Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, has announced its partnership with Dubai Opera.
The partnership sees Julius Baer become the main sponsor from the financial services industry. This is a demonstration of Julius Baer’s commitment to the UAE, its development to becoming a cultural hub as well as providing its valued clients with memorable experiences.
Commenting on the collaboration with Dubai Opera, Rémy Bersier, Head Emerging Markets and Member of the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., said: “We are very excited and proud to be the first-ever bank to sponsor Dubai Opera as it showcases our strong commitment to the local arts and culture scenes. The UAE has made great strides in building a strong cultural scene over the past few years evident in the opening of iconic landmarks like the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Dubai Opera.”
Being prominently located in the heart of Dubai, facing the Burj Khalifa along the most luxurious strip in the Emirate, Dubai Opera gives Julius Baer the opportunity to add another unique dimension to its relationships with clients as well as to the local community.
Régis Burger, CEO Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd., added: “The sponsorship of classical music has traditionally been a key priority of Julius Baer. Therefore, we see this partnership with Dubai Opera as a great opportunity to share inspiring experiences and musical moments with our valued clients across the region.”
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive Dubai Opera, added: “It is a great honour to welcome Julius Baer to Dubai Opera. Julius Baer has long supported some of the best European music-making institutions and their support for Dubai Opera now is a great endorsement of our progress here to becoming a key cultural destination within the GCC.”
Julius Baer has a long history of supporting prestigious arts platforms including, Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and Lucerne Festival, as well as the Austria’s Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. In the UAE, the Bank continues to sponsor the leading arts fair Art Dubai for the fourth consecutive year. The new partnership with Dubai Opera sees Julius Baer reinforcing its commitment to developing the UAE into a leading cultural hub.
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