Drawing high-profile attendance from across the globe, the AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference, 13th edition, under the title: “The Role of Standardization for the Future of Islamic Finance” will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 23-24 October 2018 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the World Bank, and under auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The conference will feature distinguished speakers including 28 experts from10 countries, and the official opening ceremony will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.
The conference prominent guest of honor and keynote speaker is H. E. Dr. Ali Muhsin Ismail, Governor, Central Bank of Iraq.
As part of its initiative to hold, at its international conferences, face-to-face sessions with Islamic finance pioneers who have remarkable fingerprints over the course of its procession, aiming to honor their key figures and chronicle, evaluate the industry through their own eyes and perspectives, AAOIFI will have H.E. Dr. Abdussalam Al-Abbadi, Secretary General, the Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ali Elgari, Chairman and Member of various Shari’ah Boards of IFIs, Member, Board of Trustees, AAOIFI as guests of the first session “Learning from the Wisdom”, through open dialogue, and the floor will be open for the audience to interact.
The conference will also discuss a number of key topics that converge with its main theme through a number of panel discussions, presentations, and research papers covering an array of focused topics including:
Session 2: Collaboration between Islamic Finance Infrastructure Institutions: Current Status and the Way ForwardSession 3: Islamic Finance Cryptocurrencies – Governing and Regulating Cryptocurrencies
Session 4: The Rise of Digital Banking – Opportunities and Challenges
Session 5: Islamic Finance Landscape in the Next 30 Years
Session 6: Impact of VAT on the Islamic Finance Industry
The AAOIFI-World Bank Conference is one of the key annual, technical and professional events for the Islamic finance industry, which has been keenly attended by a vast number of the industrys’ figures, experts and specialists. This year’s conference will be attended by a distinguished ministers, seniors officials, prominent scholars, representatives of World Bank and international organizations, central banks, and regulatory and supervisory authorities, as well as an elite multitude of Islamic finance professionals and practitioners, representatives of senior management of Islamic financial institutions, accounting and auditing firms, legal firms, higher-education institutions, the media from across the global Islamic finance industry
The conference agenda is available and downloadable by clicking HERE