15 December, 2016

EGIC The Economic Future of the Gulf - 23 Sep 2016

On 23 September, the EU-Gulf Information Centre organised an important event titled "The Economic Future of the Gulf: Reforms and Development;" a unique conference that dissected the many ground-breaking economic reforms taking place in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The event - one of the first to discuss such reforms - was also aimed at exploring new venues of cooperation that are opening up as a result of such reforms. The conference attracted an estimated 160 people to the historical “Istituto Luigi Sturzo” palace, located in the heart of Rome.

Amongst them, decision-makers, economists, diplomats and business-leaders – including the Heads of International Relations of the major Italian energy companies, the Central Bank, the Ministry of Economy, the international Chambers of Commerce. Most institutional representatives expressed a strong interest in follow-up activities with EGIC, Bahrain and the Arab Gulf.