Events The Annual Gala Dinner of the Arab Bankers Association confirmed its place as the leading social event for London’s Arab Banking Community on 24 October. Two hundred and twenty ABA members and guests attended the event, which was held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge. ABA Chief Executive George Kanaan and Chairman, Hani Kablawy presented the Association’s award for Distinguished Service to Dr. Naaman Azhari, the Chairman of Blom Group. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Azhari outlined the ten principles of banking which have guide...
Chawki KaramWedge Alternatives
Azhar KhanQIB (UK) plc
Azhar KhanQIB (UK) plc
Antoine de NavacelleNavateam
Florence EidArabia Monitor
Abed Abu DayehArab Jordan Investment Bank, OBU
Robert DziengeleskiBank of Beirut (UK) Ltd
Nigel HarrisonMEC Consulting
George K. Kardouche
Sherri ShahbouJP Morgan
Ayeman KhanLloyds Banking Group
John DriscollNational Bank of Abu Dhabi
Colin GurleyNational Bank of Abu Dhabi
Marwa AlaniEmirates NBD
Events IFN 2013, the two-day Islamic Finance Conference organised by RedMoney Events, will take place on Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May at The Guildhall in London. The first day will focus on the needs and interests of issues of Islamic financial instruments, and will include sessions on capital markets, sukuk, and factors governing the issuance of Islamic instruments in Europe. The second day will focus on investors, and will include sessions on real estate products, Islamic investment funds and Islamic financial centres in Europe. Speakers will include practitioners f...
Events The London Business School will hold its annual Middle East conference at the Landmark Hotel in central London on Friday 17 May. The theme for the conference is, “A forecast for the Middle East: the re-emergence of a sustainable economy.” Keynote speakers at the conference will be Ayman Asfari, the Chief Executive of oil services firm Petrofac, and Ousama Fansa, the Chief Executive of the Roots Group, the Middle East focused building group. Panel sessions will focus on investment and economic development, and on entrepreneurship. The Middle East conference ...
Thu March 7 2013
“The Middle East in turmoil: What can Britain Do?”
Events The ABA is joining with the Conservative Middle East Association to present a seminar entitled, “The Middle East in Turmoil: What can Britain Do?”. The seminar include presentations by Lord Lamont of Lerwick, the former British Chancellor of the Exchequer and a noted commentator on the Middle East, and Patrick Seale, the journalist and author, who is known in particular for his biography of Hafiz al-Asad and other works on Syria and Lebanon. The event will be held on 7 March at the ABA’s offices in London’s West End. Doors will open at 5.30pm, ...
Events KPMG Hosts Banking Seminar for ABA Corporate Members ABA Member KPMG hosted a seminar for the Association’s Corporate Members on 6 December during which five senior KPMG staff gave presentations on current challenges in the U.K.’s banking industry. The topics addressed included the new regulatory agenda for banks, the changing role of internal audit, IFRS and the future of UK GAAP, recent developments in the fight against money-laundering and hot topics relating to taxation. The evening was opened by Jeremy Fern, the Head of City Affairs at the Ci...