STRATEGIC PARTNER
Bahrain Bourse is a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace operator. Bahrain Bourse aims to offer to its investors, issuers, and intermediaries a comprehensive suite of exchange-related facilities including offering listing, trading, settlement, and depositary services for various financial instruments. We aim to offer our stakeholders with the best investment and trading solutions, and pair it with creative insights and problem solving skills to provide our investors, issuers, and intermediaries with valuable resources to meet their every expectation. Our key growth pillars underpins our way of conducting business and how we interact with our stakeholders: Origination, Innovation, Collaboration, and Pioneering Spirit, and all of them working together is what enables us to offer you with an "Oasis of Investment Opportunities”.
  
  
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
  
PREMIER SPONSOR
Al Baraka Banking Group (B.S.C) is a leading international Islamic banking group providing its unique services in countries with a population totaling around one billion. It is jointly rated BBB+ (long term) / A3 (short term) on the international scale and A+ (bh) (long term) / A2 (bh) (short term) on the national by Islamic International Rating Agency & Dagong Global Credit Rating Company Limited, and by Standard & Poor's at BB+ (long term) / B (short term).  

Al Baraka Banking Group has launched a series of activities including creating the start-up and entrepreneurship eco-system, sharing of knowledge, expertise and mentoring financial technology (FinTech) start-ups. Further initiatives and updates from ABG will be discussed during the summit.
  
  
DIAMOND SPONSORS
As a leading payment solution provider, The BENEFIT Company was formed to enable the financial sector in Bahrain to forge strong and lasting connections with their customers from across a wide geographical base. And also, help steer these connections towards enriching the value quotient in all of their interactions with member banks and other stakeholders.

BENEFIT’s range of services include operating of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Point of Sale (POS), GCCNet supported by the GCC countries within the region connecting all ATMs and POS in the gulf, the GCCNet Dispute Management System, Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) for corporate and individuals customers, Telecom Bill Payment (Tele BP), Direct Debit (DD), Payment Gateway (PG), Internet Banking (IB), Bahrain Cheque Truncation System (BCTS) and Amex Cards withdrawal. In addition to varieties of outsourcing services offerings to local and region markets related to bank’s ATM processing, bank’s POS processing and Cards issuing and management through BENEFIT’s subsidiary “ SINNAD”.
  
Incorporated in 1979 as the first Islamic bank in the kingdom of Bahrain, and the fourth in the GCC. Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has played a pivotal role in the development of the Islamic banking industry and the Kingdom’s economy. The Bank operates under an Islamic Retail banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on the Bahrain Bourse.
  
GOLD SPONSOR
Ibdar Bank is one of the largest Islamic investment banks in Bahrain engaged in real estate, aviation, capital markets and investment advisory activities. The Bank is strengthened by a diversified regional shareholder base including leading names such as Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait Investment Company, Bahrain Islamic Bank, and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector. The bank has extensive experience in the aviation, real estate, sukook and asset management sectors, and remains focused on providing superior Islamic investment banking products and services.  
  
  
  
PARTNERS
Bahrain has achieved preeminence as the regional financial services centre, through the Government's wise and far-sighted policy of maintaining an open and diversified economy base and by paying close attention to the legal and regulatory infrastructure. This has provided the framework for the Bahrain insurance industry to flourish and for Bahrain to become the insurance hub of this important region.

The Bahrain Insurance Association received its charter in 1993 and became operational as a Society in 1994, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Currently the BIA reincorporated officially under the CBB and are being the first financial services industry association to be reincorporated under CBB, with registration number (1). At present, there are 48 members comprising local insurance companies, foreign insurance companies, reinsurance, brokers and service providers.
  
  
BAB brings together banking institution of all sizes and charters in kingdom of Bahrain and works towards enhancing Bahrain image as the financial hub of the Middle East.

Collectively providing the full range of financial services, Bahrain bank represents $192.7 (Sep 2016) billion in total assets and employ over 14,675 (2014) men and women and contributes 17.2% (2015) towards Bahrain’s $31.1 (2015) billion GDP. The Association provides an open forum where banks can come together to collectively discuss and solve their shared problems. BAB is also actively engaged in promoting banking conferences, exhibitions and seminars that bring overseas banking delegations to Bahrain and create business opportunities for all members.