Posted on May 15, 2011

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest Islamic bank in Qatar and one of the five largest Shari’ah-compliant bank in the world announced its partnership with the Second Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBF) as the event’s sole ‘platinum sponsor’.

A multinational roster of expert speakers, high-profile participants and prestigious delegates will convene at the luxury venue this month for the second edition of the annual event which posits the financial empowerment of women in the Arab world as its main aim. The agenda is packed with talks and events from a number of the region’s most astute and influential businesswomen who will be discussing a wide range of business topics from a female perspective.

Speaking about its new partnership with QIBF, Ahmad Meshari, Acting CEO of QIB, said: “The bank is delighted to join with QIBF as the event’s platinum sponsor. When QIB looked at the quality of the speakers that the Forum had attracted, it became clear that the second edition of the Forum was going to be a very dynamic event. A dynamic event needs a dynamic sponsor, so we feel this partnership is a ‘natural fit’.

“There is a synergy between the objectives of the event and the strategic commitment of the bank to empower Qatari women. QIB does this both with its employees through constant vocational development and training, and also with businesswomen and other female customers of the bank, through being their trusted financial partner,” added Meshari.

Aisha Al Fardan, Vice-President of the Qatari Business Women Association, said: “We welcome QIB as a platinum sponsor with open arms. A lot of productive work is going to take place at this event and it’s important for the Forum to have a primary sponsor in place that knows exactly what it is about. I see the relationship very much as one where both parties will learn from the association, and profit from it. This, after all, is what good partnerships are all about. We’re extremely excited about the coming event and are delighted to have QIB by our side for this journey.”

source: The Peninsula