Doha, 20 October – QNB, The leading financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa , has announced its Platinum sponsorship of The 2015 World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) General Assembly & Annual Meeting, which is held under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce and hosted by Qatar Stock Exchange from 19-21 October at Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel at Doha, Qatar.
The event, which will be held for the first time in Qatar and the region, will be attended by prominent Chairmen, Chief Executives from global exchanges and other representatives of member exchanges, regulatory agencies and authorities worldwide, as well as senior officials from Ministry of Economy and Commerce and Qatar Exchange.
Key topics to be debated at this year’s meeting will include SME funding, progress on the G20 financial reform agenda, developments in derivative and commodity markets, evolving market structures and trends in risk management, compliance and governance.
QNB’s sponsorship of the event is part of its commitment to promoting financial excellence in Qatar and worldwide and in nurturing financial knowledge and expertise in the State of Qatar, in order to propel new knowledge into Qatar’s economy, thus helping the growing state achieve its 2030 national vision.
QNB is keen on sponsoring important events of this nature, which showcase best practice and contribute positively to the development of the economy.
The General Assembly is the ultimate decision-making body of the World Federation of Exchanges, responsible for approving policies, including admission and suspension of membership, annual budgets, and election of WFE officers. As for the annual meeting, leaders of global exchanges, regulatory authorities, industry experts from academia and the media gather together for in-depth discussion on major issues surrounding the exchange industry.
QNB Group currently operates in more than 27 countries and across 3 continents. It has approximately 15,000 employees in 635 office locations.