Islamic Finance: Meeting Global Aspirations was held on November 11, 2015 at Kuwait City. The conference provided an opportunity for a global policy dialogue among high-level policymakers, including governors of central banks and ministers, regulators, conventional and Islamic standard setters, leading private and public sector financial institutions’ executives and academics, for drawing a vision for the sustained growth of Islamic finance industry and provide a platform for continued work in this area.
The one-day conference is designed to encourage broad interaction among delegates and comprised of four sessions. Besides the plenary session (with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the Governor of Central Bank of Kuwait), three other sessions explored issues centered round increasing financial inclusion and growth through access to finance; regulation and supervision to foster stability, and developing Sukuk and other long-term Islamic financing for sustainable development. The panel discussions had been conducted as a conversation among panelists.
Many high level policymaker and bank governor presented the event such as H.E Dr Fahed AL Mubarak, H.E Mr. Anas Ak Saleh, H.E Dr.Erdem Basci, Mr. Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh and Mr. Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Fares.
The sessions discussed a major economics topics such as the increasing financial inclusion and growth through access to finance, strengthening regulation and supervision to foster stability and developing Sukuk and other long term Islamic financing for sustainable development.
- H.E. Al-Hashel: Islamic Finance; Past, Present, Future
- Session I: Increasing Financial Inclusion and Growth through Access to Finance
- Session II: Strengthening Regulation and Supervision to Foster Stability
- Session III: Developing Sukuk and Other Long-Term Islamic Financing for Sustainable Development
- Press Conference: IMF will increase its involvement in the Islamic finance industry
- H.E. Anas Al Saleh: Low oil prices wouldn’t slow the country’s development plans
- Dr. Ishrat Husain: Islamic Finance internationally recognized as a financial vehicle
- H.E. Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz: Islamic Finance support the system
- H.E. Ishaq: We need to work together
- Professor Datuk R. Karim: We are the ones for the short-term instruments
- H.E. Abdellatif Jouahri: Morocco is the beginning of the route