Bahrain Bourse to host MEIRA 2023 Annual Conference

December 5, 2022 Manama, Bahrain

The conference will be hosted on November 13, 2023, the most prominent Investor Relations (IR) event in MENA, coinciding with MEIRA’s 15th anniversary in line with BHB’s strategic partnership with MEIRA.

The conference aims to provide delegates with a networking platform and to foster debate about market challenges and best practices, while also educating participants and stakeholders about the significance of IR, transparency, and corporate governance.

The event will act as a knowledge hub for market professionals to network, discuss the latest industry trends, and digital IR solutions, and gain access to a large network of IR industry partners, as well as develop a comprehensive IR ecosystem in the region.

It also aims to support the advancement of Bahrain Bourse’s role in attracting investments, highlighting the importance of transparency and corporate governance, and boosting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economy.

MEIRA will host sessions on a wide variety of topics, including IR best practices, evolving reporting standards, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, digitization, regulation, and other material IR topics.

The conference aims to attract participants from listed companies locally and regionally, along with investors, research analysts, consultants, and officials from the region’s regulatory bodies.

“It is an honor to be hosting the MEIRA conference in 2023. This is a testament to Bahrain Bourse’s ongoing commitment to attaining the best IR practices and engaging with the market strategically, as this comes in line with our commitment to playing an active role to develop IR practices and our sustainability strategy that aims to enhance financial awareness,” Bahrain Bourse CEO Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said.

As emphasized by the launch of our Investor Relations Best Practice Guide in 2021, Bahrain Bourse has consistently promoted the importance of good IR practices across Bahrain’s capital market, and to now be hosting the MEIRA conference is a monument to our efforts in the field of investor relations, he added.

“Hosting the MEIRA conference will further complement Bahrain Bourse’s efforts to promote investor relations in Bahrain’s capital market. This strategy, which is consistent with the plan to boost capital markets as part of the Financial Services Sector Development Strategy 2022-2026, will strengthen Bahrain Bourse’s role in attracting investments and broaden the investors and issuers base,” Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim said.

BSBH Marketing and Business Development Director and MEIRA Board Member Marwa Al Maskati said that Bahrain Bourse has always been at the forefront of highlighting the value of strong investor relations practices throughout Bahrain’s capital market.

“We continuously seek to enhance a sustainable environment for capital markets as we work to adopt best international IR practices to build relations with various market participants,” she said.

MEIRA Chairman Andrew Tarbuck said that at MEIRA promoting market-led initiatives is always a privilege.

“We recognize the importance of having Bahrain Bourse at the forefront of current events that promote best practices in investor relations among listed businesses for capital market development,” he said.

“Hosting the conference in Bahrain will certainly broaden the Kingdom’s IR ecosystem. Events like these can enable professional development opportunities for a diverse community, including investors, issuers, advisors, practitioners, technology providers, and other stakeholders.”


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