Posted on October 23, 2017

Commercial Bank has participated at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held in parallel in Washington DC.

These Annual Meetings are major global financial and economic sector conferences and are regularly attended by key figures from the world of finance, politics and economics, including finance ministers and central bankers from various countries. Held annually in different locations, the Annual Meetings welcome banks and multilateral development institutions from countries all over the world, including several banks from Qatar.

Senior management from the Commercial Bank Group including Board member Mohammed Ismail Mandani Al Emadi and Group CEO Joseph Abraham, ABank CEO CenkKaanGür, and National Bank of Oman CEO Ahmed Al Musalmi, attended conference sessions and held a broad programme of meetings and events during their time in the US. Commercial Bank representatives used the conference for bilateral meetings with banks from various countries, building relationships, and promoting the strength of the Qatari economy despite the economic blockade.

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During the Annual Meetings, discussions of key issues included the outlook for the global financial services industry, cyber security and financial stability, global financial regulation,and  developments in artificial intelligence within finance. Commercial Bank Group CEO, Mr. Joseph Abraham said: “With global financial leaders and thinkers all gathered together in one place, it is essential for Commercial Bank to participate at the IMF and IIF Annual Meetings and champion the resilience of Qatar’s economy to the ongoing economic blockade and the robust health of our banking system.”

Commercial Bank also participates in the annual conferences and activities of other global trade and development institutions such as the ICC Banking Commission, SWIFT – SIBOS convention, BAFT, Asian Development Bank, African Development bank, Arab Trade Finance Program.