Singapore, Saudi, Bahrain & Malaysian players to the fore at the World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit

More than 300 senior decision-makers will be gathering in full force for the inaugural World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia 2010), which will be held in Singapore on the 14th and 15th of June 2010. Hosted in Strategic Partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the theme of Seeking New Growth Horizons, WIBC Asia 2010 provides a high-profile platform for global industry leaders to assess the future outlook for Islamic finance in key Asian markets and beyond - and for lessons to be shared across high-growth international financial centres from Asia to the Middle East and beyond.


H.E. Lim Hng Kiang
Minister for Trade and Industry
Singapore and Deputy Chairman
Monetary Authority of Singapore

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj
Central Bank of Bahrain

H.E. Sultan Bin Nasser
Al Suwaidi
Central Bank of the UAE

WIBC Asia Platinum Partners from Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Malaysia

As of today's date, 27 leading institutions representing key markets from across the world of Islamic finance have already confirmed their support and sponsorship of this major international event, with the Islamic Bank of Asia, CIMB Islamic, NCB Capital, Maybank Islamic, and Bahrain Islamic Bank already announcing their participation as platinum strategic partners.

Other leading institutions partnering with WIBC Asia include: Ernst & Young; Falcom Financial Services; Barclays Capital; Thomson Reuters; Prudential Asset Management; Tharawat Investment House; Dow Jones Indexes; ITS; J.P. Morgan; BNP Paribas; K.A. Pandit; Minhaj Shari'ah Financial Advisory; DDCAP; FWU; Path Solutions; CIMS; Asian Bankers Association; Hastings Funds Management Limited; HSBC Insurance; Softpro; and Wacom.

What the Industry Players are Saying Ahead of WIBC Asia 2010

Ilyas Malik
Managing Director
Falcom Financial Services
"FALCOM's financial strength, client empowerment through its state of the art investor decisions technologies, focused innovation and a great team of top tier talent has helped deliver superior performance. Having made history by being one of the first providers of the Exchange Traded Fund in the region as well as the first Shari'ah compliant ETF, FALCOM opened the gateway for international investors to invest in the most robust and the largest economy of the GCC.

FALCOM is delighted to be the ETF partner of the World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit. We are sure with its line-up of speakers, the agenda and partners this event will set the standards and be a benchmark for the Islamic finance industry in the Asia region. We look forward to it."

Arif Mohammed Al Alawi
Chief Executive Officer
Tharawat Investment House
"We have partnered with MEGA for the last 2 years on their 2 flagship events: World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference and the World Islamic Banking Conference and we are confident that World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit, like all the other events organized by MEGA will be a great success. With our objective to diversify our portfolio to include emerging markets, WIBC Asia will be a great platform for Tharawat Investment House to meet this objective."