28 Oct 2018
Bahrain, 28 October 2018 – Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, brought together over 130 of its key partners at its Strategic Partners Conference, held in Paris, France on the 25th and 26th of October. World-renowned speakers shared their insights on the latest global economic and geopolitical developments and their impact on the investment sector and company’s strategic growth.
An impressive line-up of high-profile speakers delivered keynote addresses, including Pascal Cagni, Chairman of the Board of Business France and France’s Ambassador to international investment, Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, General John R. Allen, President of The Brookings Institution and Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and a member of Investcorp’s International Advisory Board.
This year’s conference featured an agenda of stimulating discussions relevant to Investcorp key markets. Attendees had the opportunity to explore an array of topics including geopolitical risk and the US foreign policy, the economic developments in the Gulf, the European Economic outlook, and the increasingly important topic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In his opening remarks, Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp, highlighted the key milestones delivered by the Firm in the last three years and the notable progress it has made in executing its growth strategy, against the backdrop of global macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty.
Alardhi, said: “We are proud of the truly global audience we have brought together for this conference. This is a reflection of Investcorp’s growing international presence. Since our inception in 1982, Investcorp has played an important role in building bridges and establishing ties across regions of the world. We have entered a number of new markets this year and will continue to expand our global reach and our international investor base.”
On the eve of the conference, Investcorp hosted an exclusive gala dinner for the attendees at the Opera Garnier.