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Press Release: Kuwait’s Banks Unveiled as Partners for Major International Banking Event

05.09.19 Local banks have been confirmed as partners for the Central Bank of Kuwait’s CBK International Banking Conference on September 23.
The event, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, will host a line-up of speakers including key policymakers, banking industry executives, economists and FinTech experts from across the globe.

The conference’s partners include conventional and Islamic banks licensed by the central bank:

  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • Qatar National Bank (QNB)
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Al Rajhi Bank
  • Gulf Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boubyan Bank
  • Bank Muscat
  • Burgan Bank
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
  • HSBC Bank
  • Al Ahli United Bank
  • Mashreq Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK)
  • Kuwait International Bank
  • CitiBank
  • Warba Bank
  • Doha Bank
  • The Industrial Bank of Kuwait
  • ICBC Bank

In this respect, His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel, welcomed the participation of local banks in this international conference, stating that, “the banking and finance industry is today at an inflection point. And this conference is an opportunity to exchange thoughts on developing banking and financial services beyond the traditional paradigm in order to achieve a new level of services that meets the client’s expectations and requirements. The participation of the Kuwaiti banking sector would help realize the objectives of this conference.”

The conference, which will be held at Kuwait City’s Four Seasons Hotel, is titled Shaping the Future. It aims to provide insights on how the banking industry should evolve in order to navigate through the disruptive challenges it faces, in addition to developing a collective way forward for the banking industry to continue its growth and positively contribute to economic and social development.

For more details on the conference, including speakers, partners and the full agenda please visit the website http://events.cbk.gov.kw/.