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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Rajeev Peshawaria

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Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz

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Wed, 04 Jul08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration Registration
Registration and arrival of guests and participants
Wed, 04 Jul09:00 AM - 11:00 AMOpening Session Opening Ceremony
#Main Hall
Wed, 04 Jul11:00 AM - 12:00 PMIslamic Finance : The Next Big Step Session
#Main Hall
Islamic 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 Jul12:00 PM - 01:00 PMNew Frontiers in Islamic Capital Market Session
#Main Hall
The 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 Jul01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break Lunch
#1st Floor Foyer
Wed, 04 Jul02:00 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 2 : Halal in the Technological Age Session
#Conference Hall 2
Halal 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 Jul02:00 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 1 : Promoting the Development of Islamic Fintech Session
#Conference Hall 1
Islamic 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 Jul03:15 PM - 04:30 PMPanel Discussion 4 : Redefining Business Leadership in the Digital Age Session
#Conference Hall 2
Technology 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 Jul03:15 PM - 04:30 PMPanel Discussion 3 : Islamic Banking & Takaful : Managing Risks, Driving Growth Session
#Conference Hall 1
Despite 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 Jul04:30 PM - 05:00 PMThinkTalk : Are You Future Ready? Session
#Conference Hall 1
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 Jul05:00 PM - 05:30 PMClosing Session Closing Ceremony
#Conference Hall 1
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