The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) together with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), represented by IsDB Institute (IsDBI), is set to host the 17th edition of its annual Islamic banking and finance conference under the auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The two-day conference will be held physically at the Crowne Plaza, Kingdom of Bahrain, 27 -28 November 2022, under the theme “Economic Resilience and Governance in Disruptive Times”.
The annual conference is considered as one of the most important gatherings in the Islamic finance industry for which Shari’ah scholars, policymakers, and decision-makers come together on one platform for deliberations on pressing topics in the Islamic finance industry globally.
For the benefit of wider stakeholders, the conference will be aired live through Zoom, YouTube, and other social media platforms. It will be supported by various partners and sponsors including Islamic banks and financial institutions, academic institutions, technology, as well as other support service providers and knowledge-sharing platforms.
On this occasion, H.E. Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman, AAOIFI Board of Trustees stated: “AAOIFI is pleased to host the annual conference once again in Bahrain. We are looking forward to the discussions on pressing topics in light of the disruption in the global economy. We are grateful to the Central Bank of Bahrain and IsDB for their unwavering support to AAOIFI and its initiatives like this important conference. We look forward to hosting all AAOIFI stakeholders in Bahrain, Insha Allah”.
The two-day conference will host keynote speeches from dignitaries and policymakers, in addition to seven-panel discussion sessions. The panel discussions will explore strategies for ensuring food security and economic development, climate change and the roles of Islamic finance, governance for Islamic finance windows and fintech. Additionally, the discussions will also include the integration of social finance into Islamic commercial finance and the need for capacity building.
On this occasion, Dr. Sami Suwailem, Acting Director General of IsDB Institute and Chief Economist, IsDB Group, commented: “The AAOIFI-IsDB conference is an important conference for the global Islamic finance industry where pressing issues are discussed. We hope the deliberations in the conference will lay solid foundations for important developments going forward and prepare us better for the future.”
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