Time: 18:30 to 21:00
The Banker magazine, in partnership with the Bahrain Association of Banks, is pleased to present the 2012 'Banks in Bahrain Evening Reception'.
Bahrain has prided itself on being a key financial hub in the Middle East for more than 30 years and today is home to more than 400 financial services firms which contribute 25% of the kingdom's GDP.
The government remains focused on enhancing the financial operating environment of the country which continues to hold many competitive advantages over its neighbours – most notably strong financial regulation and highly-skilled local staff.
With this in mind, Bahrain remains an access point of choice into the GCC's trillion-dollar market, which is helping transform an increasing number of the country's companies from local institutions into international players.
The kingdom remains well advanced in its strategy of shifting from an economy built on oil wealth to a productive, globally competitive economy. According to the IMF, Bahrain's real GDP is forecast to grow by 3.6% in 2012 on the back of increased public spending and the growing role of the private sector. Both will ensure the kingdom remains attractive for financial institutions in years to come.
Taking place as part of the 2012 IMF-World Bank meetings, this reception will bring together leading bankers and senior government officials to discuss the opportunities offered by this island state.
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