Invitation to the 23rd WIBC 2016 ý 5,6,7 December, Bahrain

The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) has established its reputation as the world’s largest and longest running platform for global Islamic Banking and Finance Leaders for over 23 years. WIBC 2016 is set to continue the legacy of the excellence, innovation & growth gained in the past 2 decades by introducing fresh topical content and reaching a wider audience.
The conference revolves around the theme “Economic Uncertainties: Vigilance & Growth”, reflecting the fact that global economy finds itself at an important inflection point. WIBC 2016 is aimed at enabling Islamic finance to converge, strengthen and growth itself as an ecosystem whilst equipping leaders with breakthrough insights to navigate the complexity of the global financial system.
The conference will gather over 1300 delegates including government officials and regulators, C-level executives, business leaders, Shariah scholars, academics, legal experts, international media and many more, under a single platform.
Features to look out for in the 23rd edition:
– The launch of Enterprise Excellerate on 5th of December: A platform that will gather professionals from the Fintech and Digital Banking industry as well as startups and will aim to support the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the region in order to remain competitive with the global trends (http://e2.wibc2016.com/)

– A brand new venue: WIBC will now take place at the Art Rotana Hotel & Resorts at the Amwaj Islands of Bahrain.

– The WIBC Majlis: An exclusive lounge area for conference participants, speakers and sponsors to gather and network in an informal setting.

– Launch of intelligence reports: WIBC will see the launch of 5 intelligence reports including:

Thomson Reuters Sukuk Perceptions & Forecast 2017
The Bahrain Islamic Venture Capital Report by Thomson Reuters
Islamic finance development report by Thomson Reuters
Simply Sharia – Women in Islamic Finance report
Ernst & Young Digital banking

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