Announcing Partners of CIBAFI third Global Forum


Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain | The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions is privileged to hold its annual gathering the Global Forum in partnership with the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA) on 2 – 3 May 2018, in Istanbul, Turkey.

CIBAFI Global Forum discusses some of the most significant new views and ideas about making the Islamic finance industry more relevant in order to place it on an equal footing with the conventional financial world.

CIBAFI is pleased to announce that this year’s Global Forum is held in Strategic Partnership with Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank of Turkey and Kuwait Finance House Group as a Strategic Partners of CIBAFI Global Forum 2018; Bank of Khartoum is supporting the event as Retail Islamic Banking Partner; cooperation partners of event are Jordan Islamic Bank and Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt.

Commenting on the partnership, the Secretary General of CIBAFI, Mr. Abdelilah Belatik said:  “We are privileged to have both of our Board of Directors Members, the Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, and Kuwait Finance House Group as Strategic Partners, our new member the Bank of Khartoum as Retail Islamic Banking Partner and having this event with another two Board of Directors cooperation is a privilege -  Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt and  Jordan Islamic Bank, this is the support that CIBAFI receives from its stakeholders that enables us to continue foster the development of the Islamic Financial Services Industry”

The discussions at the Forum will cover some of emerging topics from the following broad agendas: 

Recent global regulatory and economic developments;

Overview of the Islamic Financial Institutions Development in the Digital Age;

Innovation and Technology: Bringing Islamic Finance Industry to the Frontier; 

Human capital and the future of employment in the Artificial Intelligence and enhanced automation era;

Leveraging the Industry Growth with Fourth Industrial Revolution; and

Cyber Security and Financial Services Transformation; among others.

The forum will also see the launch of two of CIBAFI flagship publications:

CIBAFI Global Islamic Bankers Survey 2018 and Global Takaful Survey 2018.

Global Forum sponsorship opportunities are still open for limited time, and are on first-come-first-served basis. Please contact or call +973 1735 7380 for assistance.

About the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)

CIBAFI is an international organization established in 2001 and Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain. CIBAFI is affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  CIBAFI represents the Islamic financial services industry globally, defending and promoting its role, consolidating co-operation among its members, and with other institutions with similar interests and objectives. With more than 120 members from more than 30 jurisdictions, representing market players, international intergovernmental organizations and professional firms, and industry associations.

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