Andre’ Sayegh- CEO of FGB in SIBOS along with Bank’s representatives
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First Gulf Bank (FGB), one of the major leading banks in the UAE, is participating in Sibos 2013 in Dubai at the World Trade Centre from 16 to 19 September. For the very first time in the Middle East, Sibos is being held in Dubai due to its strategic location and its increasing prominence as a leading commercial hub that offers superior financial services. FGB is attending the event’s 35th cycle where it will be involved in discussions with leading local and international financial institutions on significant world economic and banking trends, in addition to organising meetings with existing and potential clients.
Commenting on FGB’s participation, André Sayegh, CEO of FGB, said: “Our participation in Sibos 2013 will provide us with a platform to showcase our 35 years of solid banking experience; as well as to exchange the knowledge and expertise of our local and international peers, to support our growth and expansion efforts. The event also offers strategic networking opportunities, and holds promise for many future partnerships.”
He added: “As a local bank, we are also committed to supporting the UAE’s growth and economic development, and the financial sector is an essential part of that. Since our establishment, we have been actively contributing to the growth of the country’s financial sector. We are also supporters of our nation’s hosting of important global events such as this one, and we are looking forward to Dubai’s winning of the bid to host the upcoming World Expo 2020.”
Sibos is organised by SWIFT to bring the most prominent financial experts and institutions together. The themes of this year’s conference are: regulation, operational excellence and worldwide shifts. There are 13 UAE-based banks taking part in the event alongside FGB.