Islamic Finance Industry Strengthens its Global Footprint

Islamic banking continues to enlarge its global footprint - notwithstanding the effects of the global economic slowdown. Leading Islamic financial institutions continue to demonstrate significant resilience in the face of ongoing turbulence in the international financial markets and to seek new market opportunities which will sustain growth.

The 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009) features a panel of international experts representing exciting new growth markets for Islamic financial services.

The World Comes to WIBC

The Country Focus Roundtable session at WIBC 2009 has placed further emphasis on exploring new and emerging geographies for Islamic banking and finance. The session will this year feature new insights by experts representing new growth markets.

Key Discussion Points at the Country Focus Roundtable:

  • Examining the appetite and potential for Islamic finance in non-Islamic countries
  • What initiatives are underway in key emerging markets for Islamic finance?
  • Key insights into new developments in Islamic banking in Bahrain, Japan, Italy, France, Singapore, India and China

China & Islamic Finance

Christina Tung
Managing Director
Mayfair Pacific (Hong Kong)

Christina Tung, Managing Director of Mayfair Pacific (Hong Kong) has confirmed her participation as a panelist at WIBC 2009. The session will focus on providing new insights into emerging opportunities for Islamic finance in China.

WIBC 2009 will feature fully-fledged Bahrain and UK Pavilions showcasing the latest innovations by the leading institutions in these markets.

Haitham Abdou
Group Director Marketing
International Turnkey Systems

"As a Gold Strategic Partner of the 16th Annual WIBC 2009, the forum gives ITS a unique opportunity to meet with the top Bankers and experts from the industry, to learn from the distinguished speakers and discussions about the challenges and innovative ideas arising. As the global leader in providing Technology solutions and Services to Islamic Financial Organizations, ITS is always keen to be closely associated with such successful events by MEGA