The delegation will discuss cross-border growth opportunities for clients, business development areas for RSM, and attend technical workshops on topics such as Islamic finance for banking and insurance, Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure and services offerings in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), risk advisory & cross-border quality control. The conference will be particularly significant this year as attendees will be invited to a special celebration of RSM’s 50th Anniversary.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, said: “Cross-border referrals for MENA grew exponentially last year and we look forward to building on this success as the economies across the region develop, stimulating investment within and into the area.”

RSM has a strong presence in the region, evidenced by the list of attendees which includes Managing Partners from: Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and UAE. In addition to these partners, RSM will welcome guests from Benin and Mali.

A highlight of the conference will be a focus on Islamic Finance, including a presentation on Sukuk Islamic bonds by keynote speaker Mohammed Qassim Al Ali, CEO of National Bonds PJSC, Dubai.

Dahman Awadh Dahman, Managing Partner of RSM member firm in U.A.E, RSM Dahman, added: “We’re delighted to welcome more representatives than ever to our MENA conference this year, and particularly look forward to greeting our first-time guests to Dubai. The event will have a special feel this year as our members celebrate the 50th anniversary of the network, and we’re proud to be part of an international group with such close connections and heritage.”