Islamic Banking and the New Global Financial Landscape:
The Launch of the WIBC Competitiveness Report 2010/11 in collaboration with McKinsey & Company

As the international financial markets cautiously move towards stabilisation and economic recovery, the 17th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2010) will set the stage for critical discussions that will focus on 'building a new growth paradigm' and ensuring continued success for the Islamic banking industry in the new global financial landscape.

Launch of the 2010/11 WIBC Competitiveness Report

The 2010/11 edition of the WIBC Competitiveness Report will be officially launched on the 23rd of November 2010 at an exclusive plenary session at WIBC 2010.

Developed in collaboration with leading global strategic advisory firm, McKinsey & Company, the WIBC Competitiveness Report now in its 7th annual edition has become an indispensable reference resource for the key decision-makers in the global Islamic banking & finance industry. The WIBC Competitiveness Report is a
groundbreaking initiative designed not only to identify but also to raise the bar of competitive excellence, strategic leadership and performance improvement in the industry.

Last year's Report highlighted that Islamic banking continued to grow notwithstanding the challenging economic climate, with Islamic banks outperforming conventional banks in terms of asset growth. However, both market values and profitability of Islamic banks have come under pressure, narrowing the gap with conventional peers.

The research framework for the launch of the 2010/11 WIBC Competitiveness Report is already underway. The eagerly anticipated Report will be even more valuable this year as it comes at a critical juncture when the leading industry players are seeking to renew their growth strategies and successfully embrace the new realities in the global financial landscape.

The 17th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference will again feature groundbreaking debates as the global economy moves from recession to progression. Secure your place today and join more than 1,200 industry leaders from over 50 countries in shaping the future of the global Islamic banking industry.