Ewan Stirling, CEO of HSBC Oman, will be moderating a high-level panel discussion on Financial Services at the upcoming Oman Trade & Investment Forum in London this month. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the succession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Forum aims to discuss strategic business opportunities between Oman and the United Kingdom in areas of project finance, power, water and renewable energy, sustainable development, education and training in addition to tourism and hospitality.
Organised by the Middle East Association in association with the Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development (OCIPED), the Embassy of Oman in the UK and the Omani British Friendship Association, HSBC Oman has endorsed the prestigious business forum which underscores its local commercial market knowledge and international product expertise that enables the Bank to provide an excellent combination of global coverage and local market penetration.
"This is undoubtedly a unique platform for senior representatives from government and the private sector to identify partnership opportunities that will only bolster the historically strong bi-lateral relations between the two nations," commented Stirling. "A nation founded on sound economic principles, Oman presents tremendous investment potential with various incentives and measures in place to drive the nation's diversified and outward-oriented development strategy that only complements domestic resources."
Headed by a forty member delegation from the Sultanate, over 250 officials will congregate at the Mansion House on October 21st to participate in the interactive discussions with keynote addresses by H.E. Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Alderman Nick Anstee, Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London.
As an organisation focused on international trade, HSBC is able to offer an extensive range of trade-related services and other international services throughout the Middle East to add real value to businesses. Apart from providing operational expertise, the Bank's trade specialists and technical consultants can create tailored package of services designed to match financial support with business flows and terms of trade, minimise financial risks, accommodate preferences of customers or suppliers and provide electronic delivery for international banking.