Markaz sponsors Euromoney Kuwait Conference 2016


Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” is sponsoring “The Euromoney Kuwait Conference 2016” that will be held tomorrow, September 27th at J. W. Marriott under the theme of “Meeting the Challenge of Financial Innovation and Reform”. The conference’s keynote speakers will include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Anas Al-Saleh; Mr. Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, Mohammed Al-Hashel; Chairman and Managing Director of Capital Markets Authority, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf and Director General of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al Sabah.

Photos: Mr. Alrazi Albudaiwi, VP - Media & Communications, “Markaz”

Alrazi Y. Albudaiwi, Vice President - Media and Communications at Markaz stated: “Our participation in the Euromoney Kuwait Conference reflects our commitment towards the sustainable development of the financial sector in the state of Kuwait and our keenness to exchanging knowledge with financial experts locally, regionally and internationally.”

Albudaiwi noted that Mr. Manaf A. Alhajeri, Chief Executive Officer at Markaz, will participate with a one-to-one interview where he will discuss the latest updates in the financial and investment sector in Kuwait and the region, Kuwait’s position compared to the same time last year and the greatest challenges facing Kuwait’s economy, his outlook for growth in 2016-2017, his views on the reforms to the capital market in Kuwait, the most attractive sectors and investment opportunities locally and internationally and his outlook to re-invigorate the economy.

Mr. Ali H. Khalil, Chief Operating Officer at Markaz, will also participate in the conference through a discussion panel addressing Kuwait’s Macro-Economic outlook with the participation of other expert panelists in which they will discuss some of the recent issues in the market such as: energy prices, a widening deficit and the need for reform, monetary and economic diversification policies, re-defining Kuwait’s public sector and other opportunities for reform, the role of the public sector in the financial system, strategy and reform in the banking sector and encouraging the private sector.

It is worth mentioning that many government institutions and financial companies from the private sector will participate in the conference through interviews and interactive panels. The conference topics include:

  • Kuwait’s macro-economic outlook
  • Lower for longer: energy prices, a widening deficit and the need for reform
  • Fiscal, monetary and economic diversification policies
  • Kuwait’s public sector and opportunities for reform
  • Innovation, Digitalization and the Future of Kuwaiti Business
  • Kuwait’s existing digital ecosystem
  • The role of SMEs in localized innovation
About Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”

Established in 1974, Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C “Markaz” is one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Region with total assets under management of over KD 943 million as of June 30th, 2016. Markaz was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 1997.

For further information, please contact:
Sondos Saad
Media & Communications Department
Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C. "Markaz"
Tel: +965 2224 8000 ext 1827
Dir: +965 2224 8020
Fax: +965 2246 7264
Email: [email protected]