Bahrain Bourse held a workshop on Sustainability and Investor Relation (IR) Digital Solutions on 17th September 2019 as part of its efforts to promote best IR practices in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The workshop was attended by more than 30 representatives from listed companies along with Middle East Investor Relations Association “MEIRA” Bahrain Chapter members.
The workshop highlighted the importance of ESG disclosure in meeting growing investors’ demands for listed companies which was presented by Sustainability Excellence. In addition, IR digital solutions best practices were presented by DirectFN Mubasher to shed light on the importance of IR digital tools in communicating effectively with investors and stakeholders. The workshop was concluded by an open discussion addressing questions from the attendees.
Marwa AlMaskati, Director of Marketing & Business Development and MEIRA – Bahrain Chapter Head said: “To build upon our recent collaboration with MEIRA, Bahrain Bourse is planning to roll-out a series of workshops on various topics related to Investor Relations, all of which aim to raise awareness of the importance of effective investor relations and the value it adds to listed companies.”
John Gollifer, General Manager of MEIRA said: “With the roll-out of a series of workshops in collaboration with Bahrain Bourse, we are keen to see greater interest in the IR profession in Bahrain going in line with the efforts of regional market regulators and stock exchanges to promote the implementation of the IR function among listed companies.”
It is worth noting that Bahrain Bourse and the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) has officially launched the MEIRA chapter in Bahrain during April 2019 with the aim of developing and enhancing best practices in Investor Relations (IR) across the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The founding members of MEIRA chapter in Bahrain include Aluminium Bahrain (‘ALBA’), Bank ABC, Bahrain Telecommunications Company (‘Batelco’), Bahrain Bourse , Ithmaar Holding, National Bank of Bahrain, and SICO BSC (c).