Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorized by the QFC regulatory authority, has partnered with Gulf Financial Conferences as the gold sponsor for two key conferences “Finance & Investment Qatar’ and ‘M&A, Corporate Finance & Advisory MENA’, both will be held on 21st and 22nd January respectively, at the Al Sharq Village and Spa.
The Finance & Investment Qatar conference will see Ihab Asali, Head of Private Equity at QFIB joining two sessions. The first session entitled “Investment opportunities within Qatar from a global perspective” will examine how Qatar is perceived by foreign investors and the investment opportunities available. The session will highlight the required measures to upgrade Qatar to Emerging Market status.
In the second session, Ihab will join other leading financial experts to highlight the challenges Qatar’s private sector and non-government companies face to raise capital. The session will explore sources of financing available to family and private sector companies including sukuk as an option, the ability of banks to meets demands of private sector clients as well as the assessment for growth of private sector business.
Concurrently, Shadi Zubeidi, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance, QFIB will spearhead a panel at the ‘M&A, Corporate Finance & Advisory MENA’ conference that will cross check mid-market deals that continue to drive intra-regional and inter-regional M&A activity. The panelists will also discuss deal-flow and structuring, financing options for family businesses and private equity-driven M&As, investment opportunities including those in the Levant and North Africa as well as explore the associated risks for Gulf investors.
QFIB is an active participant in such leading platforms that actively encourage dialogue and help to build constructive discussions on the opportunities and challenges facing the financial sector both in Qatar and globally.