BBK announced today that the leading Bahrain bank will once again be a charter sponsors of the seventh Euromoney GCC Financial Forum.

Scheduled to take place on 20-21 February 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain, 700 C-suite delegates are expected to attend the annual Forum, to discuss how fintech and innovation are driving a fundamental restructuring of the global financial services industry. The event will be an important platform for delegates to hear from financial experts, regulators and leading figures in financial technology on the opportunities these developments are creating for their businesses.

During the Forum, in a first for the Forum, Mr. Mohamed El Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, will take to the stage for an extended special Q&A session. Also taking to the stage will be H.E. Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board, H.E. Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain and H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Reyadh Yousif Sater, CE of BBK said: “BBK is proud to sponsor seventh installment of the GCC Financial Forum and we are looking forward to contributing to the success of the Forum once again. The conference always provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and to debate the current challenges in the GCC financial markets, as well as to explore the opportunities created by continuing digital disruption in the global financial sector.”

Victoria Behn, Euromoney Conferences’ Director of Middle East and Africa, said: ‘We are looking forward to returning to Bahrain to work with our key partners, including BBK. The line-up of speakers this year is better than ever and our theme of Innovation and the Future of Financial Services will ensure every session will be fascinating and informative; an event not to be missed.’