13 January 2014
KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb), headquartered in Luxembourg, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Under the terms of this agreement, KBL epb has become both an Industry Associate Partner for Banking & Capital Markets and a Regional Associate Partner for Europe. As such, the multi-local private banking group will participate in key World Economic Forum events, such as the upcoming Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and the World Economic Forum on Europe, MENA and Eurasia, which will be held later this year in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jacques Peters, Group CEO, KBL epb, said: “We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with the World Economic Forum, whose commitment to cross- border dialogue parallels our own our core belief in the principle of interdependence – among our stakeholders and across our network of more than 2,000 specialist professionals in nine European markets.”
Peters – along with Yves Stein, CEO, Private Banking, KBL epb – will join over 2,000 high-level individuals participating in the 2014 Annual Meeting. Taking place between January 22-25, the theme of this year’s meeting is: “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business.”
“We are delighted to welcome KBL European Private Bankers to the World Economic Forum family,” said David Aikman, Managing Director, Head of New Champions, World Economic Forum. “As a long-term partner, KBL epb will surely make a signal contribution to an important, ongoing dialogue about a wide range of issues of global significance.”