Bahrain to host more than 350 international Islamic funds and investment leaders at the 11th Annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: April 14, 2015: More than 350 key players, regulators and thought leaders in the global Islamic funds and investments industry are set to gather in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 18th and 19th of May 2015 for the 11th Annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2015) held under the official patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain – the largest and most influential annual gathering of international leaders in the Islamic investments industry. The 11thAnnual WIFFMC 2015 will set the stage for critical discussions that will focus on “Addressing New Challenges & Opportunities for Islamic Investments”.
Announcing the launch of the event, Ehsan Abbas, Chairman of the World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference noted that “today, the global Islamic finance industry has grown to become an increasingly substantial segment within the global financial markets and has gained significant interest as a viable and efficient alternative model of financial intermediation.”
He also noted that “the potential size of the Islamic finance market is vast, and the sustained rapid pace in the growth of Islamic finance hinges on attracting new international investment flows as well as new capital market issuers.However it is essential that some of the critical challenges in the Islamic funds and investments industry are urgently addressed in order to ensure that the industry has solid and strong foundations for future development and growth, fully capitalizing on its true potential.”
The World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC), now in its 11th Annual Edition is set to gather more than 350 international industry leaders from over 120 leading organizations. The prestigious WIFFMC 2015 Islamic Investment Institution of the Year Award will also be declared at the event.
The WIFFMC 2015 exhibition which will be held along the sidelines of the conference will showcase the latest products, services and innovations.