Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced that it is sponsoring the fifth edition of Euromoney Qatar Conference slated on December 6 and 7 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha.
“We look forward to supporting this year’s conference,” said QIB Group CEO Bassel Gamal.
He added: “Our active participation reflects the bank’s commitment towards the sustainable development of the financial sector in Qatar and our acumen to exchange knowledge and debate the current international and regional changes in a constructive way with experts from different backgrounds and with diverse experience and expertise.”
The conference will be attended by a number of government officials, senior economists and bankers from across the region, as well as international delegations.
The event will examine critical geopolitical and economic issues currently facing the GCC economies in order to conclude and recommend potential solutions that decision makers could consider so as to overcome current challenges.
Topics include discussions that span from the potential impact of the new US presidency and Brexit on Qatar and the wider region to specific themes such as regional and international portfolio investment strategies, as well as the expanding Qatar’s digital ecosystem and the growth of Qatar’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.
QIB chief financial officer Gourang Hemani will participate in the panel ‘Qatar’s Reaction to the New Macroeconomic Headwinds’ to discuss among other topics the future direction of hydrocarbon demand, supply and pricing, the introduction of VAT and its implications on Qatari businesses, the current liquidity challenge in GCC and the increasing role of local and international sukuk and bond issuances. Euromoney is the world’s leading organiser of conferences for cross-border investment and capital markets investors, financial intermediaries, corporations, governments, and financial institutions.
The conference, held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, is hosted by Qatar Central Bank, and will be attended by HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi.
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