February 28, 2015
Manama: As part of the EDB’s efforts to promote investment opportunities in the Kingdom and highlight Bahrain’s long running history as a hub for the financial sector in the region, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) hosted a delegation of journalists from a number of international markets covering the financial sector. This took place on the sidelines of the 4th Euromoney GCC Financial Forum which was co-hosted by the EDB and Euromoney conferences.
The journalists represent a number of high profile international publications including Funds Global MENA, Euromoney Institutional Investor, and Gulf Business.
The two-day visit included meetings and interviews with a number of public and private sector representatives such as the EDB, Standard Chartered Bank, and Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, as well as attendance at the Euromoney GCC Financial Forum. Additionally, the journalists also experienced Bahraini culture with a visit to Bahrain Fort and traditional houses in Muharraq.
Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Economic Development Board commented: “It is through activities such as these that we are able to engage with a global audience and introduce the Kingdom’s competitive advantages to potential investors in key markets. Bahrain has an established track-record in the Financial Services sector, and events such as Euromoney allow us to demonstrate the development of the sector, and drive further investment into the Kingdom”.
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National Communication and Media Department