Forum discusses opportunities and challenges in the regional and global banking sector 

UAE, 11 June, 2014 - Standard Chartered is today hosting the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan (MENAP) Bankers Conference 2014, the landmark event that will gather more than 100 key leaders, officials and experts from 15 markets from across the region, on June 11 and 12, 2014 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The exclusive forum which is attended by Standard Chartered’s financial institution clients will feature panel discussions and networking sessions wherein participants will share views and expertise about the emerging opportunities and challenges facing the Banking and Finance industry today.

The conference is covering discussions about the future of the banking sector across the MENA region as well as China, Africa and Iraq. One of the main highlights of the forum will be a lecture entitled ‘The World in Transition,’ to be conducted by Marios Maratheftis, Standard Chartered's Global Head of Macro Research. Bank experts and other prominent figures in the industry are scheduled to give presentations as well.

Christos Papadopoulos, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Middle East and Chairman of Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered, and Peter Heidinger, Global Head of Financial Institutions, Standard Chartered Bank, Dilek Yardim, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, Turkey and Gavin Wishart, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Iraq will be present at the conference along with senior members of the Bank’s management team in the region.

The MENAP Bankers Conference has become a yearly platform where Standard Chartered Bank’s financial institution clients and partners come together to share views and discuss the latest developments in the local, regional and international banking industry.

Standard Chartered has been operating in the Middle East region for over 92 years. The Bank’s regional headquarters are located in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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