ADCB sponsors the 9th Annual Business Groups Forum

06 December 2009

Abu Dhabi, 6 December, 2009: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank announced its sponsorship to the 9th Annual Abu Dhabi-based Business Groups Forum under the Patronage of General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The 9th Annual Business Groups Forum entitled "Celebrating Culture over Time" and organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry in conjunction with the Palestinian and Canadian Business Groups was held on November 18th, 2009 at the Rotana Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

"We consider ourselves partners to all ambitious development plans adopted by the government of Abu Dhabi, hence came our decision to sponsor this strategic event to boost the private-sector communities and businesses and enhance the Emirate's economic future to achieve sustainable growth in all fields." Mr. Colin Fraser, Head of Wholesale Banking Group, ADCB said.

Through partaking in this forum, ADCB endeavors to provide a platform for the business leaders, government officials, investors and experts from different countries of the world to meet and discuss different business opportunities in the UAE, boosting mutual relations and strengthening bonds of joint co-operation.

The convocation of the 9th session of this forum comes as a result of the considerable success of the previous 8 ones for the event that was first held in 2001. This year, members of 23 business councils side by side with representatives of government departments, private companies and public institutions met under the same roof for the sake of building new relations, exchanging views and experiences and discussing mutual objectives.