BNP Paribas, the number one banking group in the euro zone, is organising a Golf Day for their key private and corporate clients at ‘The Montgomerie’ Golf Club in Dubai on April 29, 2006.
More than 80 amateur golfers, drawn essentially from the Banks clients in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as other GCC branches are expected to participate in the event and compete for the team and individual classifications.
BNP Paribas has been a staunch supporter of sport events worldwide and has a long history of commitment to various international and local events. “The Golf Day demonstrates our deep appreciation of the loyalty and continuous support extended by our key clients in all our activities in the UAE and the Region,” said Michael Pereira, Country Head of BNP Paribas for the UAE.
“BNP Paribas has played a valuable role in the promotion of sports internationally,” added Serge Janowski, BNP Paribas’ Head of Private Banking for the Middle East. “The corporate Golf Day in Dubai advances the bank's tradition of partnership with major sports competitions,” he said.
The Golf Day starts at 11 AM with registration, followed by brunch and driving range practice. There will be a ‘shotgun start’ at 1.30 pm to allow groups to play simultaneously and finish the 18 holes.
A reception will be held at 6.30pm to be followed by prize distribution and dinner. A total of 150-200 guests are expected to attend the evening get-together.
For over three decades, BNP Paribas has associated its corporate image with sports, mainly tennis. BNP Paribas is the sponsor of the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros, as well as a number of other competitive events. BNP Paribas recently decided to strengthen its commitment to tennis further by becoming the top sponsor of the Davis Cup, while taking on the role as official sponsor of the international competition.
The Bank sponsors international tennis tournaments such as the French Open, Davis Cup Tennis, Paris Bercy Tennis Masters Series, WTA Tournament in Nice, WTA Tournament in Strasbourg, Handisport World Cup, etc.), a number of national and local tournaments.
BNP Paribas is one of the pioneers in commercial and corporate banking, trade finance, Islamic banking and corporate finance in the Middle East. The bank has been operating in the Gulf for over 30 years through a network of four commercial branches situated in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and Dubai and has opened branches in Riyadh and Kuwait in 2005.