Only days to go until key business conference on Kuwait in London

KUWAIT: As part of its economic and business coverage of Kuwait, The Business Year (TBY) is organizing a business conference, in partnership with Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), to highlight the major events shaping Kuwait’s economy. The one-day event will be held on Monday, June 17 in London at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane and shed light on the importance of the private sector in the future of the Kuwaiti economy. The event will also see the launch of The Business Year: Kuwait 2019, TBY’s latest publication on the Gulf economy.

With main players from across various sectors lined up to attend the event, TBY’s conference will be one of the major business events focusing on Kuwait in 2019. Ioana Popa, Country Director for TBY, explained that, “A lot of effort has been put into this event. KDIPA was extremely helpful and we also counted on the support of the British Embassy in Kuwait.” She added, “We will present a very well-rounded event where we will also officially launch our new publication on Kuwait in partnership with KDIPA and the German Business Council.”

Kevin Delaplace Haro, Country Editor for TBY, highlighted that, “this event will translate the main trends of the economy and will try to address the principle challenges the country is currently facing.” He underlined that, “The objective is to discuss how the increased participation of the private sector can help Kuwait achieve sustainable growth and how the diversification of Kuwait’s economy will require the support of financial institutions and the blooming of SMEs.”

TBY’s decision to organize the event in London is highly strategic. The Kuwaiti government has established strong bilateral ties with foreign countries and there is a clear objective to boost FDI levels. Introducing Kuwait’s business world in one of the main financial capitals of the world will certainly boost investors’ awareness about investment opportunities in Kuwait and will also present a chance for the attendees to exchange ideas.

The conference will feature distinguished guests and speakers such as Dr Nayef F Al-Hajraf, Kuwait Minister of Finance, Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Director General of KDIPA, Dr Khaled A. Mahdi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi, Vice Chairman & Group CEO of Zain Group, Baroness Morris of Bolton, UK Trade Envoy to Kuwait, Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mazin Saad Al Nahedh, Group CEO of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), and Sheikh Ahmad Duaij Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait.

With only a few seats remaining, visit events.thebusinessyear.com for more information and to register now.

The Business Year: Kuwait 2019 will feature views and insights from more than 100 senior executives and government officials across all sectors, obtained through face-to-face interviews in the country. The publication will also feature sector articles, analysis, and contributions from foreign guest speakers. It will be widely distributed locally and internationally at major economic and investment forums and conferences.