Senior executives and International market leaders from the Islamic banking and finance industry representing high-growth markets of Asia, Middle East and beyond to gather in Singapore for the 6th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia 2015) to forge the future path of Islamic finance.
Singapore: 20th April 2015: More than 500 leading industry players, thought leaders and key regulators in the international and regional Islamic finance industry will be gathering from the 2nd to the 4th of June 2015 at the Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel, Singapore, for the 6th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia 2015). To be held under the theme 'Transforming Strategies to Revitalize Growth: Forging the Next Phase of Progress for Islamic Finance,' WIBC Asia 2015 will be hosted with the official support of the Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS). The conference will set the stage for high-level discussions that focus on exploring new growth areas in Islamic financing and forging stronger economic linkages between Asia and the Middle East.
Over the years, WIBC Asia has provided a platform to an impressive array of high-calibre speakers, including H.E. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry of the Republic of Singapore, and Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. In the past 3 years, the Arabian Gulf has also figured prominently. The Governors of the Central Bank of Bahrain and the UAE, H.E. Rasheed Al Maraj and H.E. Sultan Bin Nasser Al Suwaidi respectively, were Keynote Speakers at the very first WIBC Asia conference in 2010.
Announcing the launch of the 6thannual edition of the event, Ehsan Abbas, Chairman of WIBC Asia 2014, noted that “the global finance industry has over the last decade witnessed a great transformation and growth substantiating its transition into a dynamic, fast growing and competitive form of financial intermediation servicing an increasingly international client base”.
The strategic relationship between WIBC Asia and MAS has now successfully positioned the 6thAnnual WIBC Asia 2015 as the leading annual platform for tapping into exciting growth prospects for Islamic finance in Asian markets and for fostering partnerships between the Middle East and Asia.
This year, Thomson Reuters will be launching its Islamic Asset Management Report as a special feature at WIBC Asia 2015, with the aim of highlighting the latest trends in the market and future prospects for asset management in the Islamic financing sector.
In addition to the large-scale international participation and high-profile keynote speakers, a pre-conference briefing on the 2ndof June will be presented by the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM). Led by the organisation’s CEO, Ijlal Alvi, together with key members of the IIFM Board and leading industry players, this briefing will provide new insights into the technical framework to boost the international growth of the industry aimed at enabling product and documentation standardization across jurisdictions. At the conference itself, a key highlight is a special CEO Power Debate on growth opportunities in Asia, bringing together top minds from preeminent global Islamic financial institutions.
This year the key sponsors include the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Islamic Bank of Asia, CIMB Islamic, Bursa Malaysia, Eiger, Thomson Reuters, Zawya Islamic, DDCAP, Moody's Investors Services, RHT TaylorWessing, RHT Compliance Solutions and Wiley.