KFH-Bahrain Sponsors GCC Financial Forum 2018

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Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain (KFH-Bahrain), one of the leading Islamic Banks in the Kingdom and an integral contributor to the evolution of Bahrain’s Islamic Financial sector, has sponsored the 7th GCC Financial Forum hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, on the 20th and 21st of February 2018.

Co-hosted by Bahrain Economic Development Board, this industry-leading conference bought together eminent speakers and C-level financial professionals, economists, policy makers, investors, regulators, and bankers from the regional and international financial communities, who converged to discuss and debate trends, challenges, future outlooks and opportunities facing the financial sector.

The 2018 Forum, themed ‘Innovation and the Future of Financial Services’, has been tailored to explore how the merging of Fintech and innovation, such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and big data are driving a fundamental re-structuring of the financial services industry.

Mr. Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat, the Managing Director and CEO at KFH-Bahrain commented: “We are happy to be one of the sponsors of the 7th Annual GCC Financial Forum 2018 which has been running successfully for seven consecutive years and has positioned itself as one of the most significant gatherings of financial leaders and experts in the region. The event has an established reputation as a fundamental platform for information and knowledge exchange, and is considered a key driver of the evolution of the financial sector.”

“As one of the leading financial institutions in Bahrain, we see it as our duty to support such events and we look forward to benefitting from the market insights and viewpoints shared by a host of regional and international experts,” further commented Mr. Al Khayyat.

The event boasts a list of high calibre speakers including Lord Mervyn King, Economist and Former Governor of the Bank of England and Mohamed El Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz who will be joined by experts from Bahrain, including HE Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance; HE Zayed Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism; HE Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, and HE Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.