Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority has announced its support as the Strategic Investment Banking partner of the MEED Qatar Banking Summit 2012. This is the first edition of this prestigious event which will be held in Doha on the 8th and 9th October, 2012.
The summit, supported by Qatar Central Bank, is a two-day event focusing on the new regulatory landscape, the opportunities and challenges facing the financial sector as it innovates to secure liquidity to accommodate the huge surge of projects and population growth in preparation for Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World cup and executing the 2030 national vision.
QFIB CEO Emad Mansour will join the plenary session titled ‘ Examining Local Debt Capital Market Options, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and trade finance for mega projects ‘. The session will highlight the role of export credit agencies and trade finance agencies, assess and analyze risk exposure and confer on the mitigation strategies required for various market options.
Highlighting the significance of the summit, Emad Mansour commented,” QFIB is proud to be the Strategic Investment Banking Partner in the MEED Qatar Banking Summit. By sponsoring this event we aim to actively engage in constructive discussions highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing the Qatari financial sector specifically as it moves into a single regulatory framework. Qatar enjoys one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the banking sector must seek innovative solutions to secure the funding required for the huge wave of projects as the country prepares to host the 2022 World cup and implement its ambitious 2030 national vision”.
While covering top-line funding strategies for the Qatari banking sector’s corporate, retail and SME financing options, the summit also aims to educate local businesses on effective risk management strategies to ensure sustainability.