2019 Wharton MENA Conference

Shaping a New MENA: MENA in the Global Economy

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square


9:00 AM–9:50 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:50 AM–10:00 AM Opening Session
Ramy Matar (WG ’19) - Conference Co-Chair, The Wharton School
10:00 AM–10:30 AM Opening Keynote
Fiscal and Economic Reforms in Lebanon

Dan Azzi - Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Panel: New Era, New Challenges: Enabling MENA’s Growth
11:30 AM–11:50 AM Coffee and Networking Break
11:50 AM–12:50 PM Panel: Empowering Women in the MENA region: Beyond Targets
12:50 PM–2:00 PM Lunch and Industry Networking
2:00 PM–2:45 PM Keynote
Scaling Up MENA SMEs: How a Handful of Firms Can Fast-Forward Economic Growth

Joe Saddi - Senior Executive Advisor, Strategy&, part of the PwC network
2:45 PM–3:05 PM Coffee and Networking Break
3:05 PM–4:05 PM Panel: The VC Funding Environment in MENA: What to Expect
4:05 PM–4:50 PM Closing Keynote
Faraz Khalid (WG ’12) - CEO, Noon
4:50 PM–5:00 PM Closing Remarks
Jessie Aubry (WG ’19) - Conference Co-Chair, The Wharton School
5:00 PM Networking Reception