The Union of Arab Banks is hosting the 20th Annual Arab Banking Conference for 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon on 19 November for two days.
This year’s conference is co-organised with a number of international regulatory institutions. The session is held under the title: Global Financial Access: The Roadmap 2015 – 2020.
According to sources working on the preparations for the conference, the conference will discuss financial inclusion, including financing of small and micro enterprises, fighting unemployment, fighting poverty, creating jobs, and control and audit money laundering and terrorist financing operations.
They will also discuss strengthening the construction policy, Islamic finances, and alternative delivery channels to increase financial inclusion, along with the challenges and risks resulting from the displacement crisis.
Many participants consider the conference the largest and most important Arab and international banking gathering in the region whether because of the number of participants or for the amount of professionals involved and the institutions with great reputation in banking and financial decision throughout the world.
Some 700 Arab figures are expected to attend, including the Minister of Finance, governors of central banks, heads and executives managers of banks, as well as Arab and international figures.
According to sources, the session this year will send more than one positive message to Lebanon and to the Arab and international world. It will emphasise the financial and banking role that Lebanon has in the region and the role and importance of the Arab banking sector in the region and the world.
The conference will also affirm the strength and stability of Arab global relations, which the Union of Arab Banks has been successfully maintaining during the past few years with the financial decision-making centers in the world.
The Union of Arab Banks has achieved many successes at regional and international levels during 2015.
On the sidelines of the conference, the union will hold a roundtable discussion titled: China – Arab Business Meeting: Preparation for G20-2016.