8th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Forum (15 - 17 April 2013, Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Dubai - UAE), will provide a platform for the region's retail bankers to explore opportunities in the new generation of retail banking services.
April 10, 2013 (Newswire) - 8th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Forum (15 - 17 April 2013, Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Dubai - UAE), will provide a platform for the region's retail bankers to explore opportunities in the new generation of retail banking services by identifying best strategies for expansion, new technologies, new product development and new customer segments. This forum will emphasize on the need and scope for developing a change within the region's retail banking sector.
Over 53 speakers will involve in knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions, relevant case-studies and networking opportunities with industry peers platform to interact, learn and collect business intelligence and strategic insight.
Over 19 banking solution providers will showcase different ideas and the future vision of banking solutions. Participants will witness launch of new banking products and update themselves with the latest banking support systems. VIRTECH, will launch VIRTUAL BRANCH for the first time in the GCC at this forum. "Virtual Branch (VB) is the name of a new channel that leverages converged technologies to deliver retail banking transactions. Using Video conferencing technology customers are guided by remote tellers who control the platform, to conduct transactions as comfortable as they would otherwise be served in a traditional branch." - Khalil Khodr, Chief Executive Officer - VIRTECH- Virtual Technologies.
Highlight of this forum is an exclusive panel discussion entitled as Guru Panel that will feature eminent retail banking business heads across the region, exploring new avenues for retail business growth. This panel will be joined by 7 panelists including D Anand, General Manager - Personal Banking from Qatar Islamic Bank, Ajay Makhija, Group Head - Global Consumer Bank of SAMBA Financial Group, Mohamed Zaqout, Executive Vice President and Head of Personal Banking of Al Hilal Bank, David Power, Head of Retail Banking Group of Commercial Bank International PSC, Dr. Imad I. Itani, Board Member & General Manager of Group Retail & Islamic Banking, Bank Audi SAL - Audi Saradar Group and George Beatty, General Manager - Consumer & Elite Banking of National Bank of Abu Dhabi. The GURU Panel will be moderated by Suvo Sarkar, General Manager - Retail Banking of Emirates NBD PJSC.
This forum will gather over 50 banks such as Emirates NBD PJSC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Doha Bank, Citibank NA, National Bank of Kuwait, Bahrain Islamic Bank, National Bank of Oman, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji), Bank Audi, Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait, Qatar Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank International PSC, Bank Sohar, Libyan Qatari Bank, Union National Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Garanti Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Bank Nizwa and many more.
Apart from knowledge sharing experience participants will also benefit from ample networking opportunity where they can update with new banking trends and interact with contemporaries and customers to establish lasting business bonds.
Event exhibitors and sponsoring companies will provide information and showcase their solutions to support the growing retail banking sector. This event is sponsored by leading players in the industry such as Union National Bank (Strategic Partner), FIS (Premium Gold Sponsor) Wipro Limited, Istanbul Gold Reï¬nery (Gold Sponsors), VeriPark (Premium Silver Sponsor), FICO, Backbase, EXUS and Sunguard (Silver Sponsors), AXS:Logic (Analytical Partner), SAB International (Associate Sponsor), Polaris Financial Technology Limited, D&B, Adastra Business Consulting, Dun and Bradstreet, Infobip (Bronze Sponsor), Bahrain Islamic Bank (Supporting Sponsor), Gemalto (Event Partner), Virtual Technologies, Global Payment Services (Exhibitors).
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