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What does Global Islamic Economy Summit 2018 has in store for you?

Rida Ghaffar  .  Thursday November 01, 2018
 . Current Affairs

The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive forum dedicated to the Islamic economy. In its fourth edition, GIES holds the theme “A Shared Future” and brings together policymakers, industry experts and economists from around the world. It has finally started and will be marking the end of its 4th edition tomorrow evening (31 October 2019). This year, Athan by IslamicFinder is a Media Partner and is attending the event with immense rejoice and here's why you should too!

The event is Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the summit brings together influential policymakers and experts to address the greatest challenges and opportunities in the Islamic economy. Dedicated to one of the best-performing markets in the world, GIES represents an estimated $2 trillion in consumer spending, by nearly 1.6 billion predominantly young Muslims worldwide. Spending by this population, which is expanding at twice the rate of the global population, is forecast to reach $2.6 trillion by 2020. Lining up what it’s going to involve, below are the highlights:

  • International business leaders with current and potential investments in Islamic economy sectors
  • Ministers, policymakers, political leaders, senior government officials from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Countries and key Islamic economy exporters
  • Business specialists and professionals, mid-level managers, business development managers, analysts, risk professionals in industrial sectors and financial institutions
  • Shariah scholars and advisors
  • Lawyers & legal experts
  • Professor & academics
  • Owners of Islamic business enterprises

The organizers

1. Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established in 1965 by a decree issued by the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who realized the important role that a chamber of commerce could play in supporting the national economy.

2. Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 to transform Dubai into the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, as envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Pillars of GIES

1.Islamic Finance

2.Halal Industry

3.Family-Friendly Tourism

4.Islamic Knowledge

5.Islamic Fashion Arts & Design

6.Islamic Digital Economy

7.Islamic Standards

The Summit has various Media Partners such as Bloomberg. Dubai Media Inc, Oxford Business Group and IslamicFinder itself! IslamicFinder aims to contribute and support different matters faced in the Islamic Economy. By joining GIES 2018 as a media partner, Athan (by IslamicFinder) hopes to play its part in motivating individuals to gain insights on the Islamic economy and its future in the Muslim world. There are several Big names making it to the Summit and it is something not to be missed at all. Some of the speakers are mentioned below:

To view full list of Speakers, Click Here.

It’s still not too late for you to be a part of this one of a kind event which only happens after two years. you can register on-site at Madinat Jumeirah (Arena entrance) during the event days themselves, 30th – 31st October 2018.

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