ADDAX to Sponsor Key Middle East Leadership Conference

Date : 15 November 2007

Addax headline sponsors of (Leaders in Dubai Business Forum 2007)

Addax Bank has announced its sponsorship of this year’s ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum’. Addax Bank will be one of the headline sponsors of the regional conference, which will be held at the Dubai International Convention Centre from November 18- 20.

The ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum’ is renowned as one of the most important annual events for the region’s business leaders, featuring eminent speakers from around the world and providing delegates from the Gulf’s business community with key networking opportunities.

Last year, Yousef Al- Essa, Chief Executive Officer, Addax Bank was selected to participate in the inaugural ‘Al Rouad’ panel at the ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum’. Al- Essa represented Bahrain on the panel which was set up to facilitate a debate on best business practices and new leadership across corporate Arabia.

“The ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum’ is the Middle East’s foremost annual gathering of the region’s business leaders, opinion- formers and thinkers. Over the years the conference has grown from strength to strength and has become an essential tool in helping to shape the future of business, finance and leadership in the Arab world and beyond,” said Yousef Al- Essa, Chief Executive Officer, Addax Investment Bank.

“We are delighted to partner with the ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum 2007’ as headline sponsor; we look forward to engaging in stimulating debate about the challenges that face our region as we map out our strategy for the future of business in the Middle East,” Al-Essa added.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s ‘Leaders in Dubai Business Forum 2007’ include 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes and Kofi Annan.