Bahrain's financial sector resilience in spotlight
Manama, October 30, 2011
The Bahrain Chapter of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (BCICAI) is organising a two-day seminar titled "Resilience of Bahrain's Financial Sector" on Tuesday.
The event, to be held at Gulf Hotel's Gulf Convention Centre from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, will be inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Mohan Kumar.
It will be patronised by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) banking supervision executive director Khalid Hamad, who will deliver the keynote address.
Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat and Bahrain Association of Banks CEO Robert Ainey are among a group of experts who will speak at the event.
The second day will see a panel discussion moderated by Bahrain Banker editor James Grant-Morris.
"We are delighted to have an array of eminent speakers for this two-day seminar at a time when all of us are eager to look for directions as to where we are heading to," said BCICAI chairman T D Balraj.
"The topics covered in the speeches, presentations and the panel discussion are very relevant to the time and situation we are passing through at present.
"The experienced speakers will analyse the underlying strengths that make Bahrain's financial sector more resilient, at a time when even matured economies are staggering for survival," added Mr Balraj.
All presentations will be followed by comprehensive question and answer sessions that enable the participants to have a thorough understanding of the topics discussed.
The event is expected to draw more than 500 delegates from the region, most of them senior decision-makers from banking, insurance, business and government.
Members of BCICAI would be eligible for eight-hour CPE credit for attending the seminar on both days.
While the event is endorsed by Bahrain Association of Banks, the Oxford Business Group is the official media partners.
Major sponsors include Kuwait Finance House, Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions, Legal & General Takaful, Solidarity Group, Arab Insurance Group, Mashreq Bank, ICICI Bank, KPMG Fakhroo and YK Almoayed Group.
Affiliated to the Bahrain Accountants Association, the BCICAI is the largest organised professional body of Indians in Bahrain and has been in existence for more than 12 years.
Apart from reaching out to the society, it organises seminars of professional interest to its members.-TradeArabia News Service