SABB road show a big hit
Jeddah, December 3, 2008
About 450 leaders of Saudi Arabia’s industrial, commercial and financial community attended the second annual “Global Markets Road Show” which just rolled through Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobar.
The Global Markets Roadshow was organised by SABB’s treasury for key corporate institutional banking, commercial banking and private banking clients.
Two eminent specialists in the field of economics David Bloom (global head, foreign exchange strategy, HSBC) and Dr John Sfakianakis (SABB chief economist) presented their views on the current and future direction of the world, Gulf and Saudi economies.
The key themes for 2008 were global foreign exchange and the regional macro economic environment.
The road show provided a unique insight to current economic issues, made possible through the close partnership between SABB - with its distinctive local vision - and the international expertise of the worldwide HSBC Group, one of the largest and most influential financial institutions in the world.
A welcome address by SABB’s regional area general managers opened each venue, while Walid Khoury, SABB’s treasurer, gave closing addresses.
“In addition to examining events that are impacting on foreign exchange and the world and regional economies, we also highlighted our treasury capabilities relevant to our various client segments,” Khoury said.
The event was highly successful and customer feedback showed that they appreciated the insight they gained into the transactional environment they operate in, as well giving them focus on markets’ perspective.
This second road show was valuable in updating our customers at a time of world economic turmoil, added Khoury. – TradeArabia News Service