The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, will sponsor the Global Arab Business Meeting to be held in Ras Al Khaimah September 26 and 27, 2010.
The Meeting aims to be the foremost annual gathering of Arab business leaders and their global counterparts. The meeting shall help to conceptualise Arab firms' rise to global eminence. The event is open to CEOs of the world's leading companies.
The Global Arab Business Meeting, which is expected to draw about 300 business leaders from the Arab world and beyond, is co-hosted by RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA) and Horasis, a Swiss organisation based in Geneva.
"We are pleased and proud to support this forum to help Arab companies increase their global outreach, influence and prestige," said Abdulla Ghobash, NBAD's Regional Manager in the Northern Emirates. "NBAD's strives to become the Number Arab Bank and to this end we facilitate the mechanism that would increase commerce in the Arab world and between the Arab world and the rest of the globe."
Initiating, organising and sponsoring platforms such as the Arab Business Meeting are a testament to NBAD's commitment to the development and progress of the United Arab Emirates and help increase the country's profile.
"Since its inception in 1968, NBAD has played a significant and leading role in the economic development of the UAE and other countries where we operate" said Mr. Ghobash. "Our aim is to bring world class leaders within the reach of the UAE community. Sponsoring the Global Arab Business Meeting is a direct link to one of NBAD's corporate social responsibility objectives, to create a forum for knowledge-sharing and enlightenment".
NBAD's international network is the largest overseas network of all UAE local banks; It stretches from Hong Kong in the Far East; to Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait in the Gulf Co-operation Council ("GCC"); Jordan in the Levant; Egypt, Sudan, and Libya in Africa; the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France in Europe; and Washington D.C. in the United States of America.
Overall, NBAD has nearly 50 branches and 60 ATMs outside the UAE.