Posted on December 05, 2016

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading Islamic Bank, has announced that it is sponsoring the 2016 Euromoney Qatar Conference.

The conference, is held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani – The Prime Minister and Interior Minister,it is hosted by Qatar Central Bank, and will be attended by His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance. The 5th edition of the leading finance and investment conference will be held on the 6th and 7th of December at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.

The conference is expected to witness attendance from a number of government officials, senior economists and bankers from across the region as well as international delegations.The event will examine critical geopolitical and economic issues currently facing the GCC economies in order to conclude and recommend potential solutions that decision makers could consider so as to overcome current challenges. “We look forward to supporting this year’s conference,” said Mr. Bassel Gamal, QIB’s Group Chief Executive Officer. “Our active participation reflects the Bank’s commitment towards the sustainable development of the financial sector in Qatar and our acumen to exchange knowledge and debate the current international and regional changes in a constructive way with experts from different backgrounds and with diverse experience and expertise.”

The 2016 Conference will address a variety of contemporary developments in the markets around the world and their impact on the GCC region and its banking landscape. Topics include discussions that span form the potential impact of the new US Presidency and Brexit on Qatar and the wider region to specific themes such as regional and international portfolio investment strategies as well as the expanding Qatar’s digital ecosystem and the growth of Qatar’s Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

QIB’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Gourang Hemani, will participate at a thematic panel titled: “Qatar’s Reaction to the new Macroeconomic Headwinds” to discuss among other topics the future direction of hydrocarbon demand, supply and pricing, the introduction of VAT and its implications on Qatari businesses, the current liquidity challenge in GCC and the increasing role of local and international Sukuk and Bond issuances. Euromoney is the world’s leading organizer of conferences for cross-border investment and capital markets investors, financial intermediaries, corporations, governments and financial institutions.