Officials posing for a group picture.
Doha: A group of Qatari banks hosted a reception at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington on October 12, 2013 in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group annual meetings.
The Qatari delegation at the reception was headed by H E Ali Sherif Al Emadi, Minister of Finance, and H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani, the Governor of Qatar Central Bank.
The delegation included Qatar’s Ministry of Finance, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), ahlibank, alkhaliji, Barwa Bank, Commercialbank, Doha Bank, International Bank of Qatar, International Islamic, Qatar Islamic Bank and QNB.
The event welcomed prominent bankers and key global policy makers, with attendees including chairpersons and members of the boards and management of GCC, Middle East and international banks, as well as senior officials representing regulatory authorities from various countries of the world.
The event also hosted guests representing governments, financial institutions, and the diplomatic missions to Washington.
The Qatari banks’ reception is held every year during the IMF and the World Bank Group annual meetings to help promote Qatar and its robust financial sector while building long-term relationships with industry leaders around the world.
It provides an opportunity for multilateral economic discussions and exchange of ideas between officials representing the Qatari, GCC and international banks and policy makers that attend the function.
The boards of governors of the World Bank Group and IMF hold their annual meetings to discuss a range of issues including poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. These annual meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the World Bank and IMF to better serve their member countries.
The seminars to be held during the meetings are expected to provide a platform for global policy discussions and coordination.