Posted on March 22, 2011

The 10th Banking Conference for GCC Countries will be held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affair, H. E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha on March 23-24.

Organised by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) in cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretariat General, the theme of 10th Banking Conference for GCC Countries is ‘GCC Banking and its role in development in light of current updates - Reality and Ambition'.

A prestigious line-up of speakers will feature H. E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani (QCB Governor), H.E. AbdulRahman Bin Hamad Al-Attiyya (Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf), Mr. Ali Sharif Al-Emadi (CEO, Qatar National Bank), Professor Narayan Naik (Professor of Finance at the London Business School) and leading experts from international institutions, regulatory agencies, educational institutions, and banking and financial organisations.

Delegates to the region’s most influential banking gathering include the Governors of the GCC Central Banks and Monetary Agencies, heads of GCC capital markets, and senior bankers from Arab and international financial institutions.

Following a Gala Dinner on Wednesday 23rd March, the conference will be divided into four Panel Sessions on Thursday 24th March - ‘Credit Bureau Centers – Ambitions & Challenges’, ‘GCC Monetary Union – Reality & Future’, ‘Global Financial Crisis and Reflection on the GCC Banking Sector – Lessons Learned’ and a Closing Panel Session conducted by their Highness/Excellences, the GCC Central Banks Governors.

The GCC Banking Conference has been taking place for over 15 years, and is hosted by each of the GCC countries in rotation. This year the event is hosted by Qatar and organized by Qatar Central Bank.