The GCC Financial Forum 2017

Online registration for the GCC Financial Forum is now closed.

Confirmed Keynote Addresses:

H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa
Minister of Finance, Bahrain

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 Bahrain Economic Development Board and Euromoney are excited to present a new and significantly upgraded event for 2017. We will bring 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 will consider:

  • 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

The event will allow our global audience the opportunity to gain insight on how the Gulf is changing, what the financial challenges are and how these challenges will be met with new approaches in financial intermediation.
As we develop the event we will reveal exciting new features new for 2017 guaranteed to make this an influential, insightful and unmissable event for all those involved in financial services strategy everywhere.

Confirmed panellists include:

Hasan Al Jabri, Chief Executive Officer, SEDCO Capital
Abdulaziz Aljouf
, Chief Executive Officer, PayTabs
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Bourse
Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa
, Executive Director - Banking Operations, Central Bank of Bahrain
Farouk Soussa
, Chief Economist, Citi
Asher Noor, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Al Touq Group

"The conference atmosphere, programme and insight was unparalleled in the region. 'Thought leadership' is an overused phrase, but the event really gave a direct view into the current market leaders, their expectations and apprehensions."
Alex Hayward, Wealth Strategist, Vestra Wealth

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Rebecca Chamberlain: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7779 8701

For speaking enquiries, please contact Emma Summers:

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Feb 2017