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Gulf Bank Celebrates Kuwaiti Entrepreneurship.

Gulf Bank recently hailed the success of its sponsorship of the "Proud to be Kuwaiti" (P2BK) Forum, which was held at the Mishref International Exhibition Fairground.Aa The opening ceremonyAa was held on the 16th March,Aa under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, and the closing ceremony on the 19th April was under the auspices of H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

A competition was held during the P2BK forum to recognise the best idea and the best marketing plan, with the judging panel announcing the results during the closing ceremony. The Arabian Motors Group-Ford also organized a competition and distributed awards

H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Administrative Development, and Dhari Al Wazzan, founder of P2BK honoured all sponsors by handing them mementos as a token of appreciation.

Commenting on Gulf Bank's sponsorship of the Forum, Fawzy Al - Thunayan, General Manager -- Board Affairs of Gulf Bank, stated: "Gulf Bank is honored to sponsor the "Proud to be Kuwaiti" P2BK Forum, for the third time.Aa The Forum is one of the most prominent events that encourage giving, self-achievement, and translation of ambitions into reality."

"As a Kuwaiti bank, we are proud of our youth and their small projects, which we aspire will develop into great companies and businesses in the future.Aa We diligently endeavor to convert the culture of the Kuwaiti youth from consumption into production, deriving this tendency from the Kuwaiti business heritage, which was propelled by the spirit of initiatives and private projects." Mr. Al -Thunayan elaborated.

"We do aspire that eventually this will lead to a prosperous future for the Kuwaiti economy, and to a developed intellectual community that is capable of realizing the hopes and dreams of the future generations; a society that always seeks to upgrade living styles in all aspects." He continued.

"Today, we can witness a strong economic leap towards a promising future for our young generations.Aa This can only be achieved with the support by all the institutions and individuals of our society.Aa Let us join hands to activate the development, towards a more developed, more prosperous Kuwait." He concluded.

P2BK provided the perfect opportunity to recognise and support young business talent in Kuwait. A key highlight was to introduce a dynamic group of budding young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, the business leaders of tomorrow to seasoned business experts, such as those from the Gulf Bank team, in order to encourage and assist the growth of their businesses.

Surour Alsamerai, General Manager of Human Resources at Gulf Bank said: "Gulf Bank has invested heavily in the professional development of Kuwaiti talent and in giving young Kuwaitis the opportunity to build a career and contribute to our country's economic advancement. Proud to be Kuwaiti is a means for youth to grab the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their potential. Gulf Bank has always been a leader in developing Kuwaiti business talent and is proud of its record of providing employment to more Kuwaitis than any other private company"

"Gulf Bank's sponsorship of P2BK Forum is part of its commitment to building a prosperous Kuwait, helping support young Kuwaitis develop professional business skills and to give them the opportunity to become the successful entrepreneurs of the future".Aa Mr. Alsamerai concluded.

For further information about any Gulf Bank's products and services and its regular promotions and offers, visit one of Gulf Bank's 51 conveniently located branches or call the Telebanking service on 1805805.Aa, Gulf Bank's bilingual website, for more information.

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