Markaz sponsors Nuqat’s The 7th sense Powering The Creative Economy conference


As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” announced its sponsorship to Nuqat’s 7th annual conference themed ‘The Seventh Sense – Powering the Creative Economy’, that is held on November 10-17 at the Amricani Cultural Center.

Mr. Alrazi Y. Al-Budaiwi, VP and Head of Media and Communications at “Markaz” said: "Nuqat’s annual conference is currently one of the best cultural events in Kuwait and the region aiming at exchanging expertise and developing individual capabilities and skills in different fields. The conference aims at building a creative environment to support the national economy by looking into means to develop innovation in the industries of the Arab world and beyond. Markaz participation in this conference comes from our belief in the vital role that creativity and innovation play in creating new income resources for a diversified economy."

He added that the conference discusses many topics including: What is creative economy? How can we cultivate it? How can we create more jobs for people and empower the creative potential of all industries? How do bankers, laborers, lawyers, parents, athletes, engineers, doctors, and mechanics practice creativity?

Mr. Al-Budaiwi stated: "This sponsorship comes as part of “Markaz” corporate citizenship program which aims to fulfill the corporate social and economic responsibilities through three main pillars, which are a) building human capabilities, b) aligning our business environment with the principles of sustainable development, c) and promoting good governance in the business environment. Our activities within this strategy include a number of topics designed to contribute to social and economic sustainability, including the development of the capacities of young people and enabling them to utilize their abilities towards achieving a sustainable future."

The conference includes a variety of workshops, roundtables, discussion panels, cultural tours, galleries and live performances. A very select group of speakers, academics, artists, writers, designers and innovative thinkers have been invited from all practices and from all across the Middle East providing a unique platform for its attendees to exchange ideas, share skills and spark collaborations on how man’s inventive skillsets and intuitive capacity for creation can be an exceptionally valuable resource in sustaining national and global economies.

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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 910 million as of September 30th, 2016 (USD 3.01 billion). Markaz was listed on the Boursa Kuwait (Formerly known as Kuwait Stock Exchange) 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]