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Sixth GCC Financial Forum 2017 – Press Conference Press Release


L-R Khalid Al Rumaihi and Victoria Behn at GCC Financial Forum 2017 Press Conference

Sunday 26th February: The sixth annual GCC Financial Forum, co-hosted by Euromoney Conferences and the Bahrain Economic Development Board will begin tomorrow in Manama, Bahrain.

Eminent speakers from the regional and international financial communities will convene in Manama for two days of high-level discussions. The Forum will focus on the outlook for GCC economies, the development of the region’s financial sector and innovative solutions to today’s financing challenges.

Key Information for Press

Audience at the Euromoney GCC Financial Forum Press Conference 2017

Delegates: Over 800 policy makers, regulators and C-level financiers and business leaders from 23 different countries are registered to attend. These countries include: Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, as well as a significant proportion from the UK and some from as far as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

VIP Keynote Speakers Include:

H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance, Bahrain

H.E. Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain

H.E. Mr Zayed Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, Chief Executive Officer, Mumtalakat

Adel A. El Labban, Chief Executive Officer, Ahli United Bank

Francis Fukuyama, Political Commentator, Futurist and Author

Bassel Gamal, Group Chief Executive Officer, QIB

Jean Lemierre, Group Chairman, BNP Paribas

Rita Liu, Head of EMEA, Alipay

Chris Skinner, Fintech Commentator and Author

Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Charter Sponsors:

Al Salam Bank
BNP Paribas
Gulf Finance House (GFH)
National Bank of Bahrain (NBB)
Rante Corporation

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