BBK supports ‘Banks in Bahrain’ reception
Manama, May 23, 2012
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) has announced its ongoing support of the Bahrain Association of Banks’ (BAB) annual Banks in Bahrain reception at the 187-nation IMF / World Bank meetings.
Hosted by BAB, the event will take place in Tokyo at Kaikan conference hall on October 13.
The Finance Minister, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa; Central Bank of Bahrain governor Rasheed Mohammad Al Maraj; and BAB chairman / BBK chief executive, Abdulkarim Bucheery; will head the Bahraini delegation of leading figures from the banking and finance community, a statement from BBK said.
Over 500 guests of the world’s senior bankers and financiers are expected to attend the reception, which will showcase Bahrain as a global financial hub in the Mena region.
BBK general manager of Shared Services Group, Reyadh Sater, handed over the support of BD10,000 to BAB’s chief executive officer, Robert Ainey, in a special ceremony at BBK’s premises.
On co-sponsoring this event, Sater, said: “BBK is always delighted to participate in this landmark event as it is held during the world’s most influential international financial gathering. This is an important opportunity to present Bahrain to many leading decision-makers in banking and finance from all over the world.”
“This reception is especially timely as it will take place exactly six months after HM King Hamad’s visit to Japan with an accompanying delegation that aimed to foster enhanced relations between the two countries and stimulate business and educational opportunities,” Ainey concluded. – TradeArabia News Service