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National Bank of Fujairah to showcase its leading trade expertise for rough diamonds in Dubai’s Diamond Conference 2017

NBF takes part in shaping the future by joining this year’s Diamond Conference under the theme: ‘Destination Next – Shaping the Future of an Interconnected Marketplace’

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC, is sponsoring the third edition of the Dubai Diamond Conference in the presence of guest of honor, Mr. David Cameron, the UK’s former Prime Minister. The conference will take place at Almas Conference Centre on October 16 and 17 and will witness the attendance of international leaders of the diamond industry including global mining ministers, traders, financiers, and other key delegates. The event reflects Dubai’s global leadership in Diamond trading given its key geographical location and strong expertise in the rough diamonds market.

Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 provides an opportunity for fostering relationships and building between the private and public sectors in rough diamond producing and purchasing countries. The conference enables discussions and debates amongst key stakeholders with a focus on stimulating innovation and growth in the diamond industry. The conference also aims at building strong connections with diamond producers in Africa and aims at bringing them to markets in Asia, Europe, and North America.

With the rise of Dubai as one of the diamond capitals of the world, NBF’s Diamond Financing unit plays an important role by catering to the sector’s unique financial requirements and technical expertise, as it focuses on financing manufacturers and traders of rough and polished diamonds.

Commenting on the occasion, Vince Cook, CEO of NBF said: “Given the key strength that Dubai has as an established center for the rough diamond trade, it is crucial that NBF remains an integral part of this journey. We are determined to develop robust relationships with diamantaires and to ensure that we are the ideal partner to meet sophisticated import and export financing needs, all the while supporting Dubai’s efforts in continuing to rise as a global diamond hub.”

This is the second time NBF sponsors the Dubai Diamond Conference. Given the key global importance of this market, the bank is positioned to become a pivotal player in the rough diamonds market.

Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.

NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1/Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s and BBB+/A-2 by Standard & Poor’s, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 18 (of which 1 is an electronic banking service unit) across the UAE.

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