Manama, Bahrain: Bank ABC, MENA’s international banking group, announces its Diamond Sponsorship of the Middle East Investor Relations Association (“MEIRA”) 2023 Annual Conference, the largest Investors Relations event in the MENA region. Centered on the theme “From ESG to Sustainable Capital Markets”, the conference, held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, in collaboration with Bahrain Bourse, will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain on the 13th of November 2023.
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Bank ABC is committed to supporting initiatives that embody its sustainability principles and drive progress across its markets of presence. The ‘MEIRA’ Annual Conference provides a networking platform and encourages dialogue around market challenges and best practices while educating participants and stakeholders on the importance of investor relations, transparency, and corporate governance. The event will bring together professionals and specialists to discuss the direction of the banking industry and optimal digital IR solutions. Participants will also gain access to a wide range of industry partners, allowing them to develop a comprehensive investor relations ecosystem in the region.
Commenting on the occasion, Bank ABC’s Group Head of Corporate Communication, Fatema Yusuf said, “Bank ABC is pleased to be the Diamond Sponsor of the MEIRA 2023 Annual Conference. With operations in 15 jurisdictions around the world, Bank ABC is committed to transparency with its investors and stakeholders as well as embedding Sustainability across all its functions. We look forward to a successful conference, bringing industry leaders together to take the conversation forward on investor relations best practice.”
Marwa Al Maskati, Director of Marketing & Communications – Bahrain Bourse & MEIRA Board Member commented, “We are glad to have Bank ABC join us as one of the sponsors of the upcoming MEIRA 2023 Annual Conference. The MEIRA Conference is a unique opportunity to gather IR professionals and market participants in order to emphasize the importance of adopting best IR practices in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Middle East, given the support and attendance of leading entities in the capital market to ensure the success of the conference.”
Bahrain Bourse and the Middle East Investor Relations Association ‘MEIRA’ launched the ‘MEIRA’ Bahrain Chapter in April 2019, achieving notable results. Based on that, Bahrain Bourse organized multiple workshops for listed companies to encourage the adaptation of best international practices for investor relations. They also created the Bahrain Bourse Investor Relations Best Practice Guide, to highlight the importance of the investor relations function and the effect of implementing investor relations best practices on the valuation and competitiveness of listed companies in the market.