Islamic Finance: Defining the next stage of evolution

With Islamic banking continuing to show resilience in the face of the global financial crisis, there is no better platform to engage with the international industry leaders on future trends and directions than at the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009). Though the Islamic finance industry has enjoyed rapid growth over the past few years, a key challenge is to ensure that this growth is sustainable. WIBC 2009 will feature high-level discussions and debates by industry experts on shaping the future of the Islamic finance landscape.

Defining the Next Stage of Evolution: Taking Islamic Finance From 1.0 to 2.0

One of the key roundtable sessions at WIBC 2009 will enable critical discussions on how to achieve sustainable growth and take the Islamic finance industry to the next level.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Beyond the crisis: How will the industry evolve?
  • The need for global connectivity in Islamic finance
  • The need for stress testing in Islamic finance
  • Re-thinking the business model and value proposition
  • Product innovation and the next generation of Islamic finance solutions
WIBC 2009: Latest Updates

Roula Khalaf confirms as the WIBC 2009 Moderator:

Roula Khalaf
Middle East Editor
Financial Times
Roula Khalaf, the Middle East editor of the Financial Times (FT) has confirmed her participation as the Moderator for WIBC 2009. A well-known name in the regional and international media circuit, Roula Khalaf has the overall responsibility for the coverage in FT's Middle East edition. Roula will bring her expertise to bear on managing the interactive debate sessions and ensure that delegates to WIBC 2009 focus on tackling the key issues that will shape the future of the industry.

1,200 market leaders. 50 countries. 1 Gathering: WIBC 2009.

The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) has firmly established itself as the largest and most significant gathering of Islamic banking & finance industry leaders in the world and now in its 16th year WIBC is set to further build on its iconic status as being the most important conference on the global Islamic banking and finance calendar.