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Key business forum to be held in Bahrain

Manama, May 28, 2008

Confex International SAL will organise “The Business & Financial Forum” under the patronage of Dr Hassan Abdallah Fakhro, minister of industry & commerce, from June 3 to 4 in Bahrain.

The event, to be held at the Gulf Hotel, has the support of the Bahrain ministry of industry and commerce and the help of the Central Bank of Lebanon, and the collaboration of the Federation of GCC chambers.

Announcing this at a press conference in Al Murjan Hall, Gulf Hotel on Wednesday, Rafik Zantout, Confex International chairman, said the forum will be a meeting place for Arab business men, to join efforts, share thoughts, and find ways to collaborate and invest in many sectors including: banking & finance, real estate development, contracting, telecom and other general mutual investments, mainly in the private sector.

"Bahrain is the promising new market for Arab investors and we plan to bring them to the Kingdom. The effort is to open the doors of communication between them and open up new avenues for business and economic co-operation both in Bahrain and the GCC region as a whole," Zantout noted.

“Bankers, developers, contractors in addition to the top brass of the regional telecommunications markets will converge on the Kingdom. The event will also feature speakers from Lebanon, UAE, Oman  and other regional financial centres," he added.

Hisham Al Baradie, chairman, Magnum Events & Exhibitions Management (MEEM) added, “We would like them to avail opportunities awaiting to be tapped in various sectors within the GCC and the forum will be the ideal platform for the purpose”.

“The Business & Financial Forum” will hold workshops, working sessions and debates between speakers coming from different backgrounds, opening up doors and new horizons between the speakers and the participants, he said.

The sessions will cover the following subjects:

Kingdom of Bahrain: An Economical Rise and Investment Opportunities; Strategic Location to Attract Arab Investors in Real Estate, Banking, Industry and Services sector.

Disposition of Arab Markets to Adapt to Construction Growth; The Actual Market Status and its Predisposition to Adapt to the Incoming Growth

Leading Arab Investments: Success Stories & New Horizons; Primary Roles of Real Estate Development, Contracting, Industry and Tourism

Banks Financing Partners in Achievements; The Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in the Support and Financing of the Mega Real Estate and Touristic Projects

Arab Telecom Companies: Towards Regional Governance and Global Expansion
Positioning in the International Marketplace, Future Expectations & Next Generation
Technologies

Legal Reforms in the Economical and Financial Fields and their Effects on the Banking and Investment Sectors
 
Legal Workshop to Improve the Development of the Banking and Financial Sectors, as
Investments in Various Services are growing.

Around 300 participants are expected to visit the forum from the finest Arab business people, investors, bankers, traders, industrialists, and much more, in addition to Arab Ministers, leaders of economic, financial and industrial organizations and experts, the organisers said.

A specialized exhibition area over 300sqm will accompany the forum, where exhibitors coming from different countries and backgrounds will be able to demonstrate their products and services, going from real estate developers, to bankers, insurance companies, latest technologies, telecommunications and we are expecting exhibitors from many countries including: Bahrain, Lebanon, UAE, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and KSA.-TradeArabia News Service




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