As lead sponsor of Euromoney Qatar Conference 2019, Commercial Bank is hosting for the first time the author and futurist Brett King. The yearly-awaited event kicks off this week at The St. Regis Hotel, Doha.

Co-hosted by Qatar Central Bank, the 8th edition of the conference is under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

The Euromoney Conference is a major industry event in Qatar, bringing together leaders from around the world to discuss pressing global financial issues, especially relating to the State of Qatar and its economy. At this year’s conference, the main focus will be on the future of Qatar, and on how the small but resourceful and capital-rich Qatari economy is transforming its already sizeable role in the global economy to meet the new demands of 21st century business and finance.

Commercial Bank, in collaboration with Euromoney Conferences is also hosting Brett King, a futurist and expert in innovation, customer experience and technology disruption. King is a sought-after speaker who has delivered keynotes in 50 different countries in the last three years, and has appeared as commentator on prominent media news agencies. He has also advised governments on Fintech policy and banks on technology transformation.

In a keynote interview, Group CEO of Commercial Bank Joseph Abraham will explore Qatar’s achievements in 2019 and economic prospects for 2020, the future of Commercial Bank in the context of digitisation, and the bank’s expectations for the coming year. Dr Leonie Lethbridge, EGM, Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Bank, will also speak on the future of banking, treating digital transformation and disruption, technology and cybersecurity.

According to Abraham, the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2019 provides a great opportunity to discuss and provide perspectives on key topics that affect banking and finance locally, regionally and globally.

We are pleased to host Brett King, a world leader in digital strategy which is also a key plank of Qatar’s economic growth and an important part of Commercial Bank’s strategy. We are happy to sponsor this important forum in support of the continued development of Qatar’s banking industry.’

On hosting Brett King, Hussein Ali Al Abdulla said that as market pioneers in innovation and technology, they see this as an opportunity for the bank as well as the nation to explore and navigate innovation towards the future. He said that King as keynote speaker will bring an added value to this year’s conference.

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