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CEO to participate in Super Return Middle East 2011 conference

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank, today announced its high-level participation in the 5th annual Super Return Middle East Conference 2011, which will be held on the 17th – 19th of October at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai, UAE.

QFIB CEO Emad Mansour, will be joined by over 100 expert speakers to examine the future strategies of PE in the region in light of the current economic crisis and the Arab spring.

Mansour will be participating in a discussion entitled Considering the Massive Infrastructure Build for Qatar 2022& Repatriation of Capital: Where Can Private Equity Invest & What Opportunities Are Available. With US$65bn expected to be spent on construction, logistics, transport and infrastructure to prepare Qatar for the mega sporting event over the next decade, Mansour will present his views on how PE can leverage on this opportunity.

“PE firms in the region have a positive outlook on sectors that will benefit from government spending such as the energy, healthcare and general infrastructure construction. There is no doubt that Qatar’s vast spending planned ahead of the 2022 world cup will attract foreign capital to such sectors.”

Mansour will also be hosting a networking roundtable for Qatar during the conference to highlight the current developments in the country and its future growth.

The Super Return Middle East 2011 is the leading regional conference addressing issues of concern in the PE arena. Running in its fifth year, the conference will highlight the developments, growth opportunities and challenges facing the PE industry in the MENA region.

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