A group of Qatari Banks hosted a reception at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo (pictured) on 12 October 2012 in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank annual meetings. The Qatari delegation at the reception was headed by H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Economy and Finance and H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank.
The delegation included Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), ahlibank, alkhaliji, Barwa Bank, Commercialbank, Doha Bank, International Bank of Qatar, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar Islamic Bank and QNB.
The reception welcomed prominent bankers and key global policymakers, with attendees including chairpersons and members of the boards and management of GCC, Middle East and international banks, as well as senior officials representing regulatory authorities from various countries of the world. The Reception also hosted guests representing governments, financial institutions, and the diplomatic missions to Tokyo.
The Qatari Banks’ Reception is held each year on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank meetings to help promote the State of Qatar and its robust financial sector whilst building long-term relationships with industry leaders around the world. It provides an opportunity for multilateral economic discussions and exchange of ideas between officials representing the Qatari, GCC and International banks and policymakers that attend the function.
The Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF hold their Annual Meetings in to discuss a range of issues including poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. These annual meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the World Bank and IMF to better serve their member countries.
The seminars to be held during the meetings will cover a wide range of topics with special emphasis on the global economy, jobs and competitiveness, global health, inclusive growth, mid- and long-term growth in Asia, low income country issues, sovereign risk, and the Euro Area. These seminars are expected to provide a platform for global policy discussions and coordination.
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