DIFC and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) in partnership with Thomson Reuters are pleased to invite you to the Global Islamic Economy Outlook 2019: An Inclusive Ethical Economy
With 1.8 billion Muslims and spend estimated at $2.1 trillion in 2017, the Islamic Economy continues its steady growth. The sector is also tapping outside of it regular offerings into the growing trend for ethical products and services. Additionally, the Islamic Economy has shown it is in tune with the latest developments in technology and investment. Companies have adopted blockchain and smart technologies and incorporated them into halal sectors within the industry.
The session will feature key market leaders’ outlook on Islamic economy sectors, the potential growth opportunities and the key challenges hindering its development. The session will provide an overview on a number of emerging trends across different sectors including technology, innovation, ethical products & services and halal investment.
9:30am – 10.30am: Registration and Networking
10:30am – 10.45am: Opening Remarks:
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
10:45am – 11:00am: Presentation: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/2019 Launch: Mustafa Adil, Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters
11:00am – 11:45am: Panel Discussion: Global Islamic Economy Outlook 2019: An Inclusive Ethical Economy:
Ahmed Daoud, Chief Innovation Officer, Zileej
Ashar Nazim, Managing Director, Finocracy
Mustafa Adil, Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters
Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO, DinarStandard
Shamzani Hussain, Managing Director & Head of Islamic Banking, First Abu Dhabi Bank
11:45am – 12:00pm: Q&A
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