Pictured: The Bahamas Pavilion, designed by The team from the University of The Bahamas. (Bahamas’ Ambassador to the UAE and the State of Qatar/Tony Joudi)
The Bahamas’ financial services sector hopes to make inroads into the Middle Eastern market with a series of events this month – all of which will lay the groundwork for the country’s presence at the Dubai Expo 2020.
The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) will host a Bahamas Landfall event in Dubai on 18 November, in addition to sponsoring STEP Arabia, as stakeholders assess interest in this new market.
“It is a promotional tour to size up the potential appetite and interest that those players have in The Bahamas,” says Patrick Feuz, executive chairman of Gonet Bank & Trust Ltd which will be attending the events. “It will be a crucial to see what the outcome is from this tour. That will lay the foundation for what the BFSB and the Ministry of Financial Services want to do in Dubai.”