ADCEB backs global financial forum
Abu Dhabi, February 12, 2012
Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCEB), which advises the Government on sustainable development, is supporting a major upcoming financial markets forum in Abu Dhabi.
The Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), an annual conference organised by the Financial Markets Division of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), invites some of the biggest names in global finance and draws hundreds of investors and market observers to Abu Dhabi.
In its fourth year, GFMF commences on February 29 and concludes on March 1 at Emirates Palace Hotel.
“The Global Financial Markets Forum has a successful three-year track record and is recognised by major multinational and regional institutions as a top regional financial event,” said Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, director general of Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development.
“In addition, the organisers are committed to making GFMF a leading annual global financial markets event competing with the best in class financial events worldwide. The aim is to highlight Abu Dhabi as the MENA region’s financial hub through promoting transparency, expertise, best in class financial solutions and achievements of Abu Dhabi entities.”
The prominent speakers at this year’s GFMF include Paul Volcker, who served as an economic advisor to President Barack Obama and as chairman of the US Federal Reserve System.
This year, organisers of GFMF will assemble speakers and panels who will discuss the impact of Euro’s challenges and last year’s regional political developments.
“The annual Global Financial Markets Forum is recognised as an important medium for investors and financial thinkers to learn and discuss about critical issues of the day in one of the most important emerging regions of the world,” said Sameh Abdulla Al Qubaisi, general manager of Institutional and Corporate Coverage Group at NBAD’s Financial Markets Division.
“This year’s conference will address some very important issues, such as the economic outlook for Europe and US and their impact on the global economies. In addition, there will be focused discussion on regional infrastructure financing, debt capital markets as well as coverage on various asset classes such as real estate, commodities, foreign exchange and interest rates.”
“NBAD is honoured that Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development is supporting us to make 2012 Global Financial Markets Forum a success, and we are extremely grateful to H.E. Fahad Al Raqbani for recognising the role GFMF plays in making Abu Dhabi a global hub,” said Mahmood Al Aradi, senior general manager of NBAD’s Financial Markets Division.
“NBAD is committed to serving Abu Dhabi to supporting Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision, which aims to make Abu Dhabi a global hub of culture and commerce. Organising and supporting global forums certainly helps to achieve this goal.”
GFMF includes the Investor Presentation sessions, aimed to target top investment managers globally and regionally. This new leg for the GFMF is in addition to the unique conference and workshops set-ups. – TradeArabia News Service