More than 1300 international Islamic finance leaders from over 50 countries gather in Bahrain to transform the industry towards a new growth paradigm in global financial markets
Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, inaugurates the 21st annual edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2014). Baroness Sayeeda Warsi of the House of Lords delivers a special keynote address on the UK story of Islamic finance. Industry pioneer, Professor Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim engages in an onstage interview on the past, present and future of Islamic finance.
The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2014) once again confirmed its position as the world’s premier, largest and most influential annual gathering of international Islamic finance leaders as the 21st annual edition of WIBC 2014 today witnessed a high-profile opening at the Gulf Convention Centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Convened under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and held with the official support of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the event was attended by over 1,300 industry leaders from over 50 countries representing over 300 international and regional organizations. A powerful line-up of more than 90 international speakers and industry thought leaders discussed critical issues that would enable Islamic finance to move towards a new growth paradigm in global financial markets.