What are some of the fundamental socio-economic features they all share and what steps must they take if their economies are to enjoy sustained growth in the medium to long term? Dr. Toufic Gaspard, the economic adviser to Lebanon's minister of finance, will focus on Arab economies in Egypt and the Levant to examine how to solve the dominant regional problems of unemployment and poor productivity with the goal of establishing social and political stability. Drawing from his deep knowledge of Lebanon's economy, Gaspard will examine the economic and political pitfalls that Arab economies should avoid, as well as the constructive steps they must take to achieve sustained growth.