Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC has announced its Platinum sponsorship for the Toastmasters Annual Conference Qatar 2012 (TAC Qatar 2012) to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre on May 11th 2012.
The annual event for Toastmasters in Division E District 20 (Qatar Division) show cases the competitions in International, Humorous, Table Topics and Evaluations speeches where Toastmasters who have won at their club and area level will compete for the coveted title of the Division winner or the ‘Division Champion Speaker’.
The four winners at the Division will then compete with winners from other Divisions at the District 20 annual convention which will be held this year in Bahrain.
For al khaliji, supporting the Toastmasters Annual Conference falls under the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.
“This event is very much in line with general corporate responsibility program, which aims to support education, enhance business knowledge, and training and development initiatives in Qatar,” said Mr. Robin McCall, al khaliji’s Group Chief Executive Officer. “As such, we are proud to be supporting this year’s event. The Toastmaster’s Annual Conference is an excellent platform for knowledge exchange, and we are happy that our name will be associated with this event.”
Said Toastmaster Krishna Kumar, Division E-Governor: “TAC Qatar 2012 this year will be different. This year we will be inviting prominent Qatari business leaders and diplomats in Qatar to give keynote speeches at the event alongside the competitions to highlight the importance in this changing world of the conference theme ‘Communication powers Change’. And we are extremely delighted that al khaliji, Qatar’s ‘next generation bank’ will provide generous support for this event.”
Toastmaster clubs in Qatar are affiliated to Division E, District 20 of Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org), a non-profit organization dedicated towards betterment of communication and leadership skills in the world. A humble beginning of a single club in Oct 1924 in California USA has burgeoned to become a leading movement across 113 countries in the world with over 13000 clubs and 270,000 members with over four million benefiting from this movement.
Qatar has a very vibrant toastmasters fraternity with 36 clubs and 1000 members and Division E (Qatar) has won several accomplishments in the international scene. The toastmaster clubs are beehives of personal development and they meet regularly twice a month to help the members to practice the art and craft of public speaking and leadership. Indeed, this is the only institution in the world today which can be proud of communication and leadership development in a very cost effective manner.
For more information about al khaliji’s corporate social responsibility activities, please visit www.alkhaliji.com.
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