The annual conference, usually held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, features discussions on topics relating to application of Shari’ah to international Islamic finance products, services and practices as well as continuing innovation of Islamic finance to support further growth and expansion of the industry across the world. The discussions are led by eminent Shari’ah scholars as well as leading Islamic finance practitioners and academicians. Participants at the conference comprises Shari’ah scholars and senior representatives from central banks, regulatory authorities, financial institutions, accounting and auditing firms, legal firms, universities and higher learning institutions, and other Islamic finance industry stakeholders from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
AAOIFI hosted the 14th edition of the conference on 22 and 23 March 2015. The upcoming edition (no. 15) will be held in by the end of Q1 2015 or in Q2 2016.