International Spotlight at WIBC Asia: Seeking New Growth Horizons

As the leading players in the Islamic finance industry continue to adapt business strategies in order to further strengthen and consolidate its position in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, the 1st Annual World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia 2010) could not come at a more opportune time as industry leaders seek new growth paradigms and markets.

Seeking New Growth Horizons

Held under the theme of Seeking New Growth Horizons, WIBC Asia 2010 provides a powerful platform for assessing the future outlook for Islamic finance in key Asian markets, including China, Japan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Australia. Industry leaders will probe recent developments in high-potential Asian markets and assess relative growth opportunities.

H.E. Heng Swee Keat
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Speaking recently at the 16th Annual WIBC in Bahrain last December, H.E. Heng Swee Keat, the Governor of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said he was pleased that MEGA has decided to bring WIBC Asia to Singapore. He noted that:

"Islamic finance will provide an increasingly important bridge in the growing connectivity between the Middle East and Asia. Singapore is pleased to help catalyse deeper relations between these two high-growth regions. WIBC Asia will provide a unique platform for the industry to share experiences from established centres of Islamic finance".

WIBC Asia 2010 complements the objectives of the global WIBC event, enabling industry leaders to further enhance their presence in the dynamically evolving Asian markets for Islamic finance. Building on WIBC's 17 years of tracking the developments and scoping the trends in the global Islamic banking and finance industry, WIBC Asia 2010 will feature insightful debates on the substantial issues facing the development of Islamic finance across Asia as recession gives way to recovery and new international growth markets open up.