Bahrain Bourse holds MEIRA Bahrain chapter meeting

Manama, June 5 (BNA):  Bahrain Bourse, in collaboration with the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA), held the MEIRA Bahrain Chapter Meeting. 

 

The chapter meeting aimed to update MEIRA members and industry participants on the latest trends and topics in Investor Relations (IR).

 

The Meeting addressed several key topics, including the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into investor relations, enhancing the IR function through improved disclosure practices, and managing the quarterly earnings cycle. 

 

Presentations were delivered by various professionals in the IR field including Sophie Schmitt, Director Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa Notified; Nicolas Robert, Senior Director and Head of MENA Capital Markets at APCO; and Faisal Kanth, Managing Partner at Fairvue Partners.

 

The discussions provided valuable insights into the transformative impact of AI on IR, and participants had the opportunity to share feedback on how to enhance disclosure levels within their organisations. 

 

Marwa AlMaskati, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Bahrain Bourse and Board Member at MEIRA said that the MEIRA Bahrain Chapter Meeting serves as a pivotal platform for industry professionals to stay ahead of the latest trends and advancements in Investor Relations.

 

“By integrating AI and improving disclosure practices, we can significantly improve the IR function within our organisations,” she added.

 

Paolo Casamassima, Chief Executive Officer of MEIRA, noted that the collaboration with Bahrain Bourse has effectively promoted best practices in Investor Relations across the region. 

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He highlighted the importance of these meetings to exchange knowledge and equip companies with the tools needed for effective investor engagement.

 

The MEIRA Bahrain Chapter, jointly launched by Bahrain Bourse and MEIRA in April 2019, has successfully spearheaded numerous initiatives, including a series of IR Workshops to foster knowledge sharing and encourage best IR practices amongst listed companies.  This collaboration has significantly contributed to advancing the Investor Relations landscape in Bahrain.

 

Bahrain Bourse has been a driving force in adopting best practices and empowering listed companies to unlock their full potential.  Notable initiatives include launching the Investor Relations Best Practice Guide in May 2021 and hosting the MEIRA Annual Conference in November 2023 in collaboration with the Central Bank of Bahrain.

 

 

 

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