The Union of Arab Banks, an umbrella organisation for banks operating across the MENA region, had organised a conference on “Reinforcing Financial Supervision and Regulation”, with support and participation of the OECD as well as other partner organisations such as the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA), the Financial Services Volunteers Corps. (FSVC) and the World Union of Arab Banks (WUAB). The conference focused primarily on corporate governance lessons emerging from the current financial crisis and aimed to address a wide spectrum of participants, ranging from representatives of banking organisations and associations to Central Banks and other regulators. Using this event as a regional platform to discuss banking sector corporate governance practices and challenges, the OECD conducted a consultation on the forthcoming Policy Brief on the Corporate Governance of Banks in the MENA region. For additional details on this event, including the agenda and presentations, please consult the website of the Union of Arab Banks.