Industry Heavyweights Address New Realities in the Global Financial System and Implications for Islamic Banks
Keynote Sessions @ WIBC 2010

Hosted with the support of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the 17th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2010) - the world's largest annual gathering of Islamic finance leaders - will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November 2010 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

As 1,200 industry leaders from over 50 countries are set to gather at WIBC 2010, this will be the most opportune platform for discussions that will seek to 'build a new growth paradigm' for the international Islamic finance industry.

Regulatory Perspectives @ WIBC 2010

The inaugural plenary session of WIBC 2010 will feature high-profile discussions by key regulators in the Islamic finance industry on strengthening industry foundations to revitalise growth in a challenging climate.

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

H.E. Abdul Qadeer Firtat
Central Bank
of Afghanistan

H.E. Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi
Chief Executive Officer
& General Manager

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB),
Saudi Arabia

CEO & Industry Leaders' Power Debate @ WIBC 2010

WIBC 2010 will feature a dynamic Power Debate by internationally respected CEOs and Industry Leaders on the new strategies vital to the success of Islamic finance in the new global financial landscape.

Tirad Mahmoud
Chief Executive Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Hussain AlQemzi
Group Chief Executive Officer
Noor Islamic Bank & Noor Investment Group

Samad Sirohey
Chief Executive Officer
Citi Islamic
Investment Bank

Ibrahim Hassan
Chief Executive Officer
Maybank Islamic

Dr. Salah Addeen A Qadar Saeed
General Manager -
Credit & Risk Management

Bahrain Islamic Bank

Assessing the Future Direction and
Key Developments in the Islamic Banking Industry
Abdulrazak Elkhraijy
Executive Vice President and the Head
of Islamic Banking Development Group

The National Commercial Bank - Saudi Arabia

Shifting Perspectives from Crisis to Recovery to Sustainable Growth
Guru Speaker @ WIBC 2010

Mark Mobius
Executive Chairman
Templeton Emerging
Markets Group
World renowned investment leader and emerging markets guru, Mark Mobius will be speaking at WIBC 2010 in a specially convened keynote session on the 24th of November 2010. Dr. Mobius is optimistic on the prospects for the global economy and is becoming increasingly bullish on the Middle East markets. Speaking ahead of the conference, Dr. Mobius noted "Since the bottom of the market in early 2009, prices have risen from those very low levels. Nevertheless attractive valuations can be found since, on the average, those valuations are in the middle of their long term range. Economic growth in emerging markets is sustainable in view of their strong fundamentals with high productivity, low debt to GDP ratios, and high foreign exchange reserves."