HSBC Kuwait, earlier this week conducted its first corporate event for 2012, inviting its customers to enjoy several presentations from visiting experts who covered risk mitigating and return enhancing hedging solutions and provided an economic outlook for the Middle East region.
The presentations took place at the JW Marriott hotel in Kuwait City, on Sunday 12 February and were attended by over 60 of the Banks' key corporate customers.
Visiting experts were Liz Martins, Senior Economist, HSBC Middle East Limited, who hosted a presentation entitled 'Who's at risk in 2012? The Middle East in a troubled global economy', Khaled Feki, Associate Director, Corporate Risk Advisory, HSBC Middle East Limited and Camille Kanaan, Treasury Manager, HSBC Middle East Limited, who gave presentations on foreign exchange and interest rate hedging and Souhil Harchaoui, Director, Sales Management, HSBC Bank Plc, whose presentation was entitled 'Oil market update and hedging'.
Simon Vaughan Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Kuwait said: "As Kuwait's leading international bank, HSBC is in an ideal position to help companies connect with the world; whether they are looking to export, import or take advantage of their home markets. We live in uncertain times and today, we invited four experts to share their views and potential solutions in such an environment. We also thoroughly enjoyed hearing our customers' opinions on different business aspects and were delighted that so many were able to join us today."
Robert Drolet, Senior Vice President, KIPCO Group, who was one of the invited guests, said: "HSBC's presentations were informative and all three sessions were beneficial. The HSBC experts provided a useful perspective on current financial issues and a number of ideas to take away and consider for the future. I was very pleased that HSBC organised the meeting and look forward to more of these opportunities."
The presentations were followed by an informal buffet lunch, when the Banks' customers were able to continue their discussions.