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The 5th EURO - ARAB BANKING DIALOGUE
  

The 5th EURO – ARAB BANKING DIALOGUE
On Investment and Islamic Banking: Integration for Better Economy
31 October - 1ST November 2013 – ROME CAVALIERI WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL – ROME ITALY

INTRODUCTION

The Union of Arab Banks (UAB), in cooperation with the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI), will host the 5th Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue Forum for 2013 in Rome on the 1st of November 2013. The Forum represents the International platform for ministers, governors of central banks, leading bankers, decision-makers and representatives of public and private sectors from various continents to meet dialogue and discuss issues with the international banking community and wider world economy.

BACKGROUND

The 5th Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue Forum in Rome is the Union of Arab Banks’ initiative to further develop sharing space between all members of the international banking and financial community. At UAB, it is our belief that intelligent dialogue leads to a better understanding of the social, economic and political forces that shape our world and thus better cooperation amongst leaders. It is our aim to help build bridges for better economic integration.

The Middle East - North Africa region and the Euro Zone have undergone tremendous changes and are facing various challenges that are inevitably reshaping the economy and financial sectors of the region. In view of those changes the 5th Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue Forum offers to clear the uncertainties by directly addressing with experts from both sides the steps needed for consolidating and fostering their relations in order to deepen their partnerships and business links. Special focus will be directed to the opportunities, challenges and measures for integration of Islamic banking in Europe, its potential growth, and the roles of the markets and regulators in this aspect.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

Cross-Border relations for attracting Investments and Banking opportunities

Arab-European Partnerships and avenues of cooperation for a better economy

The development of Islamic banking and finance potentiality in Europe:
The concerns of the European Authorities with regards to Islamic Banking and Finance in General The legal impediments and logistical obstacles for establishing Islamic banking Arab investor’s outlook in establishing an Islamic bank in Europe Mechanisms required for opening Islamic banking transactions in some of the banks operating in Europe, especially Arab banks.
Pros of Islamic banking in the European Union (ex: an opportunity to attract the additional oil capital from the Middle East countries for the resident countries and as a substantial enlargement of the customer base for the Islamic bank) Shaping the Future of the Euro-Arab Financial Markets complying with international banking and financial standards in the wake of new regulatory changes and its impact on investment opportunities


STRUCTURE OF T H E F O R U M
Working papers and panel discussions presented and moderated by senior bankers and businessmen thus allowing for more informative, in-depth and useful sessions.
An exhibition for sponsoring institutions, whereby the participating institutions and companies would be able to establish and develop business ties.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
For information about attending this forum:
Kindly send an email to conferences@uabonline.org
or by fax +9611364952, or log on to www.uabonline.org

For more information about sponsoring this forum:
Kindly send an email to uab@uabonline.org or by fax +9611364952.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS FORUM
The 5th Euro-Arab Banking Dialogue Forum is a platform for representatives of the public and private sectors, as well as leading bankers, to meet and discuss issues of utmost concern to the Euro-Arab partnerships amidst the global developments.

The Forum also introduces sponsors to the Arab and European communities. Sponsors have the opportunity to demonstrate to a high-profile audience areas in which their organizations excel.

WHY ROME?
The “Treaty of Rome” was executed by few major European countries in this historical City in the 1950s by which the then enlarged EEC was created, thus evolved in the EU. If you were to sum up the city of Rome in two basic qualities, these would be ‘busy’ and ‘historic’. This very beautiful cleverly saved Eternal city is various millennium years old, with properly conserved rich art patrimony and has become one of the most popular cities in the world as well as one of the most fundamental countries in the EU and economic partner to the Arab world. Monumental, magnificent and always different, Rome is like an enormous stage in a theatre where the set continues to change, and an open museum where masterpieces of thousands of architects, sculptors, painters, bringing amazement to the spectator. Keep live Rome’s religious impact (portrayed by the Vatican City), the fashion world, as well as it’s brightly diversified industrial economy. Home to many local and international, private and public, banking and financial institutions and corporations, Rome is considered the starting point and the counterpart of the European financial, banking and economic markets.

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