Leadership Seminars

with Renowned World Speakers

The Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies (KIBS) frequently invites world-renowned speakers to present workshops, programs and seminars for executives across private and public sectors in Kuwait.

During 2023 – 2024, KIBS held a webinar presented by Loaay Ahmed (MDeS, FRSA) titled “CX, Banking & the Future: Insights for Innovation”

The Institute also invited Mo Gawdat – Former Chief Business Officer at Google [X], for a talk titled “AI: Scary Smart.”

During 2022 – 2023, KIBS invited Dr. Dr. Niro Sivanathan, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School, to conduct a workshop titled “Influence & Negotiations.”

The Institute also invited Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Dean of the School of Science & Technology in Madrid’s IE University in Spain, for a seminar titled “How Will AI Impact Banking.”

2021-2022 virtual seminars by international speakers include:

  • Dave Ulrich’s “Competing through Human Capability: Specific actions for today’s business leaders”
  • Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD, for “How to Improve Innovation, Creativity and Performance in a Digital Age”
  • Professor Scott Snook from Harvard Business School’s training program “What it Takes to be World Class: Authentic Leader(ship) Development”

In 2020-2021, virtual programs with international speakers included Adrain Gostick as well as Mark Sanborn and James Dowd, Senior Lecturer and Managing Director of Executive Education in Harvard Business School, respectively

In 2019–2020, KIBS invited Erik Qualman, the top international speaker on digital leadership who conducted a seminar titled “Digital Leader.”

In 2018–2019, KIBS held several seminars and training programs by international speakers including:

  • Steve Farber’s seminar “The Personal Side of Innovation”
  • Professor Michael Wade’s seminar “The Dynamics of Disruption”
  • Professor Linda Hill from Harvard Business School’s “Leading Change and Innovation” program

Adrian Gostick and Professor James J. Dowd from Harvard Business School offered special training programs to employees in various organizations. 

In 2017-2018, KIBS hosted the following seminars:

  • Michael Neil’s “The Space Within”
  • Joel Garfinkel “Getting Ahead”
  • Etiquette and international protocol expert Latifa Al-Logani’s “Business Etiquette & Professionalism”

Over the last few years, KIBS hosted myriad world-renowned speakers such as:

John C. Maxwell, Robin Sharma, Dave Ulrich, Tom Peters, Adrian Gostick, John Baldoni, Mark Sanborn, Laurence Haughton, Francesco Gino from Harvard Business School and Mohammed Al Qahtani, holder of the world championship in diction and rhetoric 2015  and the first Arab to achieve this title since its inception in 1924.

As for the upcoming year 2023-2024, KIBS will proudly host various events by renowned speakers.