SBC Abu Dhabi


Gulf Regional Outlook 2017-2018

Expert Panel Discussion

15th March 2017 | Media Rotana Hotel Dubai

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that the Austrian Business Council (ABC) is hosting an informative session on the topics of economic, financial, business and political topics.

We are honored to announce that our expert speakers are:

Mr. Nenad Pacek: Co-founder of CEEMEA Business Group is a well-known book author and a leading authority on economic and business issues that concern multinational corporations seeking faster growth internationally. He will share with us his views regarding the main regional trends and challenges, such as:

  • The real story behind oil price and what is the oil price outlook;
  • How does MEA compare to other emerging markets: which arguments to use when fighting for internal corporate resources;
  • Why is profit growth under so much pressure across MEA and will it get worse?
  • Has the global commodity cycle finally turned positive or will there still be hiccups along the way?
  • Why is it important to keep investing for medium and long-term in MEA despite the current slowdown?

The panel discussion with ABC member Dr. Gordian Gaeta, Financial Advisor to investment funds and international businesses and company representatives will round up the discussion and provide concrete, first-hand experiences focusing on performance in key markets, business challenges, and 2017 market specific expectations.

Date:      15th March 2017

Time:     19:00 hrs – 21:30 hrs

Venue:   Media Rotana Hotel, location map

Price:     Members: AED 150 / Non Members: AED 200

includes cocktail menu, soft drinks & 1 glass of house wine or beer



18:45 hrs: Registration

19:00 hrs: Dinner & Networking

19:30 hrs: Welcome by  Mr. Richard Bandera, Secretary General & Commercial Counsellor

Mr. Werner Baumgartner, Chairman of the ABC

19:40 hrs: Presentation & Panel Discussion: Gulf Regional Outlook 2017-2018

Question & Answer“ session

Please confirm your attendance by filling out the formdesk HERE latest by Monday the 13th of March 2017.

Kindly note that we have established a new payment tool. The LINK for the online payment will be available in the confirmation email. Please be informed, that we only can accept your registration upon your payment receipt provided by Innovate Payments (Telr) sent to you and us simultaneously.

For further assistance, please contact Mrs. Marie-Luise Hohengassner.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Richard Bandera                   Werner Baumgartner

Secretary General                 Chairman