Industry Heavyweights Gather at WIBC 2009

The 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009), held under the theme of New Strategies for New Economic Realities, reflects the fresh outlook that the leading Islamic financial institutions will have to adopt as they compete in an increasingly challenging landscape.

WIBC 2009, to be held on the 6, 7 & 8 December 2009 in Bahrain, has set the stage for discussions that will shape the post-crisis landscape as Islamic banks grapple with the need to manage risk, seek new growth markets, deliver on market expectations as well as remain competitive.

Dynamic Keynote Plenary Session

The conference will feature insights from key decision-makers & thought leaders in the global Islamic banking industry sharing their perspectives on the future of Islamic finance.

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj
Governor, The Central Bank of Bahrain

"As the Islamic Development Bank Group is the leading multilateral organization in the Islamic world, it is always keen to support the leading events, not only in its territories of operation but also across the rest of the world.  Its aim is to foster the formation of new policies and strategies related to any economic activities  through  supreme convergence of policy makers and leading  industry  players who makers and
leading industry players who positively contribute to our member countries' economic growth. There is no doubt that the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference is one of those highly distinguished events.  It is an event that gathers Islamic finance industry leaders annually to achieve new leaps in the Islamic banking industry worldwide. This is the reason why the IDB Group envisaged the importance of becoming the Multilateral Strategic Partner of WIBC and confident that this year's event will be even more important as the industry moves to its next stage of achievements."

H. E. Mr. Khalid M. Al-Aboodi

Chief Executive Officer & General Manager
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
IDB Group

"The Black Swan" at WIBC

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Author of The New York Times bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - will give a keynote address.

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