Manama, October 3 (BNA) The Guidance Forum Middle East 2021 announced that the Gulf International Bank (GIB) is a partner in its second annual forum, which is organized as a hybrid event (on-site and virtual) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. On November 11, 2021 at the Gulf Hotel.
As a Forum partner, GIB supports regional initiatives that help raise awareness of mentorship to accelerate career advancement and professional growth for the next generation of business leaders in Bahrain and throughout the Middle East.
MFME 2021 will focus on the importance of ‘Prioritizing Mentorship in a New World’. Given the talent development challenges companies face as a result of COVID-19, the Forum will look at how mentorship can play a role in ensuring organizations’ talent development goals are back on track in today’s new work environment where you are both personal and on the job. Functional learning from peers and senior leaders has been severely curtailed.
Abdulaziz Al-Helaisi, Group CEO of Gulf International Bank, said: “We are delighted to support the second annual Mentorship Forum Middle East. As a talent-driven financial organization, we continue our commitment to the training and development of our employees. Mentoring has proven to be a very effective way to help younger professionals gain knowledge and accelerate their learning and career development. At GIB, we have seen the benefits first-hand and look forward to being part of this forum and sharing the GIB experience.”
Ms. Zahra Taher, Managing Director of FinMark Communications, founder and organizer of the forum added: “We are proud to announce that GIB is a partner of this year’s forum. After participating in the inaugural event, GIB’s vote of confidence in the Forum and the importance of mentorship was particularly interesting. We look forward to working closely with GIB to maximize their use of mentorship internally as another key tool for training and development.”
The forum is expected to attract strong participation from leading regional and international speakers and attendees. The inaugural event in 2019 saw the participation of more than 250 senior HR and Mentorship professionals as well as executive pavilion leaders. Similar numbers are expected to participate in this year’s forum, both physically and in person, arranged in line with current government regulations for events.
The event will be highly interactive and will include a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops to promote knowledge sharing and hands-on learning. The main objective of the forum is to provide the attending HR managers and decision makers with practical insights and advice on how to evaluate effective mentorship plans and develop customized internal programs to achieve their goals.