WIBC 2010: Exploring International Growth
Opportunities for Islamic Finance

Despite the effects of the economic slowdown, the global footprint of Islamic finance continues to expand and exciting new growth opportunities are emerging in key geographies. The 17th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2010) will this year offer an even more dynamic platform to explore these growth markets for Islamic finance and to seek emerging opportunities which will provide a new growth impetus.

The Country Focus Roundtable
A part of the World Comes to WIBC Initiative

The Country Focus Roundtable at WIBC 2010 will feature a panel of international experts representing new growth markets for Islamic banking and finance with a special focus on UK, US, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Indonesia, and Italy. This exclusive roundtable debate will address how well-positioned Islamic banks can explore international growth opportunities in countries with sufficient target population, strong un-met demand and feasible market entry based on competitive environment and regulatory climate.

Boyd Winton
Head of Financial Services
Bahrain Economic Development Board

Dr. Alberto Brugnoni
Chairman of the Board

Isam Salah
Global Head of Islamic
Finance Practice Group

King & Spalding

Andrew White

International Islamic Law & Finance Centre, Associate Professor
of Law, Singapore Management University
Key Discussion Points:
  • What initiatives are underway in key emerging markets for Islamic finance?
  • Examining the appetite and potential for Islamic finance in non-Islamic countries
  • Key insights into new developments in Islamic banking in UK, US, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Indonesia, Mauritius, Australia, Italy, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Republic of Malta and Africa.
WIBC 2010: A Global Gathering

The World Comes to WIBC initiative also features a series of country pavilions and showcases, including: