The Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, 28 October 2008 at the Dorchester Hotel, London

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, presented by Institutional Investor and partner The Department of Planning and Economy - Abu Dhabi, is commencing in London to showcase the impressive range of investment opportunities now available in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Forum is being held in partnership with The Department of Planning and Economy - Abu Dhabi. It will bring together Abu Dhabi's key industry leaders, financial intermediaries and high-profile government officials with international investors. Over 250 delegates are confirmed to attend.

Many of the world's largest and most sophisticated mega-projects are now taking place in Abu Dhabi, including the creation of a $15bn renewable energy city and a $27bn island cultural development that will host Guggenheim and Louvre museums. The Forum will showcase the impressive range of investment opportunities being created through economic diversification.

Featured Speakers include:

H.E. Nasser Ahmed Alsowaidi, Chairman, Department of Planning and Economy
H.E. Eng. Salah Salem Al Shamsi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Michael Tomalin, Chief Executive, National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Eirvin Knox, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
H.E. Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
H.E. Hareb Al-Darmaki, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
H.E. Abubaker Seddiq Al Khouri, CFA, Managing Director, Sorouh Real Estate PJSC
John Bullough, Chief Executive Officer, ALDAR Properties PJSC
Dr. Georges Makhoul, President for the Middle East and North Africa, Morgan Stanley
Lawrence Franklin, Director Strategy & Policy, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
H.E. Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Chairman and Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Airports Company
H.E. Eng. Jaber Hareb Al Khalili, Chief Executive Officer, Zonescorp
H.E. Abdulla Al-Nuaimi, Director of Privatization, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA)
Tom Healy, Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Orhan Osmansoy, Chief Executive Officer, The National Investor

For further information, please contact Magda Cyran, Marketing Director, Institutional Investor Tel +44 (0)207 303 1796 Email: mcyran @

Forum Partners:
The Department of Planning and Economy - Abu Dhabi

Lead Sponsors:
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
ALDAR Properties PJSC
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)
Sorouh Real Estate PJSC

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Al Maabar International Investments
Prime Holding
Noor Capital
The National Investor

Airline Partner:
Etihad Airways


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