Kuwait City - 27 September: The 8th annual Euromoney Kuwait Conference takes place today on 27 September 2016, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance the event has attracted high-level government officials, investors, financiers, business leaders and many of Kuwait’s leading institutions to explore new opportunities and examine Kuwait’s role in the changing international financial landscape.
Over 30% of the 550 registered delegates join us from abroad reflecting the rising global profile of Kuwait’s financial sector. This included high-profile attendees from Bahrain, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and elsewhere
Featuring a series of keynote speeches, live one-on-one interviews and engaging panel discussions the focus is on ‘Meeting the Challenge of Financial Innovation and Reform’ and confronting the challenges facing the Kuwaiti economy in an era of global uncertainty and volatility.
In 2016, Kuwait has announced significant reforms designed to balance the national economy and diversify the nation’s sources of income. These reforms include plans to boost non-oil revenues and reduce public spending, as well as financial sector reforms, changes to the public sector’s role in the economy, and incentives to empower citizens to launch their own businesses. New and familiar faces meet to explore Kuwait’s macro-economic and financial sector outlook in a global context - evaluating Kuwait’s strategic response to the fiscal deficit and steps to reform.
Lead sponsors of the event include Gulf Bank, Alghanim Industries and the Kuwait Banking Association. Co-sponsors include Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners, Boubyan Bank and Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz).