THE ARAB REGULATORS CONFERENCE 

"BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOARDS OF DIRECTORS"
 

8 - 9 MARCH 2017
ABU DHABI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

Abu Dhabi, 9 March 2017 – The Arab Regulators Conference took place this week (8-9 March) in Abu Dhabi. The conference was hosted by the Arab Monetary Fund in collaboration with the Union of Arab Securities Authorities, the OECD, the IFC and the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI). The two-day conference was an opportunity for regulators, bankers, and board directors to engage in an open dialogue on how to strengthen the development of corporate governance across the region. The conference was attended by over 160 delegates from 17 different countries from both the regulatory and the private sectors.

 

Opening the conference on day one, H.E Abdullatif Al Othman, Chairman of Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Co (SAIIC) and the first chairman of GCC BDI, highlighted the importance of corporate governance in today’s economic and political climate.

During his keynote address, H.E Abdullatif Al Othman urged attendees to adopt the highest international standards of corporate governance, to help move the region from frontier markets to emerging markets to developed markets. This, he believes, is the key to economic growth.

 

For a full copy of HE Abdullatif Al Othman’s keynote address – please click here

For the speaker and panelists presentations, please click here