ABES2019 in the Media

Asharq Al-Awsat: Arab-British Summit Highlights Youth as Key Driver of Regional Economies

The Arab British Economic Summit 2019 (ABES 2019), which kickstarted in London on Wednesday, witnessed the participation of dozens of representatives of major financial institutions, investors and statesmen who came together to explore means of bolstering trade ties and encouraging investment in youth, infrastructure, and renewable energy.

GCC News: Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council participates in the Arab-British Economic Summit

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani participated in the opening session of the Arab-British Economic Summit, organized by Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, in London.

In his speech, The Secretary General stressed that the GCC States will remain keen on their friendship with Britain, believing in the historical, traditional, cultural and social ties that the GCC States share with the United Kingdom.

ZAWYA: Financial institutions need to embrace FinTech as an opportunity to thrive, rather than defending outdated mechanisms

Ms. Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Kuwait said that financial technology is now a cornerstone of modern banking infrastructure and vital in remaining competitive and customer centric, ensuring retention and engagement in the current disruptive environment.
In her speech delivered at the Arab-British Economic Summit held recently in London, attended by governmental, business and economic figures as well as Arab and British business leaders, Al-Bahar emphasized the importance of adopting to a rapidly changing world, and to embrace FinTech as an opportunity to thrive, rather than tools to compete and survive.

Times of Oman: Oman business leaders in UK for trade talks

Oman’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) represented the Sultanate at a summit that looks to build closer economic cooperation with the United Kingdom (UK).

The Sultanate is currently participating in the Arab-British Economic Summit 2019, which aims to strengthen the vital strategic connections between the UK and the Arab countries as well as increasing export and import between these countries.

Arab News: Arab officials discuss Brexit opportunities in London

Senior Arab officials and organizations met with their UK counterparts at a summit in London on Wednesday to discuss investment and bilateral opportunities, as the country prepares to leave the EU.

ANBA: Arab British conference a success: executive

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce CEO Bandar Reda highlighted the participation of the Arab Brazilian Chamber in the event held in London last Wednesday and added there are opportunities for cooperation between both chambers.

MAJALLA: Secretary-General of the Arab League to Majalla: Brexit is a Good Opportunity for the UK-Arab Economic Relationship

The Arab region needs to harness the huge, untapped potential of the region’s youth and meet the “strong demand for employment” in order to develop and prosper, the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said at the Arab-British Economic Summit 2019: A Share Vision in London on 3 July in London.