The Financial Times joins forces with the
16th Annual WIBC

The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, is today announced as the World Business Newspaper Partner of the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference, the world's largest gathering of Islamic finance industry leaders. FT is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy - and such qualities in business news have become increasingly important as the global economic crisis continues to impact business models across the world.

Providing extensive news, commentary and analysis, the newspaper is printed at 23 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 410,928 (ABC figures, May, 2009) and a readership of 1.3 million people worldwide in print and online.

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The 16th Annual WIBC 2009, which set new records last year with more than 1,200 industry leaders attending the conference, will be held in Bahrain on the 6, 7 & 8 December 2009. The conference is the world's leading platform for discussions that will shape the post-crisis landscape and the conference's theme reflects the fresh outlook that the leading institutions will have to adopt as they compete in an increasingly challenging landscape.

The discussions at WIBC will be even more critical as decision-makers in the global Islamic banking industry look to strengthen their market position, seek new growth markets, deliver on market expectations as well as remain competitive.

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

The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) has firmly established itself as the largest and most significant gathering of Islamic banking & finance industry leaders in the world and now in its 16th year WIBC is set to further build on its iconic status as being the most important conference on the global Islamic banking and finance calendar.