Doha: In a combined effort to tackle the challenges of the recent global downturn, some of the world’s leading financiers and representatives of the largest banks are gathering in Qatar to attend a major conference that opens today.
Qatari government representatives, international regulators and private institutions are set to attend The Euromoney Qatar Central Bank Conference, ‘global finance, redesigned,’ as part of the international efforts to understand the evolution of global finance.
The two-day conference takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister,
H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, who will open the conference with a keynote speech.
Despite Qatar remaining relatively untouched by the storm shaking finance, the country is not immune to events and trends outside its borders. As a major – and growing – international investor in both physical and financial assets as well as a major issuer on the global capital markets, the changes occurring within the financial sector has a significant impact.
Together with the Qatar Central Bank, Euromoney has created a series of projects that will chart the role of nations such as Qatar in the emerging global financial system.
Major Qatari banks and financial institutions are providing full support for the event, with sponsors including Qatar National Bank, Qatar Financial Markets Authority, Commercial Bank, IBQ, J P Morgan, Masraf Al Rayan, QIB, Qatar Financial Centre Authority, Saxo Bank and Qatar First Investment Bank.