14th Edition Conference

World Islamic Economic Forum

The 14th World Islamic Economic Forum will be held at the Congress Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan on 4 July 2018, in conjunction with the Official Opening of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). As host to the 14th WIFE, AIFC will organize the Astana Finance Days Forum on 3-5 July 2018, which will feature major international events including the AIFC International Presentation. Themed ‘Towards Inclusive Growth and a Resilient Future’ , this distinct one-day edition of the Forum will focus on the significance of Islamic Finance, in support of one of the core pillars of the AIFC.


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM General Hours

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Delegates: 1000 (Estimated)
Exhibitors: 10 - 50*
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Banking & Finance


Frequency Annual
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Different Located Editions Kuching, Malaysia 21-23 Nov 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 03-05 Nov 2015

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muhumuza benjamin

muhumuza benjamin

managing director at bavelena foundation international Kampala, Uganda


Architect at Atiba De Nig Ltd Lagos, Nigeria
Don Francis Abuchi Obi

Don Francis Abuchi Obi

Donbucho oil and gas services Lagos, Nigeria
Ekaterine Maisuradze

Ekaterine Maisuradze

Ceo at International Relation Centre Tbilisi, Georgia


acc Nairobi, Kenya
amadu salamu

amadu salamu

CEO at elecafetelero ghana limited Accra, Ghana
Zakhira Shopysheva

Zakhira Shopysheva

Conference Intertpeter at A2z Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Marketing Manager
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Rajeev Peshawaria

Rajeev Peshawaria

CEO, The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre Malaysia
Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz

Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz

CEO & Managing Director of Wholesale Banking, AmInvestment Bank and... Malaysia

Schedule & Agenda

Wed, 04 JulDay 1
Wed, 04 Jul 08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistrationRegistration and arrival of guests and participants
Wed, 04 Jul 09:00 AM - 11:00 AMOpening Session
Wed, 04 Jul 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIslamic Finance : The Next Big StepIslamic Finance industry is at a crossroads. Its continued dynamism requires it to strategically respond to the changing requirements of the global economy. This session will explore strategies to elevate Islamic Finance to the next level, ground breaking initiatives and regional & international collaborations between financial institutions, regulators and ministries.
Wed, 04 Jul 12:00 PM - 01:00 PMNew Frontiers in Islamic Capital MarketThe global Islamic capital market faces favourable prospects due to several international developments that broadened and deepened the market. This session will address growth drivers of global Islamic capital market and opportunities to capitalise similarities in the underlying principles between Islamic and sustainable investing
Wed, 04 Jul 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break
Wed, 04 Jul 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 2 : Halal in the Technological AgeHalal has emerged as a global movement that covers multitude of industries including food and beverage, Islamic finance, pharmaceutical, logistics, tourism, modest fashion, media and entertainment, and the creative arts. Halal industry has become one of the most competitive industries. This session will look into how technology and innovation can be expanded and improved to serve business needs and support integrated halal lifestyles, examples of tech innovations and resources that are useful to the halal industry.
Wed, 04 Jul 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 1 : Promoting the Development of Islamic FintechIslamic fintech is growing and there are increasing number of fintech startups, innovation labs and incubators based on the values and principles of Islamic finance. This situation gives rise to the development of entrepreneurship. This session will discuss how blockchain and other relevant technology-driven solutions can help boost the Islamic finance sector and how entreprenuers can help provide ideas to develop innovative financial solutions amongst others.
Wed, 04 Jul 03:15 PM - 04:30 PMPanel Discussion 3 : Islamic Banking & Takaful : Managing Risks, Driving GrowthDespite excellent grwoth rates, takaful remains a small segment of Islamic finance, while the changing dynamics of Islamic banking industry has led to a slowdown of its growth. The session will address challenges faced by Islamic banking and takaful sectors, opportunities for growth and expansion to reach the next level of development and the new norm for Islamic banking and takaful.
Wed, 04 Jul 03:15 PM - 04:30 PMPanel Discussion 4 : Redefining Business Leadership in the Digital AgeTechnology disrupts not only markets but also management behaviours. As the world becomes increasingly digital, business leaders are challenged to provide a new kind of leadership - one that taps into potential and to meet the challenges of an uncertain future. This session will address how digitisation will further change the playing field, effective management style in the digital age as well as opportunities and threats from across networks & major technology trends.
Wed, 04 Jul 04:30 PM - 05:00 PMThinkTalk : Are You Future Ready?Companies must be agile and quick to take advantage of opportunities. They must be ready for the future. Listen to views and experiences of the ThinkTalk speaker in successfully harnessing the potential of emerging opportunities and new approaches that has set him/her apart from the rest.
Wed, 04 Jul 05:00 PM - 05:30 PMClosing Session
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