Bahrain financial sector showcased at US event
Manama, November 20, 2013
Bahrain's financial services sector, investment climate and competitive advantages of its free, diverse and robust economy were showcased during a key event in Boston, US.
Participating in the fifth Fund Forum USA, the Economic Development Board (EDB) also highlighted the incentives that Bahrain offers while successfully attracting renowned global firms and investors to make full use of the advantages provided by the country in terms of accessing both the local and regional markets.
The incentives include relatively low living costs, high human development rates and a highly skilled and adaptable workforce, the EDB said.
As one of the three sponsors of the forum and chair of day one, the EDB utilised its marketing suite in attracting many international contributors, hence raising their awareness about its efforts to develop the kingdom's economy and attract foreign direct investment.
The Fund Forum USA is considered one of the key financial services forums in the US, focusing on the latest trends and developments in the field of North American and international asset management.
The forum is attended by chief executives and leading investment experts from the world's largest asset management and investment institutions.
In addition to the forum, the promotional campaign included meetings with banks, asset managers, investment companies and other financial institutions in Boston, New York and Toronto.
Representing the EDB in the forum were EDB's financial services director Boyd Winton, financial services senior officer Khalid Saad, financial services officer Yasmeen Al Saffar and EDB's US office head Nathan Regan.-TradeArabia News Service