StanChart to hold forum in Dubai
Dubai, May 13, 2012
Standard Chartered has announced that its annual Standard Chartered Forum will be held in Dubai on the May 15, under the title ‘The New Normal: Markets Emerging in the Super-Cycle’.
The one-day forum is an annual leadership event that is organised in key cities across the bank’s footprint. It provides a platform for discussion on the challenges and opportunities of emerging economies and discuss the latest financial, economic and political events that are shaping the regional and global economy.
Niall Ferguson, renowned historian, author and professor at Harvard University and Harvard Business School will participate at a debate along with Dr Gerard Lyons, chief economist and group head of research at Standard Chartered, a statement from the bank said.
The debate will be moderated by Riz Khan, an international journalist, the statement said.
Dan Azzi, co-head of wholesale banking, Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, Standard Chartered, said: “As uncertainty and volatility across the world’s financial markets continue to cause major concern, optimism for longer term growth remains high, with emerging economies viewed as the drivers of growth. The Standard Chartered Forum is an ideal platform to exchange ideas and expertise and allow us to further deepen our understanding of our clients’ needs.”
The event is held exclusively for Standard Chartered clients and features a cohesive programme that will provide participants with valuable insight, commentary and networking opportunities.
Standard Chartered has been operating in the Middle East for over 90 years. Out of its regional head office in the Dubai International Financial Centre, the bank runs the largest trading floor in the Middle East region with 200 seats.
Last year’s event was attended by more than 400 executives. – TradeArabia News Service