Strengthening 16 years of Industry Leadership at WIBC 2009

The 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009), to be held on the 6, 7 & 8 December 2009 in Bahrain, has set the stage for some of the most important discussions in the history of the industry as decision-makers seek insights to shape the post-crisis landscape. Leading Islamic financial institutions are currently grappling with the need to manage risk, seek new growth markets, deliver on market expectations as well as remain competitive in the context of the new economic realities.

Unique features of WIBC 2009

Gathering industry thought-leaders in dynamic debate
Keynote Speakers at WIBC 2009

Successfully working with the industry leaders
The WIBC Competitiveness Report 2009/2010

A Critical Reference Source for Industry Decision Makers Providing Strategic Insights from McKinsey & Company

The launch of the 2009/10 WIBC Competitiveness Report researched in collaboration with McKinsey & Company - and now in its 6th annual edition - is a testimony to WIBC's commitment to provide original new research-based insights on the major forces impacting the global Islamic finance market. This year's Report is even more highly anticipated than usual as it will reflect detailed research on the post-crisis
landscape, as well as focusing on raising the bar of financial performance and strategic excellence among the key players in the industry. This year's Report will also point towards new directions, trends, and vital business model revisions in light of the economic recovery now cautiously emerging.

A genuinely global gathering -Bringing together more
than 1,200 international industry leaders
The World Comes to WIBC

The dynamic international representation at WIBC of more than 50 countries makes it a unique platform for addressing real issues from a truly international perspective. "The World comes to WIBC" initiative; now in its 3rd year will feature a fully-fledged Bahrain pavilion hosted by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), while the UK Pavilion will be hosted by UKTI. The Governor of Singapore's Central Bank and his officials will host "Singapore@WIBC"- a showcase of Singapore's financial sector and developments in Islamic finance.

Country Focus Roundtable

Building on this truly international representation, the Country Focus Roundtable will feature experts representing new growth markets for Islamic financial services; with a special focus on Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Malta, Singapore, UK, and China. A series of informal discussion roundtables will also focus on major issues facing the Islamic finance industry. Industry leaders will engage in a selection of stimulating topics, in an environment conducive to the open exchange of ideas.

Delivering a one-of-a-kind spectacle to the Islamic banking industry

Craig Hewett
Chief Business Officer
Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX)
'The Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) is delighted to be taking part in the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference 2009. We are looking forward to introducing the BFX and its financial products to this important market and to discuss the benefits of a well regulated, transparent and fully cleared Multi-Asset Exchange venue.'

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

Secure your place now at the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference and join more than 1,200 industry decision-makers in shaping the future of the global Islamic finance landscape.