms. Sina Bassam Hbous
Advisor to the Chairman for sustainable development, Financial Regulatory Authority.

Mr. Mark Halle
Senior Advisor, Financial Centers for Sustainability Network


Mr. Nicolas J. Firzl
Director General, Head of research  World Pension Council

12:30 -13:00 Coffee Break
13:00 - 14:30



Panel Discussion 3: Embracing Disruption: How New Technologies and Innovation can Impact the Financial Sector
  • Rapid Digital disruption of Technology Caused by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Risks and Challenges to Financial Regulators.
  •  Modernizing the Regulatory Framework to Cope with Innovation and New Technologies: the Impact on Financial Inclusion.
  •  How can Regulators Promote/Regulate Financial Technology while Protecting Investors?



Eng. Tarek Fathy
Advisor to the Chairman for Information Technology, Financial Regulatory Authority.

Ms. Svetla Marinova
FinTech Manager at Grant Thornton

 Eng. Khaled El Attar
Deputy Minister - Digital Transformation,  Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

Ms. Magdalena Borowik
Fintech Advisor to the Chairman, Polish Financial Supervisory Authority.

  Ms Ghinwa Baradhi
Chief Information Officer at HSBC - MENAT.


  Ms. Hala Bou Alwan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hala Bou Alwan (HBA) Consultancy
14:30 - 15:30 Lunch










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