KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – participated in the 30th Conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students – USA Branch (NUKS-USA). The event, for which KIPCO is the Platinum Sponsor for the third year, is being held under the patronage of H.H. the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah in San Diego, California.

Addressing the students at the Opening Ceremony, Ms Eman Al Awadhi, KIPCO’s Acting Group Communications Director, said:

“Today’s youth will shape tomorrow’s future. Young and aspiring students like yourselves represent the foundation of Kuwait’s success in the years to come. At KIPCO, we believe in the great capabilities that enthusiastic individuals possess and the importance of developing your skills across a wide range of functions within the private sector.”

She added:

“The private sector offers a diverse array of challenging work opportunities that aim at creating best practice methods to grow businesses. KIPCO’s management provides youth with the fundamental principles of personal development and the resources to help them reach their full potential to become tomorrow’s achievers. Such initiatives echo the commitment of our company to not only continue realizing new strides of success at various levels, but also to help create a sustainable economy through the investment of a skilled national workforce.”

The ‘KIPCO Economic Forum’ was held as part of the conference. Aligned with the conference theme, ‘Taking Critical Decisions to Rectify Economic Performance’, the speakers gave an overview of Kuwait’s current economic status. During the panel discussion, it was argued that despite the strong financial surplus that Kuwait enjoys, the Gulf state requires more corrective measures to build a strong economy.

Representing KIPCO was Mr Mohammad Al Zanki, Senior Relationship Manager – Corporate Banking Group at Burgan Bank, the largest member of the KIPCO Group. He highlighted the support of Burgan Bank’s Corporate Banking Group across an extensive range of important industry sectors, and the role of banking in strengthening the State’s economic performance.

Marina FM, a member of the KIPCO Group, is a Media Sponsor of the three-day conference, and is covering broad activities taking place.

Representatives of KIPCO Group including Burgan Bank and the American University of Kuwait are also present at the Job Fair, to highlight different career opportunities for graduating students across the private sector along with providing other advisory services.