New Directions for Islamic Finance at WIBC 2009

Notwithstanding the global economic turmoil, last year's 15th Anniversary of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) set new records as more than 1,200 industry leaders gathered in force to debate the future direction of Islamic banking in these challenging times. Thus far, Islamic banks have shown tremendous resilience. However, as the fall-out from the global economic crisis continues to impact business models across the world, 2009 will be even more critical as decision-makers in the global Islamic banking industry look to strengthen their market position, manage risk and seek renewed growth paths.

The 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference, internationally recognised as the largest and most significant gathering of Islamic banking and finance leaders in the world, will be held on the 6th, 7th & 8th of December 2009 at the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain.

1,200 market leaders. 50 countries. 1 Gathering: WIBC 2009
16 years of being the world's largest gathering of Islamic finance leaders: More than 1,200 industry leaders from over 50 countries attend WIBC each year More than 60 partners, sponsors and exhibitors representing almost every market leader in the global Islamic finance industry

The World Comes to WIBC

Strategic partnerships with the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Bahrain Association of Banks, UK Trade & Investment, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to bring the decision-makers together from the most significant markets in the world. WIBC 2009 will feature a fully-fledged Bahrain pavilion hosted by BAB and the UK Pavilion hosted by UKTI. The pavilions will showcase the leading institutions in these countries.