Towards the Next Phase of Growth for Islamic Banking & Finance
A New Paradigm for Asia and the Middle East
at the Inaugural WIBC: Asia Summit

As the Islamic finance industry aims to strengthen and consolidate its position in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, the 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.

Over the past 17 years the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), held annually in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has firmly established itself as the world's largest and most influential platform attracting more than 1,200 industry leaders from over 50 countries each year. Hosting a new Asia focused gathering in Singapore, with the support of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, provides momentum for those players looking to enhance their footprint in high-potential growth markets.

Islamic Finance as a Bridge Between Asia and the Middle East

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 will complement the objectives of the world event, providing a powerful platform for industry leaders seeking to build 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 industry as recession gives way to recovery and new international growth markets open up.

Don't Miss WIBC Asia 2010

WIBC Asia will be held in Singapore on the 14th & 15th of June 2010 and is expected to attract more than 300 industry leaders looking to capitalise on exciting new growth opportunities for Islamic finance in Asian markets.