The GCC Financial Forum 2017

The sixth Annual GCC Financial Forum co-hosted by Euromoney Conferences and the Bahrain Economic Development Board, took place in Bahrain on 27-28 February 2017.

Keynote Speakers included:

H.E. Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj
Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain

Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive
Bahrain Economic Development Board

Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, Chief Executive Officer, Mumtalakat

Adel A. El Labban, Chief Executive Officer, Ahli United Bank

Francis Fukuyama, Political Commentator, Futurist and Author 

Bassel Gamal, Group Chief Executive Officer, QIB

Jean Lemierre, Group Chairman, BNP Paribas

Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Chris Skinner, Fintech Commentator and Author


The Forum brought together the highest-level of international policy makers, economists, academics and financiers to determine how the GCC can fund its future.

In speeches, interviews, debates and discussions our participants considered:

  • The impact of global political events (Trump / Brexit / China) on the economic outlook
  • Oil market dynamics – demand, pricing and supply scenarios
  • Fiscal strategy – tax, fees, non-hydrocarbon revenues
  • Liquidity constraints, financial sector outlook and the search for new sources of funding
  • Capital markets development
  • The role of private capital
  • Fintech and innovation in payments

For sponsorship enquiries for the 2018 Forum, please contact Rebecca Chamberlain: rchamberlain@euromoneyplc.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 7779 8701

For speaking enquiries, please contact Emma Summers: esummers@euromoneyplc.com



Mon 27 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

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