Barwa Bank was Official Banking Partner for the Arab Future Cities Summit 2013
Doha, April 23, 2013–Barwa Bank, Qatar's fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, was the Official Banking Partner for the Arab Future Cities Summit 2013, “Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities" which was held on 22nd - 23rd April, 2013 at St. Regis, Doha.
The bank was proud to support the second annual Arab Future Cities Summit, following the huge success of the 2012 event, which hosted over 300 delegates and provided an international platform for knowledge sharing about smart city concepts and technologies.
Commenting on the sponsorship Mr. Steve Troop, CEO, Barwa Bank said, “As the country embarks on the massive infrastructure and development projects laid out in the National Vision 2030, Barwa Bank is committed to playing an important role in supporting what will be a transformational period in Qatar’s history. One way of demonstrating our support is through important events such as Arab Future Cities Summit which brings together leaders and key stakeholders of municipalities to develop a robust infrastructure that serves all citizens and achieves a more sustainable future.”
With Qatar mobilizing numerous resources in terms of smart applications and thinking, the Summit, held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister for Municipality and Urban Planning, State of Qatar, stands as a landmark event towards turning Doha into a global innovator in smart services.
“Qatar’s increasing infrastructure projects will help to further fuel the economy and bring with it new demands for innovative and trusted banking methods, to which Shari’ah compliant banking offers a solid and competitive solution.” concluded Mr. Troop.