KL is set to host the Global Islamic Finance Forum in the month of May, this year. With the theme, “Dream Big, Grow Beyond”, the three-day forum from 10th May to 12th May’16, offers unique business and networking opportunities for industry practitioners, business leaders, regulators and Shari’ah scholars.
The forum, in its fifth iteration, is organised by the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). GIFF 5.0 is supported by the Central Bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia, with World Bank as strategic partner, and Bloomberg as media partner.
GIFF 5.0 aims to focus on the potential growth of the industry beyond the current business models, as well as to achieve the vision of having a significant presence in the mainstream market. Key sessions include financial technology, business pitches, and the thought leaders’ session called Top Minds.
The Top Minds sessions will feature inspiring insights from speakers such as Dr. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments; SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent; Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman of Silverlake; and Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, CEO of Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund, one of the world’s largest pension funds.
There will also be The Economist Conversation titled, Realising Dreams: Strategy, Speed, Synergy, moderated by Simon Baptist, Chief Economist where participants will discuss Islamic financial institutions’ global resolutions and action plans in realising the industry’s vision.
Since its inception in 2007, GIFF has showcased business propositions, and shared innovation-driven insights in unlocking and enhancing the true potential of Islamic finance. More than 1,400 participants from some 50 countries attended GIFF 2014. (Reported by cpfinancial.net)