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The GCC Governance Conference


GCC Governance Conference

3-5 Nov. 2014 - Marina Hotel - State of Kuwait


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, and attendance of H.E. Dr. Amani Bouresli, Former Minister of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of the Conference’s organizing committee. The GCC Governance Conference on: “The Need for GCC Governance Code” was held on November 3-5, 2014 at Marina Hotel – Kuwait, in partnership between the Arab Planning Institute (API), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) and Score Consultancy (A GCC Economic Advisor for Public and Private Sectors.
The Conference represented a unique opportunity to discuss structure and standards of governance in GCC.  The Conference aimed at reviewing governance regulations that are in effect in GCC; and evaluated its effectiveness in addressing the lack of transparency and information provided to investors. The conference also evaluated the capabilities of these regulations in preventing the manipulation of financial statements and raising the efficiency of markets and investing attractiveness, as well as studying successful international experiences in this domain.  
Sessions will cover the following themes:
Application of governance standards (Raising the competitiveness of countries and institutions, Capital Attractiveness, Strengthening country's status as a financial and trading center, Raising Investors trust in the market, Raising corporate income competence, building a healthy work environment, aid in building a strong corporate reputation  on  both local and regional levels), and The financial crises effect on the scope of monitoring and legislations in the region and post crises international legislation.

Governance implementation as a tool to counter financial crises: Evaluation of global and successful experiences.

Proposed strategies to implement governance in GCC markets and strenthging the regulatory agencies' capabilities in the region.

Repercussions of implementing governance systems in GCC markets: graduate implementing strategy.

Adaptation of the private sector to the structure and system of modern governance.

Governance standards in the public sector, regulatory agencies and public investment authorities: building the capabilities of regulatory authorities in formulating governance systems and development of research and training. 

For more information, kindly contact: 24843130 (Ext. 236, 230).