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Board of Directors 2012

Leveraging on the board’s involvement to institutionalise all critical processes in a boardroom to promote professional directorship and enhance the level of board effectiveness

24-25 Sep 2012
Media Rotana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Why You Should Attend

Board of Directors 2012

In the Middle East region, companies can no longer afford to neglect the liability risks of their board of directors especially with the advancement of global standards in corporate governance. The challenges and risks are no less real and the current financial crisis highlights the hurdles of operating in a global business environment. Directors increased pressure in exercising their duties has further stamped the importance for the board to gain deeper insights on their duties and liabilities.


This urgency was underscored again in 2012 when the role of directors has gained increasing emphasis in the GCC as their duties have extended over the years. If poorly implemented or fulfilled, it will attract serious penalties for both the directors and the company in the event of a breach. Therefore, it is vital for boards to be aware of their responsibilities and duties and to ensure they keep up to date with any changes in the rules and regulations of the authority, as well as playing an active role in the company.


Join us in this exclusive two days Middle East Board of Directors conference which will explore all essential aspects in a board room. This conference will highlight on themes ranging from board governance and effectiveness, board composition, directors roles and accountabilities, board structures, board delivery, effective board dynamics and board evaluation and renewal. All of which will lead your companys board to achieve long term sustainability and success. For updated brochure and registration, kindly contact Cindy Cluny at or call +603 27236745


Why should you attend?

  Adopting new value added cultures and developed tools that will contribute in improving boards effectiveness and dynamics

  Analysing barriers to implementing best practices in a boardroom and how those barriers might be overcome

  Increasing the understanding and awareness of directors in large GCC corporations of the issues and challenges faced by boards in the region

  Creating a regional network of board members by providing a venue for networking and experience exchange

  Gaining useful insights to actual success stories, case studies and best practices of effective boardroom management to strengthen board members capabilities


Key topics to be discussed at the event:

  Enhancing board governance policies, procedures and requirements within your boardroom to safeguard your shareholders interest

  Implementing board effectiveness properly as a new added value tool for boardrooms

  Analysing traditional vs. international board selection processes in creating the ideal board for your organisation

  Empowering the role of non-national directors as value added benefit in your board composition

  Discussing on increasing directors capabilities to drive excellent directorship in your boardroom

  Introducing more independent directors in boardrooms to leverage on their expertise in decision making

  Bridging the gap in role separation between the board and management to avoid confusion on tasks delegated to each party

  Establishing internal guidelines on how to resolve conflict of interest that occurs to govern the boardroom

  Recognising the importance of introducing new committees in your board structure as an investment to the board

  Going beyond the financials: Considering other factors/topics that should be of concerned to shareholders as well

  Incorporating strategy debate in order to fine tune your strategy discussion during your board meetings

  Succession planning: Developing the right formula for a good succession plan in the region

  Highlighting the key elements to be included in an agenda for meetings to increase board dynamics effectiveness

  Adopting performance related system as a tool for boards evaluation and renewal to increase boards overall performance


Previous Attendees Include

Chairman, Presidents, CEO, CFO, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Directors, Assistant Directors, Board and Committee Members, Company Secretaries, Senior VPs, Executive VPs, Vice Presidents, Corporate Legal Counsels, Advisors, Regulators, General Managers, Senior Managers, Partners, Associates, Investor Relation Officers, Senior Executives, Managers and Auditors of:

Corporate Governance
Risk Management,
Strategic Planning
Internal Audit

From across all industries, including both public and private sectors

Why Choose marcus evans Conferences?

marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

Event Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Chartis Insurance
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ICSA Software
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GCC Board of Directors Institute, UAE
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Business Islamica
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Practical Insights From

H.E. Mohammed A.J. Al Fahim
Honorary Chairman
Al Fahim Group, UAE

Abdullah A. Almajdouie
Group President
Al Majdouie Group, Saudi Arabia

Dr Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa
Chief Executive Officer
Dragon Oil, UAE

Y.M. Tengku Tan Sri Dr Mahaleel Tengku Ariff
Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad, Malaysia

Majid Jafar
Chief Executive Officer
Crescent Petroleum, UAE

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Event Contact

For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

Justine Leong Mei Yeng

CP 21, Suite 2101, Central Plaza
34 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+603 2723 6611
Fax: +603 2723 6622