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CNBC's Squawk Box Live from Abu Dhabi

Show will broadcast live from Emirates Palace on March 2

London & Abu Dhabi, Saturday, Feb 28 2015 - CNBC's flagship morning programme, Squawk Box, will for the first time broadcast live from Abu Dhabi on Monday, March 2. The show will air from a purpose built set at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum taking place at the Emirates Palace.

Squawk on the Road will be anchored by CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Hadley Gamble. Cutmore is a seasoned anchor of the show; Gamble is CNBC's Middle East correspondent. In addition to co-hosting the live broadcast, the pair will conduct a number of in-depth interviews with influential Forum participants while on site. Cutmore will also host a panel discussion about the impact of declining oil prices on Sovereign Wealth Funds across the Middle East and North Africa, with panellists including representatives of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Kuwait Investment Office and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

CNBC last took Squawk on the Road in January to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where the internationally-influential gathered to predict trends for 2015. The NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi is the next port of call for the flagship show, as it follows the global investment story to regional business hotspots.

Commenting on the Abu Dhabi broadcast, John Casey, SVP of International News & Programming at CNBC said: "Each day we dissect the biggest stories influencing world markets, equipping our investor audience with actionable insight and analysis. Despite on-going geopolitical issues in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as other parts of the world, there is an important investment story to be told and it is the job of CNBC to tell it. Squawk on the Road is the ideal platform".

Guests on Squawk Box, which airs 07.00-10.00am CET / 11.00-14.00 GST, will include:
• Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz
• Sir Paul Tucker, Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England
• Mr Pierre Gramegna, Finance Minister, Luxembourg
• Ms Sheila Patel, CEO, International Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Additional guests that CNBC will interview at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum include:
• Mr Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO, Aldar Properties PJSC
• Mr Osama Alayoub, President & CEO, Kuwait Investment Office
• Mr Alex Thursby, CEO, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) PJSC

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For more information, please contact:

Finola McDonnell, VP International Communications, CNBC
D: +44 (0)78 2793 7086

Notes to Editors:

Sound-bites, transcripts & photography:
Material from each interview listed above will be available on request.

About Squawk Box:
Around the world, Squawk Box is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk show, where the biggest names in business and politics tell their most important investment stories. Squawk Box's unique sense of gravitas, wit and unscripted, fast-paced exchange, makes it essential viewing for any investor who wants a jump start on business day.

About CNBC:
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