'Euromoney Bahrain Conference 2013' confirms speaker line-up as ratings upgraded

Manama, February 19, 2013: Euromoney Conferences, the world's leading organizer of financial strategy events, have announced two international speakers will be joining the line-up of participants in the up-coming Euromoney Bahrain Conference 2013. The conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Spa on the 5th and 6th of March 2013.

Lord Malloch-Brown, Former UN Deputy Secretary-General and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Minister of State in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office will open the conference. Also taking joining Euromoney and its guests will be Ralph Acampora, Director of Technical Analysis at Altaira; a leading investment guru from the US. Altaira Asset Management established its Middle East subsidiary, Altaira Middle East, in Bahrain in 2012.

"We are delighted to welcome such high profile speakers to our Bahrain conference and know that their insight and experience will enable our guests see a truly global viewpoint on financial strategy. It is also a very positive indication of Bahrain's continued importance to the international financial markets," said Richard Banks, Regional Director for Euromoney. "It's also a further sign of Bahrain's upward trajectory complimenting, as it does, the recent ratings upgrade from Standard & Poors."

Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), said: "We are delighted to be hosting the Euromoney Bahrain Conference.

"Recent months have seen a series of encouraging economic data on Bahrain, including the upgrade from Standard & Poor's and the estimate in the Bahrain Economic Quarterly that the Bahraini economy grew 3.9% growth in 2012 as the recovery gains momentum. We look forward to discussing these developments and the future for the Bahraini economy at the conference."

The Euromoney Bahrain conference will provide a detailed top-down analysis of Bahrain's economy and financial services industry. International delegates and local participants will discuss and debate topics such as the sustainability of public finances, the development of infrastructure and the future of private banking in the regional and the Kingdom.

The conference will take place on the 5th& 6th of March at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bahrain. More information can be found at


About Euromoney Conferences
Euromoney is the world's leading organiser of conferences for cross-border investment and capital markets for portfolio and direct investors, financial intermediaries, corporations, governments, banks and financial institutions. Since the late 1970s, Euromoney Conferences has run events in more than 60 countries.

The conference business grew out of Euromoney, the strategic magazine of international finance, money and capital markets that has long been regarded by the banking and investment community as the leading publication in its field.

About The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a dynamic public agency with an overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, and is focusing on target economic sectors in which the Kingdom offers significant strengths.

Key areas of focus include manufacturing, ICT, and logistics and transport services as well as other sub-sectors. The Financial Services sector in Bahrain is particularly strong and the EDB supports in the continuing growth of the banking industry and key sub-sectors, including Islamic Finance, Asset Management, Insurance and Re-Insurance.

For more information on the Bahrain EDB visit; for information about Bahrain visit

Further information
Noora Abul, Bahrain Economic Development Board
Tel: +973 17 589 903

Ahmed Zainal, TRACCS
Tel: +973 17580 566

© Press Release 2013


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