Drawing High-Profile International Attendance AAOIFI-World International Conference, Edition 12, Convenes Next Sunday Under the Theme: “Towards Quantitative Growth and Standardization of Islamic Finance”

Drawing high-profile attendance from across the globe, the AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference, 12th edition, under the title: “Towards Quantitative Growth and Standardization of Islamic Finance” will be held on Sunday and Monday 5-6 November 2017 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the World Bank, and under auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The conference will feature a distinguished host of speakers including 30 experts hailing from 15 countries, and the official opening ceremony will commence at 9:00 a.m. Sunday 5 November 2017.

In recognition and appreciation of the major role played by Saudi Arabia with regards to the Islamic finance industry, the conference will have the honor to host a prominent guest of honor and keynote speaker, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (the central bank of Saudi Arabia).

As part of its initiative to hold, at its international conferences, face-to-face sessions with Islamic finance pioneers who have left their remarkable fingerprints over the course of its procession, aiming to honor their key figures and chronicle, evaluate and prospect the industry through their own eyes and perspectives, AAOIFI will have H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Ali Al Madani (honorary president of IDB Group) as a distinguished guest of the pioneers session, 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 discussion, presentations, and research papers covering an array of focused topics including:

  • Pros and cons of standardization of Islamic finance practices and regulations at an international level,
  • Evaluation of reality of adoption and application of technical standards by the Islamic finance industry, and the way forward.
  • The views of leading bankers on standardization of Islamic finance and its effect on quantitative growth.
  • Establishing a unified Shari’ah authority for the Islamic finance industry, globally, as well as an evaluation of reality and the proposed road map.
  • Developing the regulatory and supervisory framework for the Islamic finance industry at a global level, and the main challenges for the Islamic finance industry in the newcomer markets.
  • Fiduciary rating and Shari’ah compliance.

The AAOIFI-World Bank Conference is one the key annual, technical and professional events for the Islamic finance industry, which has been keenly attended by a vast number of the industry’s figures, experts and specialists. This year’s conference will be attended by a distinguished host of dignitaries including 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 establishment from across the global Islamic finance industry

The conference agenda is available and downloadable at the following link: http://aaoifi.com/?p=22944&lang=en

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