A truly global gathering: Country Focus Session at WTC 2009 Explores Key International Growth Markets for Islamic Insurance

A record number of insurance industry leaders have registered to attend the 4th Annual World Takaful Conference where the growth potential for Shari'ah-compliant insurance products and services in key markets will be discussed at the Country Focus roundtable session, which will feature a panel of international experts representing exciting new Takaful growth markets.

With a focus on revitalising growth prospects, this high-profile gathering of more than 300 industry leaders will explore market opportunities for Islamic insurance - with a specific focus on the UK, Italy Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE

Other Major Highlights at WTC 2009

The EY World Takaful Report
The EY World Takaful Report 2009 will probe how the Islamic insurance industry can catalyse the next phase of growth, providing industry leaders with new insights as they seek to review their business strategies in a challenging economic climate.

Sameer Abdi
Partner-Head of Islamic Finance Services
Ernst & Young
"Turmoil in the financial markets has had a knock-on effect on most aspects of the global economy, including Islamic finance. Ernst & Young's market-defining report on Takaful, now in its second year, will examine the ways in which the Takaful industry is responding to the challenges - and the opportunities - posed by the financial crisis. This year's report will build upon the quantitative and qualitative perspectives provided by industry experts in the first edition. As well as examining mega trends in the global Takaful industry, it will offer in-depth coverage of the Takaful industry in the Middle East and Asia, as well as emerging markets such as Europe and North America. The report is intended as a helpful guide in understanding industry risks and new opportunities as seen through the eyes of industry practitioners and Ernst & Young."

The 4th Annual World Takaful Conference, again held in strategic partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has also attracted a record number of leading regional and international players as key partners, further confirming its global stature as the largest and pre-eminent gathering of choice for the industry leaders to explore the post-crisis landscape of opportunities for the Islamic insurance industry.

The 4th Annual World Takaful Conference is the world's leading forum for you to explore new trends that will unleash growth in the Shari'ah-compliant insurance markets. Secure your place today and join more than 300 insurance industry leaders from across the world on the 14th & 15th April 2009 in Dubai.