MENA and China under Belt & Road Initiative, and the implications for Canada

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The Belt Road Initiative is a comprehensive China-led plan that spans three continents  The impact of this initiative will not only deepen links to the MENA region, but will also arguably change the economic reality of countries across the globe. To discuss this reality, Join Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, CEO and Chief-Economist at the Arabia Monitor, a London-based independent think tank focused on the economies, markets and geopolitics of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) who will speak on MENA and China under Belt & Road Initiative, and the implications for Canada.

Formerly head of MENA research at JP Morgan, Dr. Eid-Oakden has worked with the World Bank on Latin America and North Africa, and subsequently, on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional. Dr. Eid-Oakden is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia, where she also advises the Saudi Government. 

She received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

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